Colby-Sawyer College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,364
5.06% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,202
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.99%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78%
1,751 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
943
81.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.7%
148 Graduates

About

Colby-Sawyer College is a higher education institution located in Merrimack County, NH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Colby-Sawyer College were Registered Nursing (40 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (19 degrees), and General Psychology (14 degrees).

In 2022, 196 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colby-Sawyer College. 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (162 degrees), 27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colby-Sawyer College is $46,364, which is $18,034 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Colby-Sawyer College is $46,364, which is $18,034 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,202.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Colby-Sawyer College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$46,364
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Colby-Sawyer College was $46,364. The cost of tuition at Colby-Sawyer College is $18,034 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$28,202
2022 Value
5.31%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colby-Sawyer College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,202. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colby-Sawyer College grew by 5.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,986
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colby-Sawyer College was of $14,986 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.57% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Colby-Sawyer College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.99%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Colby-Sawyer College was 1.99%, which represents 6 out of the 301 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Colby-Sawyer College received 1,751 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.2% annual growth. Out of those 1,751 applicants, 1,366 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78% acceptance rate.

There were 943 students enrolled at Colby-Sawyer College in 2022.

Colby-Sawyer College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,366
Accepted Out of 1,751

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colby-Sawyer College was 78% (1,366 admissions from 1,751 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.2%, while admissions declined by −20.5%..

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Enrollment

Colby-Sawyer College had a total enrollment of 943 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colby-Sawyer College is 771 students and the part-time enrollment is 172. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Colby-Sawyer College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colby-Sawyer College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.1% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 2.55% Asian, 2.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.742% Two or More Races, and 0.424% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Colby-Sawyer College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.3%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Black or African American Female (1.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (100%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colby-Sawyer College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 943 students. The full-time enrollment at Colby-Sawyer College is 771 and the part-time enrollment is 172. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Colby-Sawyer College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Colby-Sawyer College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Colby-Sawyer 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
    708 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    29 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    24 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colby-Sawyer College is 75.1% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 2.55% Asian, 2.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.742% Two or More Races, and 0.424% 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, 133 students (14.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 62 more women than men received degrees from Colby-Sawyer College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colby-Sawyer College is white (162 degrees awarded). There were 27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colby-Sawyer College is Registered Nursing (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (19 degrees) and General Psychology (14 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Colby-Sawyer College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), and Biology (19 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 Colby-Sawyer College are Physicians (449,861 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (280,755 people), Other managers (257,250 people), Postsecondary teachers (202,693 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (179,394 people).

The most specialized majors at Colby-Sawyer College in 2022 are History (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Biology (19 degrees), Human Sciences (4 degrees), and Psychology (14 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 Colby-Sawyer College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Colby-Sawyer College are History (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Biology (19 degrees), Human Sciences (4 degrees), and Psychology (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Colby-Sawyer College are Elementary & secondary schools (752,080 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (691,753 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (524,185 people), Outpatient care centers (279,382 people), and Offices of physicians (251,423 people).

The most specialized majors at Colby-Sawyer College are History (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Biology (19 degrees), Human Sciences (4 degrees), and Psychology (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colby-Sawyer College was Registered Nursing with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

67
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
129
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Colby-Sawyer College, which is 0.519 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (129).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Colby-Sawyer College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Colby-Sawyer College in Registered Nursing, which is 9 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 56% of students graduating from Colby-Sawyer College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colby-Sawyer College is Male and White (66.7% 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, 8.11% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    162 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colby-Sawyer College is white (162 degrees awarded). There were 27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

12.2% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    106 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colby-Sawyer College is white female (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (56 degrees).

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Operations

Colby-Sawyer College has an endowment valued at nearly $55.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.7%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Colby-Sawyer College had a total salary expenditure of 33.7M. Colby-Sawyer College employs 30 Assistant professors, 14 Professors and 8 Associate professors. Most academics at Colby-Sawyer College are Female Assistant professor (20), Male Assistant professor (10), and Male Professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colby-Sawyer College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Service with 31 employees.

Endowment

$55.6M
2022 Endowment
11%
decline from 2021

Colby-Sawyer College has an endowment valued at about $55.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Colby-Sawyer College declined 11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.34M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.7M
2022 Salaries
2.14%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Colby-Sawyer College paid a median of $13.7M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($33.7M) and a 2.14% 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

$3.46M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colby-Sawyer College paid a total of $3.46M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.2% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colby-Sawyer College were Assistant professor with 30 employees, Professor with 14 employees, and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colby-Sawyer College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees, Management with 37 employees, and Service with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colby-Sawyer College was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Male Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Male Professor with 7 employees.

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