College of Saint Benedict

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,730
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,177
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
0.959%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80.5%
2,052 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,748
99% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
80.2%
393 Graduates

About

College of Saint Benedict is a higher education institution located in Stearns County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of Saint Benedict were Registered Nursing (46 degrees awarded), General Psychology (43 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (41 degrees).

In 2019, 419 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Saint Benedict. 100% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (321 degrees), 9.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Saint Benedict is $45,730, which is $18,450 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Saint Benedict is $45,730, which is $18,450 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,177.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,730
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at College of Saint Benedict was $45,730. The cost of tuition at College of Saint Benedict is $18,450 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$28,177
2019 Value
0.773%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 College of Saint Benedict had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,177. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of College of Saint Benedict grew by 0.773%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,904
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Saint Benedict was of $10,904 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.51% 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

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at College of Saint Benedict received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1% with respect to 2018, when 100% 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.
0.959%
2017 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at College of Saint Benedict was 0.959%, which represents 4 out of the 417 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

College of Saint Benedict received 2,052 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.27% annual growth. Out of those 2,052 applicants, 1,651 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,748 students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict in 2019, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of Saint Benedict has an overall enrollment yield of 26.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,651
Accepted Out of 2,052

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of Saint Benedict was 80.5% (1,651 admissions from 2,052 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 83.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 6.27%, while admissions grew by 2.55%.

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage
46
Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at College of Saint Benedict in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of Saint Benedict has a total enrollment of 1,748 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Saint Benedict is 1,731 students and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 99% of students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Saint Benedict, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.7% White, 8.41% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Asian, 2.63% Black or African American, 0.686% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0572% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (79.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (8.43%) and Asian Female (4.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Saint Benedict, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,748 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Saint Benedict is 1,731 and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 99% of students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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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 College of Saint Benedict was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), College of Saint Benedict had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,394
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    147
  3. Asian
    83

The enrolled student population at College of Saint Benedict is 79.7% White, 8.41% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Asian, 2.63% Black or African American, 0.686% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0572% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 419 more women than men received degrees from College of Saint Benedict. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of Saint Benedict is white (321 degrees awarded). There were 9.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Saint Benedict is Registered Nursing (46 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (43 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Saint Benedict, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees awarded), Biology (51 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (5 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 College of Saint Benedict are Physicians (485,164 people), Other managers (294,117 people), Postsecondary teachers (216,486 people), Other Physical Scientists (163,777 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (162,142 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees awarded), Biology (51 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (5 degrees), Communications (33 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 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 College of Saint Benedict are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees awarded), Biology (51 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (5 degrees), Communications (33 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (590,348 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (540,075 people), Elementary & secondary schools (427,538 people), Offices of physicians (260,245 people), and Computer Systems Design (219,000 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees awarded), Biology (51 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (5 degrees), Communications (33 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 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 College of Saint Benedict.
Most Common
  1. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 41 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Saint Benedict was Registered Nursing with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
419
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 0 degrees were awarded to men at College of Saint Benedict, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (419).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 0 degrees were awarded to men at College of Saint Benedict in Environmental Studies, which is 0 times less than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 46 degrees were awarded to women at College of Saint Benedict in Registered Nursing, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 76% of students graduating from College of Saint Benedict completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of Saint Benedict is Female and White (82.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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
    321 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Saint Benedict is white (321 degrees awarded). There were 9.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    321 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of Saint Benedict is white female (321 degrees awarded). There were 9.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (35 degrees).

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Operations

College of Saint Benedict has an endowment valued at nearly $83.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.18M (6.2%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, College of Saint Benedict had a total salary expenditure of $64.5M. College of Saint Benedict employs 45 Professors, 44 Associate professors, and 40 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of Saint Benedict are Male Professors (27), Female Associate professors(24), and Female Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict are: Service, with 69 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$83.5M
2019 Endowment
6.92%
growth from 2018

College of Saint Benedict has an endowment valued at about $83.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Saint Benedict grew 6.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $42.8M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.15M - Federal
  2. $318k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, College of Saint Benedict received $1.15M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $318k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.9M
2019 Salaries
1.21%
decline from 2018

In 2019, College of Saint Benedict paid a median of $28.9M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($64.5M) and a 1.21% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.00922% growth from 2017 and a 0.262% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11M
Instructional Salaries
142
Number of Employees

In 2019, College of Saint Benedict paid a total of $11M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict were Professor with 45 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 40 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict were Service with 69 employees; Management with 37 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Associate professor with 24 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 21 employees.

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