College of Saint Benedict

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,332
3.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,960
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.55%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
84%
1,845 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,668
99.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
85.1%
461 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 General Biological Sciences (52 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (52 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees).

In 2020, 467 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 (394 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Saint Benedict is $47,332, which is $18,932 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Saint Benedict is $47,332, which is $18,932 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,960.

In 2020, 99% of undergraduate students attending College of Saint Benedict received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,332
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at College of Saint Benedict was $47,332. The cost of tuition at College of Saint Benedict is $18,932 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$27,960
2020 Value
0.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 College of Saint Benedict had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,960. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of College of Saint Benedict grew by 0.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,068
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Saint Benedict was of $11,068 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.5% between 2019 and 2020. 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%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at College of Saint Benedict received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 99% 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.
1.55%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at College of Saint Benedict was 1.55%, which represents 7 out of the 451 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 1,845 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.1% annual decline. Out of those 1,845 applicants, 1,550 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84% acceptance rate.

There were 1,668 students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict in 2020, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of Saint Benedict has an overall enrollment yield of 25.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,550
Accepted Out of 1,845

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of Saint Benedict was 84% (1,550 admissions from 1,845 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10.1%, while admissions declined by −6.12%.

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage
23
Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at College of Saint Benedict in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of Saint Benedict has a total enrollment of 1,668 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Saint Benedict is 1,655 students and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 99.2% 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 80% White, 8.93% Hispanic or Latino, 3.84% Asian, 3.3% Black or African American, 0.839% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.12% 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 (80%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (8.94%) and Asian Female (3.81%). 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

99.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Saint Benedict, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,668 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Saint Benedict is 1,655 and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 College of Saint Benedict was 89%. 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
    1,334
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    149
  3. Asian
    64

The enrolled student population at College of Saint Benedict is 80% White, 8.93% Hispanic or Latino, 3.84% Asian, 3.3% Black or African American, 0.839% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.12% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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 2020, 467 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 (394 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Saint Benedict is General Biological Sciences (52 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (52 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (50 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 Language & Linguistics (18 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), and Biology (67 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 (379,825 people), Postsecondary teachers (143,205 people), Other managers (134,590 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (119,794 people), and Other Physical Scientists (86,819 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are Language & Linguistics (18 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Biology (67 degrees), Theology (10 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (5 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 College of Saint Benedict are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Sales engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are Language & Linguistics (18 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Biology (67 degrees), Theology (10 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (5 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 (448,826 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (313,955 people), Elementary & secondary schools (254,128 people), Offices of physicians (178,814 people), and Scientific research & development services (124,292 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are Language & Linguistics (18 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Biology (67 degrees), Theology (10 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (5 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. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 50 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Saint Benedict was General Biological Sciences with 52 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
467
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at College of Saint Benedict, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (467).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at College of Saint Benedict in Environmental Studies, which is 0 times less than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 52 degrees were awarded to women at College of Saint Benedict in General Biological Sciences, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 74% 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, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of Saint Benedict is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (90.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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
    394 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Saint Benedict is white (394 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    394 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Saint Benedict is white female (394 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (30 degrees).

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Operations

College of Saint Benedict has an endowment valued at nearly $86.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $317k (0.365%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, College of Saint Benedict had a total salary expenditure of $64.4M. College of Saint Benedict employs 51 Associate professors, 47 Professors, and 26 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of Saint Benedict are Female Associate professors (35), Male Professors(24), and Female Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict are: Service, with 71 employees, Management, with 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$86.7M
2020 Endowment
3.84%
growth from 2019

College of Saint Benedict has an endowment valued at about $86.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Saint Benedict grew 3.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.9M 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. $2.7M - Federal
  2. $216k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, College of Saint Benedict received $2.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $216k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$27.2M
2020 Salaries
5.82%
decline from 2019

In 2020, College of Saint Benedict paid a median of $27.2M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($64.4M) and a 5.82% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.21% decline from 2018 and a 0.00922% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.2M
Instructional Salaries
132
Number of Employees

In 2020, College of Saint Benedict paid a total of $10.2M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
71 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict were Associate professor with 51 employees; Professor with 47 employees; and Professor with 26 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict were Service with 71 employees; Management with 36 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict was Female Associate professor with 35 employees, Male Professor with 24 employees, and Female Professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of Saint Benedict.

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