Earlham College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,106
1.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,474
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.37%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
59.1%
2,198 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
815
96.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67.4%
182 Graduates

About

Earlham College is a higher education institution located in Wayne County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Earlham College were General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (19 degrees), and Biochemistry (17 degrees).

In 2020, 286 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Earlham College. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (152 degrees), 8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Earlham College is $47,106, which is $18,706 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Earlham College is $47,106, which is $18,706 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,474.

In 2020, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,106
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Earlham College was $47,106. The cost of tuition at Earlham College is $18,706 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$24,474
2020 Value
6.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Earlham College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,474. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Earlham College grew by 6.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,885
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Earlham College was of $10,885 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.66% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Earlham College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2019, when 99% 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.
3.37%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Earlham College was 3.37%, which represents 7 out of the 208 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Earlham College received 2,198 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.18% annual growth. Out of those 2,198 applicants, 1,299 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.1% acceptance rate.

There were 815 students enrolled at Earlham College in 2020, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Earlham College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,299
Accepted Out of 2,198

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Earlham College was 59.1% (1,299 admissions from 2,198 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 6.18%, while admissions declined by −1.07%.

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SAT Scores

53%
Submission Percentage
78
Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at Earlham College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Earlham College has a total enrollment of 815 students. The full-time enrollment at Earlham College is 783 students and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at Earlham College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Earlham College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.8% White, 9.82% Hispanic or Latino, 7.24% Black or African American, 5.28% Two or More Races, 2.7% Asian, 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Earlham College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44%), followed by White Male (20%) and Black or African American Female (4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Earlham College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 815 students. The full-time enrollment at Earlham College is 783 and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at Earlham College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Earlham College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Earlham College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    430
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    80
  3. Black or African American
    59

The enrolled student population at Earlham College is 52.8% White, 9.82% Hispanic or Latino, 7.24% Black or African American, 5.28% Two or More Races, 2.7% Asian, 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 28 students (3.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 46 more women than men received degrees from Earlham College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Earlham College is white (152 degrees awarded). There were 8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Earlham College is General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (19 degrees) and Biochemistry (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Earlham College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), and Theology (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 Earlham College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (141,299 people), Postsecondary teachers (134,124 people), Clergy (124,305 people), Other managers (120,252 people), and Secondary school teachers (87,493 people).

The most specialized majors at Earlham College are Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), Theology (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and History (10 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 Earlham College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Earlham College are Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), Theology (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and History (10 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 Earlham College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (255,075 people), Elementary & secondary schools (244,580 people), Religious organizations (137,861 people), Legal services (105,456 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (104,996 people).

The most specialized majors at Earlham College are Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), Theology (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and History (10 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 Earlham College.
Most Common
  1. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Earlham College was General Business Administration & Management with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

120
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
166
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 120 degrees were awarded to men at Earlham College, which is 0.723 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (166).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Earlham College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.5 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Earlham College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.667 times less than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 58% of students graduating from Earlham College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Earlham College is Female and Two or More Races (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, 2.2% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    152 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Earlham College is white (152 degrees awarded). There were 8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

4.55% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    87 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Earlham College is white female (87 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (65 degrees).

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Operations

Earlham College has an endowment valued at nearly $380M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−1.88%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Earlham College had a total salary expenditure of $59M. Earlham College employs 38 Assistant professors, 29 Professors, and 25 Associate professors. Most academics at Earlham College are Male Assistant professors (21), Male Professors(19), and Female Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Earlham College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 44 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$380M
2020 Endowment
9.27%
decline from 2019

Earlham College has an endowment valued at about $380M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Earlham College declined 9.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $340M 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. $1.34M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Earlham College received $1.34M 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

$20.3M
2020 Salaries
2.67%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Earlham College paid a median of $20.3M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($59M) and a 2.67% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.55% decline from 2018 and a 5.38% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.95M
Instructional Salaries
96
Number of Employees

In 2020, Earlham College paid a total of $5.95M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.2% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Earlham College were Assistant professor with 38 employees; Professor with 29 employees; and Professor with 25 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Earlham College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 44 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Earlham College was Male Assistant professor with 21 employees, Male Professor with 19 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Earlham College.

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