Benedictine University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,108

13.7% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,017

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.12%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

5,892

54.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

50.8%

278 Graduates

About

Benedictine University is a higher education institution located in DuPage County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Benedictine University were Registered Nursing (156 degrees awarded), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (101 degrees), and Other Health Preparatory Programs (91 degrees).

In 2016, 2,114 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Benedictine University. 67.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (972 degrees), 1.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (502 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedictine University is $30,108, which is $4,252 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedictine University is $30,108, which is $4,252 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,017.

In 2016, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,108

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Benedictine University was $30,108. The cost of tuition at Benedictine University is $4,252 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$20,017

2016 Value

4.37%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Benedictine University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,017. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Benedictine University grew by 4.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,458

Room and Board

$1,460

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Benedictine University was of $9,458 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Benedictine University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.27% with respect to 2015, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.12%

2015 Default Rate

80

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Benedictine University was 4.12%, which represents 80 out of the 1944 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Benedictine University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 5,892 students enrolled at Benedictine University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Benedictine University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Benedictine University has a total enrollment of 5,892 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedictine University is 3,228 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,664. This means that 54.8% of students enrolled at Benedictine University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Benedictine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.4% White, 11.5% Asian, 9.42% Hispanic or Latino, 8.32% Black or African American, 0.424% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.39% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Benedictine University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.6%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Asian Female (10.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30.2%), followed by White Male (9.81%) and Asian Female (6.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Benedictine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,892 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedictine University is 3,228 and the part-time enrollment is 2,664. This means that 54.8% of students enrolled at Benedictine University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Benedictine University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Benedictine University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,265

  2. Asian

    678

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    555

The enrolled student population at Benedictine University is 38.4% White, 11.5% Asian, 9.42% Hispanic or Latino, 8.32% Black or African American, 0.424% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.39% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 752 more women than men received degrees from Benedictine University. The majority of degree recipients at Benedictine University are white (972 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (502 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Benedictine University is Registered Nursing (156 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (101 degrees) and Other Health Preparatory Programs (91 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Benedictine University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (847 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (60 degrees), and Health (698 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Registered nurses (1,407,339 people), Accountants & auditors (1,120,012 people), Miscellaneous managers (910,646 people), Physicians & surgeons (561,042 people), and Financial managers (442,824 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Business (847 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (60 degrees), Health (698 degrees), Biology (102 degrees), and Psychology (99 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Radiation therapists

The most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Business (847 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (60 degrees), Health (698 degrees), Biology (102 degrees), and Psychology (99 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Hospitals (2,286,501 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,060,021 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (746,938 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (665,335 people), and Banking & related activities (511,377 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Business (847 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (60 degrees), Health (698 degrees), Biology (102 degrees), and Psychology (99 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Benedictine University.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Benedictine University was Registered Nursing with 156 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 681

  2. 1,433

In 2016, 681 degrees were awarded to men at Benedictine University, which is 0.475 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,433).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 176 degrees were awarded to men at Benedictine University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.838 times less than the 210 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 210 degrees were awarded to women at Benedictine University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 176 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 32% of students graduating from Benedictine University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Benedictine University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 29.1% of graduates (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    972 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    502 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    247 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Benedictine University is white (972 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (502 degrees).

23.7% of degree recipients (502 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    689 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    283 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    173 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Benedictine University is white female (689 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (283 degrees).

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Operations

Benedictine University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.02M (N/A%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Benedictine University had a total expenditure of $92.2M. Of that $92.2M, they spent $41.4M on salaries and $92.2M on benefits.

Benedictine University employs 53 Assistant professors, 46 Professors, and 33 Associate professors. Most academics at Benedictine University are Female Assistant professors (32), Male Professors(28), and Male Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedictine University are: Management, with 82 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 80 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Benedictine University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Benedictine University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $8.76M - Federal

  2. $6.51M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Benedictine University received $8.76M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.51M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$41.4M

Salary Expenditure

$92.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Benedictine University had a total expenditure of $92.2M. Of that $92.2M, they spent $41.4M on salaries and $92.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$41.4M

2015 Salaries

3.12%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Benedictine University paid a median of $41.4M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($92.2M) and a 3.12% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.71% growth from 2013 and a 7.04% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.5M

Instructional Salaries

160

Number of Employees

In 2015, Benedictine University paid a total of $11.5M to 160 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

53 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

82 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Benedictine University were Assistant professor with 53 employees; Professor with 46 employees; and Professor with 33 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedictine University were Management with 82 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 80 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Benedictine University was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Male Professor with 28 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Benedictine University.

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