Berea College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,300
3.26% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$2,020
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.74%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
24.6%
2,217 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,433
98.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.9%
258 Graduates

About

Berea College is a higher education institution located in Madison County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Berea College were General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (22 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (21 degrees).

In 2022, 316 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Berea College. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (149 degrees), 2.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Berea College is $44,300, which is $15,970 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Berea College is $44,300, which is $15,970 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,020.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Berea College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$44,300
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Berea College was $44,300. The cost of tuition at Berea College is $15,970 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$2,020
2022 Value
39.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Berea College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,020. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Berea College grew by 39.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,484
Room and Board
$700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Berea College was of $7,484 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.03% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Berea College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1% with respect to 2021, 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.
1.74%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Berea College was 1.74%, which represents 3 out of the 172 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Berea College received 2,217 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 27.7% annual growth. Out of those 2,217 applicants, 545 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 24.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,433 students enrolled at Berea College in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Berea College has an overall enrollment yield of 64.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

24.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
545
Accepted Out of 2,217

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Berea College was 24.6% (545 admissions from 2,217 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 33%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 27.7%, while admissions declined by −4.89%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
28
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Berea College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Berea College had a total enrollment of 1,433 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Berea College is 1,408 students and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 98.3% of students enrolled at Berea College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Berea College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.1% White, 18.4% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.72% Two or More Races, 3.84% Asian, and 0.0698% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Berea College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26%), followed by White Male (18.3%) and Black or African American Female (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Berea College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,433 students. The full-time enrollment at Berea College is 1,408 and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 98.3% of students enrolled at Berea College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Berea College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Berea College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    632 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    264 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    218 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Berea College is 44.1% White, 18.4% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.72% Two or More Races, 3.84% Asian, and 0.0698% 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 54.3% 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, 19 students (1.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 44 more women than men received degrees from Berea College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Berea College is white (149 degrees awarded). There were 2.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Berea College is General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (22 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Berea College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (19 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Physical Sciences (13 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berea College are Elementary & middle school teachers (227,579 people), Postsecondary teachers (201,155 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (197,705 people), Other managers (180,357 people), and Secondary school teachers (158,730 people).

The most specialized majors at Berea College in 2022 are Human Sciences (19 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Physical Sciences (13 degrees), English (12 degrees), and History (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berea College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Berea College are Human Sciences (19 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Physical Sciences (13 degrees), English (12 degrees), and History (7 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 Berea College are Elementary & secondary schools (546,750 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (389,231 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (161,353 people), Legal services (159,995 people), and Computer Systems Design (153,580 people).

The most specialized majors at Berea College are Human Sciences (19 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Physical Sciences (13 degrees), English (12 degrees), and History (7 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 Berea College.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Berea College was General Business Administration & Management with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

136
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
180
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Berea College, which is 0.756 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (180).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Berea College in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Berea College in General Psychology, which is 4.67 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from Berea College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Berea College is Female and Asian (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.16% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    149 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Berea College is white (149 degrees awarded). There were 2.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

0.316% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    86 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Berea College is white female (86 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (63 degrees).

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Operations

Berea College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.42B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.7%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Berea College had a total salary expenditure of 148M. Berea College employs 60 Associate professors, 40 Assistant professors and 31 Professors. Most academics at Berea College are Male Associate professor (32), Female Associate professor (28), and Female Assistant professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berea College are: Management, with 184 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 115 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 67 employees.

Endowment

$1.42B
2022 Endowment
9.94%
decline from 2021

Berea College has an endowment valued at about $1.42B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Berea College declined 9.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.37B 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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Salary Expenditure

$54.2M
2022 Salaries
1.71%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Berea College paid a median of $54.2M in salaries, which represents 36.5% of their overall expenditure ($148M) and a 1.71% 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

$10.8M
Instructional Salaries
137
Number of Employees

In 2022, Berea College paid a total of $10.8M to 137 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.9% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
184 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Berea College were Associate professor with 60 employees, Assistant professor with 40 employees, and Professor with 31 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berea College were Management with 184 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 115 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 67 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Berea College was Male Associate professor with 32 employees, Female Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 24 employees.

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