College of Saint Benedict

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,690

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$26,912

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.08%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

80.6%

2,003 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,937

98.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

81.7%

429 Graduates

About

College of Saint Benedict is a higher education institution located in Stearns County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of Saint Benedict were Rhetoric & Composition (51 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (51 degrees), and General Psychology (47 degrees).

In 2017, 510 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Saint Benedict. 100% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (407 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Saint Benedict is $42,690, which is $17,496 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Saint Benedict is $42,690, which is $17,496 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,912.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,690

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at College of Saint Benedict was $42,690. The cost of tuition at College of Saint Benedict is $17,496 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$26,912

2017 Value

0.167%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 College of Saint Benedict had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,912. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of College of Saint Benedict grew by 0.167%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,535

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Saint Benedict was of $10,535 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 2.99% 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

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at College of Saint Benedict received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 100% 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.

1.08%

2016 Default Rate

5

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at College of Saint Benedict was 1.08%, which represents 5 out of the 464 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

College of Saint Benedict received 2,003 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.75% annual growth. Out of those 2,003 applicants, 1,614 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,937 students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict in 2017, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of Saint Benedict has an overall enrollment yield of 32.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,614

Accepted Out of 2,003

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of Saint Benedict was 80.6% (1,614 admissions from 2,003 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.75%, while admissions declined by -1.04%.

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SAT Scores

7%

Submission Percentage

35

Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at College of Saint Benedict in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of Saint Benedict has a total enrollment of 1,937 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Saint Benedict is 1,916 students and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Saint Benedict, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.7% White, 6.92% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Asian, 2.89% Black or African American, 0.878% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0516% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (79.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (6.99%) and Asian Female (5.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Saint Benedict, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,937 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Saint Benedict is 1,916 and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at College of Saint Benedict are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

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 College of Saint Benedict was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), College of Saint Benedict had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,543

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    134

  3. Asian

    110

The enrolled student population at College of Saint Benedict is 79.7% White, 6.92% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Asian, 2.89% Black or African American, 0.878% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0516% Two or More Races. 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 510 more women than men received degrees from College of Saint Benedict. The majority of degree recipients at College of Saint Benedict are white (407 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Saint Benedict is Rhetoric & Composition (51 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (51 degrees) and General Psychology (47 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Saint Benedict, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (77 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (20 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 College of Saint Benedict are Physicians (425,092 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (280,586 people), Postsecondary teachers (208,646 people), Other managers (181,110 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (129,779 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are English (77 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees), and Biology (60 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 College of Saint Benedict are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are English (77 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees), and Biology (60 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (559,676 people), Elementary & secondary schools (515,051 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (445,909 people), Offices of physicians (205,814 people), and Scientific research & development services (131,448 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Saint Benedict are English (77 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (55 degrees), and Biology (60 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 51 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Saint Benedict was Rhetoric & Composition with 51 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 0

  2. 510

In 2017, 0 degrees were awarded to men at College of Saint Benedict, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (510).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 0 degrees were awarded to men at College of Saint Benedict in General English Language & Literature, which is 0 times less than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 51 degrees were awarded to women at College of Saint Benedict in Rhetoric & Composition, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%

100% Completion Time

85%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 77% of students graduating from College of Saint Benedict completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% 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 College of Saint Benedict 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, 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

    407 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Saint Benedict is white (407 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 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

    407 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of Saint Benedict is white female (407 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (31 degrees).

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Operations

College of Saint Benedict has an endowment valued at nearly $72.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.41M (11.7%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, College of Saint Benedict had a total salary expenditure of $64.4M. College of Saint Benedict employs 45 Associate professors, 43 Professors, and 41 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of Saint Benedict are Male Professors (27), Female Assistant professors(25), and Female Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict are: Service, with 72 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, and Management with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$72.1M

2017 Endowment

19.7%

growth from 2016

College of Saint Benedict has an endowment valued at about $72.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Saint Benedict grew 19.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35M 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. $1.4M - Federal

  2. $163k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, College of Saint Benedict received $1.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $163k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.3M

2017 Salaries

0.262%

growth from 2016

In 2017, College of Saint Benedict paid a median of $29.3M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($64.4M) and a 0.262% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.66% decline from 2015 and a 1.52% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M

Instructional Salaries

146

Number of Employees

In 2017, College of Saint Benedict paid a total of $11.2M to 146 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

45 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

72 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict were Associate professor with 45 employees; Professor with 43 employees; and Professor with 41 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict were Service with 72 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; and Management with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Saint Benedict was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at College of Saint Benedict.

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