Bennett College

Add Comparison

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,964

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,763

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

88.9%

2,150 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

493

81.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42%

87 Graduates

About

Bennett College is a higher education institution located in Guilford County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bennett College were General Biological Sciences (19 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), and Social Work (12 degrees).

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bennett College. 100% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (68 degrees), 22.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bennett College is $15,964, which is $-9,230 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bennett College is $15,964, which is $-9,230 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,763.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,964

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bennett College was $15,964. The cost of tuition at Bennett College is $-9,230 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Bennett College (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$22,763

2017 Value

1.25%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bennett College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,763. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bennett College grew by 1.25%.

This chart compares the average net price of Bennett College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$8,114

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bennett College was of $8,114 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Bennett College (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Bennett College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.81% with respect to 2016, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Bennett College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

15.8%

2016 Default Rate

36

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bennett College was 15.8%, which represents 36 out of the 228 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

Bennett College received 2,150 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 44.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,150 applicants, 1,912 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.9% acceptance rate.

There were 493 students enrolled at Bennett College in 2017, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bennett College has an overall enrollment yield of 9.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,912

Accepted Out of 2,150

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bennett College was 88.9% (1,912 admissions from 2,150 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 97.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 44.5%, while admissions grew by 31.8%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Bennett College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

64%

Submission Percentage

112

Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Bennett College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

Bennett College has a total enrollment of 493 students. The full-time enrollment at Bennett College is 400 students and the part-time enrollment is 93. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Bennett College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bennett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.8% Black or African American, 3.85% Two or More Races, 3.25% Hispanic or Latino, 0.203% Asian, 0.203% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.203% White, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bennett College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (85.3%), followed by Two or More Races Female (4.25%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bennett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 493 students. The full-time enrollment at Bennett College is 400 and the part-time enrollment is 93. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Bennett College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Bennett College (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

44%

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 Bennett College was 44%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bennett College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Bennett College (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    418

  2. Two or More Races

    19

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    16

The enrolled student population at Bennett College is 84.8% Black or African American, 3.85% Two or More Races, 3.25% Hispanic or Latino, 0.203% Asian, 0.203% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.203% White, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 34 students (6.9%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2017, 73 more women than men received degrees from Bennett College. The majority of degree recipients at Bennett College are black or african american (68 degrees awarded). There were 22.7 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bennett College is General Biological Sciences (19 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (12 degrees) and Social Work (12 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bennett College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees awarded), Biology (19 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (12 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 Bennett College are Physicians (422,404 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (332,956 people), Other managers (275,419 people), Postsecondary teachers (214,229 people), and Social workers, all other (188,067 people).

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees awarded), Biology (19 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), English (3 degrees), and Communications (6 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Bennett College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees awarded), Biology (19 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), English (3 degrees), and Communications (6 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bennett College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (637,424 people), Elementary & secondary schools (635,683 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (519,448 people), Offices of physicians (220,447 people), and Computer Systems Design (191,839 people).

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees awarded), Biology (19 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), English (3 degrees), and Communications (6 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Degrees

Majors Awarded

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

Most Common

  1. 19 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bennett College was General Biological Sciences with 19 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree recipients from bachelors degree programs at Bennett College according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 0

  2. 73

In 2017, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Bennett College, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (73).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Bennett College by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Bennett College in General Mathematics, which is 0 times less than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to women at Bennett College in General Biological Sciences, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Bennett College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bennett College is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    68 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bennett College is black or african american (68 degrees awarded). There were 22.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (3 degrees).

4.11% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    68 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races Female

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bennett College is black or african american female (68 degrees awarded). There were 68 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races female (1 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Bennett College has an endowment valued at nearly $12.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.35M (10.7%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Bennett College had a total expenditure of $15.9M. Of that $15.9M, they spent $6.36M on salaries and $15.9M on benefits.

Bennett College employs 13 Associate professors, 12 Assistant professors, and 4 Instructors. Most academics at Bennett College are Female Associate professors (8), Female Assistant professors(8), and Male Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bennett College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, Management, with 28 employees, and Service with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.6M

2017 Endowment

10.2%

growth from 2016

Bennett College has an endowment valued at about $12.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bennett College grew 10.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.5M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Bennett College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.6M - Federal

  2. $827k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bennett College received $4.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $827k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$6.36M

Salary Expenditure

$15.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Bennett College had a total expenditure of $15.9M. Of that $15.9M, they spent $6.36M on salaries and $15.9M on benefits.

The bar chart shows the share of the primary expenses at Bennett College over time, and the line chart shows the expenditure for solely salaries and benefits over time compared to the median for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Bennett College as a share of total expenditure.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Salary Expenditure

$6.36M

2017 Salaries

15.6%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Bennett College paid a median of $6.36M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($15.9M) and a 15.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 25.8% decline from 2015 and a 7.16% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$1.45M

Instructional Salaries

33

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bennett College paid a total of $1.45M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

13 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

34 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bennett College were Associate professor with 13 employees; Assistant professor with 12 employees; and Assistant professor with 4 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bennett College were Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees; Management with 28 employees; and Service with 8 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bennett College was Female Associate professor with 8 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bennett College.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart