Berry College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,950

4.86% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$26,173

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.94%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

61.6%

3,883 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,110

93% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

64.1%

357 Graduates

About

Berry College is a higher education institution located in Floyd County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Berry College were Zoology (53 degrees awarded), General Psychology (43 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees).

In 2017, 621 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Berry College. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (526 degrees), 16.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Berry College is $34,950, which is $14,217 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Berry College is $34,950, which is $14,217 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,173.

In 2017, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,950

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Berry College was $34,950. The cost of tuition at Berry College is $14,217 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$26,173

2017 Value

5.49%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Berry College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,173. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Berry College grew by 5.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,508

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Berry College was of $10,508 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.89% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Berry College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2016, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

2.94%

2016 Default Rate

13

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Berry College was 2.94%, which represents 13 out of the 442 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Berry College received 3,883 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.7% annual growth. Out of those 3,883 applicants, 2,392 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,110 students enrolled at Berry College in 2017, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Berry College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,392

Accepted Out of 3,883

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Berry College was 61.6% (2,392 admissions from 3,883 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 62.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 11.7%, while admissions grew by 10.8%.

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SAT Scores

39%

Submission Percentage

216

Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at Berry College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Berry College has a total enrollment of 2,110 students. The full-time enrollment at Berry College is 1,962 students and the part-time enrollment is 148. This means that 93% of students enrolled at Berry College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Berry College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.5% White, 6.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0474% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Berry College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.5%) and White Male (17.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Berry College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,110 students. The full-time enrollment at Berry College is 1,962 and the part-time enrollment is 148. This means that 93% of students enrolled at Berry College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 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 Berry College was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Berry College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,678

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    133

  3. Black or African American

    121

The enrolled student population at Berry College is 79.5% White, 6.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0474% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 50 students (2.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 147 more women than men received degrees from Berry College. The majority of degree recipients at Berry College are white (526 degrees awarded). There were 16.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Berry College is Zoology (53 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (43 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Berry College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees awarded), Biology (97 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berry College are Physicians (403,493 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (203,309 people), Other managers (171,681 people), Postsecondary teachers (168,284 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (156,329 people).

The most specialized majors at Berry College are Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees awarded), Biology (97 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and History (14 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berry College are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Berry College are Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees awarded), Biology (97 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and History (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berry College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (511,204 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (386,289 people), Elementary & secondary schools (369,598 people), Offices of physicians (192,581 people), and Scientific research & development services (125,381 people).

The most specialized majors at Berry College are Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees awarded), Biology (97 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and History (14 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Berry College.

Most Common

  1. 53 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Berry College was Zoology with 53 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 237

  2. 384

In 2017, 237 degrees were awarded to men at Berry College, which is 0.617 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (384).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Berry College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to women at Berry College in Zoology, which is 4.89 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 55% of students graduating from Berry College 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 64% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Berry College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.68% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    526 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Berry College is white (526 degrees awarded). There were 16.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

0.483% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    327 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    199 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Berry College is white female (327 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (199 degrees).

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Operations

Berry College has an endowment valued at nearly $969M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $68.2M (7.04%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Berry College had a total salary expenditure of $91.2M. Berry College employs 62 Assistant professors, 48 Associate professors, and 38 Professors. Most academics at Berry College are Female Assistant professors (34), Male Professors(28), and Male Assistant professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berry College are: Service, with 84 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 78 employees, and Management with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$969M

2017 Endowment

2.56%

growth from 2016

Berry College has an endowment valued at about $969M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Berry College grew 2.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $935M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $432k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Berry College received $432k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.5M

2017 Salaries

2.19%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Berry College paid a median of $35.5M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($91.2M) and a 2.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.96% decline from 2015 and a 22.9% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.1M

Instructional Salaries

165

Number of Employees

In 2017, Berry College paid a total of $12.1M to 165 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

84 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Berry College were Assistant professor with 62 employees; Associate professor with 48 employees; and Associate professor with 38 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berry College were Service with 84 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees; and Management with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Berry College was Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, Male Professor with 28 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Berry College.

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