Brenau University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,110

5.04% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,021

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.59%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

66.1%

1,975 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,932

52.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

49.4%

88 Graduates

About

Brenau University is a higher education institution located in Hall County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Brenau University were Nursing Practice (78 degrees awarded), Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (39 degrees), and General Business (38 degrees).

In 2017, 883 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brenau University. 86.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 13.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (406 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (339 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brenau University is $28,110, which is $7,377 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brenau University is $28,110, which is $7,377 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,021.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,110

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Brenau University was $28,110. The cost of tuition at Brenau University is $7,377 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$21,021

2017 Value

6.98%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brenau University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,021. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brenau University grew by 6.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,051

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brenau University was of $11,051 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.05% 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

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Brenau University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.63% with respect to 2016, when 76% 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.

5.59%

2016 Default Rate

67

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Brenau University was 5.59%, which represents 67 out of the 1199 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

Brenau University received 1,975 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 1,975 applicants, 1,306 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,932 students enrolled at Brenau University in 2017, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brenau University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,306

Accepted Out of 1,975

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brenau University was 66.1% (1,306 admissions from 1,975 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 35.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants stayed by 0%, while admissions grew by 85.5%.

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SAT Scores

55%

Submission Percentage

172

Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at Brenau University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brenau University has a total enrollment of 2,932 students. The full-time enrollment at Brenau University is 1,549 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,383. This means that 52.8% of students enrolled at Brenau University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brenau University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47% White, 33.1% Black or African American, 6.89% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.42% Asian, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brenau University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (51.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (13.4%) and White Male (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brenau University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,932 students. The full-time enrollment at Brenau University is 1,549 and the part-time enrollment is 1,383. This means that 52.8% of students enrolled at Brenau University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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 Brenau University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Brenau University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,379

  2. Black or African American

    970

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    202

The enrolled student population at Brenau University is 47% White, 33.1% Black or African American, 6.89% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Two or More Races, 2.42% Asian, 0.239% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 125 students (4.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 641 more women than men received degrees from Brenau University. The majority of degree recipients at Brenau University are white (406 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (339 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brenau University is Nursing Practice (78 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (39 degrees) and General Business (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Brenau University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (309 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), and Education (90 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 Brenau University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,182,598 people), Registered nurses (1,451,585 people), Accountants & auditors (1,149,313 people), Other managers (775,500 people), and Financial managers (452,203 people).

The most specialized majors at Brenau University are Business (309 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), Education (90 degrees), Health (266 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (27 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 Brenau University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Podiatrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Brenau University are Business (309 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), Education (90 degrees), Health (266 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (27 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 Brenau University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,437,417 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,888,732 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (729,082 people), Banking & related activities (534,349 people), and Computer Systems Design (526,317 people).

The most specialized majors at Brenau University are Business (309 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), Education (90 degrees), Health (266 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (27 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 Brenau University.

Most Common

  1. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brenau University was Nursing Practice with 78 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 121

  2. 762

In 2017, 121 degrees were awarded to men at Brenau University, which is 0.159 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (762).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Brenau University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.338 times less than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 79 degrees were awarded to women at Brenau University in Occupational Therapy, which is 11.3 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Brenau University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (64%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Brenau University is Female and Black or African American (64% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    406 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    339 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brenau University is white (406 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (339 degrees).

2.27% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    342 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    297 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Brenau University is white female (342 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (297 degrees).

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Operations

Brenau University has an endowment valued at nearly $45.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.66M (12.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Brenau University had a total salary expenditure of $50.6M. Brenau University employs 58 Assistant professors, 34 Associate professors, and 24 Professors. Most academics at Brenau University are Female Assistant professors (39), Female Associate professors(26), and Male Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brenau University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 54 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 43 employees, and Management with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$45.3M

2017 Endowment

18%

growth from 2016

Brenau University has an endowment valued at about $45.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Brenau University grew 18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.1M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $286k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Brenau University received $286k 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

$21.5M

2017 Salaries

2.38%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Brenau University paid a median of $21.5M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($50.6M) and a 2.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.756% growth from 2015 and a 8.4% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.06M

Instructional Salaries

127

Number of Employees

In 2017, Brenau University paid a total of $9.06M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

58 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

54 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brenau University were Assistant professor with 58 employees; Associate professor with 34 employees; and Associate professor with 24 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brenau University were Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees; and Management with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brenau University was Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, Female Associate professor with 26 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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

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