Belmont University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,300
4.58% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$35,382
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.48%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
81.2%
7,737 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
8,012
90.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
69.6%
802 Graduates

About

Belmont University is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Belmont University were Music Management (291 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (150 degrees), and Other Music (91 degrees).

In 2017, 1,925 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Belmont University. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,538 degrees), 13.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (113 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Belmont University is $31,300, which is $10,567 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Belmont University is $31,300, which is $10,567 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,382.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,300
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Belmont University was $31,300. The cost of tuition at Belmont University is $10,567 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$35,382
2017 Value
2.03%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Belmont University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,382. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Belmont University grew by 2.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,330
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Belmont University was of $11,330 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.28% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Belmont University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.48% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.
2.48%
2016 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Belmont University was 2.48%, which represents 36 out of the 1449 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

Belmont University received 7,737 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.53% annual growth. Out of those 7,737 applicants, 6,282 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.2% acceptance rate.

There were 8,012 students enrolled at Belmont University in 2017, and 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Belmont University has an overall enrollment yield of 25%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
6,282
Accepted Out of 7,737

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Belmont University was 81.2% (6,282 admissions from 7,737 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 81%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.53%, while admissions grew by 6.73%.

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage
552
Scores Submitted

35% of enrolled first-time students at Belmont University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Belmont University has a total enrollment of 8,012 students. The full-time enrollment at Belmont University is 7,270 students and the part-time enrollment is 742. This means that 90.7% of students enrolled at Belmont University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Belmont University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.7% White, 5.2% Black or African American, 4.86% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Two or More Races, 2.66% Asian, 0.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0749% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Belmont University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52.2%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (53.7%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Belmont University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,012 students. The full-time enrollment at Belmont University is 7,270 and the part-time enrollment is 742. This means that 90.7% of students enrolled at Belmont University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2017 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 Belmont University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Belmont University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,385
  2. Black or African American
    417
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    389

The enrolled student population at Belmont University is 79.7% White, 5.2% Black or African American, 4.86% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Two or More Races, 2.66% Asian, 0.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0749% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 199 students (2.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 519 more women than men received degrees from Belmont University. The majority of degree recipients at Belmont University are white (1,538 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (113 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Belmont University is Music Management (291 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (150 degrees) and Other Music (91 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Belmont University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (83 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (577 degrees), and Legal (82 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 Belmont University are Elementary & middle school teachers (148,823 people), Other managers (105,421 people), Graphic designers (95,459 people), Postsecondary teachers (83,573 people), and Other designers (59,828 people).

The most specialized majors at Belmont University are Communication Technologies (83 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (577 degrees), Legal (82 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 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 Belmont University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Belmont University are Communication Technologies (83 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (577 degrees), Legal (82 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 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 Belmont University are Elementary & secondary schools (260,403 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (184,161 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (114,814 people), Computer Systems Design (85,231 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (73,275 people).

The most specialized majors at Belmont University are Communication Technologies (83 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (577 degrees), Legal (82 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 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 Belmont University.
Most Common
  1. 291 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 150 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 91 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Belmont University was Music Management with 291 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 703
  2. 1,222

In 2017, 703 degrees were awarded to men at Belmont University, which is 0.575 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,222).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 124 degrees were awarded to men at Belmont University in Music Management, which is 0.743 times less than the 167 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 167 degrees were awarded to women at Belmont University in Music Management, which is 1.35 times more than the 124 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 57% of students graduating from Belmont University 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 69% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Belmont University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.12% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,538 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    113 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Belmont University is white (1,538 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (113 degrees).

5.87% of degree recipients (113 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    990 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    548 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Belmont University is white female (990 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (548 degrees).

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Operations

Belmont University has an endowment valued at nearly $153M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.1M (7.25%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Belmont University had a total salary expenditure of $168M. Belmont University employs 116 Assistant professors, 102 Professors, and 101 Associate professors. Most academics at Belmont University are Female Assistant professors (65), Male Professors(63), and Female Associate professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belmont University are: Service, with 117 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 106 employees, and Management with 85 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$153M
2017 Endowment
15.5%
growth from 2016

Belmont University has an endowment valued at about $153M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Belmont University grew 15.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $120M 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. $1.5M - Federal
  2. $55.2k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Belmont University received $1.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $55.2k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$82.5M
2017 Salaries
4.91%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Belmont University paid a median of $82.5M in salaries, which represents 49% of their overall expenditure ($168M) and a 4.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.5% growth from 2015 and a 8.16% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35M
Instructional Salaries
350
Number of Employees

In 2017, Belmont University paid a total of $35M to 350 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
116 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
117 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Belmont University were Assistant professor with 116 employees; Professor with 102 employees; and Professor with 101 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belmont University were Service with 117 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 106 employees; and Management with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Belmont University was Female Assistant professor with 65 employees, Male Professor with 63 employees, and Female Associate professor with 52 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Belmont University.

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