Gordon College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,560
1.51% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,502
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.41%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
68.3%
2,884 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,816
84.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.2%
286 Graduates

About

Gordon College is a higher education institution located in Essex County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gordon College were Experimental Psychology (40 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (34 degrees).

In 2020, 541 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gordon College. 68.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (379 degrees), 8.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gordon College is $37,560, which is $9,160 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gordon College is $37,560, which is $9,160 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,502.

In 2020, 97% of undergraduate students attending Gordon College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,560
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Gordon College was $37,560. The cost of tuition at Gordon College is $9,160 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$27,502
2020 Value
5.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Gordon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,502. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Gordon College grew by 5.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,250
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gordon College was of $11,250 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 1.63% 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

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Gordon College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.02% 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.
3.41%
2018 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Gordon College was 3.41%, which represents 14 out of the 411 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Gordon College received 2,884 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.91% annual growth. Out of those 2,884 applicants, 1,969 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,816 students enrolled at Gordon College in 2020, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gordon College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,969
Accepted Out of 2,884

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gordon College was 68.3% (1,969 admissions from 2,884 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 9.91%, while admissions grew by 1.34%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
324
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Gordon College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gordon College has a total enrollment of 1,816 students. The full-time enrollment at Gordon College is 1,532 students and the part-time enrollment is 284. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Gordon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gordon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.8% White, 9.75% Hispanic or Latino, 4.57% Black or African American, 4.46% Asian, 1.98% Two or More Races, 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0551% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Gordon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.9%), followed by White Male (16.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gordon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,816 students. The full-time enrollment at Gordon College is 1,532 and the part-time enrollment is 284. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Gordon College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Gordon College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Gordon College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,267
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    177
  3. Black or African American
    83

The enrolled student population at Gordon College is 69.8% White, 9.75% Hispanic or Latino, 4.57% Black or African American, 4.46% Asian, 1.98% Two or More Races, 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0551% 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, 197 more women than men received degrees from Gordon College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gordon College is white (379 degrees awarded). There were 8.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gordon College is Experimental Psychology (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gordon College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), and History (15 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 Gordon College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,752,070 people), Secondary school teachers (411,661 people), Education administrators (268,576 people), Postsecondary teachers (164,828 people), and Special education teachers (156,188 people).

The most specialized majors at Gordon College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), History (15 degrees), Education (125 degrees), and Theology (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 Gordon College are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Gordon College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), History (15 degrees), Education (125 degrees), and Theology (10 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 Gordon College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,817,989 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (331,636 people), Religious organizations (175,059 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (144,498 people), and Legal services (124,542 people).

The most specialized majors at Gordon College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), History (15 degrees), Education (125 degrees), and Theology (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 Gordon College.
Most Common
  1. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gordon College was Experimental Psychology with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

172
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
369
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 172 degrees were awarded to men at Gordon College, which is 0.466 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Gordon College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 38 degrees were awarded to women at Gordon College in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 19 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 57% of students graduating from Gordon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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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 Gordon College 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
    379 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gordon College is white (379 degrees awarded). There were 8.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

0.924% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

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

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gordon College is white female (258 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (121 degrees).

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Operations

Gordon College has an endowment valued at nearly $78.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.73M (3.5%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Gordon College had a total salary expenditure of $62.3M. Gordon College employs 38 Professors, 20 Assistant professors, and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at Gordon College are Male Professors (27), Female Professors(11), and Female Assistant professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gordon College are: Service, with 75 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 62 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$78.1M
2020 Endowment
5.66%
growth from 2019

Gordon College has an endowment valued at about $78.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Gordon College grew 5.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.3M 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. $196k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Gordon College received $196k 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

$23.9M
2020 Salaries
5.86%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Gordon College paid a median of $23.9M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($62.3M) and a 5.86% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.35% growth from 2018 and a 3.54% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.31M
Instructional Salaries
73
Number of Employees

In 2020, Gordon College paid a total of $5.31M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.2% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gordon College were Professor with 38 employees; Assistant professor with 20 employees; and Assistant professor with 14 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gordon College were Service with 75 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 62 employees; and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gordon College was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Professor with 11 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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

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