Mount Holyoke College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,740
4.51% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$29,784
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.65%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
50.8%
3,446 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,334
93.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
86.1%
510 Graduates

About

Mount Holyoke College is a higher education institution located in Hampshire County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mount Holyoke College were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (70 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (65 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (56 degrees).

In 2017, 710 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Holyoke College. 99.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0.563% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (325 degrees), 4.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Holyoke College is $47,740, which is $22,546 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Holyoke College is $47,740, which is $22,546 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,784.

In 2017, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,740
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mount Holyoke College was $47,740. The cost of tuition at Mount Holyoke College is $22,546 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$29,784
2017 Value
9.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mount Holyoke College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,784. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mount Holyoke College grew by 9.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,505
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount Holyoke College was of $12,505 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 2.37% 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

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Mount Holyoke College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.65%
2016 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mount Holyoke College was 1.65%, which represents 7 out of the 423 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

Mount Holyoke College received 3,446 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.74% annual decline. Out of those 3,446 applicants, 1,752 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,334 students enrolled at Mount Holyoke College in 2017, and 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount Holyoke College has an overall enrollment yield of 30.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,752
Accepted Out of 3,446

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount Holyoke College was 50.8% (1,752 admissions from 3,446 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 52.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.74%, while admissions declined by -5.25%.

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SAT Scores

48%
Submission Percentage
252
Scores Submitted

48% of enrolled first-time students at Mount Holyoke College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mount Holyoke College has a total enrollment of 2,334 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Holyoke College is 2,181 students and the part-time enrollment is 153. This means that 93.4% of students enrolled at Mount Holyoke College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mount Holyoke College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47% White, 9.43% Asian, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.27% Black or African American, 3.47% Two or More Races, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0428% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mount Holyoke College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45%), followed by Asian Female (10%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (60%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (10%) and White Male (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount Holyoke College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,334 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Holyoke College is 2,181 and the part-time enrollment is 153. This means that 93.4% of students enrolled at Mount Holyoke College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 Mount Holyoke College was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Mount Holyoke College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,098
  2. Asian
    220
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    161

The enrolled student population at Mount Holyoke College is 47% White, 9.43% Asian, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.27% Black or African American, 3.47% Two or More Races, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0428% 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, 33 students (1.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 702 more women than men received degrees from Mount Holyoke College. The majority of degree recipients at Mount Holyoke College are white (325 degrees awarded). There were 4.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (67 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount Holyoke College is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (65 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (56 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mount Holyoke College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees), and English (56 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mount Holyoke College are Physicians (413,618 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (392,384 people), Other managers (338,316 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (332,353 people), and Postsecondary teachers (260,569 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Holyoke College are Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees), English (56 degrees), Social Sciences (167 degrees), and Biology (112 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 Mount Holyoke College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Mount Holyoke College are Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees), English (56 degrees), Social Sciences (167 degrees), and Biology (112 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 Mount Holyoke College are Elementary & secondary schools (609,925 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (572,941 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (571,745 people), Legal services (324,439 people), and Computer Systems Design (216,422 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Holyoke College are Cultural & Gender Studies (44 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees), English (56 degrees), Social Sciences (167 degrees), and Biology (112 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 Mount Holyoke College.
Most Common
  1. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 56 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount Holyoke College was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 70 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 4
  2. 706

In 2017, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Holyoke College, which is 0.00567 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (706).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 2 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Holyoke College in Other Education, which is 0.0526 times less than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 70 degrees were awarded to women at Mount Holyoke College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

78%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 78% of students graduating from Mount Holyoke College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mount Holyoke College is Female 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, 1.18% 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
    325 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount Holyoke College is white (325 degrees awarded). There were 4.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (67 degrees).

0.845% 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
    322 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mount Holyoke College is white female (322 degrees awarded). There were 4.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (67 degrees).

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Operations

Mount Holyoke College has an endowment valued at nearly $729M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $90.5M (12.4%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Mount Holyoke College had a total salary expenditure of $144M. Mount Holyoke College employs 81 Professors, 47 Lecturers, and 47 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mount Holyoke College are Female Professors (42), Male Professors(39), and Female Lecturers (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Holyoke College are: Service, with 185 employees, Management, with 84 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$729M
2017 Endowment
9.27%
growth from 2016

Mount Holyoke College has an endowment valued at about $729M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount Holyoke College grew 9.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $692M 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. $4.32M - Federal
  2. $5.72k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mount Holyoke College received $4.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.72k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$59M
2017 Salaries
1.46%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Mount Holyoke College paid a median of $59M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($144M) and a 1.46% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.09% decline from 2015 and a 2.78% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$20.9M
Instructional Salaries
225
Number of Employees

In 2017, Mount Holyoke College paid a total of $20.9M to 225 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.3% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
81 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
185 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount Holyoke College were Professor with 81 employees; Lecturer with 47 employees; and Lecturer with 47 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Holyoke College were Service with 185 employees; Management with 84 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount Holyoke College was Female Professor with 42 employees, Male Professor with 39 employees, and Female Lecturer with 27 employees.

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

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