Barnard College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,781
4.75% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,649
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.75%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
11.8%
9,320 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,631
98.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
91.9%
545 Graduates

About

Barnard College is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Barnard College were General English Language & Literature (68 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (63 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (61 degrees).

In 2019, 755 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Barnard College. 100% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (395 degrees), 3.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (111 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Barnard College is $55,781, which is $28,501 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Barnard College is $55,781, which is $28,501 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,649.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,781
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Barnard College was $55,781. The cost of tuition at Barnard College is $28,501 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$26,649
2019 Value
0.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Barnard College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,649. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Barnard College grew by 0.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,225
Room and Board
$1,150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Barnard College was of $17,225 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board increased by 6.99% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Barnard College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 44% 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.
1.75%
2017 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Barnard College was 1.75%, which represents 5 out of the 286 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

Barnard College received 9,320 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 18% annual growth. Out of those 9,320 applicants, 1,097 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 11.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,631 students enrolled at Barnard College in 2019, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Barnard College has an overall enrollment yield of 57.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

11.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,097
Accepted Out of 9,320

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Barnard College was 11.8% (1,097 admissions from 9,320 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 13.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 18%, while admissions declined by −0.182%.

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SAT Scores

63%
Submission Percentage
396
Scores Submitted

63% of enrolled first-time students at Barnard College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Barnard College has a total enrollment of 2,631 students. The full-time enrollment at Barnard College is 2,584 students and the part-time enrollment is 47. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at Barnard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Barnard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.6% White, 15.4% Asian, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.2% Two or More Races, 5.4% Black or African American, 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Barnard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.2%), followed by Asian Female (15.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Barnard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,631 students. The full-time enrollment at Barnard College is 2,584 and the part-time enrollment is 47. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at Barnard College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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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 Barnard College was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Barnard College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,305
  2. Asian
    405
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    297

The enrolled student population at Barnard College is 49.6% White, 15.4% Asian, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.2% Two or More Races, 5.4% Black or African American, 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.114% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 11 students (0.418%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 755 more women than men received degrees from Barnard College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Barnard College is white (395 degrees awarded). There were 3.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (111 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Barnard College is General English Language & Literature (68 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (63 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (61 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Barnard College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (55 degrees awarded), History (48 degrees), and English (68 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 Barnard College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (458,402 people), Other managers (323,375 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (223,377 people), Postsecondary teachers (193,677 people), and Secondary school teachers (164,124 people).

The most specialized majors at Barnard College are Cultural & Gender Studies (55 degrees awarded), History (48 degrees), English (68 degrees), Social Sciences (205 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (21 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 Barnard College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Barnard College are Cultural & Gender Studies (55 degrees awarded), History (48 degrees), English (68 degrees), Social Sciences (205 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (21 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 Barnard College are Elementary & secondary schools (592,451 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (424,835 people), Legal services (357,181 people), Computer Systems Design (227,574 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (217,088 people).

The most specialized majors at Barnard College are Cultural & Gender Studies (55 degrees awarded), History (48 degrees), English (68 degrees), Social Sciences (205 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (21 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 Barnard College.
Most Common
  1. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 63 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 61 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Barnard College was General English Language & Literature with 68 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
755
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Barnard College, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (755).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Barnard College in Environmental Studies, which is 0 times less than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 68 degrees were awarded to women at Barnard College in General English Language & Literature, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%
100% Completion Time
93%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 87% of students graduating from Barnard College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (93.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Barnard College is Female and Black or African American (93.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    395 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Barnard College is white (395 degrees awarded). There were 3.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (111 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    395 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Barnard College is white female (395 degrees awarded). There were 3.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (111 degrees).

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Operations

Barnard College has an endowment valued at nearly $364M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19M (5.22%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Barnard College had a total salary expenditure of $185M. Barnard College employs 98 Professors, 50 Assistant professors, and 46 Instructors. Most academics at Barnard College are Female Professors (53), Male Professors(45), and Female Instructors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Barnard College are: Service, with 142 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 109 employees, and Management with 88 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$364M
2019 Endowment
5.37%
growth from 2018

Barnard College has an endowment valued at about $364M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Barnard College grew 5.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $323M 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. $4.22M - Federal
  2. $962k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Barnard College received $4.22M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $962k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$70.7M
2019 Salaries
8.35%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Barnard College paid a median of $70.7M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($185M) and a 8.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.64% growth from 2017 and a 8.33% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.8M
Instructional Salaries
251
Number of Employees

In 2019, Barnard College paid a total of $31.8M to 251 employees working as instructors, which represents 45% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
142 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Barnard College were Professor with 98 employees; Assistant professor with 50 employees; and Assistant professor with 46 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Barnard College were Service with 142 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 109 employees; and Management with 88 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Barnard College was Female Professor with 53 employees, Male Professor with 45 employees, and Female Instructor with 32 employees.

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

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