Goucher College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,600

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,716

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.18%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

78.8%

3,474 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,236

70% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

66.2%

243 Graduates

About

Goucher College is a higher education institution located in Baltimore County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Goucher College were General Psychology (41 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (28 degrees), and Sociology (22 degrees).

In 2017, 508 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Goucher College. 74.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (282 degrees), 2.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (118 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Goucher College is $42,600, which is $17,406 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Goucher College is $42,600, which is $17,406 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,716.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,600

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Goucher College was $42,600. The cost of tuition at Goucher College is $17,406 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$29,716

2017 Value

7.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Goucher College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,716. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Goucher College grew by 7.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,150

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Goucher College was of $10,150 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 7.17% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Goucher College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.

4.18%

2016 Default Rate

15

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Goucher College was 4.18%, which represents 15 out of the 359 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

Goucher College received 3,474 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.9% annual growth. Out of those 3,474 applicants, 2,739 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,236 students enrolled at Goucher College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Goucher College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,739

Accepted Out of 3,474

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Goucher College was 78.8% (2,739 admissions from 3,474 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 79.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.9%, while admissions grew by 0.403%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Goucher College has a total enrollment of 2,236 students. The full-time enrollment at Goucher College is 1,565 students and the part-time enrollment is 671. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Goucher College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Goucher College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.6% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 6.57% Hispanic or Latino, 3.26% Two or More Races, 3.22% Asian, 0.224% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0447% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Goucher College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Black or African American Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22.9%), followed by White Male (13.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Goucher College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,236 students. The full-time enrollment at Goucher College is 1,565 and the part-time enrollment is 671. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Goucher College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

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 Goucher College was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Goucher College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,087

  2. Black or African American

    283

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    147

The enrolled student population at Goucher College is 48.6% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 6.57% Hispanic or Latino, 3.26% Two or More Races, 3.22% Asian, 0.224% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0447% 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 54.9% 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, 526 students (23.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 250 more women than men received degrees from Goucher College. The majority of degree recipients at Goucher College are white (282 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (118 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Goucher College is General Psychology (41 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (28 degrees) and Sociology (22 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Goucher College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (10 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 Goucher College are Elementary & middle school teachers (183,519 people), Postsecondary teachers (124,779 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (116,487 people), Other managers (100,436 people), and Secondary school teachers (63,098 people).

The most specialized majors at Goucher College are Language & Linguistics (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), English (36 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 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 Goucher College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Goucher College are Language & Linguistics (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), English (36 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 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 Goucher College are Elementary & secondary schools (336,191 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (228,712 people), Legal services (102,587 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (80,960 people), and Computer Systems Design (78,642 people).

The most specialized majors at Goucher College are Language & Linguistics (27 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), English (36 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 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 Goucher College.

Most Common

  1. 41 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Goucher College was General Psychology with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 129

  2. 379

In 2017, 129 degrees were awarded to men at Goucher College, which is 0.34 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (379).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Goucher College in General Education, which is 0.302 times less than the 53 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 53 degrees were awarded to women at Goucher College in General Education, which is 3.31 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 57% of students graduating from Goucher College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Goucher College is Male and Two or More Races (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, 4.53% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    282 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    118 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Goucher College is white (282 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (118 degrees).

23.2% of degree recipients (118 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    192 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Goucher College is white female (192 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (90 degrees).

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Operations

Goucher College has an endowment valued at nearly $210M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $20.6M (9.83%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Goucher College had a total salary expenditure of $71.4M. Goucher College employs 54 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at Goucher College are Female Associate professors (30), Female Assistant professors(28), and Male Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Goucher College are: Management, with 54 employees, Service, with 51 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$210M

2017 Endowment

4.02%

growth from 2016

Goucher College has an endowment valued at about $210M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Goucher College grew 4.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $172M 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. $140k - Federal

  2. $48k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Goucher College received $140k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $48k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32M

2017 Salaries

0.347%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Goucher College paid a median of $32M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($71.4M) and a 0.347% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.57% growth from 2015 and a 0.272% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.6M

Instructional Salaries

143

Number of Employees

In 2017, Goucher College paid a total of $10.6M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% 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

54 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

54 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Goucher College were Assistant professor with 54 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Goucher College were Management with 54 employees; Service with 51 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Goucher College was Female Associate professor with 30 employees, Female Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 26 employees.

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

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