Bennett College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,964
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,267
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
59%
4,384 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
311
97.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
32.1%
69 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 (14 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (10 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (8 degrees).

In 2019, 58 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 (49 degrees), 9.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bennett College is $15,964, which is $−11,316 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bennett College is $15,964, which is $−11,316 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,267.

In 2019, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,964
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bennett College was $15,964. The cost of tuition at Bennett College is $−11,316 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$10,267
2019 Value
44.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bennett College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,267. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bennett College grew by 44.2%.

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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 2019. 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 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Bennett College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2018, when 81% 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.
14.8%
2017 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bennett College was 14.8%, which represents 33 out of the 223 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

Bennett College received 4,384 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 11.3% annual growth. Out of those 4,384 applicants, 2,585 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59% acceptance rate.

There were 311 students enrolled at Bennett College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bennett College has an overall enrollment yield of 3.44%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,585
Accepted Out of 4,384

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bennett College was 59% (2,585 admissions from 4,384 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 96.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 11.3%, while admissions declined by −31.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Bennett College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bennett College has a total enrollment of 311 students. The full-time enrollment at Bennett College is 302 students and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Bennett College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bennett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 97.4% Black or African American, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.643% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 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 (98%), followed by Asian Female (0.662%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.662%). 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

97.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bennett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 311 students. The full-time enrollment at Bennett College is 302 and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Bennett College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2019 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 50%. 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
    303
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4
  3. Asian
    2

The enrolled student population at Bennett College is 97.4% Black or African American, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.643% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 58 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 (49 degrees awarded). There were 9.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bennett College is General Biological Sciences (14 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (10 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (8 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 Biology (14 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (8 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (5 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 (427,196 people), Other managers (285,651 people), Postsecondary teachers (184,938 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (181,061 people), and Social workers, all other (180,000 people).

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Biology (14 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (8 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), Communications (5 degrees), and Math & Statistics (2 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 Bennett College are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Biology (14 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (8 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), Communications (5 degrees), and Math & Statistics (2 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 (588,309 people), Elementary & secondary schools (504,190 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (486,156 people), Offices of physicians (242,901 people), and Computer Systems Design (233,255 people).

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Biology (14 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (8 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), Communications (5 degrees), and Math & Statistics (2 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 Bennett College.
Most Common
  1. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bennett College was General Biological Sciences with 14 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
58
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Bennett College, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (58).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Bennett College in Other Journalism, which is 0 times less than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 14 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

22%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% of students graduating from Bennett College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bennett College is Female and Black or African American (33.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.35% of graduates (3 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
    49 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bennett College is black or african american (49 degrees awarded). There were 9.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (5 degrees).

3.45% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    49 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races Female
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bennett College is black or african american female (49 degrees awarded). There were 9.8 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races female (5 degrees).

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Operations

Bennett College has an endowment valued at nearly $13.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $632k (4.61%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Bennett College had a total salary expenditure of $17.6M. Bennett College employs 17 Assistant professors, 11 Associate professors, and 4 Instructors. Most academics at Bennett College are Female Assistant professors (11), Female Associate professors(6), and Male Assistant professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bennett College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 34 employees, Management, with 29 employees, and Service with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.7M
2019 Endowment
4.51%
growth from 2018

Bennett College has an endowment valued at about $13.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bennett College grew 4.51% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27M 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. $5.57M - Federal
  2. $999k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bennett College received $5.57M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $999k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.85M
2019 Salaries
5.64%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bennett College paid a median of $5.85M in salaries, which represents 33.2% of their overall expenditure ($17.6M) and a 5.64% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.9% decline from 2017 and a 15.6% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.57M
Instructional Salaries
36
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bennett College paid a total of $1.57M to 36 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bennett College were Assistant professor with 17 employees; Associate professor with 11 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bennett College were Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees; Management with 29 employees; and Service with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bennett College was Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, Female Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 6 employees.

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

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