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IPEDS ID: 139144
OPE ID: 00155400
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Berry College
2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW, Mount Berry, Georgia 30149
General information:  (706) 232-5374
Website:  www.berry.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,110 (1,978 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Admissionswww.berry.edu/admission
Apply Onlinewww.berry.edu/admissions/apply/
Financial Aidwww.berry.edu/aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.berry.edu/npc
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.berry.edu/Templates/general.aspx?id=51539609530
Disability Serviceswww.berry.edu/academics/accommodations/
Mission Statement
  www.berry.edu/mission/
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Small 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
11%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty16542
Instructional16542
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$31,996$33,556$35,176$36,5563.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,190$11,730$12,290$12,7703.9%
Other$2,198$2,198$2,196$2,154-1.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,846$9,286$9,732$10,1103.9%
Other$4,038$4,038$4,036$4,014-0.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,596$3,596$3,594$3,562-0.9%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$46,384$48,484$50,662$52,4803.6%
Off Campus$45,880$47,880$49,944$51,6803.5%
Off Campus with Family$36,592$38,152$39,770$41,1183.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$11,880
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid1553100%————
Grant or scholarship aid553100%$13,884,257$25,107
Federal grants12322%$584,081$4,749
Pell grants12322%$536,481$4,362
Other federal grants346%$47,600$1,400
State/local government grant or scholarships35364%$1,699,606$4,815
Institutional grants or scholarships553100%$11,600,570$20,978
Student loan aid29654%$2,250,512$7,603
Federal student loans29553%$1,587,470$5,381
Other student loans6211%$663,042$10,694
  • 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 aid11,95299%$46,477,851$23,810
Pell grants45123%$1,976,796$4,383
Federal student loans1,03552%$6,560,670$6,339
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$24,811$26,173$24,917
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$17,343$19,115$17,460
$30,001 – $48,000$17,507$18,084$19,285
$48,001 – $75,000$20,416$21,808$19,866
$75,001 – $110,000$23,613$24,896$22,891
$110,001 and more$28,210$28,258$28,743
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment2,110
Undergraduate enrollment1,978
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment42
Graduate enrollment132
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 80%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 61%
Out-of-state: 38%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 13%
Part-time: 87%
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: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,9701,4722,498
Percent admitted66%63%68%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%22%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT23346%
ACT27654%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570660
SAT Math540650
ACT Composite2329
ACT English2332
ACT Math2227
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: 78%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 92 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 66%
(*) 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 2010]
4-year: 59%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 66%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 60%
6-year: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 58%
Female: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 33%
Asian: 78%
Black or African American: 58%
Hispanic/Latino: 74%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 72%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 44%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry22-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General20-
Zoology/Animal Biology45-
Category total87-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting15-
Business Administration and Management, General1411
Business/Managerial Economics13-
Finance, General6-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General21-
Category total6911
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other32-
Category total32-
Education
Curriculum and Instruction-0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching220
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching20
Music Teacher Education2-
Secondary Education and Teaching00
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-50
Category total2650
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General6-
Category total6-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing5-
English Language and Literature, General6-
Category total11-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1-
German Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature6-
Category total7-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Nursing Studies0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse24-
Category total24-
History
History, General7-
Category total7-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General8-
Category total8-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General12-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3-
Category total15-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science11-
Category total11-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science33-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management9-
Category total42-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General13-
Category total13-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3-
Physics, General3-
Category total6-
Psychology
Psychology, General38-
Category total38-
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs2-
Political Science and Government, General7-
Social Sciences, General12-
Category total21-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General2-
Music Management1-
Music, General7-
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management1-
Category total11-
Grand total43461
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 30
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
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: $23,679
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball31
Basketball1914
Equestrian30
Football116
Golf89
Lacrosse3619
Soccer2528
Softball23
Swimming14
Swimming and Diving28
Tennis139
Track and Field, Indoor3631
Track and Field, Outdoor3631
Track and Field, X-Country1214
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1957)12/12/2028
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (09/29/2014)09/30/2019
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1969 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since (09/01/1977)12/20/2019
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/111018.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations421
Liquor law violations820
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations201
Liquor law violations410
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape567
Fondling002
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary277
Motor vehicle theft001
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape367
Fondling002
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary023
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate3.5%3.5%3.3%
Number in default171614
Number in repayment481449412
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)