Berry College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,150
1.87% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,359
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.02%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66.3%
5,643 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,360
95.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64.7%
345 Graduates

About

Berry College is a higher education institution located in Floyd County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Berry College were Curriculum & Instruction (39 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (1 degrees).

In 2022, 504 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Berry College. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (398 degrees), 8.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Berry College is $39,150, which is $15,154 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Berry College is $39,150, which is $15,154 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 $25,359.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Berry College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$39,150
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Berry College was $39,150. The cost of tuition at Berry College is $15,154 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$25,359
2022 Value
2.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Berry College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,359. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Berry College grew by 2.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,200
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Berry College was of $12,200 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.87% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Berry College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% 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.
1.02%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Berry College was 1.02%, which represents 5 out of the 490 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Berry College received 5,643 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.51% annual growth. Out of those 5,643 applicants, 3,742 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,360 students enrolled at Berry College in 2022. 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Berry College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,742
Accepted Out of 5,643

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Berry College was 66.3% (3,742 admissions from 5,643 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 69.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.51%, while admissions grew by 1.99%..

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage (2022)
134
Scores Submitted (2022)

21% of enrolled first-time students at Berry College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Berry College had a total enrollment of 2,360 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Berry College is 2,261 students and the part-time enrollment is 99. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Berry College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Berry College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.5% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.56% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 2.84% Asian, 0.212% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0847% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Berry College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.3%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by Black or African American Female (27.5%) and White Male (20%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Berry College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,360 students. The full-time enrollment at Berry College is 2,261 and the part-time enrollment is 99. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Berry College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Berry College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Berry College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,712 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    239 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    202 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Berry College is 72.5% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.56% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 2.84% Asian, 0.212% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0847% 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, 15 students (0.636%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 132 more women than men received degrees from Berry College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Berry College is white (398 degrees awarded). There were 8.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Berry College is Curriculum & Instruction (39 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees) and General Educational Leadership & Administration (1 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Biology (69 degrees).

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 (420,167 people), Postsecondary teachers (220,384 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (214,005 people), Other managers (202,320 people), and Secondary school teachers (155,842 people).

The most specialized majors at Berry College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Biology (69 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and English (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Berry College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Biology (69 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and English (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (550,476 people), Elementary & secondary schools (518,822 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (488,282 people), Offices of physicians (216,730 people), and Scientific research & development services (149,232 people).

The most specialized majors at Berry College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Biology (69 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and English (16 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 Berry College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 35 degrees awarded
  2. 32 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Berry College was Zoology with 35 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

186
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
318
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Berry College, which is 0.585 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (318).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Berry College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.36 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Berry College in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 5.5 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 63% of students graduating from Berry College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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 (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Berry College is Female and Asian (83.3% 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, 1.45% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    398 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Berry College is white (398 degrees awarded). There were 8.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

0.992% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    253 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    145 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Berry College is white female (253 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (145 degrees).

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Operations

Berry College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.24B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 64.5M (5.22%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Berry College had a total salary expenditure of 106M. Berry College employs 54 Associate professors, 52 Assistant professors and 39 Professors. Most academics at Berry College are Male Associate professor (31), Male Assistant professor (29), and Male Professor (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berry College are: Service, with 73 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 72 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 68 employees.

Endowment

$1.24B
2022 Endowment
1.92%
growth from 2021

Berry College has an endowment valued at about $1.24B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Berry College grew 1.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.19B 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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Salary Expenditure

$39.4M
2022 Salaries
5.52%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Berry College paid a median of $39.4M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 5.52% 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

$13.3M
Instructional Salaries
165
Number of Employees

In 2022, Berry College paid a total of $13.3M to 165 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% 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
54 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
73 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Berry College were Associate professor with 54 employees, Assistant professor with 52 employees, and Professor with 39 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berry College were Service with 73 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Berry College was Male Associate professor with 31 employees, Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Male Professor with 28 employees.

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