Bacone College
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Founded in 1880, Bacone College is in a town that is between 10 and 35 miles from an urban area. It is in the Muskogee OK area.
Address
2299 Old Bacone Rd
Muskogee, OK 74403
www.bacone.edu
Additional links
Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
General Business Operations an...Parks, Recreation, and LeisureStudent Counseling, Library S...NursingGeneral StudiesPsychologyEducation by Level or Special ...Healthcare Technologists and A...Teacher training by DisciplineCommunications, including jour...
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Quantitative/Technology
Sciences
Healthcare
Health Support
Community Services
Education
Humanities
Social Sciences
Business
General/Interdisciplinary
Award Levels
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Quick Facts
student housing
Students are required to live in campus housing through the sophomore year.
Denomination
American Baptist
Student Focus
Alaska Native Native Hawaiian-serving
Native American non-tribal
Institutional Control
Bacone College is a private not-for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Accreditation
fair
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Bacone College holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily. Please read below for concerns we found in the accreditation records.
Accreditation History
Higher Learning Commission (Accredited January 1, 1965 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on January 15, 2013.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for August 31, 2021.
  • A probation was placed on the accreditation on February 28, 2019 for Probation or Equivalent or a More Severe Status: Probation--HLC took this action because it determined that the institution does not meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation related to resources and planning.
Student Attention
Context: Freshman satisfaction
Do most freshman choose to return for a sophomore year?
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
About 90% of students are full-time. About 7% of students take all of their courses via distance education, while another 46% take some courses online.
Full-time
90%
Online classes
52%
Context: Student body size
Bacone College has 1,048 students.
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Admissions Competition
SAT/ACT Scores
This table offers a hint of how high your test scores might need to be if you attend. For reference, a quarter of attending students earned lower, and a quarter earned higher.
 
ACT TestMiddle 50%
Composite14 to 19
Graduation Rate
Approximately 90% of undergraduate students are full-time and about 45% of students are full-time first-time college students. In the last reporting year, 23% of students, inclusive of part-time and transfer students, received a degree within 8 years.
23%
Time to complete
4 years
6 years
8 years
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group. This reporting is for undergraduate students inclusive of transfer students and full/part-time students.
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Loan Status
This donut shows the percentage of students who are in good standing (green) in repaying any federal student loans five years after leaving Bacone College.
Status of loans
Currently paying
Deferred for miliary or school
Suspended (usually for hardship)
More than 90 days late in paying
In default
Not released due to privacy
Context: Loans with good standing
About 85% of the context schools have better performance, suggesting that Bacone College's alumni earnings-to-debt ratios are low compared to the context schools' alumni.
student race/origin
Bacone College reports that 71% of students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. With 0 international students, this school has a higher percentage of international students than 1% of the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Bacone College students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 42% women students, Bacone College has a lower percentage of women than 91% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Bacone College offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Activities offered

Choral groups

Drama/theater

Student newspaper

Undergraduate services offered

Health clinic

Personal/psychological counseling

Academic/career counseling services

Special academic opportunities

Accelerated Degree

Cooperative program

Credit for advanced placement

Formal adult program

Internships

Orientation program

Part-time degree programs

Remediation available

Services for learning disabilities

Student-designed major

Summer session

Teacher certification programs

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Student Satisfaction
Context: Percentage of students who return after their freshman year

If students come back for a second year, that suggests they are satisfied and able to succeed. The schools with satisfied freshmen should score above that dark gray 50% mark.

11%0%20%40%60%80%100%Full-time
Context: Percentage of students transferring out

How many people transfer out of Bacone College within 8 years of entering? If you're considering a school with lots of transfers, be sure to find out why it was a bad fit for so many other students!

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Are students graduating on time?
Let us tell you all about low graduation rates!

Across the country, graduation rates are surprisingly low. In fact, Forbes Magazine suggests that they are unacceptably low. However, from another point of view, sometimes graduation rates simply reflect the relative preparation of the students who enter. Colleges with a mission to help people coming from less advantaged backgrounds, such as first-generation and low-income students, may have low graduation rates despite relatively strong outcomes for students who face many obstacles to success. Without the context provided in these views of completion rates, it can be tricky to separate predatory schools that take financial advantage of under-prepared students from those that are actively seeking to encourage and help those students.

For the consumer choosing a school, once you have narrowed your list to those schools that you can afford and that seem likely to admit you, consider the outcome measures in this section and choose the specific measures that best describe your plans. Very simply, schools with high graduation rates and high loan repayment rates will likely give you the best opportunity to succeed.

Choose a way to look at graduation rates
Rates with need context
Trends in rates
Rates by gender and race
Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion

We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.

Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Choose a student group
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Percentage with Pell Grants
69%
Full-time first-time students who received an award within 4 years after enrolling
8%6%5%0%50%100%Non-PellPellAll
Full-time first-time students who received an award within 6 years after enrolling
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Full-time first-time students who received an award within 8 years after enrolling
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Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Choose how to look at loan repayment
Five year overview
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
Where do alumni stand after five years?

This snapshot shows the status of students in their federal loan repayments in 2016, having departing from the school in 2012. The green wedges are the alumni in good standing, so look for a school with lots of green!

Student loan status
Currently paying
Deferred for miliary or school
Suspended (usually for hardship)
More than 90 days late in paying
In default
Not released due to privacy
Good standing in context

How does the percentage of students who fill those green wedges at Bacone College compare to other schools? The interactive bars below show you the distribution of how alumni at other schools are doing.

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Alumni earnings compared to same-aged Americans

The blue curve shows the earnings of this school's alumni -- so a high curve indicates this school is setting its students up for success!

More information about earnings data

How might your earnings compare with other people your age? Opportunity Insights used IRS data to track almost every person born in the US in the years 1980 to 1991, and they ranked the mean (average) 2014 earnings of students who attended Bacone College in comparison to all people in the US the same age. Although this data is now a little old, the scope of this project was awesome and gives us a glimpse at alumni performance that we cannot find until a new study of this incredible magnitude is performed.

You might notice a little earnings dip at young ages for some of the top bachelor's institutions. This coincides with the years that many alumni may be in graduate school and earning less.

Context: Alumni earnings by age
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Chart explanation
Bacone College
In the blue curve, we see how the average earnings percentile for this school changes as its alumni age as compared to like-aged Americans without regard to their educational background.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of these average alumni earnings percentiles for context schools: dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools and light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Classroom Quality
Student attention at Bacone College

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
39.170204060Full-time inst.Any inst.
Quality and Quantity of Bacone College faculty
Faculty are the heart of a school. Make sure the school you attend has highly-qualified faculty who are regularly in their offices and happy to meet with you.
Full-time faculty overview

The best bachelor's and graduate programs are taught by long-term faculty with the word "Professor" in their title. These instructors typically hold the highest degree possible in their field of expertise, and their commitment to research, to their students, and to the school itself should be outstanding. We suggest you look for green in the chart: schools with a large majority of long-term faculty are likely to offer steady classroom quality.

Learn more about the bars in this chart

Traditionally, the long-term faculty at a school are hired as Assistant Professors. After about six years, they then advance to the Associate Professor level after proving excellence in three areas: teaching, service to the institution, and significant contributions to their field of expertise. Assistant professors who are not promoted to the Associate level are usually required to leave the school. The rank of Professor is reserved for senior faculty who have demonstrated the highest standing in those three areas. The standards of excellence differ widely across institutions; nonetheless, the presence of a large proportion of faculty in the three professor ranks suggests you will be taught by faculty who are invested in their academic fields and in the school. Generally, instructors with any of the three professor titles will hold the highest possible (terminal) degree in their academic fields.

The instructor/lecturer positions are generally held by full-time faculty who are focused on teaching alone, often for lower-level classes. These positions usually require some advanced education or experience, but not the highest (terminal) degree in a given academic field. Those teaching with no academic rank may be hired to teach in mostly non-academic fields, giving skills- or vocation-based guidance.

02468InstructorAssistant ProfessorAssociate ProfessorProfessor
Not Faculty
Faculty, not tenure-track: sub-annual
Faculty, not tenure-track: annual
Faculty, not tenure-track: multi-year or indefinite
Faculty, tenure-track
Faculty, tenured
Context: Percentage of full-time faculty
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.Bacone College performs worse in this measure than 90% of the context schools.
Read more about why you want mostly full-time faculty teaching you
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Faculty Diversity

Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.

Choose how to see faculty gender and race/origin
Overview
Context
An overview of faculty race and gender
Here the bars show faculty rank, with male faculty to the left and female faculty to the right. The race/origin of faculty are shown by color. The view with rank is important because many of our elite schools have a problem with diversity at the higher faculty ranks. Are women and minorities being promoted at Bacone College?
InstructorAssistant ProfessorAssociate ProfessorProfessor0246Men0246Women
White
Black
Asian
American Indian
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Bacone College last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Part-time
Full-time
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Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Freshman residence
In-state
Out-of-state
International
Not Reported
Choose how to look at freshman residence
Residence in context
Residence over time
Freshman residences in context
How does the geographic diversity at Bacone College compare to the context group?
60%38%3%0%20%40%60%80%100%InternationalOut-of-stateIn-state
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Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
Choose a second viewpoint for student race and origin
Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Bacone College with that of the current context group.
23%17%6%4%34%0%3%13%0%20%40%60%80%100%InternationalPacific IslanderMultiracialAsianHispanicNot ReportedWhiteBlackAmerican Indian
Student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
65 and over
Choose another way to view age at Bacone College
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at Bacone College compared to the focus for the context schools.
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Bacone College.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Bacone College.
58%42%20%40%60%80%100%MenWomen
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Family wealth of incoming freshmen

It's not surprising that colleges in general have a greater percentage of students from wealthy families than from poor families. Although nationally 20% of families earn at least $110,200, at Bacone College, this percentage is 10%. Similarly, while nationally 20% of families earn $19,800 or less, at Bacone College 18% are in this bottom quintile.

Family wealth quintiles
Most wealthy 20%
Next Highest 20%
Middle 20%
Next 20%
Lowest 20%
Choose an aspect of family wealth you would like to view
Family wealth in context
Trends in family wealth
The 1% families
Context: family wealth represented at Bacone College

Compare student wealth at the extremes to other schools in the context group.

18%10%0%20%40%60%Least wealthy 20%Most wealthy 20%
Programs Offered
Finding a program

In the folders below, you can explore your options for study. The folders are grouped and colored by broad field, and you can see the number of students who have completed degrees in each field by following the colors in our chart showing graduations. You can...

  • Filter the programs by the award level that interests you.
  • Use the search key to limit the listings to all relevant progrmas.
  • Select a specific program from this menu to see some great details!
All current offerings
Award Level
All levels
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeHealthcare Practitioners and Therapists
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeNursing
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeHealthcare Technologists and Aids
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeProtective Services
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeParks, Recreation, and Leisure
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeEducation by Level or Special Needs
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeTeacher training by Discipline
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeStudent Counseling, Library Science, and other Education-adjacent fields
  • chevron-rightfolder-closePhilosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies/Vocations
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeCommunications, including journalism, multimedia, film, and radio
  • chevron-rightfolder-closePsychology
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeArea, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Business Operations and Management
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Studies
Admissions
Admissions Overview

Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Bacone College's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.

Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Bacone College lists the following admissions priorities and requirements:
Very Important: standardized test scores
Important: religious affiliation/commitment and class rank
Considered: extracurricular activities, character/personal qualities, application essay, racial/ethnic status, recommendation(s), alumni/ae relation, talent/ability, work experience, volunteer work, geographical residence, and interview
Not Considered: state residency
A high school diploma or GED is required, and an international baccalaureate is accepted.
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Bacone College has an undergraduate application fee of $0. We did not find Bacone College on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Freshman application dates
Freshman application dates
Bacone College has a rolling admissions policy without deadlines. This school notifies applicants of acceptance as they process applications.
Bacone College also has an early action (usually nonbinding) program.
Acceptances can be deferred if a gap period is desired -- check with the admissions office.
Transfer application information
Transfer application information
Bacone College has a rolling transfer admissions policy without deadlines. Applicants are notified as applications are processed.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
Bacone College accepts the following credits:
  • CLEP subject for transfers
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits
Standardized test scores of last year's freshman class

The graph superimposes the middle 50% of test scores on a density graph showing where those scores fall for other schools in the context group. Here's the bottom line: if this school's students had high test scores, then their blue rectangle will be towards the right of the curve. If the rectangle is towards the left, then their scores were lower than others in the context group. For this school, a quarter of the students scored lower than the left boundary of the blue rectangle, and a quarter scored higher than the right boundary.

Percentage reporting SAT scores
7%
Choose the test scores to view
SAT
ACT
SAT Math
395445200300400500600700800
SAT Evidenced-based reading and writing
425450200300400500600700800
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Applicant accepance and subsequent enrollment

Acceptance is a two-way street, because while you may be concerned about whether or not your favorite school will accept you, the colleges and universities are equally worried about whether you will attend if accepted.

Percentage of applicants who are accepted
A low percentage here can indicate that a school is highly selective. We think this is one of the least important numbers for you to consider.
Selectivity can be misleading

You may have heard that a high rejection rate is an indicator of a good school. However, this number can be gamed, and some schools started gaming the system to perform better in college ratings books and sites. Ididio believes a combination of good outcomes (e.g. successful graduation rates and loan repayments) along with indicators of a well-prepared student body (e.g. test scores and high school records) are the best indicators of a good academic experience for those who attend. Our advice is that you don't pay too much attention to this number as you decide whether you might be admitted.

16%13%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
Percentage of accepted students who choose to attend

This is called the yield, and it suggests whether this was a first-choice school or a back-up school for most applicants. Even the most prestigious Ivy League schools lose about a third of their accepted students come enrollment time.

33%46%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
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Costs and Financial Aid
Net price: the best estimate for the cost to attend

Most schools publish tuition rates that give them room to offer both scholarships and financial aid where applicable. Your best guess at what you might pay is to see what others with similar family incomes have paid. A more tailored and accurate estimate is available at this school's net price calculator.

Understanding net price

With their net price calculators, many colleges and universities give an idea of what merit-based aid might accompany need-based aid. For schools that share such data, we also provide financial aid data in the Finanical Aid sections.

There are some caveats to consider when using the net price estimates:

  • The net price calculation is weighted by this school's proportion of students living on- and off-campus and this school's estimate of off-campus costs, which may cause the net price methodology be a bit inconsistent from school to school.
  • Parental income and student financial aid eligibility is sometimes more complicated than the simple family income number reported here.
  • The net price calculation for all students is inclusive of students who received any institutional or government aid, but at the family income levels the net price only considers the tuition paid by those who qualified for federal aid.

You can get a little better guess at what you would pay by using this school's net price calculator.

Percentage of students receiving any aid

The donut, based on 335 full-time first-time degree seeking students at Bacone College, shows the percentage of those who received any financial aid (including merit-based scholarships), subdivided by family income.

90%
Aid type and family income
Federal: $0-30K
Federal: $30K-48K
Federal: $48K-75K
Federal: $75K-110K
Federal: Above $110K
Only institutional
Net price by family income
All Incomes

Let's look over the past few years at what freshmen who received any financial aid actually paid for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses on average, and how that compares to the tuition usually paid for other private universities in your context group. Public universities only report net price for in-state students.

20112012201320142015201620172018$0$10,000$20,000$30,000$40,000
Chart explanation
Bacone College
On the blue curve, we see how the net annual cost to attend Bacone College has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the net price for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Historic Annual Costs

See how this school's published costs have changed over the year, and how their cost trends compare with other private schools.

Published costs may have little to do with what you actually pay

It's important to remember that a school's published costs may not be indicative of what it will actually cost to attend. Time magazine wrote about this in their article Yes, you can get a college to cut its tuition price. Nonetheless, this inflation-adjusted look at the historic annual costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies can give you an idea of the costs you might expect in the coming years. Comparing the total costs inclusive of room and board (if applicable) with the annual net price estimates in the previous tab will help you determine the financial aid package to expect.

Private and public universities' charges are difficult to compare due to the in-state and out-of-state price differences of public universities, and therefore we only compare Bacone College to other private schools within your chosen context group.

Include room and board
Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and supplies over time
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Chart explanation
Bacone College
On the blue curve, we see how the published annual cost to attend Bacone College has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the annual cost for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Bacone College. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions.

Undergraduate costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Estimated books and supplies
Miscellaneous (living on campus)
On-campus room and board
Per-credit charges
Cost
$2,700
$15,000
$2,500
$7,750
$7,200
$682
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Bacone College's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

The Bacone College deadline for priority financial aid consideration is February 31. Applicants are notified of results on a rolling basis beginning April 1.

Required Forms

FAFSA

Institution's financial aid form

Need-based Scholarships Available

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

State scholarships/grants

Private scholarships/grants

Institutional scholarships/grants

International Students
Bacone College provides need-based aid in the form of institutional athletic awards and institutional grants and non-need-based aid in the form of institutional athletic awards and institutional grants.
Campus overview
Varsity sports at Bacone College

Bacone College participates in the NAIA Division I.

Below, you can examine the participants and resources for each sports team.

Total revenue by gender
Men ($630,307)
Women ($352,611)
Total expenses by gender
Men ($573,666)
Women ($352,611)
Choose which aspect to view
Participation
Revenue
Game Day Expenses
Expense per participant
Number of participants by sport
SoftballCross CountryBasketballBaseball010203040Men010203040Women
Note: Participants include any of the following: a student listed on the varsity roster, a student reciving student aid related to this sport, or a student who is practicing with the varsity team and receiving coaching from the varsity coaching staff, including junior varsity, freshman, redshirt, or novice participants as well as fifth-year members who have already received a bachelor's degree.
Campus participation in varsity sports
ParticipatingNot participating020406080Men020406080Women
Disciplinary actions and crime at Bacone College

Check out the number of disciplinary actions (implemented within the school) and arrests (implemented by law enforcement external to the school). Bacone College employs the following safety measures on their campus: 24-hour emergency telephone/alarm devices, dorm entrances allow access only with key or security card, and 8-hour patrols by trained security personnel.

Disciplinary Actions
200520102015202001020304050
Liquor Violations
Drug Violations
Weapon Possessions
Context: Disciplinary Actions
2.1%0.2%0.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%3.0%4.0%5.0%Average number of disciplinary violoations as a percentage of students
Arrests
201020122014201620180510152025
Liquor Violations
Drug Violations
Weapon Possessions
Context: Arrests
0.50%0.14%0.03%0.00%0.10%0.20%0.30%0.40%0.50%Average number of arrests as a percentage of students

There are very few offenses classified as criminal at most schools. For clarity, we omitted statistics for the most rare crimes, such as murder or manslaughter, and combined sex-related crimes (whose precise names and definitions have changed over time) as well as burglaries and robberies.

Criminal Offenses
2005201020152020010203040
Burglaries/Robberies
Sex Offenses
Vehicle Thefts
Aggrevated Assaults
Context: Criminal Offenses
2.065%0.053%0.000%0.028%0.000%0.500%1.000%1.500%2.000%2.500%Average number of criminal offenses as a percentage of students
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
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School finances
Bacone College: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000
Chart explanation
Bacone College
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Bacone College have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does Bacone College have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

You can find a myriad of articles about the enrollment crises expected across US colleges and universities due to fewer births during the 2008 recession and other demographic shifts. The end result to you is that you need to protect your college investment by researching the financial stability of schools that you are considering. Many of our metrics are based on the excellent advice of Forbes' Financial Health Grades.

Ididio does not want to see you stuck with debt and no degree.

Choose budget aspect
Core operating margin
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Interest obligations
Government appropriations
Context and trends: Core operating margin

The core operating margin is the percentage by which core revenues exceed (or, when negative, fall short of) core expenses, so higher is better here. This margin excludes finances for non-academic expenses such as housing, hospitals, or other independent operations. For schools with large endowments, this measure can be volitile from year-to-year without indicating concern because investment losses and gains are driving this figure, but if an institution's margin is trending downwards or consistently negative, you should be concerned.

200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018-80%-60%-40%-20%0%20%40%
Chart explanation
Bacone College
On the blue curve, we see how the core operating margin at Bacone College have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the core operating margin for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Bacone College is a private not-for-profit school. Along with publicly-controlled schools, not-for-profit schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for Bacone College into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$10M$20M$30MRevenue$0$10M$20M$30MExpense
Investment gains
Independent operations revenue
Auxiliary revenue
Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Private and capital gifts
Other revenue
Investment losses
Independent operations expenses
Auxilliary expenses
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Other expenses
The power of a large endowment

Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of Bacone College's resources by selecting from the buttons below.

Choose which aspect of the school assets to view
Net Assets
Total Endowment
Endowment Growth Rate
Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Bacone College in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,000200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Restricted net assets
Unrestricted net assets
Context: 2018 net assets per student
$15,076$0$50,000$100,000$150,000
Academic research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research
Why is the amount of library resources important?

A rigorous academic program requires that students and faculty alike are engaging in independent research, and that activity requires strong library support. You can get some useful information here:

  • How strong and how balanced between traditional physical books and easily-accessed (but expensive) electronic journals and other resources is this library?
  • How much is this library borrowing from other libraries? The number of interlibrary loans received can indicate the school's commitment to getting the resources on-campus researchers need, and also of the research activity on campus.
  • How big a resource is this library to other libraries? A large number of outgoing interlibrary loans speaks highly of the value of its content.

The presence of a library in and of itself is a good thing. Increasingly, libraries are comfortable and inviting spaces for individual and group study sessions. Librarians can be incredibly friendly guides in your quest to find materials that aid your learning.

Comparison of library resources per student
How do the per-student library resources at Bacone College compare to other schools?
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Comparison of library loans per student
A small library could make up for a small collection by allowing a large number of interlibrary loans to be received. An excellent library can show its strength by its number of loans given.
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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor

Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for Bacone College, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.