Berea College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,200
1.2% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$1,680
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.73%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
35.1%
1,710 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,670
96.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
65.9%
275 Graduates

About

Berea College is a higher education institution located in Madison County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Berea College were General Biological Sciences (33 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (30 degrees), and General Psychology (20 degrees).

In 2017, 346 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Berea College. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (204 degrees), 3.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Berea College is $25,200, which is $6 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Berea College is $25,200, which is $6 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $1,680.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,200
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Berea College was $25,200. The cost of tuition at Berea College is $6 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$1,680
2017 Value
41.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Berea College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $1,680. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Berea College grew by 41.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,472
Room and Board
$700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Berea College was of $6,472 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 0.967% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
16%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Berea College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2% with respect to 2016, when 100% 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.
6.73%
2016 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Berea College was 6.73%, which represents 14 out of the 208 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Berea College received 1,710 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.95% annual decline. Out of those 1,710 applicants, 600 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,670 students enrolled at Berea College in 2017, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Berea College has an overall enrollment yield of 72%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
600
Accepted Out of 1,710

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Berea College was 35.1% (600 admissions from 1,710 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 32.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.95%, while admissions grew by 4.9%.

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage
44
Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Berea College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Berea College has a total enrollment of 1,670 students. The full-time enrollment at Berea College is 1,615 students and the part-time enrollment is 55. This means that 96.7% of students enrolled at Berea College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Berea College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.9% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Two or More Races, 2.04% Asian, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0599% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Berea College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.2%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Black or African American Female (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Berea College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,670 students. The full-time enrollment at Berea College is 1,615 and the part-time enrollment is 55. This means that 96.7% of students enrolled at Berea College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Berea College was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Berea College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    950
  2. Black or African American
    249
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    185

The enrolled student population at Berea College is 56.9% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Two or More Races, 2.04% Asian, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0599% 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, 14 students (0.838%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 54 more women than men received degrees from Berea College. The majority of degree recipients at Berea College are white (204 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Berea College is General Biological Sciences (33 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (30 degrees) and General Psychology (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Berea College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (22 degrees), and Human Sciences (20 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 Berea College are Physicians (452,867 people), Postsecondary teachers (229,364 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (198,901 people), Other managers (182,900 people), and Other Physical Scientists (133,875 people).

The most specialized majors at Berea College are Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (22 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and Biology (36 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 Berea College are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Berea College are Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (22 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and Biology (36 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 Berea College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (527,030 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (456,940 people), Elementary & secondary schools (365,410 people), Offices of physicians (207,713 people), and Scientific research & development services (173,720 people).

The most specialized majors at Berea College are Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (22 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and Biology (36 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 Berea College.
Most Common
  1. 33 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 20 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Berea College was General Biological Sciences with 33 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 146
  2. 200

In 2017, 146 degrees were awarded to men at Berea College, which is 0.73 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (200).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Berea College in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 2.75 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Berea College in General Biological Sciences, which is 2 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% of students graduating from Berea College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Berea College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.45% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    204 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Berea College is white (204 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

1.73% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    121 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Berea College is white female (121 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (83 degrees).

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Operations

Berea College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.15B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $138M (12%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Berea College had a total salary expenditure of $105M. Berea College employs 60 Associate professors, 40 Assistant professors, and 37 Professors. Most academics at Berea College are Male Associate professors (34), Female Associate professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berea College are: Management, with 144 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 129 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 78 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.15B
2017 Endowment
9.49%
growth from 2016

Berea College has an endowment valued at about $1.15B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Berea College grew 9.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.11B higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $27.2M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Berea College received $27.2M 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

$42.9M
2017 Salaries
6.01%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Berea College paid a median of $42.9M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($105M) and a 6.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.43% growth from 2015 and a 6.02% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.8M
Instructional Salaries
149
Number of Employees

In 2017, Berea College paid a total of $10.8M to 149 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
144 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Berea College were Associate professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 40 employees; and Assistant professor with 37 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berea College were Management with 144 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 129 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 78 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Berea College was Male Associate professor with 34 employees, Female Associate professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 21 employees.

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