Bridgewater College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,800
3.47% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,332
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.36%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
90.4%
3,402 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,421
99.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
57.8%
347 Graduates

About

Bridgewater College is a higher education institution located in Rockingham County, VA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bridgewater College were General Business Administration & Management (60 degrees awarded), General Health & Physical Education (49 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (28 degrees).

In 2022, 369 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bridgewater College. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (242 degrees), 5.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bridgewater College is $38,800, which is $10,470 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bridgewater College is $38,800, which is $10,470 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,332.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Bridgewater College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$38,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bridgewater College was $38,800. The cost of tuition at Bridgewater College is $10,470 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,332
2022 Value
1.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bridgewater College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,332. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bridgewater College grew by 1.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,720
Room and Board
$1,150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bridgewater College was of $11,720 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.56% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Bridgewater College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.36%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bridgewater College was 2.36%, which represents 13 out of the 550 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bridgewater College received 3,402 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.413% annual growth. Out of those 3,402 applicants, 3,074 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,421 students enrolled at Bridgewater College in 2022. 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bridgewater College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,074
Accepted Out of 3,402

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bridgewater College was 90.4% (3,074 admissions from 3,402 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.413%, while admissions grew by 20.8%..

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage (2022)
102
Scores Submitted (2022)

24% of enrolled first-time students at Bridgewater College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bridgewater College had a total enrollment of 1,421 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bridgewater College is 1,413 students and the part-time enrollment is 8. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Bridgewater College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bridgewater College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67% White, 11.6% Black or African American, 7.32% Hispanic or Latino, 6.47% Two or More Races, 1.27% Asian, 0.211% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0704% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bridgewater College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Male (7.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.5%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Two or More Races Female (9.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bridgewater College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,421 students. The full-time enrollment at Bridgewater College is 1,413 and the part-time enrollment is 8. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Bridgewater College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bridgewater College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Bridgewater College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    952 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    165 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    104 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bridgewater College is 67% White, 11.6% Black or African American, 7.32% Hispanic or Latino, 6.47% Two or More Races, 1.27% Asian, 0.211% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0704% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 53 students (3.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 65 more women than men received degrees from Bridgewater College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bridgewater College is white (242 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bridgewater College is General Business Administration & Management (60 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Physical Education (49 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (28 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bridgewater College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), History (13 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bridgewater College are Physicians (470,174 people), Other managers (226,664 people), Postsecondary teachers (219,593 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (194,130 people), and Other Physical Scientists (163,889 people).

The most specialized majors at Bridgewater College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), History (13 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), Biology (42 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bridgewater College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bridgewater College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), History (13 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), Biology (42 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bridgewater College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (591,597 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (495,392 people), Elementary & secondary schools (477,448 people), Offices of physicians (239,297 people), and Scientific research & development services (202,683 people).

The most specialized majors at Bridgewater College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), History (13 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), Biology (42 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bridgewater College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bridgewater College was General Business Administration & Management with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

152
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
217
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 152 degrees were awarded to men at Bridgewater College, which is 0.7 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (217).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Bridgewater College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Bridgewater College in General Health & Physical Education, which is 1.23 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 57% of students graduating from Bridgewater College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bridgewater College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.76% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    242 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bridgewater College is white (242 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (43 degrees).

2.71% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    138 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bridgewater College is white female (138 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (104 degrees).

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Operations

Bridgewater College has an endowment valued at nearly $97.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−19%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Bridgewater College had a total salary expenditure of 51.3M. Bridgewater College employs 44 Associate professors, 25 Assistant professors and 13 Professors. Most academics at Bridgewater College are Male Associate professor (22), Female Associate professor (22), and Female Assistant professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bridgewater College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 45 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

Endowment

$97.9M
2022 Endowment
19.8%
decline from 2021

Bridgewater College has an endowment valued at about $97.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bridgewater College declined 19.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $48.6M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.7M
2022 Salaries
24.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bridgewater College paid a median of $17.7M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($51.3M) and a 24.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.24M
Instructional Salaries
94
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bridgewater College paid a total of $6.24M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bridgewater College were Associate professor with 44 employees, Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bridgewater College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees, Management with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bridgewater College was Male Associate professor with 22 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

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