William & Mary

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,728
5.45% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,551
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.03%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
37.7%
14,680 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,773
89.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
91.1%
1,333 Graduates

About

William & Mary is a higher education institution located in Williamsburg city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at William & Mary were General Business Administration & Management (219 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (185 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (161 degrees).

In 2019, 3,140 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William & Mary. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,921 degrees), 8.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (230 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William & Mary is $16,728, which is $-11,772 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William & Mary is $16,728, which is $-11,772 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,551.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,728
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at William & Mary was $16,728. The cost of tuition at William & Mary is $-11,772 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,551
2019 Value
18.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 William & Mary had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,551. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of William & Mary grew by 18.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,236
Room and Board
$1,425
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William & Mary was of $12,236 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,425. The cost of room and board increased by 3.7% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.79% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
25%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at William & Mary received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 49% 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.
1.03%
2017 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at William & Mary was 1.03%, which represents 11 out of the 1063 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

William & Mary received 14,680 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.246% annual growth. Out of those 14,680 applicants, 5,532 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37.7% acceptance rate.

There were 8,773 students enrolled at William & Mary in 2019, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William & Mary has an overall enrollment yield of 27.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

37.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,532
Accepted Out of 14,680

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William & Mary was 37.7% (5,532 admissions from 14,680 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 36.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.246%, while admissions grew by 2.33%.

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SAT Scores

80%
Submission Percentage
1,221
Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at William & Mary in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William & Mary has a total enrollment of 8,773 students. The full-time enrollment at William & Mary is 7,828 students and the part-time enrollment is 945. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at William & Mary are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William & Mary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% White, 8.14% Hispanic or Latino, 7.19% Asian, 6.63% Black or African American, 5.12% Two or More Races, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0684% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William & Mary in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (31.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William & Mary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,773 students. The full-time enrollment at William & Mary is 7,828 and the part-time enrollment is 945. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at William & Mary are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
2019 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 William & Mary was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), William & Mary had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,308
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    714
  3. Asian
    631

The enrolled student population at William & Mary is 60.5% White, 8.14% Hispanic or Latino, 7.19% Asian, 6.63% Black or African American, 5.12% Two or More Races, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0684% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 398 students (4.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 324 more women than men received degrees from William & Mary. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William & Mary is white (1,921 degrees awarded). There were 8.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (230 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William & Mary is General Business Administration & Management (219 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (185 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (161 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at William & Mary, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (266 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (71 degrees), and History (117 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 William & Mary are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (150,315 people), Postsecondary teachers (130,925 people), Other managers (118,252 people), Physicians (85,079 people), and Secondary school teachers (83,086 people).

The most specialized majors at William & Mary are Legal (266 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (71 degrees), History (117 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (53 degrees), and Physical Sciences (145 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William & Mary are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at William & Mary are Legal (266 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (71 degrees), History (117 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (53 degrees), and Physical Sciences (145 degrees).

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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 William & Mary are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (246,043 people), Elementary & secondary schools (225,728 people), Legal services (123,235 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (99,311 people), and Computer Systems Design (94,394 people).

The most specialized majors at William & Mary are Legal (266 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (71 degrees), History (117 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (53 degrees), and Physical Sciences (145 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by William & Mary.
Most Common
  1. 219 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 185 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 161 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William & Mary was General Business Administration & Management with 219 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,408
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,732
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,408 degrees were awarded to men at William & Mary, which is 0.813 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,732).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 326 degrees were awarded to men at William & Mary in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.64 times more than the 199 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 199 degrees were awarded to women at William & Mary in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.61 times less than the 326 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

85%
100% Completion Time
92%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 85% of students graduating from William & Mary completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 92% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William & Mary is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 8.03% of graduates (107 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,921 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    230 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    207 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William & Mary is white (1,921 degrees awarded). There were 8.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (230 degrees).

4.9% of degree recipients (154 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,032 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    889 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    139 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at William & Mary is white female (1,032 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (889 degrees).

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Operations

William & Mary has an endowment valued at nearly $996M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.8M (0.682%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, William & Mary had a total salary expenditure of $457M. William & Mary employs 260 Professors, 190 Associate professors, and 164 Assistant professors. Most academics at William & Mary are Male Professors (172), Male Associate professors(109), and Male Assistant professors (94).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William & Mary are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 324 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 275 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 271 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$996M
2019 Endowment
6.45%
growth from 2018

William & Mary has an endowment valued at about $996M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of William & Mary grew 6.45% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $685M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $34.9M - Federal
  2. $2.88M - State
  3. $347k - Local

As of 2019, William & Mary received $34.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.88M from state grants and contracts, and $347k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$187M
2019 Salaries
0.402%
decline from 2018

In 2019, William & Mary paid a median of $187M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($457M) and a 0.402% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.5% growth from 2017 and a 3.75% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$75.6M
Instructional Salaries
716
Number of Employees

In 2019, William & Mary paid a total of $75.6M to 716 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
260 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
324 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at William & Mary were Professor with 260 employees; Associate professor with 190 employees; and Associate professor with 164 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William & Mary were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 324 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 275 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 271 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William & Mary was Male Professor with 172 employees, Male Associate professor with 109 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 94 employees.

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