Berea College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,100
11.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,156
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.38%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
30.3%
1,966 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,688
97.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
62.8%
245 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 Computer & Information Sciences (30 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (22 degrees).

In 2019, 349 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Berea College. 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (202 degrees), 4.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Berea College is $44,100, which is $16,820 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Berea College is $44,100, which is $16,820 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,156.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,100
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Berea College was $44,100. The cost of tuition at Berea College is $16,820 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$5,156
2019 Value
331%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Berea College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,156. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Berea College grew by 331%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,764
Room and Board
$700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Berea College was of $6,764 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% 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

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
20%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Berea College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
4.38%
2017 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Berea College was 4.38%, which represents 7 out of the 160 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

Berea College received 1,966 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 24.7% annual growth. Out of those 1,966 applicants, 595 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 30.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,688 students enrolled at Berea College in 2019, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Berea College has an overall enrollment yield of 69.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

30.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
595
Accepted Out of 1,966

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Berea College was 30.3% (595 admissions from 1,966 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 38.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 24.7%, while admissions declined by −1.16%.

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage
62
Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at Berea College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Berea College has a total enrollment of 1,688 students. The full-time enrollment at Berea College is 1,652 students and the part-time enrollment is 36. This means that 97.9% of students enrolled at Berea College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Berea College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.1% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.7% Two or More Races, 2.96% Asian, 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0592% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Berea College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.5%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Black or African American Female (11.8%). 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

97.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Berea College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,688 students. The full-time enrollment at Berea College is 1,652 and the part-time enrollment is 36. This means that 97.9% of students enrolled at Berea College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Berea College was 84%. 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
    880
  2. Black or African American
    277
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    215

The enrolled student population at Berea College is 52.1% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.7% Two or More Races, 2.96% Asian, 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0592% 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 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, 5 students (0.296%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 27 more women than men received degrees from Berea College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Berea College is white (202 degrees awarded). There were 4.59 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Berea College is General Computer & Information Sciences (30 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees) and Mass Communication & Media Studies (22 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 (23 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), and Physical Sciences (19 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 Other managers (137,663 people), Postsecondary teachers (125,603 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (118,721 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (109,775 people), and Secondary school teachers (94,534 people).

The most specialized majors at Berea College are Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Physical Sciences (19 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), and Agriculture (12 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Berea College are Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Physical Sciences (19 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), and Agriculture (12 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 Berea College are Elementary & secondary schools (303,758 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (256,122 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (113,254 people), Legal services (89,925 people), and Computer Systems Design (88,981 people).

The most specialized majors at Berea College are Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Physical Sciences (19 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), and Agriculture (12 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. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Berea College was General Computer & Information Sciences with 30 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

161
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
188
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 161 degrees were awarded to men at Berea College, which is 0.856 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (188).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Berea College in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Berea College in General Human Development & Family Studies, which is 9 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 49% of students graduating from Berea College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Berea College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (90.9% 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, 1.22% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    202 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Berea College is white (202 degrees awarded). There were 4.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

0.573% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    107 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    95 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Berea College is white female (107 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (95 degrees).

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Operations

Berea College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.22B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $65.8M (5.4%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Berea College had a total salary expenditure of $132M. Berea College employs 60 Associate professors, 48 Assistant professors, and 33 Professors. Most academics at Berea College are Male Associate professors (33), Female Assistant professors(30), and Female Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berea College are: Management, with 173 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 167 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 97 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.22B
2019 Endowment
2.24%
growth from 2018

Berea College has an endowment valued at about $1.22B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Berea College grew 2.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.18B 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. $45.9M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Berea College received $45.9M 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

$50.7M
2019 Salaries
9.38%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Berea College paid a median of $50.7M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($132M) and a 9.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.88% growth from 2017 and a 6.01% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.9M
Instructional Salaries
147
Number of Employees

In 2019, Berea College paid a total of $10.9M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.5% 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

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Berea College were Associate professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 48 employees; and Assistant professor with 33 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berea College were Management with 173 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 167 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Berea College was Male Associate professor with 33 employees, Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 27 employees.

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

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