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Benedictine College Overview

Located in Atchison, Kansas, Benedictine College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Benedictine College is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Benedictine College Known For?

512 Undergraduate Awards
$30,901 Avg Cost After Aid
97% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at Benedictine College is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Benedictine College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 60% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average Benedictine College student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Benedictine College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Benedictine College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Religious Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Theological & Ministerial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Benedictine College?

Location of Benedictine College

Contact details for Benedictine College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1020 N 2Nd St, Atchison, KS 66002-1499
Phone: 913-367-5340

How Do I Get Into Benedictine College?

You can apply to Benedictine College online at:

Admission Requirements for Benedictine College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Benedictine College?

97% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 97%, Benedictine College is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 97%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Benedictine College submitted their SAT scores.Benedictine College received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 22 and 30. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Benedictine College  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Benedictine College  ( 22 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Benedictine College  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford Benedictine College?

$30,901 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
3.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Benedictine College is $30,901. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Benedictine College, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,507 a year. That adds up to $26,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Benedictine College is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Benedictine College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,937 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,085 undergraduate students at Benedictine College, with 1,937 being full-time and 148 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Benedictine College

There are also 73 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,937 full-time undergraduates at Benedictine College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Benedictine College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Benedictine College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Benedictine College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 180
White 1,511
International Students 37
Other Races/Ethnicities 131

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Benedictine College. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at Benedictine College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and Canada.

Online Learning at Benedictine College

0 Took All Classes Online
80.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

Online Growth Rankings of Benedictine College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Benedictine College was 80.0%. This is the #383 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Benedictine College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Benedictine College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 32 26 58
Teacher Education Grade Specific 57 0 57
Theological & Ministerial Studies 42 0 42
Finance & Financial Management 29 0 29
Marketing 26 0 26
Nursing 25 0 25
General Psychology 24 0 24
Communication & Journalism (Other) 22 0 22
Religious Education 20 0 20
Accounting 18 0 18
General Biology 17 0 17
Educational Administration 0 17 17
General English Literature 17 0 17
Mechanical Engineering 16 0 16
Health & Physical Education 15 0 15
History 13 0 13
Special Education 12 0 12
Philosophy 11 0 11
Criminology 11 0 11
Political Science & Government 10 0 10
Fine & Studio Arts 10 0 10
International Business 9 0 9
Economics 9 0 9
Computer Science 8 0 8
Romance Languages 8 0 8
Sociology 6 0 6
Chemical Engineering 5 0 5
Mathematics 5 0 5
Chemistry 5 0 5
Physics 5 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 5 0 5
Civil Engineering 4 0 4
General Social Sciences 3 0 3
General Architecture 2 0 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 2 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 0 2
Allied Health Professions 2 0 2
Music 2 0 2
General Education 0 1 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1 0 1
International Studies 1 0 1
Astronomy & Astrophysics 1 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0
TOTAL 512 44 556


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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