Bryn Mawr College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,640

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$31,900

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.15%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

39.9%

3,012 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,708

95.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

83.5%

308 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 Psychology (42 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (42 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (37 degrees).

In 2016, 574 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bryn Mawr College. 91.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 8.19% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (261 degrees), 4.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryn Mawr College is $47,640, which is $23,225 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryn Mawr College is $47,640, which is $23,225 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,900.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,640

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Bryn Mawr College was $47,640. The cost of tuition at Bryn Mawr College is $23,225 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$31,900

2016 Value

2.24%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Bryn Mawr College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,900. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Bryn Mawr College grew by 2.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,850

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bryn Mawr College was of $14,850 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.48% 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

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Bryn Mawr College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.33% with respect to 2015, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.15%

2015 Default Rate

4

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Bryn Mawr College was 1.15%, which represents 4 out of the 349 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 3,012 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.22% annual growth. Out of those 3,012 applicants, 1,203 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,708 students enrolled at Bryn Mawr College in 2016, and 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bryn Mawr College has an overall enrollment yield of 33.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

39.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,203

Accepted Out of 3,012

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bryn Mawr College was 39.9% (1,203 admissions from 3,012 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 38.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.22%, while admissions grew by 8.09%.

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SAT Scores

61%

Submission Percentage

249

Scores Submitted

61% of enrolled first-time students at Bryn Mawr College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bryn Mawr College has a total enrollment of 1,708 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryn Mawr College is 1,637 students and the part-time enrollment is 71. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Bryn Mawr College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bryn Mawr College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42% White, 10.2% Asian, 8.37% Hispanic or Latino, 6.44% Black or African American, 5.09% Two or More Races, 0.117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0585% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bryn Mawr College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.1%), followed by Asian Female (11.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (49.6%), followed by White Male (15.6%) and Black or African American Female (6.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bryn Mawr College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,708 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryn Mawr College is 1,637 and the part-time enrollment is 71. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Bryn Mawr College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

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 Bryn Mawr College was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    717

  2. Asian

    174

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    143

The enrolled student population at Bryn Mawr College is 42% White, 10.2% Asian, 8.37% Hispanic or Latino, 6.44% Black or African American, 5.09% Two or More Races, 0.117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0585% 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 55.6% 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, 154 students (9.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 480 more women than men received degrees from Bryn Mawr College. The majority of degree recipients at Bryn Mawr College are white (261 degrees awarded). There were 4.66 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (56 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bryn Mawr College is General Psychology (42 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (42 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (37 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), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), and Math & Statistics (35 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 (241,958 people), Postsecondary teachers (217,087 people), Miscellaneous managers (200,201 people), Social workers (190,982 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (103,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryn Mawr College are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), Math & Statistics (35 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and English (37 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 Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Financial analysts, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Bryn Mawr College are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), Math & Statistics (35 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and English (37 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 (472,949 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (378,510 people), Hospitals (184,286 people), Computer Systems Design (160,357 people), and Individual & family services (112,136 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryn Mawr College are Language & Linguistics (44 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (86 degrees), Math & Statistics (35 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and English (37 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. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bryn Mawr College was General Psychology with 42 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 47

  2. 527

In 2016, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Bryn Mawr College, which is 0.0892 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (527).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Bryn Mawr College in Pre-Medical Studies, which is 0.605 times less than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 70 degrees were awarded to women at Bryn Mawr College in Social Work, which is 4.38 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%

100% Completion Time

82%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 76% of students graduating from Bryn Mawr College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bryn Mawr College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (88.9% 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, 9.42% of graduates (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    261 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bryn Mawr College is white (261 degrees awarded). There were 4.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (56 degrees).

9.76% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    231 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bryn Mawr College is white female (231 degrees awarded). There were 5.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (46 degrees).

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Operations

Bryn Mawr College has an endowment valued at nearly $868M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.2M (3.83%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Bryn Mawr College had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $50.4M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

Bryn Mawr College employs 56 Professors, 42 Lecturers, and 35 Associate professors. Most academics at Bryn Mawr College are Male Professors (29), Female Lecturers(29), and Female Professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryn Mawr College are: Management, with 164 employees, Service, with 112 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$868M

2015 Endowment

3.4%

growth from 2014

Bryn Mawr College has an endowment valued at about $868M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Bryn Mawr College grew 3.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $834M 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. $7.2M - Federal

  2. $668k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Bryn Mawr College received $7.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $668k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$50.4M

Salary Expenditure

$118M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Bryn Mawr College had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $50.4M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$50.4M

2015 Salaries

1.11%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Bryn Mawr College paid a median of $50.4M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($118M) and a 1.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.196% decline from 2013 and a 8.09% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$15.2M

Instructional Salaries

160

Number of Employees

In 2015, Bryn Mawr College paid a total of $15.2M to 160 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% 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

56 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

164 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bryn Mawr College were Professor with 56 employees; Lecturer with 42 employees; and Lecturer with 35 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryn Mawr College were Management with 164 employees; Service with 112 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bryn Mawr College was Male Professor with 29 employees, Female Lecturer with 29 employees, and Female Professor with 27 employees.

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

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