Bentley University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$50,060
3.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$41,582
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.11%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
46.7%
9,017 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,314
89.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
88.8%
866 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 (235 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (169 degrees), and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (119 degrees).

In 2019, 1,753 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bentley University. 48.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (930 degrees), 7.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (132 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bentley University is $50,060, which is $28,034 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bentley University is $50,060, which is $28,034 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,582.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,060
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bentley University was $50,060. The cost of tuition at Bentley University is $28,034 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$41,582
2019 Value
8.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bentley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,582. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bentley University grew by 8.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,320
Room and Board
$1,290
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bentley University was of $16,320 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,290. The cost of room and board increased by 3.82% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.38% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Bentley University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.03% with respect to 2018, when 66% 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.
2.11%
2017 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bentley University was 2.11%, which represents 18 out of the 853 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 9,017 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.54% annual decline. Out of those 9,017 applicants, 4,213 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.7% acceptance rate.

There were 5,314 students enrolled at Bentley University in 2019, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bentley University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,213
Accepted Out of 9,017

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bentley University was 46.7% (4,213 admissions from 9,017 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 43.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -2.54%, while admissions grew by 5.38%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
807
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Bentley University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bentley University has a total enrollment of 5,314 students. The full-time enrollment at Bentley University is 4,740 students and the part-time enrollment is 574. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Bentley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bentley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.6% White, 8.41% Asian, 6.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.61% Black or African American, 2.24% Two or More Races, 0.0565% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0376% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bentley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (36.2%), followed by White Female (21.2%) and Asian Male (4.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (14.7%), followed by White Female (12.6%) and Asian Male (2.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bentley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,314 students. The full-time enrollment at Bentley University is 4,740 and the part-time enrollment is 574. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Bentley University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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 Bentley University was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    2,900
  2. Asian
    447
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    352

The enrolled student population at Bentley University is 54.6% White, 8.41% Asian, 6.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.61% Black or African American, 2.24% Two or More Races, 0.0565% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0376% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 210 students (3.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 67 fewer women than men received degrees from Bentley University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bentley University is white (930 degrees awarded). There were 7.05 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 (235 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (169 degrees) and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (119 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 (1,462 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (41 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (52 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 (1,012,200 people), Other managers (821,997 people), Software developers (690,027 people), Financial managers (515,271 people), and Chief executives & legislators (413,588 people).

The most specialized majors at Bentley University are Business (1,462 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (41 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (101 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (86 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 Dentists, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Bentley University are Business (1,462 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (41 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (101 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (86 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 (1,056,683 people), Elementary & secondary schools (748,068 people), Banking & related activities (555,833 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (503,309 people), and Insurance carriers (492,177 people).

The most specialized majors at Bentley University are Business (1,462 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (41 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (101 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (86 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 Bentley University.
Most Common
  1. 235 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 169 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 119 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bentley University was General Finance with 235 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

910
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
843
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 910 degrees were awarded to men at Bentley University, which is 1.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (843).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 193 degrees were awarded to men at Bentley University in General Finance, which is 3.02 times more than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 135 degrees were awarded to women at Bentley University in Accounting, which is 1.13 times more than the 119 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 87% of students graduating from Bentley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 92% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (96.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bentley University is Female and Asian (96.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 3.7% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    930 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    97 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bentley University is white (930 degrees awarded). There were 7.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (132 degrees).

2.85% of degree recipients (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    555 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    375 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bentley University is white male (555 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (375 degrees).

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Operations

Bentley University has an endowment valued at nearly $286M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.55M (0.89%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Bentley University had a total salary expenditure of $222M. Bentley University employs 95 Lecturers, 90 Professors, and 56 Associate professors. Most academics at Bentley University are Male Lecturers (56), Male Professors(53), and Female Lecturers (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bentley University are: Management, with 118 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 117 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 92 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$286M
2019 Endowment
1.19%
decline from 2018

Bentley University has an endowment valued at about $286M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bentley University declined 1.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $248M 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. $1.24M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bentley University received $1.24M 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

$108M
2019 Salaries
11.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bentley University paid a median of $108M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($222M) and a 11.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.75% growth from 2017 and a 2.63% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38.3M
Instructional Salaries
292
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bentley University paid a total of $38.3M to 292 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
118 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bentley University were Lecturer with 95 employees; Professor with 90 employees; and Professor with 56 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bentley University were Management with 118 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 117 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 92 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Lecturer
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bentley University was Male Lecturer with 56 employees, Male Professor with 53 employees, and Female Lecturer with 39 employees.

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

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