Graduates earn 463 degrees from Benedictine College


About 22.9 percent of the 463 degrees and certificates handed out by Benedictine College in 2017-18 were to students in business, management, marketing, and related support services programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Atchison conferred 84 bachelor's degrees and 22 master's degrees in business, management, marketing, and related support services programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in "other" theological and ministerial studies. Data shows the school gave out 30 bachelor's degrees in "other" theological and ministerial studies, followed by 25 bachelor's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse and 25 bachelor's degrees in "other" communication, journalism, and related programs.

The college enrolled 2,166 students for 2017-18, including 2,085 in undergraduate programs and 81 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Business Administration and Management, General
21
22
43
Accounting
24
-
24
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
21
-
21
Finance, General
14
-
14
International Business/Trade/Commerce
4
-
4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
84
22
106
22.9
Elementary Education and Teaching
23
-
23
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
12
12
Special Education and Teaching, General
6
-
6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
3
-
3
Art Teacher Education
2
-
2
Education, General
1
-
1
Music Teacher Education
-
-
-
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
-
-
Education total
35
12
47
10.2
Political Science and Government, General
12
-
12
Criminology
11
-
11
Social Sciences, General
9
-
9
Economics, General
7
-
7
Sociology
5
-
5
Social Sciences total
44
-
44
9.5
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
30
-
30
Religious Education
7
-
7
Theology and Religious Vocations total
37
-
37
8
Mechanical Engineering
18
-
18
Engineering, General
7
-
7
Civil Engineering, General
5
-
5
Chemical Engineering
2
-
2
Engineering total
32
-
32
6.9
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
25
-
25
Athletic Training/Trainer
2
-
2
Health Professions and Related Programs total
27
-
27
5.8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
24
-
24
Biochemistry
2
-
2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
26
-
26
5.6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
25
-
25
Mass Communication/Media Studies
-
-
-
Journalism
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
25
-
25
5.4
Psychology, General
24
-
24
Psychology total
24
-
24
5.2
Art/Art Studies, General
9
-
9
Music, General
7
-
7
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
3
-
3
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
1
-
1
Visual and Performing Arts total
20
-
20
4.3
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
9
-
9
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
8
-
8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
17
-
17
3.7
English Language and Literature, General
13
-
13
English Language and Literature/Letters total
13
-
13
2.8
Physics, General
8
-
8
Chemistry, General
5
-
5
Astronomy
-
-
-
Physical Sciences total
13
-
13
2.8
Mathematics, General
10
-
10
Mathematics and Statistics total
10
-
10
2.2
Computer Science
6
-
6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
6
-
6
1.3
History, General
6
-
6
History total
6
-
6
1.3
Spanish Language and Literature
3
-
3
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
1
-
1
French Language and Literature
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
4
-
4
0.9
Philosophy
3
-
3
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
-
-
-
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
3
-
3
0.7
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
2
-
2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
2
-
2
0.4
International/Global Studies
1
-
1
Biological and Physical Sciences
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
1
-
1
0.2

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