Claremont McKenna College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,190
3.75% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,456
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
10.3%
6,066 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,346
99.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
93.1%
271 Graduates

About

Claremont McKenna College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Claremont McKenna College were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (109 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (41 degrees), and Experimental Psychology (36 degrees).

In 2019, 465 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Claremont McKenna College. 49.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (187 degrees), 2.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Claremont McKenna College is $56,190, which is $28,910 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Claremont McKenna College is $56,190, which is $28,910 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,456.

In 2019, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$56,190
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Claremont McKenna College was $56,190. The cost of tuition at Claremont McKenna College is $28,910 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,456
2019 Value
7.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Claremont McKenna College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,456. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Claremont McKenna College grew by 7.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,242
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Claremont McKenna College was of $15,242 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.29% 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

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Claremont McKenna College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.22% with respect to 2018, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2017 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Claremont McKenna College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 68 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

Claremont McKenna College received 6,066 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.28% annual decline. Out of those 6,066 applicants, 625 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 10.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,346 students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College in 2019, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Claremont McKenna College has an overall enrollment yield of 52.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

10.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
625
Accepted Out of 6,066

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Claremont McKenna College was 10.3% (625 admissions from 6,066 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 9.31%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.28%, while admissions grew by 7.02%.

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SAT Scores

56%
Submission Percentage
185
Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Claremont McKenna College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Claremont McKenna College has a total enrollment of 1,346 students. The full-time enrollment at Claremont McKenna College is 1,343 students and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Claremont McKenna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.9% White, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Asian, 6.54% Two or More Races, 4.38% Black or African American, 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0743% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.3%), followed by White Female (18.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (33.3%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Claremont McKenna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,346 students. The full-time enrollment at Claremont McKenna College is 1,343 and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    551
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    206
  3. Asian
    154

The enrolled student population at Claremont McKenna College is 40.9% White, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Asian, 6.54% Two or More Races, 4.38% Black or African American, 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0743% 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.

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, 69 students (5.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 3 fewer women than men received degrees from Claremont McKenna College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Claremont McKenna College is white (187 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Claremont McKenna College is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (109 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (41 degrees) and Experimental Psychology (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Claremont McKenna College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (182 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and History (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 Claremont McKenna College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (420,015 people), Other managers (316,806 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (200,730 people), Postsecondary teachers (191,159 people), and Secondary school teachers (164,207 people).

The most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Social Sciences (182 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), History (17 degrees), Math & Statistics (23 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (48 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 Claremont McKenna College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Social Sciences (182 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), History (17 degrees), Math & Statistics (23 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (48 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 Claremont McKenna College are Elementary & secondary schools (551,018 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (390,150 people), Legal services (326,810 people), Computer Systems Design (269,987 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (220,709 people).

The most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Social Sciences (182 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), History (17 degrees), Math & Statistics (23 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (48 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 Claremont McKenna College.
Most Common
  1. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Claremont McKenna College was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 109 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

234
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
231
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 234 degrees were awarded to men at Claremont McKenna College, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (231).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Claremont McKenna College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.73 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Claremont McKenna College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 0.58 times less than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

84%
100% Completion Time
90%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 84% of students graduating from Claremont McKenna College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 90% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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 Claremont McKenna College is Female and Asian (100% 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, 4.8% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    187 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Claremont McKenna College is white (187 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

6.67% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    113 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    74 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Claremont McKenna College is white male (113 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (74 degrees).

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Operations

Claremont McKenna College has an endowment valued at nearly $865M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $50.1M (5.79%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Claremont McKenna College had a total salary expenditure of $127M. Claremont McKenna College employs 66 Professors, 52 Associate professors, and 46 Assistant professors. Most academics at Claremont McKenna College are Male Professors (46), Male Associate professors(32), and Male Assistant professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 63 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 53 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$865M
2019 Endowment
3.61%
growth from 2018

Claremont McKenna College has an endowment valued at about $865M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Claremont McKenna College grew 3.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $825M 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. $1.15M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Claremont McKenna College received $1.15M 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

$52.2M
2019 Salaries
5.45%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Claremont McKenna College paid a median of $52.2M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($127M) and a 5.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.62% growth from 2017 and a 2.81% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$22.3M
Instructional Salaries
164
Number of Employees

In 2019, Claremont McKenna College paid a total of $22.3M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.8% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College were Professor with 66 employees; Associate professor with 52 employees; and Associate professor with 46 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College were Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 53 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College was Male Professor with 46 employees, Male Associate professor with 32 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 25 employees.

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

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