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Benedictine College Data & Information Overview

Great Price Value for Your Money
98% Acceptance Rate
4% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Benedictine College Ranked?

#1,123 Best Colleges in Nation
#15 Best Colleges in KS
Theological & Ministerial Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

Benedictine College is ranked #1,123 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Benedictine College is also ranked #15 out of 47 schools in Kansas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Benedictine College?

98% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
20% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Benedictine College is 98%, 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

About 20% 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 560 and 690. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Benedictine College  ( 560 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Benedictine College  ( 540 to 660 )
Benedictine College received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Benedictine College  ( 22 to 30 )

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Benedictine College Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
55% Full Time Teachers

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

81% Freshmen Retention
50% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% 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  81 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 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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Benedictine College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,970 Full-Time Undergraduates
19.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
50.8% Percent Women

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?

$26,253 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
$26,032 Total Student Loans
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 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,508 a year. That adds up to $26,032 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?

$47,772 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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

Kansas State
1,970 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

48 Majors With Completions
483 Undergraduate Degrees
35 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Benedictine College. Of these students, 483 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
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
Mechanical Engineering 20 NA

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

Online Learning at Benedictine College

4% Take At Least One Class Online
2% 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 2020-2021, 85 students took at least one online class at Benedictine College. This is a decrease from the 925 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 85 41
2019-2020 925 150
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 13 5

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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.


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