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Berry College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Berry College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Berry offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Berry College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Berry College was awarded 90 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is curriculum and instruction.

Overall Quality

Berry is ranked #673 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 80 colleges in Georgia, Berry is ranked at #10.

See all of the rankings for Berry College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Berry?

Acceptance Rate

Berry College has an acceptance rate of 77%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Learn more about Berry College admissions.

Berry College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Berry, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Berry College is 79%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  79 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Berry College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Berry 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
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Berry the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 60%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Berry College.

Berry College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,006 undergraduates at Berry with 1,982 being full-time and 24 being part-time.

How Much Does Berry College Cost?

The overall average net price of Berry is $23,014. 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 Berry

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,833 $18,817 $21,026 $23,131 $27,979

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 Berry, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Berry, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $8,461 a year. That adds up to $33,844 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Berry is 2.0%. 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 Berry Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Berry with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,000 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of Berry College

Berry College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Mount Berry, Georgia. Mount Berry is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Berry are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2277 Martha Berry Hwy Nw, Mount Berry, GA 30149
Phone: 706-232-5374
Website: https://www.berry.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/berrycollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/berrycollege

Berry College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Berry College. Of these students, 461 received undergraduate degrees and 66 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
Zoology 47 $21,508
General Psychology 42 $28,816
Nursing 37 $57,860
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 $37,928
Health & Physical Education 30 $29,685
Communication & Journalism (Other) 30 $28,598
Business Administration & Management 28 $42,309
General Biology 21 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 19 NA
Political Science & Government 14 $28,236

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

Online Learning at Berry

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 859 students took at least one online class at Berry College. This is an increase from the 46 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 859 61
2018-2019 46 0
2017-2018 29 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Berry College.

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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.

References

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