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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
7,864 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
97% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
414 Graduates


The median tuition at Spelman College is $23,626, which is $8,584 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,399.

In 2016, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Spelman College received 7,864 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 55.7% annual growth. Out of those 7,864 applicants, 2,810 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,125 students enrolled at Spelman College in 2016, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Spelman College has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Spelman College has a total enrollment of 2,125 students. The full-time enrollment at Spelman College is 2,061 students and the part-time enrollment is 64. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Spelman College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spelman College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 96.4% Black or African American, 1.27% Two or More Races, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.19% Hispanic or Latino, 0.09% Asian, 0.05% White, and 0.85% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Spelman College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (93.6%), followed by Two or More Races Female (1.22%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (1.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, N/A N/A women than men graduated from Spelman College. The majority of students graduating from Spelman College are Black or African American. These 417 graduates mean that there were 29.8 times more Black or African American graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or more races, with 14 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Spelman College is General Psychology with 94 graduates, followed by General Biological Sciences with 53 graduates and General Economics with 49 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Spelman College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 29 graduates, followed by Social Sciences with 143 graduates and Psychology with 94 graduates.


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Spelman College has an endowment valued at nearly $362M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.2M (4.74%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Spelman College had a total expenditure of $89.7M. Of that $89.7M, they spent $36.8M on salaries and $10.1M on benefits.

Spelman College employs 57 Associate professors, 45 Assistant professors, and 29 Lecturers. Most academics at Spelman College are Female Associate professors (39), Female Assistant professors (34), and Female Lecturers (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spelman College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 118 employees, Service, with 66 employees, and Management with 57 employees.



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