Covenant College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,670
2.91% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$26,116
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.893%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
97.5%
612 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
911
92.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67.5%
179 Graduates

About

Covenant College is a higher education institution located in Dade County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Covenant College were General Business (24 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (18 degrees), and General Psychology (17 degrees).

In 2020, 245 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Covenant College. 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (212 degrees), 23.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Covenant College is $35,670, which is $7,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Covenant College is $35,670, which is $7,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,116.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students attending Covenant College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,670
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Covenant College was $35,670. The cost of tuition at Covenant College is $7,270 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$26,116
2020 Value
6.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Covenant College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,116. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Covenant College grew by 6.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,830
Room and Board
$1,170
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Covenant College was of $8,830 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,170. The cost of room and board increased by 19% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Covenant College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2019, when 96% 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.
0.893%
2018 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Covenant College was 0.893%, which represents 2 out of the 224 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

Covenant College received 612 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.09% annual growth. Out of those 612 applicants, 597 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.5% acceptance rate.

There were 911 students enrolled at Covenant College in 2020, and 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Covenant College has an overall enrollment yield of 34.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
597
Accepted Out of 612

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Covenant College was 97.5% (597 admissions from 612 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 98.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 9.09%, while admissions grew by 8.35%.

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SAT Scores

60%
Submission Percentage
123
Scores Submitted

60% of enrolled first-time students at Covenant College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Covenant College has a total enrollment of 911 students. The full-time enrollment at Covenant College is 842 students and the part-time enrollment is 69. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at Covenant College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Covenant College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 87.2% White, 5.05% Two or More Races, 2.63% Black or African American, 0.878% Hispanic or Latino, 0.768% Asian, 0.659% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Covenant College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.1%), followed by White Male (39.5%) and Two or More Races Female (2.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.8%), followed by White Male (39%) and Black or African American Female (2.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Covenant College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 911 students. The full-time enrollment at Covenant College is 842 and the part-time enrollment is 69. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at Covenant College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 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 Covenant College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Covenant College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    794
  2. Two or More Races
    46
  3. Black or African American
    24

The enrolled student population at Covenant College is 87.2% White, 5.05% Two or More Races, 2.63% Black or African American, 0.878% Hispanic or Latino, 0.768% Asian, 0.659% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 19 more women than men received degrees from Covenant College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Covenant College is white (212 degrees awarded). There were 23.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Covenant College is General Business (24 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (18 degrees) and General Psychology (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Covenant College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (15 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and English (24 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 Covenant College are Elementary & middle school teachers (213,643 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (198,759 people), Postsecondary teachers (144,280 people), Clergy (126,409 people), and Other managers (116,311 people).

The most specialized majors at Covenant College are Theology (15 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), English (24 degrees), History (13 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (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 Covenant College are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Covenant College are Theology (15 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), English (24 degrees), History (13 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (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 Covenant College are Elementary & secondary schools (442,933 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (285,053 people), Legal services (161,073 people), Religious organizations (148,299 people), and Computer Systems Design (97,852 people).

The most specialized majors at Covenant College are Theology (15 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), English (24 degrees), History (13 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (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 Covenant College.
Most Common
  1. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Covenant College was General Business with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

113
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
132
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Covenant College, which is 0.856 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (132).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Covenant College in General Business, which is 2 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Covenant College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 65% of students graduating from Covenant College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Covenant College is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    212 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Covenant College is white (212 degrees awarded). There were 23.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (9 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    113 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    99 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Covenant College is white female (113 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (99 degrees).

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Operations

Covenant College has an endowment valued at nearly $43.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $585k (1.35%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Covenant College had a total salary expenditure of $29.6M. Covenant College employs 33 Professors, 14 Associate professors, and 11 Assistant professors. Most academics at Covenant College are Male Professors (29), Female Associate professors(8), and Male Assistant professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Covenant College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 28 employees, Management, with 26 employees, and Service with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$43.4M
2020 Endowment
1.6%
growth from 2019

Covenant College has an endowment valued at about $43.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Covenant College grew 1.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.52M 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. $4.45M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Covenant College received $4.45M 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

$12.7M
2020 Salaries
10.3%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Covenant College paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($29.6M) and a 10.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.69% decline from 2018 and a 1.96% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.14M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2020, Covenant College paid a total of $4.14M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Covenant College were Professor with 33 employees; Associate professor with 14 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Covenant College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees; Management with 26 employees; and Service with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Covenant College was Male Professor with 29 employees, Female Associate professor with 8 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 7 employees.

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

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