College of William and Mary

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,127

13.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,734

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.35%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

36.5%

14,382 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,617

92.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

91.5%

1,277 Graduates

About

College of William and Mary is a higher education institution located in Williamsburg city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of William and Mary were General Business Administration & Management (222 degrees awarded), General Psychology (168 degrees), and General Economics (166 degrees).

In 2016, 2,873 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of William and Mary. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,768 degrees), 8.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of William and Mary is $13,127, which is $-12,729 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of William and Mary is $13,127, which is $-12,729 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,734.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,127

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at College of William and Mary was $13,127. The cost of tuition at College of William and Mary is $-12,729 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,734

2016 Value

16.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 College of William and Mary had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,734. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of College of William and Mary grew by 16.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,978

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of William and Mary was of $10,978 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 6.13% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

27%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at College of William and Mary received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 6.82% with respect to 2015, when 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.35%

2015 Default Rate

16

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at College of William and Mary was 1.35%, which represents 16 out of the 1186 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

College of William and Mary received 14,382 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.81% annual decline. Out of those 14,382 applicants, 5,253 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,617 students enrolled at College of William and Mary in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of William and Mary has an overall enrollment yield of 28.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,253

Accepted Out of 14,382

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of William and Mary was 36.5% (5,253 admissions from 14,382 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 34.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -3.81%, while admissions grew by 1.94%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

1,155

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at College of William and Mary in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of William and Mary has a total enrollment of 8,617 students. The full-time enrollment at College of William and Mary is 7,981 students and the part-time enrollment is 636. This means that 92.6% of students enrolled at College of William and Mary are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of William and Mary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.8% White, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 7.11% Black or African American, 6.65% Asian, 4.12% Two or More Races, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0348% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of William and Mary in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.1%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Black or African American Female (2.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of William and Mary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,617 students. The full-time enrollment at College of William and Mary is 7,981 and the part-time enrollment is 636. This means that 92.6% of students enrolled at College of William and Mary are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

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 College of William and Mary was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), College of William and Mary had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,237

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    682

  3. Black or African American

    613

The enrolled student population at College of William and Mary is 60.8% White, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 7.11% Black or African American, 6.65% Asian, 4.12% Two or More Races, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0348% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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, 444 students (5.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 283 more women than men received degrees from College of William and Mary. The majority of degree recipients at College of William and Mary are white (1,768 degrees awarded). There were 8.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of William and Mary is General Business Administration & Management (222 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (168 degrees) and General Economics (166 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of William and Mary, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (64 degrees awarded), Legal (250 degrees), and History (113 degrees).

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 William and Mary are Postsecondary teachers (139,236 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (137,607 people), Miscellaneous managers (133,032 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (115,833 people), and Physicians & surgeons (81,957 people).

The most specialized majors at College of William and Mary are Cultural & Gender Studies (64 degrees awarded), Legal (250 degrees), History (113 degrees), Physical Sciences (150 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 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 College of William and Mary are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at College of William and Mary are Cultural & Gender Studies (64 degrees awarded), Legal (250 degrees), History (113 degrees), Physical Sciences (150 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 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 College of William and Mary are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (240,038 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,819 people), Legal services (124,688 people), Hospitals (107,313 people), and Computer Systems Design (79,540 people).

The most specialized majors at College of William and Mary are Cultural & Gender Studies (64 degrees awarded), Legal (250 degrees), History (113 degrees), Physical Sciences (150 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 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 College of William and Mary.

Most Common

  1. 222 degrees awarded

  2. 168 degrees awarded

  3. 166 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of William and Mary was General Business Administration & Management with 222 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,295

  2. 1,578

In 2016, 1,295 degrees were awarded to men at College of William and Mary, which is 0.821 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,578).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 247 degrees were awarded to men at College of William and Mary in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.47 times more than the 168 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 168 degrees were awarded to women at College of William and Mary in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.68 times less than the 247 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

83%

100% Completion Time

90%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 83% of students graduating from College of William and Mary 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 91% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of William and Mary is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 9.16% of graduates (117 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,768 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    208 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    181 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of William and Mary is white (1,768 degrees awarded). There were 8.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

6.06% of degree recipients (174 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    963 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    805 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of William and Mary is white female (963 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (805 degrees).

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Operations

College of William and Mary has an endowment valued at nearly $811M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.48M (0.183%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, College of William and Mary had a total expenditure of $408M. Of that $408M, they spent $160M on salaries and $408M on benefits.

College of William and Mary employs 241 Professors, 194 Associate professors, and 163 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of William and Mary are Male Professors (162), Male Associate professors(115), and Male Assistant professors (93).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of William and Mary are: Management, with 336 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 298 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 274 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$811M

2015 Endowment

1.71%

growth from 2014

College of William and Mary has an endowment valued at about $811M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of College of William and Mary grew 1.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $540M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $36M - Federal

  2. $2.7M - State

  3. $219k - Local

As of 2015, College of William and Mary received $36M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.7M from state grants and contracts, and $219k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$160M

Salary Expenditure

$408M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, College of William and Mary had a total expenditure of $408M. Of that $408M, they spent $160M on salaries and $408M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$160M

2015 Salaries

4.85%

growth from 2014

In 2015, College of William and Mary paid a median of $160M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($408M) and a 4.85% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.72% growth from 2013 and a 3.87% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$68.7M

Instructional Salaries

668

Number of Employees

In 2015, College of William and Mary paid a total of $68.7M to 668 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

241 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

336 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of William and Mary were Professor with 241 employees; Associate professor with 194 employees; and Associate professor with 163 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of William and Mary were Management with 336 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 298 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 274 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of William and Mary was Male Professor with 162 employees, Male Associate professor with 115 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 93 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at College of William and Mary.

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