Covenant College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,660
3.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,619
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.33%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
98.2%
561 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
989
93.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
70.5%
189 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 General Psychology (21 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (19 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (18 degrees).

In 2019, 241 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Covenant College. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (209 degrees), 26.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Covenant College is $34,660, which is $7,380 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Covenant College is $34,660, which is $7,380 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,619.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,660
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Covenant College was $34,660. The cost of tuition at Covenant College is $7,380 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,619
2019 Value
6.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Covenant College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,619. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Covenant College grew by 6.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,420
Room and Board
$1,170
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Covenant College was of $7,420 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,170. The cost of room and board increased by 2.42% 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

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Covenant College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2018, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.33%
2017 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Covenant College was 2.33%, which represents 5 out of the 215 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 561 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 16.5% annual decline. Out of those 561 applicants, 551 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.2% acceptance rate.

There were 989 students enrolled at Covenant College in 2019, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Covenant College has an overall enrollment yield of 39.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
551
Accepted Out of 561

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Covenant College was 98.2% (551 admissions from 561 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 97.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −16.5%, while admissions declined by −15.6%.

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage
130
Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at Covenant College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Covenant College has a total enrollment of 989 students. The full-time enrollment at Covenant College is 924 students and the part-time enrollment is 65. This means that 93.4% of students enrolled at Covenant College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Covenant College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.8% White, 5.06% Two or More Races, 2.43% Black or African American, 1.21% Asian, 1.21% Hispanic or Latino, 0.708% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Covenant College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.3%), followed by White Male (39.1%) and Two or More Races Female (3.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (29.7%), followed by White Female (24.3%) and Asian Female (2.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Covenant College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 989 students. The full-time enrollment at Covenant College is 924 and the part-time enrollment is 65. This means that 93.4% of students enrolled at Covenant College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Covenant College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    789
  2. Two or More Races
    50
  3. Black or African American
    24

The enrolled student population at Covenant College is 79.8% White, 5.06% Two or More Races, 2.43% Black or African American, 1.21% Asian, 1.21% Hispanic or Latino, 0.708% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 13 more women than men received degrees from Covenant College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Covenant College is white (209 degrees awarded). There were 26.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Covenant College is General Psychology (21 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (19 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (18 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 (18 degrees awarded), English (20 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (31 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 (393,114 people), Other managers (303,364 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (214,845 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,726 people), and Chief executives & legislators (139,147 people).

The most specialized majors at Covenant College are Theology (18 degrees awarded), English (20 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Social Sciences (27 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 Covenant College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Covenant College are Theology (18 degrees awarded), English (20 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Social Sciences (27 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 (549,891 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,929 people), Legal services (313,183 people), Computer Systems Design (231,670 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (224,878 people).

The most specialized majors at Covenant College are Theology (18 degrees awarded), English (20 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Social Sciences (27 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.
Most Common
  1. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Covenant College was General Psychology with 21 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

114
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
127
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Covenant College, which is 0.898 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (127).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Covenant College in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 15 degrees were awarded to women at Covenant College in General Psychology, which is 2.5 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 59% of students graduating from Covenant College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Covenant College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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
    209 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Covenant College is white (209 degrees awarded). There were 26.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (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
    110 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    99 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 (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (99 degrees).

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Operations

Covenant College has an endowment valued at nearly $42.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.96M (4.59%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Covenant College had a total salary expenditure of $31.6M. Covenant College employs 35 Professors, 14 Assistant professors, and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at Covenant College are Male Professors (31), 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 33 employees, Service, with 24 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.7M
2019 Endowment
1.5%
growth from 2018

Covenant College has an endowment valued at about $42.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Covenant College grew 1.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.98M 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. $393k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Covenant College received $393k 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

$14.2M
2019 Salaries
3.69%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Covenant College paid a median of $14.2M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($31.6M) and a 3.69% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.96% growth from 2017 and a 16.6% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.27M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2019, Covenant College paid a total of $4.27M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% 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
35 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Covenant College were Professor with 35 employees; Assistant professor with 14 employees; and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Covenant College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees; Service with 24 employees; and Management 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Covenant College was Male Professor with 31 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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