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Get the facts about Benedictine College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much 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 Benedictine College Ranked?

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2021 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.

Benedictine College was awarded 11 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Benedictine College landed the #565 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 28 colleges in Kansas, Benedictine College is ranked at #3.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Benedictine College?

Acceptance Rate

Benedictine College has an acceptance rate of 97%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Benedictine College.

Average Test Scores

Benedictine College received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Benedictine College  ( 22 to 28 )
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Benedictine College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Benedictine College is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 Benedictine College is 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Benedictine College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Benedictine College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Benedictine College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 56%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Benedictine College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,085 undergraduates at Benedictine College with 1,937 being full-time and 148 being part-time.

Benedictine College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 92.97 out of 100, Benedictine College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.97 out of 100
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How Much Does Benedictine College Cost?

The overall average net price of Benedictine College is $23,767. 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 Benedictine College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,424 $19,755 $21,783 $23,339 $26,580

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 Benedictine College, 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 Benedictine College, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,507 a year. That adds up to $26,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Benedictine College is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Benedictine College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Benedictine College make around $40,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Benedictine College

Located in Atchison, Kansas, Benedictine College is a private not-for-profit institution. Atchison is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Benedictine College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1020 N 2Nd St, Atchison, KS 66002-1499
Phone: 913-367-5340
Website: www.benedictine.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benedictinecollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenedictineKS

Benedictine College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Benedictine College. Of these students, 512 received undergraduate degrees and 44 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 57 $35,000
Theological & Ministerial Studies 42 $21,800
Business Administration & Management 32 $38,200
Finance & Financial Management 29 NA
Marketing 26 NA
Nursing 25 $53,800
General Psychology 24 $29,200
Communication & Journalism (Other) 22 NA
Religious Education 20 NA
Accounting 18 $46,300

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This is a decrease from the 13 students who took online classes the previous year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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