Barnard College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,781
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$30,572
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.98%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
13.6%
9,411 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,744
96.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
90%
540 Graduates

About

Barnard College is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Barnard College were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (75 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (70 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (68 degrees).

In 2020, 777 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 most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (418 degrees), 3.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (109 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Barnard College is $55,781, which is $27,381 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Barnard College is $55,781, which is $27,381 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,572.

In 2020, 42% of undergraduate students attending Barnard College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 23% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$55,781
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Barnard College was $55,781. The cost of tuition at Barnard College is $27,381 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$30,572
2020 Value
14.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Barnard College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,572. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Barnard College grew by 14.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,856
Room and Board
$1,150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Barnard College was of $17,856 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board increased by 3.66% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
23%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Barnard College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2019, when 44% 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.
0.98%
2018 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Barnard College was 0.98%, which represents 3 out of the 306 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Barnard College received 9,411 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.976% annual growth. Out of those 9,411 applicants, 1,280 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 13.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,744 students enrolled at Barnard College in 2020, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Barnard College has an overall enrollment yield of 53.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

13.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,280
Accepted Out of 9,411

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Barnard College was 13.6% (1,280 admissions from 9,411 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 11.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 0.976%, while admissions grew by 16.7%.

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SAT Scores

62%
Submission Percentage
426
Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Barnard College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Barnard College has a total enrollment of 2,744 students. The full-time enrollment at Barnard College is 2,651 students and the part-time enrollment is 93. This means that 96.6% of students enrolled at Barnard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Barnard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.2% White, 18% Asian, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.38% Two or More Races, 5.21% Black or African American, 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Barnard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.8%), followed by Asian Female (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Barnard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,744 students. The full-time enrollment at Barnard College is 2,651 and the part-time enrollment is 93. This means that 96.6% of students enrolled at Barnard College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2020 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 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    1,241
  2. Asian
    493
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    317

The enrolled student population at Barnard College is 45.2% White, 18% Asian, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.38% Two or More Races, 5.21% Black or African American, 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.109% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 32 students (1.17%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 777 more women than men received degrees from Barnard College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Barnard College is white (418 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (109 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Barnard College is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (75 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (70 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (68 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 (45 degrees awarded), History (37 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees).

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 (477,337 people), Other managers (283,819 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (281,782 people), Postsecondary teachers (205,136 people), and Chief executives & legislators (137,514 people).

The most specialized majors at Barnard College are Cultural & Gender Studies (45 degrees awarded), History (37 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Social Sciences (229 degrees), and English (54 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 Barnard College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Barnard College are Cultural & Gender Studies (45 degrees awarded), History (37 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Social Sciences (229 degrees), and English (54 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 (593,197 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (434,493 people), Legal services (378,567 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (215,305 people), and Computer Systems Design (208,953 people).

The most specialized majors at Barnard College are Cultural & Gender Studies (45 degrees awarded), History (37 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Social Sciences (229 degrees), and English (54 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 68 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Barnard College was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 75 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
777
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Barnard College, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (777).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Barnard College in Environmental Studies, which is 0 times less than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 75 degrees were awarded to women at Barnard College in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%
100% Completion Time
92%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 87% of students graduating from Barnard College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 92% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 92% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 (72.4%).

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, 0.185% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    418 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    109 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Barnard College is white (418 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (109 degrees).

0.257% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    418 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    109 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Barnard College is white female (418 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (109 degrees).

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Barnard College has an endowment valued at nearly $357M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.0266%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Barnard College had a total salary expenditure of $199M. Barnard College employs 102 Professors, 47 Assistant professors, and 39 Lecturers. Most academics at Barnard College are Female Professors (59), Male Professors(43), and Female Lecturers (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Barnard College are: Service, with 137 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 111 employees, and Management with 95 employees.

Endowment

$357M
2020 Endowment
1.94%
decline from 2019

Barnard College has an endowment valued at about $357M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Barnard College declined 1.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $317M 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. $3.36M - Federal
  2. $959k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Barnard College received $3.36M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $959k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$77.2M
2020 Salaries
9.2%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Barnard College paid a median of $77.2M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($199M) and a 9.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.35% growth from 2018 and a 4.64% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.3M
Instructional Salaries
253
Number of Employees

In 2020, Barnard College paid a total of $32.3M to 253 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
102 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Barnard College were Professor with 102 employees; Assistant professor with 47 employees; and Assistant professor with 39 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Barnard College were Service with 137 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 111 employees; and Management with 95 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Barnard College was Female Professor with 59 employees, Male Professor with 43 employees, and Female Lecturer with 33 employees.

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

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