Brevard College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,400
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,433
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.3%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
58.8%
2,068 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
751
96.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
33.5%
73 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 (18 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (11 degrees).

In 2019, 116 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brevard College. 51.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (83 degrees), 6.38 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 $1,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brevard College is $28,400, which is $1,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,433.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Brevard College was $28,400. The cost of tuition at Brevard College is $1,120 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,433
2019 Value
5.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Brevard College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,433. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Brevard College grew by 5.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,775
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brevard College was of $8,775 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.54% 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

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Brevard College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.09% with respect to 2018, when 97% 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.
13.3%
2017 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Brevard College was 13.3%, which represents 30 out of the 225 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 2,068 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 21% annual decline. Out of those 2,068 applicants, 1,215 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.8% acceptance rate.

There were 751 students enrolled at Brevard College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brevard College has an overall enrollment yield of 20.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,215
Accepted Out of 2,068

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brevard College was 58.8% (1,215 admissions from 2,068 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 46.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −21%, while admissions grew by 0.663%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brevard College has a total enrollment of 751 students. The full-time enrollment at Brevard College is 727 students and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 96.8% of students enrolled at Brevard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brevard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67% White, 13.8% Black or African American, 9.45% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Two or More Races, 1.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.666% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brevard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.6%), followed by White Female (32.6%) and Black or African American Male (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brevard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 751 students. The full-time enrollment at Brevard College is 727 and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 96.8% of students enrolled at Brevard College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Brevard College was 65%. 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
    503
  2. Black or African American
    104
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    71

The enrolled student population at Brevard College is 67% White, 13.8% Black or African American, 9.45% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Two or More Races, 1.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.666% Asian, and 0% 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.

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, 14 students (1.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 4 more women than men received degrees from Brevard College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brevard College is white (83 degrees awarded). There were 6.38 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 (18 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (11 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (11 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 (23 degrees awarded), History (7 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees).

Workforce

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 Brevard College are Other managers (201,163 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (193,074 people), Secondary school teachers (132,192 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (127,446 people), and Postsecondary teachers (115,355 people).

The most specialized majors at Brevard College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees awarded), History (7 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (11 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Brevard College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees awarded), History (7 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (11 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 (472,298 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (271,090 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (200,338 people), Computer Systems Design (132,590 people), and Legal services (109,365 people).

The most specialized majors at Brevard College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees awarded), History (7 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (11 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.
Most Common
  1. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brevard College was General Business Administration & Management with 18 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

56
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
60
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Brevard College, which is 0.933 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (60).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Brevard College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 7 degrees were awarded to women at Brevard College in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 1.75 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 23% of students graduating from Brevard College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% 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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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 Brevard College is Male and Asian (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, 8.22% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    83 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brevard College is white (83 degrees awarded). There were 6.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

1.72% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    48 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Brevard College is white female (48 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (35 degrees).

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Operations

Brevard College has an endowment valued at nearly $29.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.25M (4.27%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Brevard College had a total salary expenditure of $18.9M. Brevard College employs 24 Assistant professors, 18 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Brevard College are Male Associate professors (12), Male Assistant professors(12), and Female Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brevard College are: Service, with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.2M
2019 Endowment
8.59%
growth from 2018

Brevard College has an endowment valued at about $29.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Brevard College grew 8.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.5M 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. $132k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Brevard College received $132k 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

$8.8M
2019 Salaries
17.9%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Brevard College paid a median of $8.8M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($18.9M) and a 17.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.867% growth from 2017 and a 0.633% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.29M
Instructional Salaries
50
Number of Employees

In 2019, Brevard College paid a total of $2.29M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brevard College were Assistant professor with 24 employees; Associate professor with 18 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brevard College were Service with 42 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brevard College was Male Associate professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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

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