College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,535
Graduate Enrollment: 15
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Women only
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Suburb: Midsize (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 91.79%

Male/Female: /

First generation college students: 21.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.5% (2002)
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,170
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1110 - 1220

2022 Median Admit ACT: 24
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 72.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 57.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 44.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 34.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 79.9%
Black: 3.0%
Hispanic: 10.2%
Asian: 3.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 0.0%
Non-resident alien: 2.7%
Unknown race: 0.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $62,812
In-State tuition: $50,126
Out-of-State tuition: $50,126

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,574 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,900 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,574 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,900 (2022)

Average Family Income: $105,382 (2017)
Median Family Income: $86,621 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 21.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 63.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $26,944 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $286 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $16,906
$30k-48k $18,987
$48k-75k $20,110
$75k-110k $25,493
$110k+ $32,605

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 74%
6-year graduation rate: 77%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $26,944 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $5,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $23,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $23,592 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 91.8% (2015)
@3 year 93.0% (2017)
@5 year 95.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 87.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 89.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $41,756 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $52,018 (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. 3
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 33 $27,000 $286 $45,552 ($3,796) $56,614 ($4,718)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 2
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 38 $27,000 $286 $41,600 ($3,467) $42,384 ($3,532)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7 $32,325 ($2,694) $41,160 ($3,430)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 13 $27,000 $286 $26,412 ($2,201) $45,084 ($3,757)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 41 $27,000 $254 $24,856 ($2,071) $48,195 ($4,016)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 10 $23,307 $247
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 6
Bachelor's Degree Natural Sciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 39 $26,572 $278 $25,695 ($2,141) $50,626 ($4,219)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 13
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 43 $27,000 $284 $33,423 ($2,785) $45,302 ($3,775)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 15 $27,000 $286 $39,654 ($3,305)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 4
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 10
Bachelor's Degree Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 46 $27,000 $286 $69,571 ($5,798) $68,110 ($5,676)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 24 $27,000 $286 $51,127 ($4,261) $69,614 ($5,801)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 20 $26,925 $279 $58,769 ($4,897) $66,880 ($5,573)
Bachelor's Degree History. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $78,309
Full time faculty: 78%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 11.0

School's endowment start of year: $86,715,330 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $111,096,479 (2022)