Bennett College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,964
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,062
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13.6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
72.9%
2,021 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
232
91.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
29.1%
48 Graduates

About

Bennett College is a higher education institution located in Guilford County, NC. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bennett College were General Biological Sciences (13 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (10 degrees), and Social Work (5 degrees).

In 2020, 47 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 most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (37 degrees), 5.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bennett College is $15,964, which is $−12,436 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Bennett College is $15,964, which is $−12,436 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,062.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending Bennett College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,964
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bennett College was $15,964. The cost of tuition at Bennett College is $−12,436 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,062
2020 Value
95.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bennett College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,062. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bennett College grew by 95.4%.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Bennett College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.95% with respect to 2019, when 84% 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.
13.6%
2018 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bennett College was 13.6%, which represents 28 out of the 206 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Bennett College received 2,021 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 53.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,021 applicants, 1,473 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.9% acceptance rate.

There were 232 students enrolled at Bennett College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bennett College has an overall enrollment yield of 2.78%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,473
Accepted Out of 2,021

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bennett College was 72.9% (1,473 admissions from 2,021 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 59%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −53.9%, while admissions declined by −43%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Bennett College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Bennett College has a total enrollment of 232 students. The full-time enrollment at Bennett College is 212 students and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at Bennett College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bennett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.4% Black or African American, 3.45% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White.

Students enrolled at Bennett College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (75%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (3.3%) and Two or More Races Female (1.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bennett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 232 students. The full-time enrollment at Bennett College is 212 and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at Bennett College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2020 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 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bennett College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    175
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8
  3. Two or More Races
    6

The enrolled student population at Bennett College is 75.4% Black or African American, 3.45% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 41 students (17.7%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 47 more women than men received degrees from Bennett College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bennett College is black or african american (37 degrees awarded). There were 5.29 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bennett College is General Biological Sciences (13 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (10 degrees) and Social Work (5 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees awarded), Biology (13 degrees), and Physical Sciences (3 degrees).

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 (467,988 people), Other managers (289,927 people), Postsecondary teachers (221,936 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (206,112 people), and Social workers, all other (160,944 people).

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees awarded), Biology (13 degrees), Physical Sciences (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), and Communications (4 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bennett College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees awarded), Biology (13 degrees), Physical Sciences (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), and Communications (4 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 Bennett College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (649,676 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (521,581 people), Elementary & secondary schools (473,050 people), Offices of physicians (238,203 people), and Computer Systems Design (199,353 people).

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees awarded), Biology (13 degrees), Physical Sciences (3 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), and Communications (4 degrees).

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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. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bennett College was General Biological Sciences with 13 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
47
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Bennett College, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (47).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Bennett College in Other Journalism, which is 0 times less than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 13 degrees were awarded to women at Bennett College in General Biological Sciences, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 20% of students graduating from Bennett College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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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.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bennett College is Female and Two or More Races (40% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 8.33% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bennett College is black or african american (37 degrees awarded). There were 5.29 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

14.9% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    37 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bennett College is black or african american female (37 degrees awarded). There were 18.5 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (2 degrees).

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Bennett College has an endowment valued at nearly $14M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $810k (5.78%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Bennett College had a total salary expenditure of $16.1M. Bennett College employs 14 Assistant professors, 8 Associate professors, and 2 Instructors. Most academics at Bennett College are Female Assistant professors (11), Female Associate professors(5), and Male Associate professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bennett College are: Management, with 26 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 10 employees, and Service with 6 employees.

Endowment

$14M
2020 Endowment
2.21%
growth from 2019

Bennett College has an endowment valued at about $14M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bennett College grew 2.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.42M - Federal
  2. $697k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bennett College received $4.42M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $697k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.56M
2020 Salaries
22%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Bennett College paid a median of $4.56M in salaries, which represents 28.4% of their overall expenditure ($16.1M) and a 22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.64% growth from 2018 and a 12.9% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.09M
Instructional Salaries
25
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bennett College paid a total of $1.09M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
14 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bennett College were Assistant professor with 14 employees; Associate professor with 8 employees; and Associate professor with 2 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bennett College were Management with 26 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees; and Service with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bennett College was Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, Female Associate professor with 5 employees, and Male Associate professor with 3 employees.

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

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