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Bellarmine Fast Facts

Location: Louisville, Ky.
Date Opened: Oct. 3, 1950
Affiliation: Independent, Catholic
Colors: Scarlet and Silver
Nickname: Knights

Resident Students
Fall 2013: 1,100

F/T Undergraduates Living on Campus: 46%
F/T Freshmen Living on Campus: 77%

Number of full-time faculty: 155
Does not include academic deans or academic administrators
Male 70 (45%)
Female 85 (55%)
With terminal degrees 127 (82%)
Tenured* 68 (53%)
*of tenure track faculty

Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Cost for Academic Year 2013-2014
Undergraduate Tuition: $33,550
Fees: $1,340
Part Time Per Credit hour: $790
Matriculation Fee: $400 (one-time fee in the fall semester for first-time, full-time freshman)
Room and Board: $10,290 (based on regular meal plan and average freshmen resident hall costs)
*100% of full-time freshmen receive institutional aid

Campus size: 175 acres
Facilities: 32 buildings, 884,332 total square footage
Facilities Off-campus: 25 buildings, 55,436 total square footage

Degrees Awarded
Advanced Certificate in Accounting
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science
Master of Arts in Communication (MAC)
Master of Arts in Education (MAED)
Master of Arts in the Spirituality (MAS)
Master of Arts in the Spirituality (MAS)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Applied Information Technology (MAIT)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Education, Administration or Family Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Taxation (MST)
Master of Health Science
Educational Specialist (EdS)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Graduation and Retention Rates
6 Year Graduation Rate: 66% (freshman cohort 2007)
2nd Year Retention: 80% (freshman cohorts 2012)
3rd Year Retention: 69% (freshman cohort 2011)
4th Year Retention: 67% (freshman cohort 2010)

Popular Majors (top 5 majors by % of undergrad Bachelor Degrees conferred)
Nursing 28%
Psychology 7%
Business Administration 7%
Exercise Science 6%
Biology 6%

# of Degrees Conferred 875 (2012-2013)
Bachelor’s Degrees 553
Postbachelor’s Certificates 8
Master’s Degrees 260
Doctoral Degrees 54

Note: Students who double major are counted twice.

 

Alumni: 20,392 (Fall 2013)

Namesake: Named for 15th century Jesuit priest and cardinal Robert Bellarmine—born Oct. 4, 1542 in Montepulciano, Italy; died Sept. 17, 1621 in Rome; canonized June 29, 1930.

History: From 1950 until 1968, Bellarmine operated as an Archdiocesan all men’s college. In 1968, Bellarmine merged with Ursuline College and became both co-educational and independent. On Sept. 14, 2000, Bellarmine changed its named from Bellarmine College to Bellarmine University.

Fall 2013
Total Headcount 3,431

Male 1,202 (35%)
Female 2,229 (65%)
Full-time 2,682 (78%)
Part-time 749 (22%)
Students of Color 400 (12%)
International 61 (2%)

Undergraduate Headcount 2,604 
Male 951 (37%)
Female 1,653 (63%)
Full-time 2,378 (91%)
Part-time 226 (9%)
Students of Color 316 (12%)
International 57 (2%)

Graduate Headcount 827
Male 251 (30%)
Female 576 (70%)
Full-time 304 (37%)
Part-time 523 (63%)
Students of Color 84 (10%)
International 4 (1%)

First-time Freshmen 674  
Male 276 (40%)
Female 407 (60%)   
Students of Color 77 (11%)   
International 3 (1%)  

Geographic Origin of Undergraduate Students
Kentucky 1,743 (67%)
Indiana 307 (12%)
Ohio 197 (8%)
Illinois 74 (3%)
Tennessee 50 (2%)
Missouri 37 (1%)
International 54 (2%)
Other States 142 (5%)


 

 

University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN)
Profile of Bellarmine University as a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

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