Bradley University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,380
4.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,053
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
75.1%
11,352 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,552
81.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
76.2%
831 Graduates

About

Bradley University is a higher education institution located in Peoria County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Bradley University were Family Practice Nurse (81 degrees awarded), Mental Health Counseling (63 degrees), and Accounting (28 degrees).

In 2022, 1,591 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bradley University. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,088 degrees), 7.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (146 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bradley University is $37,380, which is $13,384 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bradley University is $37,380, which is $13,384 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 $24,053.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Bradley University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$37,380
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bradley University was $37,380. The cost of tuition at Bradley University is $13,384 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$24,053
2022 Value
4.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bradley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,053. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bradley University grew by 4.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,628
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bradley University was of $11,628 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.09% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Bradley University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Bradley University received 11,352 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.3% annual growth. Out of those 11,352 applicants, 8,530 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.1% acceptance rate.

There were 5,552 students enrolled at Bradley University in 2022. 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bradley University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,530
Accepted Out of 11,352

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bradley University was 75.1% (8,530 admissions from 11,352 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.3%, while admissions grew by 11.2%..

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SAT Scores

40%
Submission Percentage (2022)
416
Scores Submitted (2022)

40% of enrolled first-time students at Bradley University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bradley University had a total enrollment of 5,552 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bradley University is 4,531 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,021. This means that 81.6% of students enrolled at Bradley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bradley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.9% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.15% Black or African American, 4.56% Asian, 2.72% Two or More Races, 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.054% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bradley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.5%), followed by White Female (31.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.6%), followed by White Male (11.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bradley University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,552 students. The full-time enrollment at Bradley University is 4,531 and the part-time enrollment is 1,021. This means that 81.6% of students enrolled at Bradley University 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 Bradley University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Bradley University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,383 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    647 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    508 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bradley University is 60.9% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.15% Black or African American, 4.56% Asian, 2.72% Two or More Races, 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.054% 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, 156 students (2.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 215 more women than men received degrees from Bradley University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bradley University is white (1,088 degrees awarded). There were 7.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (146 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Bradley University is Family Practice Nurse (81 degrees awarded), followed by Mental Health Counseling (63 degrees) and Accounting (28 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Communication Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Engineering (176 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 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 Bradley University are Registered nurses (1,427,976 people), Software developers (464,385 people), Other managers (438,904 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (349,344 people), and Civil engineers (281,481 people).

The most specialized majors at Bradley University in 2022 are Communication Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Engineering (176 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (90 degrees), and Health (405 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 Bradley University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Communication Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Engineering (176 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (90 degrees), and Health (405 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 Bradley University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,617,744 people), Computer Systems Design (545,442 people), Elementary & secondary schools (490,139 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (460,821 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (440,695 people).

The most specialized majors at Bradley University are Communication Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Engineering (176 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (90 degrees), and Health (405 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 Bradley University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 79 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bradley University was Registered Nursing with 79 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

688
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
903
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 688 degrees were awarded to men at Bradley University, which is 0.762 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (903).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Bradley University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7.86 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Bradley University in Family Practice Nurse, which is 11 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 58% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bradley University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 0.722% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,088 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    146 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bradley University is white (1,088 degrees awarded). There were 7.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (146 degrees).

2.89% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    605 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    483 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bradley University is white female (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (483 degrees).

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Operations

Bradley University has an endowment valued at nearly $346M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.72%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Bradley University had a total salary expenditure of 152M. Bradley University employs 132 Assistant professors, 85 Associate professors and 80 Professors. Most academics at Bradley University are Female Assistant professor (75), Male Professor (63), and Male Assistant professor (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bradley University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, Service, with 116 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 96 employees.

Endowment

$346M
2022 Endowment
10.8%
decline from 2021

Bradley University has an endowment valued at about $346M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bradley University declined 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $299M 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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Salary Expenditure

$67.4M
2022 Salaries
1.23%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bradley University paid a median of $67.4M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($152M) and a 1.23% 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

$28.8M
Instructional Salaries
334
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bradley University paid a total of $28.8M to 334 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
132 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
123 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bradley University were Assistant professor with 132 employees, Associate professor with 85 employees, and Professor with 80 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bradley University were Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees, Service with 116 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bradley University was Female Assistant professor with 75 employees, Male Professor with 63 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 57 employees.

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

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