Bellarmine University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,040
2.49% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,813
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.939%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.8%
3,878 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,970
84.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.7%
378 Graduates

About

Bellarmine University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bellarmine University were Registered Nursing (113 degrees awarded), General Psychology (76 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees).

In 2022, 971 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bellarmine University. 64.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (768 degrees), 14.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellarmine University is $44,040, which is $20,044 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bellarmine University is $44,040, which is $20,044 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,813.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Bellarmine University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$44,040
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bellarmine University was $44,040. The cost of tuition at Bellarmine University is $20,044 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,813
2022 Value
4.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bellarmine University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,813. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bellarmine University grew by 4.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,420
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bellarmine University was of $9,420 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Bellarmine University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.06% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.939%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bellarmine University was 0.939%, which represents 8 out of the 852 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bellarmine University received 3,878 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.28% annual growth. Out of those 3,878 applicants, 3,404 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,970 students enrolled at Bellarmine University in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bellarmine University has an overall enrollment yield of 16%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,404
Accepted Out of 3,878

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bellarmine University was 87.8% (3,404 admissions from 3,878 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.28%, while admissions declined by −5.84%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
41
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at Bellarmine University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bellarmine University had a total enrollment of 2,970 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bellarmine University is 2,516 students and the part-time enrollment is 454. This means that 84.7% of students enrolled at Bellarmine University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bellarmine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.9% White, 8.45% Black or African American, 6.67% Hispanic or Latino, 4.48% Two or More Races, 2.93% Asian, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bellarmine University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.5%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Female (5.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49%), followed by White Male (32.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bellarmine University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,970 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellarmine University is 2,516 and the part-time enrollment is 454. This means that 84.7% of students enrolled at Bellarmine University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bellarmine University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Bellarmine University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,195 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    251 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    198 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bellarmine University is 73.9% White, 8.45% Black or African American, 6.67% Hispanic or Latino, 4.48% Two or More Races, 2.93% Asian, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 36 students (1.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 289 more women than men received degrees from Bellarmine University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bellarmine University is white (768 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bellarmine University is Registered Nursing (113 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (76 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bellarmine University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (127 degrees), and Psychology (76 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,770,197 people), Secondary school teachers (560,203 people), Education administrators (339,123 people), Other managers (297,071 people), and Postsecondary teachers (238,148 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellarmine University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (127 degrees), Psychology (76 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (127 degrees), Psychology (76 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,293,804 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (561,969 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (378,140 people), Outpatient care centers (241,211 people), and Computer Systems Design (210,463 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (127 degrees), Psychology (76 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bellarmine University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 113 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bellarmine University was Registered Nursing with 113 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

341
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
630
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 341 degrees were awarded to men at Bellarmine University, which is 0.541 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (630).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Bellarmine University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Bellarmine University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.72 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 55% of students graduating from Bellarmine University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bellarmine University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.5% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    768 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bellarmine University is white (768 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (53 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    496 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    272 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bellarmine University is white female (496 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (272 degrees).

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Operations

Bellarmine University has an endowment valued at nearly $71M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.31%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Bellarmine University had a total salary expenditure of 81.8M. Bellarmine University employs 59 Associate professors, 55 Assistant professors and 33 Professors. Most academics at Bellarmine University are Female Assistant professor (39), Female Associate professor (37), and Male Professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellarmine University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 75 employees, Management, with 58 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

Endowment

$71M
2022 Endowment
11.4%
decline from 2021

Bellarmine University has an endowment valued at about $71M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bellarmine University declined 11.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.8M
2022 Salaries
4.31%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bellarmine University paid a median of $38.8M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($81.8M) and a 4.31% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.8M
Instructional Salaries
167
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bellarmine University paid a total of $14.8M to 167 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bellarmine University were Associate professor with 59 employees, Assistant professor with 55 employees, and Professor with 33 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellarmine University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 75 employees, Management with 58 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bellarmine University was Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, Female Associate professor with 37 employees, and Male Professor with 23 employees.

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