Brenau University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,370
2.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,438
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.91%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
57.5%
2,566 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,817
55% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
43.1%
72 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 (47 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (31 degrees), and Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (26 degrees).

In 2019, 726 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brenau University. 87.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 12.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (401 degrees), 2.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (188 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brenau University is $29,370, which is $7,344 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brenau University is $29,370, which is $7,344 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 $21,438.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,370
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Brenau University was $29,370. The cost of tuition at Brenau University is $7,344 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$21,438
2019 Value
2.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Brenau University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,438. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Brenau University grew by 2.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,252
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brenau University was of $11,252 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 0.883% 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

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Brenau University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.22% with respect to 2018, when 82% 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.
6.91%
2017 Default Rate
87
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Brenau University was 6.91%, which represents 87 out of the 1259 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Brenau University received 2,566 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.04% annual decline. Out of those 2,566 applicants, 1,476 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,817 students enrolled at Brenau University in 2019, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brenau University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,476
Accepted Out of 2,566

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brenau University was 57.5% (1,476 admissions from 2,566 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 56.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.04%, while admissions declined by −2.96%.

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SAT Scores

51%
Submission Percentage
116
Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at Brenau University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brenau University has a total enrollment of 2,817 students. The full-time enrollment at Brenau University is 1,548 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,269. This means that 55% of students enrolled at Brenau University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brenau University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.1% White, 30.2% Black or African American, 9.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Asian, 1.56% Two or More Races, 0.426% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brenau University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.7%) and White Male (13.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brenau University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,817 students. The full-time enrollment at Brenau University is 1,548 and the part-time enrollment is 1,269. This means that 55% of students enrolled at Brenau University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
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 Brenau University was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    1,327
  2. Black or African American
    850
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    281

The enrolled student population at Brenau University is 47.1% White, 30.2% Black or African American, 9.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Asian, 1.56% Two or More Races, 0.426% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% 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, 110 students (3.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 542 more women than men received degrees from Brenau University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brenau University is white (401 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (188 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brenau University is Nursing Practice (47 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (31 degrees) and Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (26 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 Psychology (58 degrees awarded), Education (93 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (46 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 (1,690,816 people), Registered nurses (1,473,788 people), Secondary school teachers (606,237 people), Education administrators (348,413 people), and Other managers (335,291 people).

The most specialized majors at Brenau University are Psychology (58 degrees awarded), Education (93 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), Health (267 degrees), and English (15 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, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Brenau University are Psychology (58 degrees awarded), Education (93 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), Health (267 degrees), and English (15 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 (3,429,898 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,732,125 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (709,472 people), Outpatient care centers (414,579 people), and Offices of physicians (301,198 people).

The most specialized majors at Brenau University are Psychology (58 degrees awarded), Education (93 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), Health (267 degrees), and English (15 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. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 31 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 26 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brenau University was Nursing Practice with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

92
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
634
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Brenau University, which is 0.145 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (634).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Brenau University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.348 times less than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 84 degrees were awarded to women at Brenau University in Occupational Therapy, which is 10.5 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% of students graduating from Brenau University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Brenau University is Female and Asian (60% 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% 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
    401 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    188 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brenau University is white (401 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (188 degrees).

2.34% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    361 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    157 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Brenau University is white female (361 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (157 degrees).

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Operations

Brenau University has an endowment valued at nearly $49.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.35M (6.77%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Brenau University had a total salary expenditure of $54.9M. Brenau University employs 67 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Brenau University are Female Assistant professors (48), Female Associate professors(31), and Male Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brenau University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, Management, with 44 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$49.5M
2019 Endowment
3.29%
growth from 2018

Brenau University has an endowment valued at about $49.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Brenau University grew 3.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11M 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. $296k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Brenau University received $296k 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

$22.5M
2019 Salaries
1.78%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Brenau University paid a median of $22.5M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($54.9M) and a 1.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.94% growth from 2017 and a 2.38% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.5M
Instructional Salaries
144
Number of Employees

In 2019, Brenau University paid a total of $10.5M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.9% 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
67 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brenau University were Assistant professor with 67 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brenau University were Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees; Management with 44 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brenau University was Female Assistant professor with 48 employees, Female Associate professor with 31 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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