Bowdoin College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$51,344
3.9% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$24,447
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.56%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
13.6%
7,251 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,816
99.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
95.2%
460 Graduates

About

Bowdoin College is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bowdoin College were General Political Science & Government (94 degrees awarded), General Economics (64 degrees), and General Mathematics (40 degrees).

In 2017, 637 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowdoin College. 52.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (420 degrees), 6.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowdoin College is $51,344, which is $26,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowdoin College is $51,344, which is $26,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,447.

In 2017, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,344
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bowdoin College was $51,344. The cost of tuition at Bowdoin College is $26,150 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$24,447
2017 Value
1.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bowdoin College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,447. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bowdoin College grew by 1.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,600
Room and Board
$840
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowdoin College was of $13,600 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $840. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.478% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Bowdoin College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 50% 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.
2.56%
2016 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bowdoin College was 2.56%, which represents 4 out of the 156 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

Bowdoin College received 7,251 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.65% annual growth. Out of those 7,251 applicants, 988 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 13.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,816 students enrolled at Bowdoin College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bowdoin College has an overall enrollment yield of 50.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

13.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
988
Accepted Out of 7,251

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bowdoin College was 13.6% (988 admissions from 7,251 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 14.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.65%, while admissions declined by -2.08%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Bowdoin College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bowdoin College has a total enrollment of 1,816 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowdoin College is 1,813 students and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at Bowdoin College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bowdoin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.2% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.27% Two or More Races, 6.61% Asian, 6.44% Black or African American, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0551% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bowdoin College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32%), followed by White Female (30.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowdoin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,816 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowdoin College is 1,813 and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at Bowdoin College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
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 Bowdoin College was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bowdoin College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,130
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    202
  3. Two or More Races
    132

The enrolled student population at Bowdoin College is 62.2% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.27% Two or More Races, 6.61% Asian, 6.44% Black or African American, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0551% 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, 18 students (0.991%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 37 more women than men received degrees from Bowdoin College. The majority of degree recipients at Bowdoin College are white (420 degrees awarded). There were 6.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bowdoin College is General Political Science & Government (94 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (64 degrees) and General Mathematics (40 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bowdoin College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (56 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (199 degrees), and Physical Sciences (51 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 Bowdoin College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (316,995 people), Other managers (292,697 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (213,218 people), Postsecondary teachers (211,162 people), and Chief executives & legislators (117,629 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowdoin College are Cultural & Gender Studies (56 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (199 degrees), Physical Sciences (51 degrees), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (23 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 Bowdoin College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Sales managers

The most specialized majors at Bowdoin College are Cultural & Gender Studies (56 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (199 degrees), Physical Sciences (51 degrees), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowdoin College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (416,930 people), Elementary & secondary schools (405,347 people), Legal services (259,783 people), Computer Systems Design (235,387 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (193,293 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowdoin College are Cultural & Gender Studies (56 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (199 degrees), Physical Sciences (51 degrees), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (23 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 Bowdoin College.
Most Common
  1. 94 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 40 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bowdoin College was General Political Science & Government with 94 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 300
  2. 337

In 2017, 300 degrees were awarded to men at Bowdoin College, which is 0.89 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (337).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Bowdoin College in General Political Science & Government, which is 1.24 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 42 degrees were awarded to women at Bowdoin College in General Political Science & Government, which is 0.808 times less than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

86%
100% Completion Time
93%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 86% of students graduating from Bowdoin College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bowdoin College is Female and Asian (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, 0.87% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    420 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowdoin College is white (420 degrees awarded). There were 6.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

1.1% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    220 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    200 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bowdoin College is white female (220 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (200 degrees).

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Operations

Bowdoin College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.46B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $167M (11.5%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Bowdoin College had a total salary expenditure of $161M. Bowdoin College employs 66 Assistant professors, 63 Professors, and 55 Associate professors. Most academics at Bowdoin College are Female Assistant professors (39), Male Professors(36), and Female Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowdoin College are: Service, with 193 employees, Management, with 130 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.46B
2017 Endowment
8.65%
growth from 2016

Bowdoin College has an endowment valued at about $1.46B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bowdoin College grew 8.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.42B 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. $2.75M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bowdoin College received $2.75M 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

$66.1M
2017 Salaries
2.49%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Bowdoin College paid a median of $66.1M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($161M) and a 2.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.96% decline from 2015 and a 4.23% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$21.9M
Instructional Salaries
203
Number of Employees

In 2017, Bowdoin College paid a total of $21.9M to 203 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
193 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bowdoin College were Assistant professor with 66 employees; Professor with 63 employees; and Professor with 55 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowdoin College were Service with 193 employees; Management with 130 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bowdoin College was Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, Male Professor with 36 employees, and Female Associate professor with 34 employees.

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

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