Connecticut College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,540
3.74% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$40,707
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.19%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
37.4%
6,784 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,861
97.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
81.1%
408 Graduates

About

Connecticut College is a higher education institution located in New London County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Connecticut College were General Psychology (52 degrees awarded), General Economics (51 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (35 degrees).

In 2019, 518 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Connecticut College. 65.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (373 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Connecticut College is $56,540, which is $29,260 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Connecticut College is $56,540, which is $29,260 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $40,707.

In 2019, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$56,540
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Connecticut College was $56,540. The cost of tuition at Connecticut College is $29,260 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$40,707
2019 Value
4.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Connecticut College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $40,707. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Connecticut College grew by 4.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,548
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Connecticut College was of $10,548 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.73% 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

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Connecticut College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 17.7% with respect to 2018, when 62% 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.
1.19%
2017 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Connecticut College was 1.19%, which represents 3 out of the 252 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

Connecticut College received 6,784 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.46% annual growth. Out of those 6,784 applicants, 2,538 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,861 students enrolled at Connecticut College in 2019, and 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Connecticut College has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

37.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,538
Accepted Out of 6,784

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Connecticut College was 37.4% (2,538 admissions from 6,784 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 37.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.46%, while admissions grew by 4.49%.

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage
155
Scores Submitted

31% of enrolled first-time students at Connecticut College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Connecticut College has a total enrollment of 1,861 students. The full-time enrollment at Connecticut College is 1,819 students and the part-time enrollment is 42. This means that 97.7% of students enrolled at Connecticut College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Connecticut College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67% White, 9.89% Hispanic or Latino, 4.25% Asian, 3.87% Black or African American, 3.65% Two or More Races, 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0537% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Connecticut College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.2%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Connecticut College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,861 students. The full-time enrollment at Connecticut College is 1,819 and the part-time enrollment is 42. This means that 97.7% of students enrolled at Connecticut College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 Connecticut College was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Connecticut College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,246
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    184
  3. Asian
    79

The enrolled student population at Connecticut College is 67% White, 9.89% Hispanic or Latino, 4.25% Asian, 3.87% Black or African American, 3.65% Two or More Races, 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0537% 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 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, 44 students (2.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 162 more women than men received degrees from Connecticut College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Connecticut College is white (373 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Connecticut College is General Psychology (52 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (51 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Connecticut College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (13 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 Connecticut College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (412,231 people), Other managers (277,973 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (149,053 people), Postsecondary teachers (146,431 people), and Chief executives & legislators (133,213 people).

The most specialized majors at Connecticut College are Cultural & Gender Studies (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (13 degrees), Social Sciences (137 degrees), and History (20 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 Connecticut College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Connecticut College are Cultural & Gender Studies (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (13 degrees), Social Sciences (137 degrees), and History (20 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 Connecticut College are Elementary & secondary schools (410,571 people), Legal services (315,626 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (314,720 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (196,721 people), and Computer Systems Design (193,989 people).

The most specialized majors at Connecticut College are Cultural & Gender Studies (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (13 degrees), Social Sciences (137 degrees), and History (20 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 Connecticut College.
Most Common
  1. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Connecticut College was General Psychology with 52 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

178
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
340
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Connecticut College, which is 0.524 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (340).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Connecticut College in General Economics, which is 1.22 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 42 degrees were awarded to women at Connecticut College in General Psychology, which is 4.2 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 80% of students graduating from Connecticut 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (92.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Connecticut College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (92.6% 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, 5.39% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    373 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Connecticut College is white (373 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

0.965% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    245 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    128 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Connecticut College is white female (245 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (128 degrees).

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Operations

Connecticut College has an endowment valued at nearly $324M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.4M (5.35%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Connecticut College had a total salary expenditure of $110M. Connecticut College employs 69 Professors, 59 Associate professors, and 55 Assistant professors. Most academics at Connecticut College are Male Professors (39), Female Assistant professors(32), and Female Professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Connecticut College are: Service, with 139 employees, Management, with 83 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 68 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$324M
2019 Endowment
2.94%
growth from 2018

Connecticut College has an endowment valued at about $324M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Connecticut College grew 2.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $284M 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. $1.42M - Federal
  2. $312k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Connecticut College received $1.42M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $312k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$50.8M
2019 Salaries
12.8%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Connecticut College paid a median of $50.8M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($110M) and a 12.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.8% growth from 2017 and a 3.94% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$18.3M
Instructional Salaries
208
Number of Employees

In 2019, Connecticut College paid a total of $18.3M to 208 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% 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
69 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
139 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Connecticut College were Professor with 69 employees; Associate professor with 59 employees; and Associate professor with 55 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Connecticut College were Service with 139 employees; Management with 83 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Connecticut College was Male Professor with 39 employees, Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Female Professor with 30 employees.

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

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