Benedictine College

Benedictine College

Benedictine College was officially established on July 1, 1971, but it traces its roots to the St. Benedict's College which was founded in 1858, and the Mount St. Scholastica College which was established in 1923. The two merged to form Benedictine College. This private coeducational college has a 110-acre campus in Atchison, Kansas.

Benedictine College offers undergraduate programs of study in the fields of art, biology, education, engineering, English, criminology, music, business administration, and mathematics, among others. Students can also opt for master's degrees in business administration, and school leadership.

The athletics department of Benedictine College fields more than 10 teams in baseball, basketball, football, cross country, soccer, track and field, softball, and volleyball. The men's teams are known as the Ravens, and the women's teams are nicknamed the Lady Ravens. They compete in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, and the NAIA. Students also publish a newspaper called "The Circuit", and a literary magazine known as "Loomings".

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Contacting Benedictine

Benedictine College
1020 N 2nd St
Atchison , KS 66002-1499
General Phone: (913) 367-5340

Benedictine Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management75business management, accounting, finance, international business
Education and Teaching47educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching
Religion and Philosophy34philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies, theological and ministerial studies
Liberal Arts33French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Science24biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, astronomy, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling18psychology
Media11mass communication
Security and Law Enforcement10criminology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Art Studies1art studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Benedictine in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree21437
Master's degree502

Benedictine Student Body

In 2007-2008, Benedictine had a total enrollment of 1,829 students (1,561 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 41%
(Foreign Students) 59%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 36%
20-21 27%
22-24 10%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
65+ 0%

Benedictine Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 100 %

Benedictine Room and Board (2007)

Benedictine offers campus housing for 1,073 of its 1,561 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Atchison, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Benedictine Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2028
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Benedictine Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,800
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,800
Room and board $ 6,400
Room charge $ 3,360
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,040
Books and supplies $ 2,400
Other expenses $ 4,800

Financial Aid:
Benedictine participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1025600)

Benedictine Faculty

Benedictine has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track208
Non-tenured and not on tenure track124

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$57,7433$52,783
Associate professoracademic year19$51,8165$52,958
Assistant professoracademic year20$48,05310$48,229
Instructoracademic year9$34,9413$33,517
All faculty totalacademic year58$48,92221$47,904

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Benedictine Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heart of America Athletic Conference
Basketball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Baseball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Track Heart of America Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3866104

Benedictine Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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