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Benedictine College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Benedictine 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.

Benedictine College was awarded 48 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Benedictine College landed the #808 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Benedictine College held the #859 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Benedictine College also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Kansas ranking.

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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

About 31% of students accepted to Benedictine College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 670. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Benedictine College  ( 540 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Benedictine College  ( 530 to 650 )
Benedictine College received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Benedictine College  ( 21 to 29 )

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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 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Benedictine College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Benedictine College has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. 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  84 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 42%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  42 out of 100

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Benedictine College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,124 undergraduates at Benedictine College with 1,970 being full-time and 154 being part-time.

How Much Does Benedictine College Cost?

The overall average net price of Benedictine College is $26,253. 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 +
$19,920 $23,180 $23,213 $28,063 $28,918

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 54% of students took out student loans averaging $7,239 a year. That adds up to $28,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Benedictine College is 4.0%. 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 $47,772 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Benedictine College students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Benedictine College make the most money.

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, 567 received undergraduate degrees and 35 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
General Architecture 65 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 42 $30,946
Finance & Financial Management 39 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 34 $32,842
Health & Physical Education 32 NA
Nursing 31 NA
Accounting 29 NA
General Biology 26 NA
Business Administration & Management 25 NA
General Psychology 23 $29,647

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

Online Learning at Benedictine College

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, 925 students took at least one online class at Benedictine 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 925 150
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 13 5
2015-2016 10 0

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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.