Bennett College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,000
2022 Average Net Price
$20,545
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.51%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
44.6%
1,042 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
168
94% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
19.3%
22 Graduates

About

Bennett College is a higher education institution located in Guilford County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bennett College were General Biological Sciences (12 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (10 degrees), and General Psychology (5 degrees).

In 2021, 37 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bennett College. 100% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (48 degrees), 16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bennett College is $16,000, which is $−12,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bennett College is $16,000, which is $−12,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,545.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Bennett College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$16,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bennett College was $16,000. The cost of tuition at Bennett College is $−12,330 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$20,545
2022 Value
11.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bennett College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,545. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bennett College grew by 11.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,600
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bennett College was of $8,600 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 12.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Bennett College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.02% with respect to 2021, 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.
6.51%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bennett College was 6.51%, which represents 14 out of the 215 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bennett College received 1,042 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.4% annual growth. Out of those 1,042 applicants, 465 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.6% acceptance rate.

There were 168 students enrolled at Bennett College in 2022. 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bennett College has an overall enrollment yield of 6.45%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
465
Accepted Out of 1,042

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bennett College was 44.6% (465 admissions from 1,042 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.4%, while admissions declined by −51.8%..

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage (2022)
4
Scores Submitted (2022)

13% of enrolled first-time students at Bennett College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bennett College had a total enrollment of 168 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bennett College is 158 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Bennett College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bennett College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.4% Black or African American, 17.9% Two or More Races, 1.79% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.595% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bennett College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (53.2%), followed by Two or More Races Female (18.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bennett College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 168 students. The full-time enrollment at Bennett College is 158 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Bennett College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2022 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 Bennett College was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Bennett College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    93 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    30 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bennett College is 55.4% Black or African American, 17.9% Two or More Races, 1.79% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.595% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 34 students (20.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2021, 37 more women than men received degrees from Bennett College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bennett College is black or african american (48 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bennett College is General Biological Sciences (12 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (10 degrees) and General Psychology (5 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bennett College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees awarded), Biology (12 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees).

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 Bennett College are Physicians (470,935 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (311,329 people), Other managers (295,773 people), Social workers, all other (265,576 people), and Postsecondary teachers (244,924 people).

The most specialized majors at Bennett College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees awarded), Biology (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), English (2 degrees), and Psychology (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Bennett College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees awarded), Biology (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), English (2 degrees), and Psychology (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Bennett College are Elementary & secondary schools (842,791 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (760,838 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (600,321 people), Outpatient care centers (311,962 people), and Offices of physicians (265,290 people).

The most specialized majors at Bennett College are Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees awarded), Biology (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees), English (2 degrees), and Psychology (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bennett College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 12 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bennett College was General Biological Sciences with 12 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
37
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Bennett College, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (37).

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to women at Bennett College in General Biological Sciences. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Bennett College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bennett College is Female and Two or More Races (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    48 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bennett College is black or african american (48 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    48 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bennett College is black or african american female (48 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (3 degrees).

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Operations

Bennett College has an endowment valued at nearly $14.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.64%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Bennett College had a total salary expenditure of 14.5M. Bennett College employs 11 Assistant professors, 2 Associate professors. Most academics at Bennett College are Female Assistant professor (9), Female Associate professor (2), and Male Assistant professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bennett College are: Management, with 22 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

Endowment

$14.3M
2022 Endowment
10.2%
decline from 2021

Bennett College has an endowment valued at about $14.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bennett College declined 10.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.34M
2022 Salaries
7.93%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bennett College paid a median of $4.34M in salaries, which represents 30% of their overall expenditure ($14.5M) and a 7.93% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$676k
Instructional Salaries
13
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bennett College paid a total of $676k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
11 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bennett College were Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Associate professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bennett College were Management with 22 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bennett College was Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, Female Associate professor with 2 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bennett College.

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