Bryn Mawr College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,310

3.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,450

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.09%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

38%

2,936 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,640

96.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

83.4%

301 Graduates

About

Bryn Mawr College is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bryn Mawr College were General Mathematics (37 degrees awarded), General Psychology (32 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (30 degrees).

In 2017, 548 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bryn Mawr College. 92.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 7.85% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (271 degrees), 5.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryn Mawr College is $49,310, which is $24,116 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryn Mawr College is $49,310, which is $24,116 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,450.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,310

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bryn Mawr College was $49,310. The cost of tuition at Bryn Mawr College is $24,116 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$28,450

2017 Value

10.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bryn Mawr College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,450. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bryn Mawr College grew by 10.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,370

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bryn Mawr College was of $15,370 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.5% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Bryn Mawr College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 71% 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.

3.09%

2016 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bryn Mawr College was 3.09%, which represents 10 out of the 324 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

Bryn Mawr College received 2,936 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.52% annual decline. Out of those 2,936 applicants, 1,116 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 38% acceptance rate.

There were 1,640 students enrolled at Bryn Mawr College in 2017, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bryn Mawr College has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

38%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,116

Accepted Out of 2,936

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bryn Mawr College was 38% (1,116 admissions from 2,936 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 39.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.52%, while admissions declined by -7.23%.

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SAT Scores

56%

Submission Percentage

198

Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Bryn Mawr College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bryn Mawr College has a total enrollment of 1,640 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryn Mawr College is 1,586 students and the part-time enrollment is 54. This means that 96.7% of students enrolled at Bryn Mawr College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bryn Mawr College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43% White, 10.5% Asian, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.16% Black or African American, 5.06% Two or More Races, 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bryn Mawr College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.8%), followed by Asian Female (12.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.5%), followed by White Male (15.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bryn Mawr College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,640 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryn Mawr College is 1,586 and the part-time enrollment is 54. This means that 96.7% of students enrolled at Bryn Mawr College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

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 Bryn Mawr College was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bryn Mawr College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    705

  2. Asian

    173

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    133

The enrolled student population at Bryn Mawr College is 43% White, 10.5% Asian, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.16% Black or African American, 5.06% Two or More Races, 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 54.9% 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, 135 students (8.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 462 more women than men received degrees from Bryn Mawr College. The majority of degree recipients at Bryn Mawr College are white (271 degrees awarded). There were 5.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bryn Mawr College is General Mathematics (37 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (32 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (30 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bryn Mawr College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (74 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 Bryn Mawr College are Elementary & middle school teachers (199,791 people), Postsecondary teachers (179,574 people), Social workers, all other (164,608 people), Other managers (162,503 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (137,069 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryn Mawr College are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (74 degrees), History (19 degrees), and Physical Sciences (26 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 Bryn Mawr College are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Bryn Mawr College are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (74 degrees), History (19 degrees), and Physical Sciences (26 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 Bryn Mawr College are Elementary & secondary schools (406,625 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (332,800 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (165,742 people), Computer Systems Design (145,811 people), and Legal services (106,998 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryn Mawr College are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (74 degrees), History (19 degrees), and Physical Sciences (26 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 Bryn Mawr College.

Most Common

  1. 37 degrees awarded

  2. 32 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bryn Mawr College was General Mathematics with 37 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 43

  2. 505

In 2017, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Bryn Mawr College, which is 0.0851 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (505).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Bryn Mawr College in Pre-Medical Studies, which is 0.608 times less than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 66 degrees were awarded to women at Bryn Mawr College in Social Work, which is 8.25 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

78%

100% Completion Time

85%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 78% of students graduating from Bryn Mawr College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (93.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bryn Mawr College is Female and Black or African American (93.8% 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, 10.6% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    271 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    47 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bryn Mawr College is white (271 degrees awarded). There were 5.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (47 degrees).

8.58% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    238 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    42 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bryn Mawr College is white female (238 degrees awarded). There were 5.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (42 degrees).

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Operations

Bryn Mawr College has an endowment valued at nearly $853M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $84.5M (9.91%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Bryn Mawr College had a total salary expenditure of $124M. Bryn Mawr College employs 52 Professors, 37 Assistant professors, and 36 Associate professors. Most academics at Bryn Mawr College are Male Professors (26), Female Professors(26), and Female Lecturers (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryn Mawr College are: Management, with 168 employees, Service, with 109 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$853M

2017 Endowment

6.08%

growth from 2016

Bryn Mawr College has an endowment valued at about $853M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bryn Mawr College grew 6.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $816M 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. $7.38M - Federal

  2. $254k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bryn Mawr College received $7.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $254k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49.4M

2017 Salaries

1.15%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Bryn Mawr College paid a median of $49.4M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($124M) and a 1.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.17% decline from 2015 and a 1.11% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$16.4M

Instructional Salaries

167

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bryn Mawr College paid a total of $16.4M to 167 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

52 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

168 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bryn Mawr College were Professor with 52 employees; Assistant professor with 37 employees; and Assistant professor with 36 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryn Mawr College were Management with 168 employees; Service with 109 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bryn Mawr College was Male Professor with 26 employees, Female Professor with 26 employees, and Female Lecturer with 25 employees.

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

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