Benedictine College

Benedictine College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Benedictine College Ranked?

2022 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 57 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other health and physical education/fitness.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Benedictine College is ranked #859 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Benedictine College is also ranked #7 out of 54 schools in Kansas.

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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 14 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 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Benedictine College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Benedictine College has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. 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  77 out of 100

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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Benedictine College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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.

How Much Does Benedictine College Cost?

The overall average net price of Benedictine College is $23,011. 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 +
$18,742 $18,932 $20,810 $23,219 $25,370

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 3.8%. 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

Benedictine College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Benedictine College. Of these students, 543 received undergraduate degrees and 29 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 52 $35,000
Finance & Financial Management 50 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 43 $21,800
Marketing 33 NA
Health & Physical Education 31 NA
Nursing 30 $53,800
General Psychology 27 $29,200
Accounting 26 $46,300
Business Administration & Management 24 $38,200
General Biology 22 NA

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

Learn more about online learning at Benedictine College.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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