Guilford College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,920
4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,738
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.76%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75%
3,305 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,536
89.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.3%
181 Graduates

About

Guilford College is a higher education institution located in Guilford County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Guilford College were General Psychology (32 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (26 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees).

In 2019, 355 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Guilford College. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (231 degrees), 3.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Guilford College is $37,920, which is $10,640 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Guilford College is $37,920, which is $10,640 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,738.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,920
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Guilford College was $37,920. The cost of tuition at Guilford College is $10,640 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$23,738
2019 Value
6.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Guilford College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,738. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Guilford College grew by 6.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,100
Room and Board
$1,650
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Guilford College was of $12,100 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,650. The cost of room and board increased by 7.08% 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

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Guilford College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.75% with respect to 2018, when 80% 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.
6.76%
2017 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Guilford College was 6.76%, which represents 37 out of the 547 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

Guilford College received 3,305 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.93% annual growth. Out of those 3,305 applicants, 2,479 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75% acceptance rate.

There were 1,536 students enrolled at Guilford College in 2019, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

75%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,479
Accepted Out of 3,305

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Guilford College was 75% (2,479 admissions from 3,305 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 64.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.93%, while admissions grew by 19.8%.

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SAT Scores

55%
Submission Percentage
208
Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at Guilford College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Guilford College has a total enrollment of 1,536 students. The full-time enrollment at Guilford College is 1,379 students and the part-time enrollment is 157. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at Guilford College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Guilford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% White, 23.1% Black or African American, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Asian, 3.97% Two or More Races, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0651% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Guilford College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.9%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Black or African American Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (33.3%), followed by White Female (33.3%) and Black or African American Male (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Guilford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,536 students. The full-time enrollment at Guilford College is 1,379 and the part-time enrollment is 157. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at Guilford College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 Guilford College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Guilford College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    791
  2. Black or African American
    355
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    174

The enrolled student population at Guilford College is 51.5% White, 23.1% Black or African American, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Asian, 3.97% Two or More Races, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0651% 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 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, 52 students (3.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 39 more women than men received degrees from Guilford College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Guilford College is white (231 degrees awarded). There were 3.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Guilford College is General Psychology (32 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (26 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Guilford College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (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 Guilford College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (193,539 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (167,432 people), Other managers (152,586 people), Secondary school teachers (135,657 people), and Postsecondary teachers (128,632 people).

The most specialized majors at Guilford College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees), English (19 degrees), and History (8 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 Guilford College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Guilford College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees), English (19 degrees), and History (8 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 Guilford College are Elementary & secondary schools (431,505 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (280,306 people), Legal services (153,203 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (128,058 people), and Computer Systems Design (103,605 people).

The most specialized majors at Guilford College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees), English (19 degrees), and History (8 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 Guilford College.
Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 26 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Guilford College was General Psychology with 32 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

158
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
197
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Guilford College, which is 0.802 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (197).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Guilford College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.89 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Guilford College in General Psychology, which is 5.4 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 45% of students graduating from Guilford College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Guilford College is Male and Asian (100% 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
    231 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Guilford College is white (231 degrees awarded). There were 3.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

1.69% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    125 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    106 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Guilford College is white female (125 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (106 degrees).

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Operations

Guilford College has an endowment valued at nearly $83.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−1.8%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Guilford College had a total salary expenditure of $49.6M. Guilford College employs 33 Professors, 32 Associate professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Guilford College are Female Assistant professors (20), Male Professors(18), and Male Associate professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Guilford College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Management with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$83.4M
2019 Endowment
3.85%
decline from 2018

Guilford College has an endowment valued at about $83.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Guilford College declined 3.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $42.7M 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. $3.17M - Federal
  2. $2.57M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Guilford College received $3.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.57M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.3M
2019 Salaries
0.0133%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Guilford College paid a median of $18.3M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($49.6M) and a 0.0133% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 26% growth from 2017 and a 8.23% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.37M
Instructional Salaries
101
Number of Employees

In 2019, Guilford College paid a total of $6.37M to 101 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% 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
33 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Guilford College were Professor with 33 employees; Associate professor with 32 employees; and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Guilford College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Management with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Guilford College was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Male Professor with 18 employees, and Male Associate professor with 16 employees.

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

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