College of the Atlantic

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,993
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,355
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.26%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.8%
405 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
370
95.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65.8%
52 Graduates

About

College of the Atlantic is a higher education institution located in Hancock County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of the Atlantic were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (59 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 61 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Atlantic. 86.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 13.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (37 degrees), 9.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Atlantic is $42,993, which is $14,593 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Atlantic is $42,993, which is $14,593 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,355.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,993
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at College of the Atlantic was $42,993. The cost of tuition at College of the Atlantic is $14,593 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$18,355
2020 Value
1.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 College of the Atlantic had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,355. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of College of the Atlantic grew by 1.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,484
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Atlantic was of $7,484 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board decreased by 23.2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at College of the Atlantic received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
3.26%
2018 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Atlantic was 3.26%, which represents 3 out of the 92 total borrowers.

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Admissions

College of the Atlantic received 405 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.2% annual decline. Out of those 405 applicants, 307 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.8% acceptance rate.

There were 370 students enrolled at College of the Atlantic in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of the Atlantic has an overall enrollment yield of 27%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
307
Accepted Out of 405

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of the Atlantic was 75.8% (307 admissions from 405 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 72.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10.2%, while admissions declined by −5.54%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at College of the Atlantic in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of the Atlantic has a total enrollment of 370 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Atlantic is 353 students and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 95.4% of students enrolled at College of the Atlantic are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of the Atlantic, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 4.59% Hispanic or Latino, 2.16% Asian, 2.16% Two or More Races, 0.811% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of the Atlantic in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.3%), followed by White Female (33.3%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Atlantic, both undergraduate and graduate, is 370 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Atlantic is 353 and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 95.4% of students enrolled at College of the Atlantic are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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 College of the Atlantic was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), College of the Atlantic had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    235
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    17
  3. Asian
    8

The enrolled student population at College of the Atlantic is 63.5% White, 4.59% Hispanic or Latino, 2.16% Asian, 2.16% Two or More Races, 0.811% Black or African American, 0% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 45 more women than men received degrees from College of the Atlantic. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of the Atlantic is white (37 degrees awarded). There were 9.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of the Atlantic is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (59 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of the Atlantic, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (61 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Other managers (38,386 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (37,307 people), Physicians (30,604 people), Registered nurses (27,230 people), and Dietitians & nutritionists (20,298 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Interdisciplinary Studies (61 degrees awarded).

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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 College of the Atlantic are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Interdisciplinary Studies (61 degrees awarded).

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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 College of the Atlantic are Elementary & secondary schools (82,691 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (77,470 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (36,787 people), Computer Systems Design (28,076 people), and Offices of physicians (24,485 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Interdisciplinary Studies (61 degrees awarded).

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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 College of the Atlantic.
Most Common
  1. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of the Atlantic was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 59 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

8
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
53
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 8 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Atlantic, which is 0.151 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (53).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 8 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Atlantic in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 0.151 times less than the 53 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 53 degrees were awarded to women at College of the Atlantic in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 6.63 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 53% of students graduating from College of the Atlantic completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of the Atlantic is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    37 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Atlantic is white (37 degrees awarded). There were 9.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    34 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of the Atlantic is white female (34 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (3 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Atlantic has an endowment valued at nearly $61.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $608k (0.987%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, College of the Atlantic had a total salary expenditure of $26.3M. College of the Atlantic employs 27 Professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at College of the Atlantic are Male Professors (15), Female Professors(12), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Atlantic are: Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, Service, with 11 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61.6M
2020 Endowment
0.775%
growth from 2019

College of the Atlantic has an endowment valued at about $61.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Atlantic grew 0.775% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.7M 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. $741k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, College of the Atlantic received $741k 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

$7.31M
2020 Salaries
0.629%
decline from 2019

In 2020, College of the Atlantic paid a median of $7.31M in salaries, which represents 27.8% of their overall expenditure ($26.3M) and a 0.629% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.64% growth from 2018 and a 2.45% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.38M
Instructional Salaries
27
Number of Employees

In 2020, College of the Atlantic paid a total of $2.38M to 27 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Atlantic were Professor with 27 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Atlantic were Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; Service with 11 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Atlantic was Male Professor with 15 employees, and Female Professor with 12 employees.

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