Berry College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,330

4.91% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,811

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.53%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

62.1%

3,477 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,174

96% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

65.5%

428 Graduates

About

Berry College is a higher education institution located in Floyd County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Berry College were Zoology (52 degrees awarded), General Psychology (48 degrees), and Other Communication, Journalism, & Related Programs (37 degrees).

In 2016, 590 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Berry College. 69% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (486 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Berry College is $33,330, which is $13,170 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Berry College is $33,330, which is $13,170 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,811.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,330

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Berry College was $33,330. The cost of tuition at Berry College is $13,170 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$24,811

2016 Value

6.01%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Berry College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,811. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Berry College grew by 6.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,018

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Berry College was of $10,018 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.97% between 2015 and 2016. 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

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Berry College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2015, when 99% 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.

3.53%

2015 Default Rate

17

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Berry College was 3.53%, which represents 17 out of the 481 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

Berry College received 3,477 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 20% annual decline. Out of those 3,477 applicants, 2,159 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,174 students enrolled at Berry College in 2016, and 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Berry College has an overall enrollment yield of 24.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,159

Accepted Out of 3,477

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Berry College was 62.1% (2,159 admissions from 3,477 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 55.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -20%, while admissions declined by -10.3%.

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SAT Scores

40%

Submission Percentage

213

Scores Submitted

40% of enrolled first-time students at Berry College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Berry College has a total enrollment of 2,174 students. The full-time enrollment at Berry College is 2,086 students and the part-time enrollment is 88. This means that 96% of students enrolled at Berry College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Berry College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.4% White, 6.44% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Black or African American, 3.04% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.276% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Berry College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.5%), followed by White Male (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (61.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.7%) and White Male (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Berry College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,174 students. The full-time enrollment at Berry College is 2,086 and the part-time enrollment is 88. This means that 96% of students enrolled at Berry College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2016 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 Berry College was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Berry College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,748

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    140

  3. Black or African American

    110

The enrolled student population at Berry College is 80.4% White, 6.44% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Black or African American, 3.04% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.276% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 64 students (2.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 224 more women than men received degrees from Berry College. The majority of degree recipients at Berry College are white (486 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Berry College is Zoology (52 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (48 degrees) and Other Communication, Journalism, & Related Programs (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Berry College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berry College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,953,493 people), Physicians & surgeons (415,965 people), Secondary school teachers (345,004 people), Education administrators (277,599 people), and Postsecondary teachers (250,221 people).

The most specialized majors at Berry College are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Education (119 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (12 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berry College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Berry College are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Education (119 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (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 Berry College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,888,646 people), Hospitals (603,585 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (489,403 people), Offices of physicians (185,340 people), and Outpatient care centers (132,643 people).

The most specialized majors at Berry College are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Education (119 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (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 Berry College.

Most Common

  1. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Berry College was Zoology with 52 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 183

  2. 407

In 2016, 183 degrees were awarded to men at Berry College, which is 0.45 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (407).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Berry College in Superintendency & Educational System Administration, which is 0.524 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 44 degrees were awarded to women at Berry College in Zoology, which is 5.5 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 54% of students graduating from Berry College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Berry College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.64% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    486 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Berry College is white (486 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

0.847% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    340 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    146 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Berry College is white female (340 degrees awarded). There were 2.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (146 degrees).

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Operations

Berry College has an endowment valued at nearly $888M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-8.77M (-0.987%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Berry College had a total expenditure of $88.4M. Of that $88.4M, they spent $36.9M on salaries and $88.4M on benefits.

Berry College employs 61 Assistant professors, 53 Associate professors, and 36 Professors. Most academics at Berry College are Female Assistant professors (33), Male Professors(28), and Male Assistant professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berry College are: Service, with 84 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 79 employees, and Management with 66 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$888M

2015 Endowment

4.07%

decline from 2014

Berry College has an endowment valued at about $888M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Berry College declined 4.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $859M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $410k - Federal

  2. $43.5k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Berry College received $410k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $43.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$36.9M

Salary Expenditure

$88.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Berry College had a total expenditure of $88.4M. Of that $88.4M, they spent $36.9M on salaries and $88.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Berry College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$36.9M

2015 Salaries

22.9%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Berry College paid a median of $36.9M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($88.4M) and a 22.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.73% growth from 2013 and a 5.65% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.6M

Instructional Salaries

167

Number of Employees

In 2015, Berry College paid a total of $11.6M to 167 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

61 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

84 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Berry College were Assistant professor with 61 employees; Associate professor with 53 employees; and Associate professor with 36 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berry College were Service with 84 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees; and Management with 66 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Berry College was Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, Male Professor with 28 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 28 employees.

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

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