Bradley University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,200
2.52% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,791
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.52%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
70.2%
10,708 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,929
81.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
78.4%
794 Graduates

About

Bradley University is a higher education institution located in Peoria County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bradley University were Registered Nursing (82 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (64 degrees), and General Psychology (45 degrees).

In 2019, 1,347 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bradley University. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (990 degrees), 12.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bradley University is $34,200, which is $12,174 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bradley University is $34,200, which is $12,174 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 $26,791.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,200
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bradley University was $34,200. The cost of tuition at Bradley University is $12,174 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$26,791
2019 Value
2.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bradley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,791. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bradley University grew by 2.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,620
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bradley University was of $10,620 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% 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

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Bradley University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2018, when 94% 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.
2.52%
2017 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bradley University was 2.52%, which represents 31 out of the 1229 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

Bradley University received 10,708 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.47% annual decline. Out of those 10,708 applicants, 7,518 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,929 students enrolled at Bradley University in 2019, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bradley University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
7,518
Accepted Out of 10,708

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bradley University was 70.2% (7,518 admissions from 10,708 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 66.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.47%, while admissions grew by 0.387%.

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SAT Scores

70%
Submission Percentage
736
Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Bradley University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bradley University has a total enrollment of 5,929 students. The full-time enrollment at Bradley University is 4,820 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,109. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at Bradley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bradley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.7% White, 9.93% Hispanic or Latino, 8.64% Black or African American, 3.95% Asian, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0506% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bradley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.9%), followed by White Female (34.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.6%), followed by White Male (16%) and Black or African American Female (7.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bradley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,929 students. The full-time enrollment at Bradley University is 4,820 and the part-time enrollment is 1,109. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at Bradley University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 Bradley University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Bradley University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,073
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    589
  3. Black or African American
    512

The enrolled student population at Bradley University is 68.7% White, 9.93% Hispanic or Latino, 8.64% Black or African American, 3.95% Asian, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.371% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0506% 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, 147 students (2.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 135 more women than men received degrees from Bradley University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bradley University is white (990 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bradley University is Registered Nursing (82 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (64 degrees) and General Psychology (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bradley University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (27 degrees awarded), Engineering (238 degrees), and Communications (92 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 Bradley University are Software developers (426,688 people), Other managers (393,160 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (330,364 people), Civil engineers (267,686 people), and Mechanical engineers (200,069 people).

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Communication Technologies (27 degrees awarded), Engineering (238 degrees), Communications (92 degrees), Human Sciences (35 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 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 Bradley University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Communication Technologies (27 degrees awarded), Engineering (238 degrees), Communications (92 degrees), Human Sciences (35 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 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 Bradley University are Computer Systems Design (501,319 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (415,226 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (309,051 people), Construction (303,587 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (302,444 people).

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Communication Technologies (27 degrees awarded), Engineering (238 degrees), Communications (92 degrees), Human Sciences (35 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 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 Bradley University.
Most Common
  1. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bradley University was Registered Nursing with 82 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

606
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
741
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 606 degrees were awarded to men at Bradley University, which is 0.818 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (741).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Bradley University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 8.13 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 83 degrees were awarded to women at Bradley University in Family Practice Nurse, which is 16.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 51% of students graduating from Bradley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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 Bradley University is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 0.126% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    990 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    80 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bradley University is white (990 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

2.38% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    550 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    440 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bradley University is white female (550 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (440 degrees).

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Operations

Bradley University has an endowment valued at nearly $286M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.74M (1.31%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Bradley University had a total salary expenditure of $163M. Bradley University employs 111 Assistant professors, 103 Associate professors, and 86 Professors. Most academics at Bradley University are Male Professors (68), Male Associate professors(58), and Female Assistant professors (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bradley University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 136 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 131 employees, and Service with 107 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$286M
2019 Endowment
6.13%
decline from 2018

Bradley University has an endowment valued at about $286M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bradley University declined 6.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $247M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.69M - Federal
  2. $365k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bradley University received $2.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $365k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$70.6M
2019 Salaries
1.88%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bradley University paid a median of $70.6M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($163M) and a 1.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.95% growth from 2017 and a 1.77% 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

$29.7M
Instructional Salaries
351
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bradley University paid a total of $29.7M to 351 employees working as instructors, which represents 42% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
111 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
136 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bradley University were Assistant professor with 111 employees; Associate professor with 103 employees; and Associate professor with 86 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bradley University were Office and Administrative Support with 136 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 131 employees; and Service with 107 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bradley University was Male Professor with 68 employees, Male Associate professor with 58 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 58 employees.

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

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