Bradley University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,740

2.03% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$26,773

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.44%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

69.8%

9,786 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,598

85.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

74.5%

846 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 Mechanical Engineering (84 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (77 degrees), and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (51 degrees).

In 2016, 1,579 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bradley University. 50.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,063 degrees), 16.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bradley University is $31,740, which is $11,580 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bradley University is $31,740, which is $11,580 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 $26,773.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,740

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Bradley University was $31,740. The cost of tuition at Bradley University is $11,580 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$26,773

2016 Value

0.0822%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Bradley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,773. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Bradley University grew by 0.0822%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,700

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bradley University was of $9,700 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.97% 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

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Bradley University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

2.44%

2015 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Bradley University was 2.44%, which represents 30 out of the 1228 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 9,786 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.53% annual growth. Out of those 9,786 applicants, 6,832 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,598 students enrolled at Bradley University in 2016, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bradley University has an overall enrollment yield of 16%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,832

Accepted Out of 9,786

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bradley University was 69.8% (6,832 admissions from 9,786 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 65.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.53%, while admissions grew by 13.2%.

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SAT Scores

9%

Submission Percentage

94

Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Bradley University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bradley University has a total enrollment of 5,598 students. The full-time enrollment at Bradley University is 4,802 students and the part-time enrollment is 796. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at Bradley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bradley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% White, 5.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.13% Black or African American, 2.45% Asian, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0536% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bradley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.7%), followed by White Female (27%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (13.2%), followed by White Male (6.68%) and Black or African American Female (1.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bradley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,598 students. The full-time enrollment at Bradley University is 4,802 and the part-time enrollment is 796. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at Bradley University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

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 Bradley University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    2,780

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    308

  3. Black or African American

    231

The enrolled student population at Bradley University is 49.7% White, 5.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.13% Black or African American, 2.45% Asian, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0536% 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, 1,603 students (28.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 15 more women than men received degrees from Bradley University. The majority of degree recipients at Bradley University are white (1,063 degrees awarded). There were 16.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bradley University is Mechanical Engineering (84 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (77 degrees) and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (51 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 Engineering (355 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), and Communications (103 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 Bradley University are Software developers, applications & systems software (752,776 people), Miscellaneous managers (570,915 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,173 people), Civil engineers (235,458 people), and Computer & information systems managers (184,031 people).

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Engineering (355 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Communications (103 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (155 degrees), and Human Sciences (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 Bradley University are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Engineering (355 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Communications (103 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (155 degrees), and Human Sciences (36 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 (899,988 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (432,902 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (331,366 people), Elementary & secondary schools (314,941 people), and Construction (281,810 people).

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Engineering (355 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (15 degrees), Communications (103 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (155 degrees), and Human Sciences (36 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 77 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bradley University was Mechanical Engineering with 84 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 782

  2. 797

In 2016, 782 degrees were awarded to men at Bradley University, which is 0.981 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (797).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Bradley University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 9.07 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 75 degrees were awarded to women at Bradley University in Registered Nursing, which is 37.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 51% of students graduating from Bradley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bradley University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 36.9% of graduates (312 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,063 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    64 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bradley University is white (1,063 degrees awarded). There were 16.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

3.42% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    566 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    497 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bradley University is white female (566 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (497 degrees).

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Operations

Bradley University has an endowment valued at nearly $277M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.5M (3.43%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Bradley University had a total expenditure of $167M. Of that $167M, they spent $71.1M on salaries and $167M on benefits.

Bradley University employs 113 Associate professors, 95 Professors, and 94 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bradley University are Male Professors (79), Male Associate professors(57), and Female Associate professors (56).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bradley University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 158 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 124 employees, and Service with 119 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$277M

2015 Endowment

0.661%

decline from 2014

Bradley University has an endowment valued at about $277M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Bradley University declined 0.661% 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.18M - Federal

  2. $3.72M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Bradley University received $2.18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.72M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$71.1M

Salary Expenditure

$167M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Bradley University had a total expenditure of $167M. Of that $167M, they spent $71.1M on salaries and $167M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$71.1M

2015 Salaries

1.18%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Bradley University paid a median of $71.1M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($167M) and a 1.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.31% decline from 2013 and a 3.03% 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

$25.4M

Instructional Salaries

340

Number of Employees

In 2015, Bradley University paid a total of $25.4M to 340 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

113 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

158 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bradley University were Associate professor with 113 employees; Professor with 95 employees; and Professor with 94 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bradley University were Office and Administrative Support with 158 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 124 employees; and Service with 119 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bradley University was Male Professor with 79 employees, Male Associate professor with 57 employees, and Female Associate professor with 56 employees.

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

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