Bentley University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,370
4.89% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$36,613
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
0.998%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
44.2%
8,867 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
5,543
88.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
91.3%
827 Graduates

About

Bentley University is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bentley University were General Finance (210 degrees awarded), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (162 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (156 degrees).

In 2017, 1,866 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bentley University. 46.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,012 degrees), 7.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (132 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bentley University is $46,370, which is $25,637 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bentley University is $46,370, which is $25,637 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,613.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,370
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bentley University was $46,370. The cost of tuition at Bentley University is $25,637 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$36,613
2017 Value
2.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bentley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,613. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bentley University grew by 2.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,130
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bentley University was of $15,130 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board increased by 4.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Bentley University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.84% with respect to 2016, when 62% 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.
0.998%
2016 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bentley University was 0.998%, which represents 8 out of the 802 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

Bentley University received 8,867 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.08% annual growth. Out of those 8,867 applicants, 3,915 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,543 students enrolled at Bentley University in 2017, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bentley University has an overall enrollment yield of 26%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
3,915
Accepted Out of 8,867

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bentley University was 44.2% (3,915 admissions from 8,867 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 46.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.08%, while admissions grew by 2.06%.

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SAT Scores

66%
Submission Percentage
670
Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at Bentley University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bentley University has a total enrollment of 5,543 students. The full-time enrollment at Bentley University is 4,912 students and the part-time enrollment is 631. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at Bentley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bentley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.4% White, 7.76% Asian, 5.88% Hispanic or Latino, 3.25% Black or African American, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.0902% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.018% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bentley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (37.6%), followed by White Female (23.1%) and Asian Female (4.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (10.1%), followed by White Female (9.31%) and Asian Female (3.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bentley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,543 students. The full-time enrollment at Bentley University is 4,912 and the part-time enrollment is 631. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at Bentley University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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 Bentley University was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bentley University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,070
  2. Asian
    430
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    326

The enrolled student population at Bentley University is 55.4% White, 7.76% Asian, 5.88% Hispanic or Latino, 3.25% Black or African American, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.0902% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.018% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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, 201 students (3.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 124 fewer women than men received degrees from Bentley University. The majority of degree recipients at Bentley University are white (1,012 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (132 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bentley University is General Finance (210 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (162 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (156 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bentley University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (1,576 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (53 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (105 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 Bentley University are Accountants & auditors (1,117,091 people), Other managers (729,345 people), Software developers (561,291 people), Financial managers (450,208 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (361,859 people).

The most specialized majors at Bentley University are Business (1,576 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (53 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (105 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (116 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 Bentley University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Bentley University are Business (1,576 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (53 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (105 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (116 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 Bentley University are Computer Systems Design (931,653 people), Elementary & secondary schools (728,552 people), Banking & related activities (573,720 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (486,542 people), and Insurance carriers (458,916 people).

The most specialized majors at Bentley University are Business (1,576 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (53 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (105 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (116 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 210 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 162 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 156 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bentley University was General Finance with 210 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 995
  2. 871

In 2017, 995 degrees were awarded to men at Bentley University, which is 1.14 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (871).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 198 degrees were awarded to men at Bentley University in General Finance, which is 2.96 times more than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 182 degrees were awarded to women at Bentley University in Accounting, which is 1.88 times more than the 97 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

83%
100% Completion Time
89%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 83% of students graduating from Bentley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 89% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bentley University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 5.44% of graduates (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,012 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    114 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bentley University is white (1,012 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (132 degrees).

3.64% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    592 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    420 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bentley University is white male (592 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (420 degrees).

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Operations

Bentley University has an endowment valued at nearly $272M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $27.7M (10.2%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Bentley University had a total salary expenditure of $210M. Bentley University employs 93 Lecturers, 88 Professors, and 68 Associate professors. Most academics at Bentley University are Male Lecturers (60), Male Professors(56), and Male Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bentley University are: Management, with 127 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 117 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$272M
2017 Endowment
8.49%
growth from 2016

Bentley University has an endowment valued at about $272M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bentley University grew 8.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $239M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.27M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bentley University received $1.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$91.3M
2017 Salaries
2.63%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Bentley University paid a median of $91.3M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($210M) and a 2.63% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.36% growth from 2015 and a 3.05% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36.2M
Instructional Salaries
291
Number of Employees

In 2017, Bentley University paid a total of $36.2M to 291 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
127 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bentley University were Lecturer with 93 employees; Professor with 88 employees; and Professor with 68 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bentley University were Management with 127 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 117 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Lecturer
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bentley University was Male Lecturer with 60 employees, Male Professor with 56 employees, and Male Associate professor with 36 employees.

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

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