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Beacon College Data & Information Overview

37 awards Ranking Badges
45% Acceptance Rate
11% Student Loan Default Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Beacon College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Beacon College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Beacon College was awarded 37 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Beacon was not ranked in College Factual's 2023 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into Beacon?

45% Acceptance Rate
40% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Beacon College has an acceptance rate of 45%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Beacon.

Learn more about Beacon College admissions.

Beacon College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
83% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Beacon, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Beacon College is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Beacon College

89% Freshmen Retention
42% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Beacon College has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Beacon the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 42%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  42 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Beacon College.

Beacon College Undergraduate Student Diversity

415 Full-Time Undergraduates
36.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
36.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 427 undergraduates at Beacon with 415 being full-time and 12 being part-time.

How Much Does Beacon College Cost?

$50,481 Net Price
83% Take Out Loans
$26,448 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Beacon is $50,481. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Beacon

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$53,948 $37,198 $53,765 $45,629 $47,598

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Beacon, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Beacon, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $6,612 a year. That adds up to $26,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Beacon is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for Beacon College.

How Much Money Do Beacon Graduates Make?

$22,833 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Beacon make about $22,833 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 46% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Beacon College make the most money.

Location of Beacon College

Florida State
415 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Leesburg, Florida, Beacon College is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Leesburg makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Beacon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 E Main St, Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-787-7660

Beacon College Majors

9 Majors With Completions
112 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 19 NA
Computer Software & Applications 17 NA
Human Services 15 NA
Anthrozoology 13 NA
Computer Information Systems 8 NA
General Psychology 7 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 2 NA
Zoology 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Beacon College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Beacon

12% Take At Least One Class Online
12% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 52 students took at least one online class at Beacon College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 52 52
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Beacon College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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