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Bradley University
1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001
General information:  (309) 676-7611
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,300 (4,588 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty359235
Research and public service180
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$26,704$28,284$29,664$30,8444.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,200$8,700$9,100$9,4203.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,200$8,700$9,050$9,4204.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$38,230$40,330$42,090$43,6303.7%
Off Campus$38,230$40,330$42,040$43,6303.8%
Off Campus with Family$32,180$33,780$36,440$37,8203.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,07299%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,06098%$15,517,192$14,639
Federal grants22521%$1,025,192$4,556
Pell grants22521%$913,626$4,061
Other federal grants313%$111,566$3,599
State/local government grant or scholarships28626%$1,268,414$4,435
Institutional grants or scholarships1,05898%$13,223,586$12,499
Student loan aid73868%$5,511,245$7,468
Federal student loans73868%$4,125,347$5,590
Other student loans908%$1,385,898$15,399
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,51494%$64,610,234$14,313
Pell grants1,19025%$4,715,195$3,962
Federal student loans3,36170%$36,134,476$10,751
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$24,155$25,683$27,451
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$14,732$18,500$18,159
$30,001 – $48,000$15,630$19,145$21,036
$48,001 – $75,000$19,595$22,664$24,377
$75,001 – $110,000$22,615$26,491$26,449
$110,001 and more$25,110$29,780$30,977
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment5,300
Undergraduate enrollment4,588
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment227
Graduate enrollment712
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 81%
Out-of-state: 18%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 55%
Part-time: 45%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants9,0093,7825,227
Percent admitted64%67%63%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%18%15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480620
SAT Math520650
SAT Writing460600
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2329
ACT Math2328
ACT Writing78
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 33%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 74%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 55%
6-year: 78%
8-year: 79%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 51%
6-year: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 70%
Female: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 68%
Black or African American: 54%
Hispanic/Latino: 81%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 70%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General284--
Biomedical Sciences, General0---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology2---
Reproductive Biology0---
Category total345--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science6---
Business Administration and Management, General3857-1
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other1---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other0---
Business/Managerial Economics6---
Finance, General261--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General11---
International Business/Trade/Commerce10---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management4---
Management Information Systems, General12---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General31---
Selling Skills and Sales Operations7---
Small Business Administration/Management9---
Category total19276-1
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects21---
Category total21---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other0---
Organizational Communication, General16---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other0---
Public Relations/Image Management29---
Radio and Television18---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0---
Sports Communication33---
Category total132---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science1123--
Information Science/Studies72--
Category total1825--
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-6--
Art Teacher Education2---
Biology Teacher Education0---
Chemistry Teacher Education0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-0-10
Curriculum and Instruction-7--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching11---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities170--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities00--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-0-15
Elementary Education and Teaching37---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education0---
French Language Teacher Education0---
German Language Teacher Education0---
History Teacher Education0---
Mathematics Teacher Education0---
Music Teacher Education4---
Physics Teacher Education0---
Psychology Teacher Education0---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0---
Secondary Education and Teaching02--
Social Science Teacher Education0---
Social Studies Teacher Education3---
Spanish Language Teacher Education0---
Speech Teacher Education0---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-0--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-2--
Category total7417-25
Civil Engineering, General428--
Civil Engineering, Other0---
Computer Engineering, General6---
Construction Engineering17---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2114--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0---
Engineering, General0---
Engineering, Other0---
Industrial Engineering233--
Manufacturing Engineering147--
Mechanical Engineering6922--
Category total19254--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician0---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician1---
Category total1---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing3---
English Language and Literature, General257--
General Literature0---
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other0---
Category total287--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management6---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services, Other7---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General4---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General14---
Category total31---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1---
German Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature6---
Category total7---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4---
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other-0--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other64---
Nurse Anesthetist-0-0
Nursing Administration32--
Nursing Education00--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--24-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse750--
Category total1632240
History, General25---
Category total25---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration19---
Category total19---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies01--
Category total01--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General7---
Category total7---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science1---
Category total1---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1---
Category total7---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General152--
Geology/Earth Science, General0---
Physics, General3---
Category total182--
Psychology, General52---
Category total52---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work26---
Category total26---
Social Sciences
Economics, General1---
International Relations and Affairs4---
Political Science and Government, General11---
Category total21---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1---
Art/Art Studies, General02--
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics0---
Directing and Theatrical Production4---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1---
Fine/Studio Arts, General82--
Graphic Design23---
Music Management11---
Music Performance, General4---
Music Theory and Composition0---
Music, General5---
Category total734--
Grand total1,1421932426
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 36
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $18,602
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined3899
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics1/27/2007 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship6/18/2010 - 7/11/2014Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship(!)7/11/2014 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1978 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)10/1/1995 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist5/20/1994 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1983 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1948 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)4/1/2004 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1957 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations5510
Liquor law violations452659
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations134
Liquor law violations231235
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible162
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.1%2.9%3.8%
Number in default283546
Number in repayment1,2851,2011,186
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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