Connecticut College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,530
3.77% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$27,397
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.51%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
38%
5,434 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,817
97.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
84.8%
431 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 Economics (75 degrees awarded), General Psychology (47 degrees), and Neuroscience (32 degrees).

In 2017, 566 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Connecticut College. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (383 degrees), 6.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (59 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Connecticut College is $52,530, which is $27,336 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Connecticut College is $52,530, which is $27,336 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,397.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,530
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Connecticut College was $52,530. The cost of tuition at Connecticut College is $27,336 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$27,397
2017 Value
1.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Connecticut College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,397. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Connecticut College grew by 1.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,003
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Connecticut College was of $10,003 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 11.7% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Connecticut College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.88% with respect to 2016, when 51% 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.
1.51%
2016 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Connecticut College was 1.51%, which represents 4 out of the 265 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 5,434 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.57% annual decline. Out of those 5,434 applicants, 2,063 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 38% acceptance rate.

There were 1,817 students enrolled at Connecticut College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Connecticut College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

38%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,063
Accepted Out of 5,434

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Connecticut College was 38% (2,063 admissions from 5,434 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 35.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.57%, while admissions declined by -0.0969%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Connecticut College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Connecticut College has a total enrollment of 1,817 students. The full-time enrollment at Connecticut College is 1,766 students and the part-time enrollment is 51. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Connecticut College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Connecticut College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.9% White, 7.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.73% Asian, 3.74% Black or African American, 3.36% Two or More Races, 0.055% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.055% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Connecticut College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.6%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Connecticut College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,817 students. The full-time enrollment at Connecticut College is 1,766 and the part-time enrollment is 51. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Connecticut College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2017 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 91%. 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
    1,289
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    140
  3. Asian
    86

The enrolled student population at Connecticut College is 70.9% White, 7.71% Hispanic or Latino, 4.73% Asian, 3.74% Black or African American, 3.36% Two or More Races, 0.055% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.055% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 37 students (2.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 136 more women than men received degrees from Connecticut College. The majority of degree recipients at Connecticut College are white (383 degrees awarded). There were 6.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (59 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Connecticut College is General Economics (75 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (47 degrees) and Neuroscience (32 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 (39 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), and Social Sciences (157 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 (426,694 people), Other managers (250,806 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (249,127 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,582 people), and Chief executives & legislators (114,000 people).

The most specialized majors at Connecticut College are Cultural & Gender Studies (39 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Social Sciences (157 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and History (23 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 Connecticut College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Connecticut College are Cultural & Gender Studies (39 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Social Sciences (157 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and History (23 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 (467,516 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (344,750 people), Legal services (335,437 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (196,958 people), and Computer Systems Design (170,885 people).

The most specialized majors at Connecticut College are Cultural & Gender Studies (39 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Social Sciences (157 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and History (23 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. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Connecticut College was General Economics with 75 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 215
  2. 351

In 2017, 215 degrees were awarded to men at Connecticut College, which is 0.613 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (351).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Connecticut College in General Economics, which is 1.78 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Connecticut College in General Psychology, which is 5.71 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

79%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 79% of students graduating from Connecticut College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Connecticut College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 5.8% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    383 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Connecticut College is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 6.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (59 degrees).

4.06% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    255 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    128 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Connecticut College is white female (255 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 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 $299M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $35.4M (11.8%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Connecticut College had a total salary expenditure of $116M. Connecticut College employs 73 Professors, 57 Associate professors, and 51 Assistant professors. Most academics at Connecticut College are Male Professors (45), Female Assistant professors(34), and Male Associate professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Connecticut College are: Service, with 162 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 83 employees, and Management with 78 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$299M
2017 Endowment
9.34%
growth from 2016

Connecticut College has an endowment valued at about $299M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Connecticut College grew 9.34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $262M 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. $1.37M - Federal
  2. $387k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Connecticut College received $1.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $387k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55.1M
2017 Salaries
3.94%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Connecticut College paid a median of $55.1M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($116M) and a 3.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.94% growth from 2015 and a 1.03% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.8M
Instructional Salaries
200
Number of Employees

In 2017, Connecticut College paid a total of $17.8M to 200 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
73 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
162 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Connecticut College were Professor with 73 employees; Associate professor with 57 employees; and Associate professor with 51 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Connecticut College were Service with 162 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees; and Management with 78 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Connecticut College was Male Professor with 45 employees, Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, and Male Associate professor with 32 employees.

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

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