Barnard College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$48,614

6.03% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$22,815

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.93%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

16.7%

7,071 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,510

98% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

90.9%

518 Graduates

About

Barnard College is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Barnard College were General Psychology (84 degrees awarded), General Economics (73 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (64 degrees).

In 2016, 686 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Barnard College. 100% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (398 degrees), 4.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (97 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Barnard College is $48,614, which is $24,199 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Barnard College is $48,614, which is $24,199 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,815.

In 2016, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$48,614

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Barnard College was $48,614. The cost of tuition at Barnard College is $24,199 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$22,815

2016 Value

3.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Barnard College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,815. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Barnard College grew by 3.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,110

Room and Board

$1,150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Barnard College was of $15,110 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board increased by 3.07% between 2015 and 2016. 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

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Barnard College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 46% 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.

1.93%

2015 Default Rate

6

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Barnard College was 1.93%, which represents 6 out of the 311 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

Barnard College received 7,071 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.25% annual growth. Out of those 7,071 applicants, 1,184 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,510 students enrolled at Barnard College in 2016, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Barnard College has an overall enrollment yield of 51.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,184

Accepted Out of 7,071

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Barnard College was 16.7% (1,184 admissions from 7,071 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 19.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.25%, while admissions declined by -9.34%.

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SAT Scores

62%

Submission Percentage

377

Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Barnard College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Barnard College has a total enrollment of 2,510 students. The full-time enrollment at Barnard College is 2,461 students and the part-time enrollment is 49. This means that 98% of students enrolled at Barnard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Barnard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52% White, 14% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Black or African American, 5.5% Two or More Races, 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0398% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Barnard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (51.8%), followed by Asian Female (14.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Barnard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,510 students. The full-time enrollment at Barnard College is 2,461 and the part-time enrollment is 49. This means that 98% of students enrolled at Barnard College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

2016 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 Barnard College was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Barnard College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,305

  2. Asian

    351

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    315

The enrolled student population at Barnard College is 52% White, 14% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Black or African American, 5.5% Two or More Races, 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0398% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 19 students (0.757%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 686 more women than men received degrees from Barnard College. The majority of degree recipients at Barnard College are white (398 degrees awarded). There were 4.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (97 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Barnard College is General Psychology (84 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (73 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (64 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Barnard College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (48 degrees awarded), English (64 degrees), and Social Sciences (183 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 Barnard College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (440,644 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (351,729 people), Miscellaneous managers (325,786 people), Postsecondary teachers (219,203 people), and Chief executives & legislators (128,911 people).

The most specialized majors at Barnard College are Cultural & Gender Studies (48 degrees awarded), English (64 degrees), Social Sciences (183 degrees), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), and History (29 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 Barnard College are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Barnard College are Cultural & Gender Studies (48 degrees awarded), English (64 degrees), Social Sciences (183 degrees), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), and History (29 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 Barnard College are Elementary & secondary schools (628,150 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (447,507 people), Legal services (358,839 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (207,464 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (190,297 people).

The most specialized majors at Barnard College are Cultural & Gender Studies (48 degrees awarded), English (64 degrees), Social Sciences (183 degrees), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), and History (29 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Barnard College was General Psychology with 84 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 0

  2. 686

In 2016, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Barnard College, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (686).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Barnard College in General Classical Language, Literature, & Linguistics, which is 0 times less than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 84 degrees were awarded to women at Barnard College in General Psychology, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%

100% Completion Time

89%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 82% of students graduating from Barnard College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 89% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Barnard College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    398 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Barnard College is white (398 degrees awarded). There were 4.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (97 degrees).

0.146% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    398 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Barnard College is white female (398 degrees awarded). There were 4.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (97 degrees).

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Operations

Barnard College has an endowment valued at nearly $297M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.1M (4.74%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Barnard College had a total expenditure of $150M. Of that $150M, they spent $67M on salaries and $150M on benefits.

Barnard College employs 85 Professors, 42 Instructors, and 37 Assistant professors. Most academics at Barnard College are Female Professors (44), Male Professors(41), and Female Instructors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Barnard College are: Service, with 135 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 102 employees, and Management with 77 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$297M

2015 Endowment

5.13%

growth from 2014

Barnard College has an endowment valued at about $297M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Barnard College grew 5.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $263M 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. $2.81M - Federal

  2. $736k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Barnard College received $2.81M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $736k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$67M

Salary Expenditure

$150M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Barnard College had a total expenditure of $150M. Of that $150M, they spent $67M on salaries and $150M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Barnard College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$67M

2015 Salaries

5.78%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Barnard College paid a median of $67M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($150M) and a 5.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.09% growth from 2013 and a 1.78% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.2M

Instructional Salaries

214

Number of Employees

In 2015, Barnard College paid a total of $24.2M to 214 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

85 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

135 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Barnard College were Professor with 85 employees; Instructor with 42 employees; and Instructor with 37 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Barnard College were Service with 135 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees; and Management with 77 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Barnard College was Female Professor with 44 employees, Male Professor with 41 employees, and Female Instructor with 26 employees.

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

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