Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,356
Graduate Enrollment: 742
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, small, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.5%

Male/Female: 32% / 68% (2017)

First generation college students: 27.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.1% (2009)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,191
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1110 - 1280

2022 Median Admit ACT: 24
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 21 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 70.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 49.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 35.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 24.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 75.8%
Black: 6.8%
Hispanic: 6.7%
Asian: 2.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 5.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.4%
Unknown race: 1.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $57,342
In-State tuition: $44,920
Out-of-State tuition: $44,920

Estimated books and supplies: $768 (2021)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,420 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $6,878 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,420 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $6,878 (2022)

Average Family Income: $87,740 (2017)
Median Family Income: $68,249 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 23.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 54.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $265 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $20,161
$30k-48k $20,462
$48k-75k $21,625
$75k-110k $26,706
$110k+ $25,168

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 58%
6-year graduation rate: 65%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $19,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $20,450 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 81.4% (2015)
@3 year 82.8% (2017)
@5 year 87.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 60.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 66.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $45,831 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $53,990 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 6
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 65 $26,376 $276 $32,281 ($2,690) $35,231 ($2,936)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 18 $25,990 $276 $33,571 ($2,798)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 17 $25,226 $267 $26,376 ($2,198) $37,194 ($3,100)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 10
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 4
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 11 $27,000 $286
Bachelor's Degree Music. 9
Master's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 9 $60,116 ($5,010)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 5
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 6
Master's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 2
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 12
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 67
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 128 $30,800 $265 $62,189 ($5,182) $64,237 ($5,353)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 26 $466 $93,529 ($7,794) $79,219 ($6,602)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 4
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 41 $26,000 $276 $40,277 ($3,356)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 68 $304 $64,075 ($5,340)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 19
Graduate/Professional Certificate Accounting and Related Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 17 $53,466 ($4,456)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 6
Master's Degree Taxation. 4
Bachelor's Degree History. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 46 $25,853 $274 $32,374 ($2,698) $44,335 ($3,695)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 12
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 20
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 12
Master's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 10 $55,663 ($4,639)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 12
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 19 $27,000 $286 $36,737 ($3,061) $39,983 ($3,332)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 4
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 28 $27,000 $286 $36,050 ($3,004) $40,317 ($3,360)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 82 $286 $46,644 ($3,887) $46,329 ($3,861)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 15 $27,000 $286 $30,537 ($2,545)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 14
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 51 $27,000 $286 $25,749 ($2,146) $49,960 ($4,163)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 13
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 60 $25,944 $274 $27,449 ($2,287) $41,610 ($3,468)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $71,010
Full time faculty: 45%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 12.0

School's endowment start of year: $65,588,104 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $80,147,900 (2022)