Bates College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,042
3.44% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$23,312
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.41%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
21.9%
5,316 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,787
100% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
92.4%
462 Graduates

About

Bates College is a higher education institution located in Androscoggin County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bates College were General Economics (84 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (60 degrees), and General Psychology (56 degrees).

In 2017, 574 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bates College. 47.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (393 degrees), 9.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bates College is $52,042, which is $26,848 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bates College is $52,042, which is $26,848 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,312.

In 2017, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,042
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bates College was $52,042. The cost of tuition at Bates College is $26,848 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$23,312
2017 Value
3.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bates College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,312. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bates College grew by 3.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,190
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bates College was of $14,190 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.603% 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

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Bates College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.22% with respect to 2016, when 45% 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.
1.41%
2016 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bates College was 1.41%, which represents 2 out of the 142 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

Bates College received 5,316 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.747% annual decline. Out of those 5,316 applicants, 1,166 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 21.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,787 students enrolled at Bates College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bates College has an overall enrollment yield of 42.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

21.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,166
Accepted Out of 5,316

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bates College was 21.9% (1,166 admissions from 5,316 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 22.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.747%, while admissions declined by -3.87%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Bates College has a total enrollment of 1,787 students. The full-time enrollment at Bates College is 1,787 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Bates College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bates College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.5% White, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.87% Black or African American, 4.7% Two or More Races, 3.92% Asian, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.056% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bates College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.3%), followed by White Male (35.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bates College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,787 students. The full-time enrollment at Bates College is 1,787 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Bates College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,259
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    145
  3. Black or African American
    87

The enrolled student population at Bates College is 70.5% White, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.87% Black or African American, 4.7% Two or More Races, 3.92% Asian, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.056% 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, 7 students (0.392%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 32 fewer women than men received degrees from Bates College. The majority of degree recipients at Bates College are white (393 degrees awarded). There were 9.59 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bates College is General Economics (84 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (60 degrees) and General Psychology (56 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bates College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (28 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 Bates College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (329,231 people), Other managers (244,527 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (197,888 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,081 people), and Chief executives & legislators (107,788 people).

The most specialized majors at Bates College are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), Social Sciences (171 degrees), and Math & Statistics (36 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 Bates College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Bates College are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), Social Sciences (171 degrees), and Math & Statistics (36 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 Bates College are Elementary & secondary schools (372,894 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (318,849 people), Legal services (265,550 people), Computer Systems Design (198,396 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (171,439 people).

The most specialized majors at Bates College are Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), Social Sciences (171 degrees), and Math & Statistics (36 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 56 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bates College was General Economics with 84 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 303
  2. 271

In 2017, 303 degrees were awarded to men at Bates College, which is 1.12 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (271).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Bates College in General Economics, which is 3.67 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 38 degrees were awarded to women at Bates College in General Psychology, which is 2.11 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

83%
100% Completion Time
88%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 83% of students graduating from Bates College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% within 200%.

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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 Bates College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.649% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    393 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bates College is white (393 degrees awarded). There were 9.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (41 degrees).

0.523% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    200 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    193 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bates College is white male (200 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (193 degrees).

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Operations

Bates College has an endowment valued at nearly $294M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $28.3M (9.65%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Bates College had a total salary expenditure of $112M. Bates College employs 53 Professors, 49 Associate professors, and 46 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bates College are Male Professors (31), Female Associate professors(27), and Male Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bates College are: Service, with 147 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 90 employees, and Management with 72 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$294M
2017 Endowment
17.1%
growth from 2016

Bates College has an endowment valued at about $294M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bates College grew 17.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $257M 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. $2.13M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bates College received $2.13M 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

Salary Expenditure

$46.5M
2017 Salaries
3.87%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Bates College paid a median of $46.5M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($112M) and a 3.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.57% decline from 2015 and a 1.8% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$17.3M
Instructional Salaries
175
Number of Employees

In 2017, Bates College paid a total of $17.3M to 175 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
53 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
147 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bates College were Professor with 53 employees; Associate professor with 49 employees; and Associate professor with 46 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bates College were Service with 147 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 90 employees; and Management with 72 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bates College was Male Professor with 31 employees, Female Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 26 employees.

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

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