Bates College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,683
3.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,669
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
0.84%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
12.1%
8,222 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,820
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
89.2%
448 Graduates

About

Bates College is a higher education institution located in Androscoggin County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bates College were General Political Science & Government (74 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (63 degrees), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (52 degrees).

In 2019, 565 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bates College. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (403 degrees), 9.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bates College is $55,683, which is $28,403 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bates College is $55,683, which is $28,403 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,669.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,683
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bates College was $55,683. The cost of tuition at Bates College is $28,403 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$26,669
2019 Value
6.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bates College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,669. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bates College grew by 6.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,224
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bates College was of $15,224 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.72% 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

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
21%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Bates College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
0.84%
2017 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bates College was 0.84%, which represents 1 out of the 119 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

Bates College received 8,222 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.99% annual growth. Out of those 8,222 applicants, 998 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 12.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,820 students enrolled at Bates College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bates College has an overall enrollment yield of 50%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

12.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
998
Accepted Out of 8,222

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bates College was 12.1% (998 admissions from 8,222 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 17.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 6.99%, while admissions declined by −27%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Bates College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bates College has a total enrollment of 1,820 students. The full-time enrollment at Bates College is 1,820 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Bates College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bates College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.1% White, 7.64% Hispanic or Latino, 5.66% Two or More Races, 5.55% Black or African American, 5% Asian, 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bates College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.5%), followed by White Female (32.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.18%). 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

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bates College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,820 students. The full-time enrollment at Bates College is 1,820 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Bates College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 Bates College was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bates College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,222
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    139
  3. Two or More Races
    103

The enrolled student population at Bates College is 67.1% White, 7.64% Hispanic or Latino, 5.66% Two or More Races, 5.55% Black or African American, 5% Asian, 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.11% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 37 more women than men received degrees from Bates College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bates College is white (403 degrees awarded). There were 9.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bates College is General Political Science & Government (74 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (63 degrees) and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (52 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bates College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (17 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 Bates College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (394,372 people), Other managers (290,837 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (183,396 people), Postsecondary teachers (182,859 people), and Chief executives & legislators (132,373 people).

The most specialized majors at Bates College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), English (55 degrees), and Social Sciences (170 degrees).

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The most specialized majors at Bates College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), English (55 degrees), and Social Sciences (170 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 Bates College are Elementary & secondary schools (480,117 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (388,925 people), Legal services (308,792 people), Computer Systems Design (212,484 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (196,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Bates College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), English (55 degrees), and Social Sciences (170 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 Bates College.
Most Common
  1. 74 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 63 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 52 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bates College was General Political Science & Government with 74 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

264
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
301
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 264 degrees were awarded to men at Bates College, which is 0.877 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (301).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Bates College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 2.5 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Bates College in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 3 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

89%
100% Completion Time
92%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 89% of students graduating from Bates 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (93.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bates College is Female and Two or More Races (93.3% 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, 0.446% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    403 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bates College is white (403 degrees awarded). There were 9.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    218 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bates College is white female (218 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (185 degrees).

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Operations

Bates College has an endowment valued at nearly $330M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.36M (0.414%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Bates College had a total salary expenditure of $120M. Bates College employs 59 Assistant professors, 53 Professors, and 49 Associate professors. Most academics at Bates College are Female Assistant professors (31), Female Associate professors(28), and Male Assistant professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bates College are: Service, with 150 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 76 employees, and Management with 75 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$330M
2019 Endowment
4.48%
growth from 2018

Bates College has an endowment valued at about $330M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bates College grew 4.48% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $289M 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. $2.54M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bates College received $2.54M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$53.4M
2019 Salaries
11.2%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bates College paid a median of $53.4M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($120M) and a 11.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.22% growth from 2017 and a 3.87% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$17.6M
Instructional Salaries
170
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bates College paid a total of $17.6M to 170 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
150 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bates College were Assistant professor with 59 employees; Professor with 53 employees; and Professor with 49 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bates College were Service with 150 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 76 employees; and Management with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bates College was Female Assistant professor with 31 employees, Female Associate professor with 28 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 28 employees.

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

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