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Benedictine College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Benedictine College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Benedictine College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Benedictine College Ranked?

2020 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 10 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Benedictine College is ranked #687 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Benedictine College held the #701 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Benedictine College is also ranked #3 out of 27 schools in Kansas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Benedictine College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Benedictine College is 97%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Benedictine College is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

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 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Benedictine College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Benedictine College has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. 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  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Benedictine College for first-time, full-time students is 56%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Benedictine College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,085 undergraduates at Benedictine College with 1,821 being full-time and 264 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.

The overall diversity score for Benedictine College is 82.42 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.42 out of 100
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How Much Does Benedictine College Cost?

The overall average net price of Benedictine College is $24,312. 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 +
$19,840 $20,061 $22,243 $24,890 $26,523

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Benedictine College, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,507 a year. That adds up to $30,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Benedictine College is 4.3%. 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 in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Benedictine College make the most money.

Location of Benedictine College

Benedictine College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Atchison, Kansas. Atchison is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Benedictine College

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 42 majors graduated from Benedictine College. Of these students, 544 received undergraduate degrees and 34 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 48 $35,000
Theological & Ministerial Studies 36 $21,800
Finance & Financial Management 29 NA
Marketing 28 NA
General Psychology 27 $29,200
Business Administration & Management 25 $38,200
Accounting 25 $46,300
Communication & Journalism (Other) 25 NA
Nursing 25 $53,800
General Biology 25 NA

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

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

Learn more about online learning at Benedictine College.

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