Benedictine University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,289

3.92% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$24,039

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.01%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

62.2%

5,337 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,100

55.7% 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 (121 degrees awarded), General Psychology (83 degrees), and Other Health Preparatory Programs (82 degrees).

In 2017, 2,183 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Benedictine University. 65.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (945 degrees), 1.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (566 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedictine University is $31,289, which is $4,789 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedictine University is $31,289, which is $4,789 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,039.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,289

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Benedictine University was $31,289. The cost of tuition at Benedictine University is $4,789 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$24,039

2017 Value

20.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Benedictine University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,039. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Benedictine University grew by 20.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,730

Room and Board

$1,510

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Benedictine University was of $9,730 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,510. The cost of room and board increased by 2.88% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.42% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Benedictine University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.75% with respect to 2016, when 80% 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.

5.01%

2016 Default Rate

90

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Benedictine University was 5.01%, which represents 90 out of the 1796 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 5,337 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 5,337 applicants, 3,318 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,100 students enrolled at Benedictine University in 2017, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Benedictine University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,318

Accepted Out of 5,337

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Benedictine University was 62.2% (3,318 admissions from 5,337 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and 2017, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

12%

Submission Percentage

46

Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Benedictine University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Benedictine University has a total enrollment of 5,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedictine University is 2,843 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,257. This means that 55.7% of students enrolled at Benedictine University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Benedictine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.5% White, 11.2% Asian, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Black or African American, 0.471% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.333% 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 (24.1%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.9%), followed by White Male (10.3%) and Asian Female (9.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Benedictine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedictine University is 2,843 and the part-time enrollment is 2,257. This means that 55.7% of students enrolled at Benedictine University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 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 73%. 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

    1,861

  2. Asian

    572

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    564

The enrolled student population at Benedictine University is 36.5% White, 11.2% Asian, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Black or African American, 0.471% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.333% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 673 more women than men received degrees from Benedictine University. The majority of degree recipients at Benedictine University are white (945 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (566 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Benedictine University is Registered Nursing (121 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (83 degrees) and Other Health Preparatory Programs (82 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 Human Sciences (76 degrees awarded), Business (913 degrees), and Health (730 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 (1,486,795 people), Accountants & auditors (1,137,667 people), Other managers (784,955 people), Physicians (534,554 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (487,686 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Human Sciences (76 degrees awarded), Business (913 degrees), Health (730 degrees), Biology (114 degrees), and Psychology (104 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 Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Human Sciences (76 degrees awarded), Business (913 degrees), Health (730 degrees), Biology (114 degrees), and Psychology (104 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Benedictine University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,282,850 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,126,625 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (800,635 people), Banking & related activities (527,552 people), and Computer Systems Design (495,367 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Human Sciences (76 degrees awarded), Business (913 degrees), Health (730 degrees), Biology (114 degrees), and Psychology (104 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 121 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 82 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Benedictine University was Registered Nursing with 121 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 755

  2. 1,428

In 2017, 755 degrees were awarded to men at Benedictine University, which is 0.529 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,428).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 212 degrees were awarded to men at Benedictine University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.88 times less than the 241 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 241 degrees were awarded to women at Benedictine University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 212 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% of students graduating from Benedictine University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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

    945 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    566 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    260 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Benedictine University is white (945 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (566 degrees).

25.9% of degree recipients (566 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    649 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    296 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Benedictine University is white female (649 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (296 degrees).

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Operations

Benedictine University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.78M (N/A%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Benedictine University had a total expenditure of $95.1M. Of that $95.1M, they spent $42.2M on salaries and $95.1M on benefits.

Benedictine University employs 63 Assistant professors, 45 Professors, and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at Benedictine University are Female Assistant professors (38), Male Professors(26), and Male Assistant professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedictine University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 73 employees, Management, with 69 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 66 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Benedictine University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 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. $1.43M - Federal

  2. $2.59k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Benedictine University received $1.43M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.59k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$42.2M

Salary Expenditure

$95.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Benedictine University had a total expenditure of $95.1M. Of that $95.1M, they spent $42.2M on salaries and $95.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$42.2M

2017 Salaries

6.18%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Benedictine University paid a median of $42.2M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($95.1M) and a 6.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.11% decline from 2015 and a 3.12% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.6M

Instructional Salaries

155

Number of Employees

In 2017, Benedictine University paid a total of $11.6M to 155 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

63 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

73 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Benedictine University were Assistant professor with 63 employees; Professor with 45 employees; and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedictine University were Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees; Management with 69 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 66 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Benedictine University was Female Assistant professor with 38 employees, Male Professor with 26 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 25 employees.

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

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