Washington College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,702

2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$31,636

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.08%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

58.7%

4,473 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,484

98.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

73.2%

308 Graduates

About

Washington College is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Washington College were General Business Administration & Management (60 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (41 degrees), and General Economics (35 degrees).

In 2017, 364 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Washington College. 57.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (276 degrees), 14.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Washington College is $43,702, which is $18,508 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Washington College is $43,702, which is $18,508 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,636.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,702

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Washington College was $43,702. The cost of tuition at Washington College is $18,508 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$31,636

2017 Value

3.13%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Washington College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,636. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Washington College grew by 3.13%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,937

Room and Board

$850

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Washington College was of $8,937 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. The cost of room and board increased by 1.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Washington College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.17% with respect to 2016, when 96% 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.

4.08%

2016 Default Rate

13

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Washington College was 4.08%, which represents 13 out of the 319 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

Washington College received 4,473 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 33.4% annual decline. Out of those 4,473 applicants, 2,626 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,484 students enrolled at Washington College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Washington College has an overall enrollment yield of 14%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,626

Accepted Out of 4,473

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Washington College was 58.7% (2,626 admissions from 4,473 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 49%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -33.4%, while admissions declined by -20.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Washington College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Washington College has a total enrollment of 1,484 students. The full-time enrollment at Washington College is 1,456 students and the part-time enrollment is 28. This means that 98.1% of students enrolled at Washington College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Washington College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.1% White, 7.95% Black or African American, 5.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% Asian, 0.741% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.539% Two or More Races, and 0.0674% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Washington College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (28%) and Black or African American Female (5.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Washington College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,484 students. The full-time enrollment at Washington College is 1,456 and the part-time enrollment is 28. This means that 98.1% of students enrolled at Washington College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2017 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 Washington College was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Washington College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,010

  2. Black or African American

    118

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    82

The enrolled student population at Washington College is 68.1% White, 7.95% Black or African American, 5.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% Asian, 0.741% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.539% Two or More Races, and 0.0674% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 54 students (3.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 54 more women than men received degrees from Washington College. The majority of degree recipients at Washington College are white (276 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Washington College is General Business Administration & Management (60 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (41 degrees) and General Economics (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Washington College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (87 degrees), and English (23 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 Washington College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (394,128 people), Other managers (314,095 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (288,277 people), Postsecondary teachers (244,203 people), and Chief executives & legislators (127,844 people).

The most specialized majors at Washington College are Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (87 degrees), English (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 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 Washington College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Washington College are Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (87 degrees), English (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 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 Washington College are Elementary & secondary schools (531,478 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (488,239 people), Legal services (324,079 people), Computer Systems Design (231,886 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (218,861 people).

The most specialized majors at Washington College are Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (87 degrees), English (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 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 Washington College.

Most Common

  1. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Washington College was General Business Administration & Management with 60 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 155

  2. 209

In 2017, 155 degrees were awarded to men at Washington College, which is 0.742 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (209).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Washington College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Washington College in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.73 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%

100% Completion Time

75%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 71% of students graduating from Washington College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (90.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Washington College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (90.9% 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, 1.95% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    276 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Washington College is white (276 degrees awarded). There were 14.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (19 degrees).

5.22% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    162 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    114 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Washington College is white female (162 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (114 degrees).

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Operations

Washington College has an endowment valued at nearly $212M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $318k (0.15%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Washington College had a total expenditure of $69.3M. Of that $69.3M, they spent $29.6M on salaries and $69.3M on benefits.

Washington College employs 52 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors, and 15 Professors. Most academics at Washington College are Female Assistant professors (30), Male Associate professors(24), and Male Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washington College are: Service, with 92 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, and Management with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$212M

2017 Endowment

7.08%

growth from 2016

Washington College has an endowment valued at about $212M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Washington College grew 7.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $175M 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. $991k - Federal

  2. $2.93M - State

  3. $158k - Local

As of 2017, Washington College received $991k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.93M from state grants and contracts, and $158k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$29.6M

Salary Expenditure

$69.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Washington College had a total expenditure of $69.3M. Of that $69.3M, they spent $29.6M on salaries and $69.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Washington College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.6M

2017 Salaries

5.7%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Washington College paid a median of $29.6M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($69.3M) and a 5.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.76% growth from 2015 and a 37.8% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.37M

Instructional Salaries

115

Number of Employees

In 2017, Washington College paid a total of $8.37M to 115 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

52 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

92 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Washington College were Assistant professor with 52 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washington College were Service with 92 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees; and Management with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Washington College was Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 22 employees.

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

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