Covenant College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,320

2.89% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,803

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.64%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

96.2%

612 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,058

95.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

67.3%

181 Graduates

About

Covenant College is a higher education institution located in Dade County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Covenant College were Elementary Education & Teaching (27 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (26 degrees), and General Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees).

In 2016, 274 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Covenant College. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (240 degrees), 30 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Covenant College is $31,320, which is $6,905 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Covenant College is $31,320, which is $6,905 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,803.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,320

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Covenant College was $31,320. The cost of tuition at Covenant College is $6,905 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$24,803

2016 Value

1.34%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Covenant College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,803. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Covenant College grew by 1.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,765

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Covenant College was of $6,765 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.58% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Covenant College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.05% with respect to 2015, when 95% 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.

1.64%

2015 Default Rate

4

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Covenant College was 1.64%, which represents 4 out of the 244 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

Covenant College received 612 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.488% annual decline. Out of those 612 applicants, 589 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,058 students enrolled at Covenant College in 2016, and 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Covenant College has an overall enrollment yield of 45%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

589

Accepted Out of 612

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Covenant College was 96.2% (589 admissions from 612 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 94%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -0.488%, while admissions grew by 1.9%.

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SAT Scores

60%

Submission Percentage

158

Scores Submitted

60% of enrolled first-time students at Covenant College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Covenant College has a total enrollment of 1,058 students. The full-time enrollment at Covenant College is 1,014 students and the part-time enrollment is 44. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Covenant College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Covenant College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.4% White, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 2.55% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, 0.189% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Covenant College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.8%), followed by White Male (38.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (48.8%), followed by White Male (41.5%) and Asian Male (2.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Covenant College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,058 students. The full-time enrollment at Covenant College is 1,014 and the part-time enrollment is 44. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Covenant College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2016 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 Covenant College was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Covenant College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    904

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    33

  3. Black or African American

    27

The enrolled student population at Covenant College is 85.4% White, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 2.55% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, 0.189% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 72 more women than men received degrees from Covenant College. The majority of degree recipients at Covenant College are white (240 degrees awarded). There were 30 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Covenant College is Elementary Education & Teaching (27 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (26 degrees) and General Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Covenant College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (14 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), and History (14 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 Covenant College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (430,058 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (352,405 people), Miscellaneous managers (339,600 people), Postsecondary teachers (209,063 people), and Chief executives & legislators (133,169 people).

The most specialized majors at Covenant College are Theology (14 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), History (14 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (25 degrees), and Social Sciences (40 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 Covenant College are Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Covenant College are Theology (14 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), History (14 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (25 degrees), and Social Sciences (40 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 Covenant College are Elementary & secondary schools (635,568 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (437,886 people), Legal services (353,736 people), Hospitals (261,320 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (218,555 people).

The most specialized majors at Covenant College are Theology (14 degrees awarded), English (26 degrees), History (14 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (25 degrees), and Social Sciences (40 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 Covenant College.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Covenant College was Elementary Education & Teaching with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 101

  2. 173

In 2016, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Covenant College, which is 0.584 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (173).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Covenant College in General Business, which is 1.25 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Covenant College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 12.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 48% of students graduating from Covenant College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Covenant College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    240 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Covenant College is white (240 degrees awarded). There were 30 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 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

    155 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    85 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Covenant College is white female (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (85 degrees).

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Operations

Covenant College has an endowment valued at nearly $35.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $263k (0.733%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Covenant College had a total expenditure of $29M. Of that $29M, they spent $13.9M on salaries and $29M on benefits.

Covenant College employs 41 Professors, 13 Associate professors, and 13 Assistant professors. Most academics at Covenant College are Male Professors (36), Male Associate professors(8), and Male Assistant professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Covenant College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 31 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.9M

2015 Endowment

16.5%

growth from 2014

Covenant College has an endowment valued at about $35.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Covenant College grew 16.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.24M 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Covenant College received $0 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

Primary Expenses

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$13.9M

Salary Expenditure

$29M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Covenant College had a total expenditure of $29M. Of that $29M, they spent $13.9M on salaries and $29M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$13.9M

2015 Salaries

0.992%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Covenant College paid a median of $13.9M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($29M) and a 0.992% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.55% growth from 2013 and a 4.21% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.47M

Instructional Salaries

66

Number of Employees

In 2015, Covenant College paid a total of $4.47M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

41 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Covenant College were Professor with 41 employees; Associate professor with 13 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Covenant College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees; Management with 23 employees; and Service with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Covenant College was Male Professor with 36 employees, Male Associate professor with 8 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Covenant College.

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