Brenau University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,000
2.15% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,715
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.16%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
92.2%
1,139 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,813
60% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
44.9%
88 Graduates

About

Brenau University is a higher education institution located in Hall County, GA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Brenau University were Nursing Practice (80 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (47 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (27 degrees).

In 2020, 721 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brenau University. 86% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (366 degrees), 2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (183 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brenau University is $30,000, which is $7,470 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Brenau University is $30,000, which is $7,470 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,715.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Brenau University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,000
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Brenau University was $30,000. The cost of tuition at Brenau University is $7,470 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,715
2020 Value
1.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Brenau University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,715. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Brenau University grew by 1.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,359
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brenau University was of $11,359 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 0.955% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Brenau University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.41% with respect to 2019, when 83% 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.
6.16%
2018 Default Rate
70
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Brenau University was 6.16%, which represents 70 out of the 1137 total borrowers.

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Brenau University received 1,139 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 55.6% annual decline. Out of those 1,139 applicants, 1,050 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,813 students enrolled at Brenau University in 2020, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brenau University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,050
Accepted Out of 1,139

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brenau University was 92.2% (1,050 admissions from 1,139 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 57.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −55.6%, while admissions declined by −28.9%.

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SAT Scores

51%
Submission Percentage
89
Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at Brenau University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Brenau University has a total enrollment of 2,813 students. The full-time enrollment at Brenau University is 1,687 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,126. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Brenau University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brenau University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.2% White, 31.3% Black or African American, 8.85% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Asian, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.533% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.107% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brenau University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (23.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.5%) and White Male (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brenau University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,813 students. The full-time enrollment at Brenau University is 1,687 and the part-time enrollment is 1,126. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Brenau University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2020 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 53%. 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
    1,355
  2. Black or African American
    880
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    249

The enrolled student population at Brenau University is 48.2% White, 31.3% Black or African American, 8.85% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Asian, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.533% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.107% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 84 students (2.99%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 519 more women than men received degrees from Brenau University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brenau University is white (366 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (183 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brenau University is Nursing Practice (80 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (47 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (27 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 English (27 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), and Education (107 degrees).

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 (1,899,729 people), Registered nurses (1,389,193 people), Secondary school teachers (435,849 people), Education administrators (331,741 people), and Postsecondary teachers (266,096 people).

The most specialized majors at Brenau University are English (27 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), Education (107 degrees), Health (269 degrees), and Psychology (44 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Brenau University are English (27 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), Education (107 degrees), Health (269 degrees), and Psychology (44 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 (3,290,737 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,699,586 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (577,606 people), Outpatient care centers (376,733 people), and Offices of physicians (250,151 people).

The most specialized majors at Brenau University are English (27 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), Education (107 degrees), Health (269 degrees), and Psychology (44 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 80 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brenau University was Nursing Practice with 80 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

101
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
620
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Brenau University, which is 0.163 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (620).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Brenau University in Physical Therapy, which is 1.92 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to women at Brenau University in Occupational Therapy, which is 43 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 32% of students graduating from Brenau University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Brenau University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    366 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    183 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brenau University is white (366 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (183 degrees).

3.19% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    313 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    167 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brenau University is white female (313 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (167 degrees).

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Brenau University has an endowment valued at nearly $50.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.93M (3.85%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Brenau University had a total salary expenditure of $58M. Brenau University employs 64 Assistant professors, 53 Associate professors, and 21 Professors. Most academics at Brenau University are Female Assistant professors (50), Female Associate professors(35), and Male Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brenau University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, Management, with 43 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

Endowment

$50.1M
2020 Endowment
1.26%
growth from 2019

Brenau University has an endowment valued at about $50.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Brenau University grew 1.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.5M 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. $462k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Brenau University received $462k 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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Salary Expenditure

$24.1M
2020 Salaries
7.01%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Brenau University paid a median of $24.1M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($58M) and a 7.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.78% growth from 2018 and a 2.94% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.1M
Instructional Salaries
146
Number of Employees

In 2020, Brenau University paid a total of $11.1M to 146 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
64 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
51 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brenau University were Assistant professor with 64 employees; Associate professor with 53 employees; and Associate professor with 21 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brenau University were Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; Management with 43 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brenau University was Female Assistant professor with 50 employees, Female Associate professor with 35 employees, and Male Associate professor with 18 employees.

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

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