Claremont McKenna College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$50,700

3.89% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$30,527

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.27%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

9.44%

6,342 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,347

99.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

92.7%

291 Graduates

About

Claremont McKenna College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Claremont McKenna College were General Economics (91 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (39 degrees), and International Relations & Affairs (33 degrees).

In 2016, 411 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Claremont McKenna College. 46% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (183 degrees), 3.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Claremont McKenna College is $50,700, which is $26,285 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Claremont McKenna College is $50,700, which is $26,285 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,527.

In 2016, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,700

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Claremont McKenna College was $50,700. The cost of tuition at Claremont McKenna College is $26,285 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$30,527

2016 Value

2.12%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Claremont McKenna College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,527. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Claremont McKenna College grew by 2.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,625

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Claremont McKenna College was of $13,625 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.06% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Claremont McKenna College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 4.35% with respect to 2015, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

1.27%

2015 Default Rate

1

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Claremont McKenna College was 1.27%, which represents 1 out of the 79 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Claremont McKenna College received 6,342 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.4% annual decline. Out of those 6,342 applicants, 599 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 9.44% acceptance rate.

There were 1,347 students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College in 2016, and 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Claremont McKenna College has an overall enrollment yield of 53.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

9.44%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

599

Accepted Out of 6,342

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Claremont McKenna College was 9.44% (599 admissions from 6,342 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 11%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -11.4%, while admissions declined by -23.6%.

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SAT Scores

50%

Submission Percentage

159

Scores Submitted

50% of enrolled first-time students at Claremont McKenna College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Claremont McKenna College has a total enrollment of 1,347 students. The full-time enrollment at Claremont McKenna College is 1,346 students and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.9% of students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Claremont McKenna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.9% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Asian, 5.79% Two or More Races, 4.53% Black or African American, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0742% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (23.6%), followed by White Female (18.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Claremont McKenna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,347 students. The full-time enrollment at Claremont McKenna College is 1,346 and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.9% of students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

2016 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 Claremont McKenna College was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Claremont McKenna College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    564

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    190

  3. Asian

    140

The enrolled student population at Claremont McKenna College is 41.9% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Asian, 5.79% Two or More Races, 4.53% Black or African American, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0742% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 79 students (5.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 33 fewer women than men received degrees from Claremont McKenna College. The majority of degree recipients at Claremont McKenna College are white (183 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Claremont McKenna College is General Economics (91 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (39 degrees) and International Relations & Affairs (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Claremont McKenna College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (163 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (399,701 people), Miscellaneous managers (284,228 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (250,110 people), Postsecondary teachers (172,874 people), and Chief executives & legislators (115,273 people).

The most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (163 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 degrees).

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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 Claremont McKenna College are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (163 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Elementary & secondary schools (450,633 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,658 people), Legal services (323,328 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (191,927 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (164,394 people).

The most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (163 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 91 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Claremont McKenna College was General Economics with 91 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 222

  2. 189

In 2016, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Claremont McKenna College, which is 1.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (189).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Claremont McKenna College in General Economics, which is 1.76 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Claremont McKenna College in General Economics, which is 0.569 times less than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%

100% Completion Time

90%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 80% of students graduating from Claremont McKenna College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 90% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Claremont McKenna College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 9.28% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    183 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Claremont McKenna College is white (183 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (48 degrees).

5.84% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    97 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    86 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Claremont McKenna College is white male (97 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (86 degrees).

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Operations

Claremont McKenna College has an endowment valued at nearly $734M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.3M (1.54%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Claremont McKenna College had a total expenditure of $104M. Of that $104M, they spent $44.2M on salaries and $104M on benefits.

Claremont McKenna College employs 64 Professors, 53 Associate professors, and 52 Assistant professors. Most academics at Claremont McKenna College are Male Professors (50), Male Assistant professors(31), and Male Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 44 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$734M

2015 Endowment

4.91%

growth from 2014

Claremont McKenna College has an endowment valued at about $734M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Claremont McKenna College grew 4.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $700M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.53M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Claremont McKenna College received $1.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$44.2M

Salary Expenditure

$104M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Claremont McKenna College had a total expenditure of $104M. Of that $104M, they spent $44.2M on salaries and $104M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$44.2M

2015 Salaries

5.21%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Claremont McKenna College paid a median of $44.2M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($104M) and a 5.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.44% growth from 2013 and a 5.43% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.1M

Instructional Salaries

168

Number of Employees

In 2015, Claremont McKenna College paid a total of $20.1M to 168 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

64 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

60 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College were Professor with 64 employees; Associate professor with 53 employees; and Associate professor with 52 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College were Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 44 employees; and Management with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College was Male Professor with 50 employees, Male Assistant professor with 31 employees, and Male Associate professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Claremont McKenna College.

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