Brevard College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,400

3.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,204

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

45%

2,450 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

698

97% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

32.1%

61 Graduates

About

Brevard College is a higher education institution located in Transylvania County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Brevard College were General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), General Psychology (13 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Studies (12 degrees).

In 2017, 164 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brevard College. 42.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (116 degrees), 8.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brevard College is $28,400, which is $3,206 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brevard College is $28,400, which is $3,206 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,204.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,400

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Brevard College was $28,400. The cost of tuition at Brevard College is $3,206 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$21,204

2017 Value

1.63%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brevard College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,204. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brevard College grew by 1.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,372

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brevard College was of $8,372 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.04% 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

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Brevard College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2016, 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.

12%

2016 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Brevard College was 12%, which represents 29 out of the 242 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

Brevard College received 2,450 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.8% annual decline. Out of those 2,450 applicants, 1,103 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45% acceptance rate.

There were 698 students enrolled at Brevard College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brevard College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,103

Accepted Out of 2,450

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brevard College was 45% (1,103 admissions from 2,450 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 42.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -10.8%, while admissions declined by -4.75%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Brevard College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brevard College has a total enrollment of 698 students. The full-time enrollment at Brevard College is 677 students and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Brevard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brevard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67% White, 12.5% Black or African American, 6.02% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1% Asian, and 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brevard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (31.6%) and Black or African American Male (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brevard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 698 students. The full-time enrollment at Brevard College is 677 and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Brevard College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%

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 Brevard College was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Brevard College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    468

  2. Black or African American

    87

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    42

The enrolled student population at Brevard College is 67% White, 12.5% Black or African American, 6.02% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1% Asian, and 0.143% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 28 students (4.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 26 fewer women than men received degrees from Brevard College. The majority of degree recipients at Brevard College are white (116 degrees awarded). There were 8.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brevard College is General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (13 degrees) and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Studies (12 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Brevard College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (6 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 Brevard College are Elementary & middle school teachers (334,343 people), Other managers (202,294 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (178,650 people), Postsecondary teachers (168,187 people), and Secondary school teachers (113,716 people).

The most specialized majors at Brevard College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), and English (7 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 Brevard College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Brevard College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), and English (7 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 Brevard College are Elementary & secondary schools (593,652 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (350,509 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (162,427 people), Legal services (155,230 people), and Computer Systems Design (147,139 people).

The most specialized majors at Brevard College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), History (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), and English (7 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 Brevard College.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brevard College was General Business Administration & Management with 43 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 95

  2. 69

In 2017, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Brevard College, which is 1.38 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (69).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Brevard College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 4.38 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 9 degrees were awarded to women at Brevard College in General Psychology, which is 2.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 28% of students graduating from Brevard College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Brevard College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 6.56% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    116 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brevard College is white (116 degrees awarded). There were 8.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

7.32% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    61 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Brevard College is white male (61 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (55 degrees).

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Operations

Brevard College has an endowment valued at nearly $25.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.18M (4.67%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Brevard College had a total salary expenditure of $17.6M. Brevard College employs 24 Associate professors, 18 Assistant professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Brevard College are Male Associate professors (16), Male Assistant professors(9), and Female Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brevard College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, and Service with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.3M

2017 Endowment

12.4%

growth from 2016

Brevard College has an endowment valued at about $25.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Brevard College grew 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.8M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $149k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $18k - Local

As of 2017, Brevard College received $149k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $18k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.4M

2017 Salaries

0.633%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Brevard College paid a median of $7.4M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($17.6M) and a 0.633% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.81% growth from 2015 and a 0.757% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.37M

Instructional Salaries

52

Number of Employees

In 2017, Brevard College paid a total of $2.37M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

24 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

33 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brevard College were Associate professor with 24 employees; Assistant professor with 18 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brevard College were Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees; and Service with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brevard College was Male Associate professor with 16 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 9 employees.

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

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