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IPEDS ID: 219709
OPE ID: 00347900
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Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757
General information:  (615) 460-6000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  6,915 (5,506 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty331404
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-9
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$23,680$24,960$26,130$27,3804.8%
Books and supplies$1,350$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,030$9,320$9,670$10,0003.4%
Off Campus
Room and board--$9,670$10,0003.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$38,010$39,930$41,450$43,0303.8%
Off Campus$25,030$26,360$41,450$43,0303.8%
Off Campus with Family$25,030$26,360$31,780$33,0303.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid11,09687%————
Grant or scholarship aid94675%$10,493,588$11,093
Federal grants18515%$809,684$4,377
Pell grants18515%$741,234$4,007
Other federal grants504%$68,450$1,369
State/local government grant or scholarships31625%$1,527,700$4,834
Institutional grants or scholarships87169%$8,156,204$9,364
Student loan aid93875%$6,151,464$6,558
Federal student loans90472%$5,056,362$5,593
Other student loans655%$1,095,102$16,848
  • 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 aid13,41865%$36,164,286$10,581
Pell grants92918%$3,797,177$4,087
Federal student loans3,42865%$24,258,801$7,077
  • 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$27,285$28,870$30,357
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$23,264$26,120$23,423
$30,001 – $48,000$24,009$27,151$27,887
$48,001 – $75,000$27,361$28,636$29,395
$75,001 – $110,000$30,491$30,211$32,096
$110,001 and more$33,025$37,532$35,216
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment6,915
Undergraduate enrollment5,506
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment466
Graduate enrollment1,409
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 27%
Out-of-state: 71%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants5,1111,7043,407
Percent admitted80%78%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%36%28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (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 Reading540640
SAT Math530630
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2431
ACT Math2328
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: 83%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 68%
Transfer-out rate: 25%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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:
4-year: 61%
6-year: 68%
8-year: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 67%
Female: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 100%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 60%
Hispanic/Latino: 62%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization1--
European Studies/Civilization0--
Category total1--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General28--
Category total34--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General22--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-0-
Business/Commerce, General34800
Business/Managerial Economics7--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies34--
Finance, General14--
International Business/Trade/Commerce13--
Management Information Systems, General4--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General30--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-14-
Category total1751400
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician54--
Category total54--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism3--
Communication and Media Studies, Other7--
Mass Communication/Media Studies60-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication28--
Public Relations/Image Management3--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6--
Category total600-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General9--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design2--
Category total11--
Art Teacher Education4--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education3--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0--
Education, General0--
Education, Other-59-
Elementary Education and Teaching0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0--
Music Teacher Education113-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1--
Secondary Education and Teaching2--
Special Education and Teaching, General-11-
Category total2173-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0--
Systems Engineering0--
Category total0--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General318-
Category total318-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1--
French Language and Literature4--
German Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature7--
Category total15--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1--
Health/Medical Physics0--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist1--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-2722
Pharmaceutical Sciences4--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--30
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse12124-
Category total12751121
History, General10--
Category total10--
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies40--
Category total40--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other1--
Mathematics, General13--
Category total14--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other14--
Category total14--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science2--
Category total2--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science27--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-30-
Category total2730-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General0--
Religion/Religious Studies6--
Religion/Religious Studies, Other12--
Category total22--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2--
Chemistry, Other8--
Physics, General2--
Category total12--
Psychology, General21--
Category total21--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work13--
Category total13--
Social Sciences
International Economics2--
International Relations and Affairs1--
Political Science and Government, General11--
Political Science and Government, Other1--
Category total18--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies3--
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other6--
Category total11--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3--
Art/Art Studies, General4--
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other26--
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General48--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production8--
Design and Visual Communications, General7--
Directing and Theatrical Production3--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Fine/Studio Arts, General3--
Music Management215--
Music Performance, General103-
Music Theory and Composition41-
Music, General13-
Music, Other774-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0--
Voice and Opera-1-
Category total41212-
Grand total1,145314121
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined5660
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1959 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs6/22/2008 - 6/20/2012Accredited
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs(!)6/20/2012 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs12/1/1998 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist5/10/2000 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions11/7/2005 -  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(!)4/1/2005 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1974 -  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 schools10/20/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations2616
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations2613
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft201
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
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 Year20102009
Default rate3.8%4.1%
Number in default3838
Number in repayment997915
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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