Bradley University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,540
2.52% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$25,857
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.73%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
71.4%
10,232 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
5,844
85.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
72.7%
737 Graduates

About

Bradley University is a higher education institution located in Peoria County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bradley University were Mechanical Engineering (98 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (83 degrees), and General Psychology (61 degrees).

In 2017, 1,596 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bradley University. 50.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,046 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (87 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bradley University is $32,540, which is $11,807 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bradley University is $32,540, which is $11,807 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 $25,857.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,540
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bradley University was $32,540. The cost of tuition at Bradley University is $11,807 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$25,857
2017 Value
3.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bradley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,857. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bradley University grew by 3.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,010
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bradley University was of $10,010 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.2% 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

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Bradley University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.
2.73%
2016 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bradley University was 2.73%, which represents 32 out of the 1171 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

Bradley University received 10,232 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.56% annual growth. Out of those 10,232 applicants, 7,303 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.4% acceptance rate.

There were 5,844 students enrolled at Bradley University in 2017, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bradley University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
7,303
Accepted Out of 10,232

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bradley University was 71.4% (7,303 admissions from 10,232 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.56%, while admissions grew by 6.89%.

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage
142
Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at Bradley University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bradley University has a total enrollment of 5,844 students. The full-time enrollment at Bradley University is 4,986 students and the part-time enrollment is 858. This means that 85.3% of students enrolled at Bradley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bradley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.3% White, 9.03% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Black or African American, 3.64% Asian, 1.75% Two or More Races, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bradley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (37.3%), followed by White Female (35.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (15.8%) and Black or African American Female (4.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bradley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,844 students. The full-time enrollment at Bradley University is 4,986 and the part-time enrollment is 858. This means that 85.3% of students enrolled at Bradley University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 Bradley University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bradley University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,106
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    528
  3. Black or African American
    454

The enrolled student population at Bradley University is 70.3% White, 9.03% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Black or African American, 3.64% Asian, 1.75% Two or More Races, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 150 students (2.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 4 more women than men received degrees from Bradley University. The majority of degree recipients at Bradley University are white (1,046 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (87 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bradley University is Mechanical Engineering (98 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (83 degrees) and General Psychology (61 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bradley University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (387 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), and Communications (115 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 Bradley University are Software developers (766,850 people), Other managers (488,447 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (322,684 people), Civil engineers (232,431 people), and Computer occupations, all other (180,205 people).

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Engineering (387 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Communications (115 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (150 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (25 degrees).

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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 Bradley University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Engineering (387 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Communications (115 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (150 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (25 degrees).

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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 Bradley University are Computer Systems Design (916,006 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (428,802 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,421 people), Elementary & secondary schools (330,523 people), and Construction (306,243 people).

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Engineering (387 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Communications (115 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (150 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (25 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 Bradley University.
Most Common
  1. 98 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 83 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 61 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bradley University was Mechanical Engineering with 98 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 796
  2. 800

In 2017, 796 degrees were awarded to men at Bradley University, which is 0.995 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (800).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Bradley University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 10.6 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 80 degrees were awarded to women at Bradley University in Registered Nursing, which is 26.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 53% of students graduating from Bradley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bradley University is Female and Asian (88.9% 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, 0.136% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,046 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bradley University is white (1,046 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (87 degrees).

5.08% of degree recipients (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    540 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    506 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bradley University is white female (540 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (506 degrees).

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Operations

Bradley University has an endowment valued at nearly $293M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.1M (11.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Bradley University had a total salary expenditure of $153M. Bradley University employs 114 Assistant professors, 106 Associate professors, and 83 Professors. Most academics at Bradley University are Male Professors (69), Male Associate professors(58), and Female Assistant professors (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bradley University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 172 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 126 employees, and Service with 114 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$293M
2017 Endowment
8.29%
growth from 2016

Bradley University has an endowment valued at about $293M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bradley University grew 8.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $260M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.64M - Federal
  2. $307k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bradley University received $2.64M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $307k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$67.3M
2017 Salaries
1.77%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Bradley University paid a median of $67.3M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 1.77% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.65% decline from 2015 and a 1.18% 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

$27.5M
Instructional Salaries
350
Number of Employees

In 2017, Bradley University paid a total of $27.5M to 350 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
114 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
172 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bradley University were Assistant professor with 114 employees; Associate professor with 106 employees; and Associate professor with 83 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bradley University were Office and Administrative Support with 172 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 126 employees; and Service with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bradley University was Male Professor with 69 employees, Male Associate professor with 58 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 58 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bradley University.

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