Goucher College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,100
6.26% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$29,659
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.69%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.4%
2,598 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,015
58.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
66.1%
265 Graduates

About

Goucher College is a higher education institution located in Baltimore County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Goucher College were General Psychology (51 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (24 degrees).

In 2020, 570 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Goucher College. 75.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (280 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Goucher College is $47,100, which is $18,700 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Goucher College is $47,100, which is $18,700 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,659.

In 2020, 92% of undergraduate students attending Goucher College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,100
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Goucher College was $47,100. The cost of tuition at Goucher College is $18,700 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$29,659
2020 Value
0.0539%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Goucher College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,659. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Goucher College grew by 0.0539%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,450
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Goucher College was of $12,450 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 1.61% 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

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Goucher College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 92% 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.
4.69%
2018 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Goucher College was 4.69%, which represents 19 out of the 405 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

Goucher College received 2,598 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.46% annual decline. Out of those 2,598 applicants, 2,063 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,015 students enrolled at Goucher College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Goucher College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,063
Accepted Out of 2,598

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Goucher College was 79.4% (2,063 admissions from 2,598 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 81.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.46%, while admissions declined by −2.78%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Goucher College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Goucher College has a total enrollment of 2,015 students. The full-time enrollment at Goucher College is 1,179 students and the part-time enrollment is 836. This means that 58.5% of students enrolled at Goucher College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Goucher College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.7% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Asian, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0496% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Goucher College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.1%), followed by White Male (14.6%) and Black or African American Female (14.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (14%), followed by Black or African American Male (9.68%) and Black or African American Female (6.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Goucher College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,015 students. The full-time enrollment at Goucher College is 1,179 and the part-time enrollment is 836. This means that 58.5% of students enrolled at Goucher College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 Goucher College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Goucher College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    940
  2. Black or African American
    348
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    168

The enrolled student population at Goucher College is 46.7% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Asian, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0496% 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, 400 students (19.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 286 more women than men received degrees from Goucher College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Goucher College is white (280 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (129 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Goucher College is General Psychology (51 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Goucher College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (22 degrees), and English (32 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 Goucher College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,789,867 people), Secondary school teachers (425,284 people), Education administrators (280,170 people), Postsecondary teachers (200,088 people), and Special education teachers (157,857 people).

The most specialized majors at Goucher College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (22 degrees), English (32 degrees), Education (161 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (6 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 Goucher College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Goucher College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (22 degrees), English (32 degrees), Education (161 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (6 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 Goucher College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,887,623 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (391,393 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (153,347 people), Legal services (118,248 people), and Computer Systems Design (103,950 people).

The most specialized majors at Goucher College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (22 degrees), English (32 degrees), Education (161 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (6 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 Goucher College.
Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Goucher College was General Psychology with 51 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

142
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
428
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 142 degrees were awarded to men at Goucher College, which is 0.332 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (428).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Goucher College in General Education, which is 0.176 times less than the 108 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 108 degrees were awarded to women at Goucher College in General Education, which is 5.68 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 63% of students graduating from Goucher College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 Goucher 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, 0.755% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    280 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Goucher College is white (280 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (129 degrees).

22.6% of degree recipients (129 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    205 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Goucher College is white female (205 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (75 degrees).

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Operations

Goucher College has an endowment valued at nearly $191M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.78M (1.45%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Goucher College had a total salary expenditure of $69.3M. Goucher College employs 35 Associate professors, 31 Assistant professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Goucher College are Female Associate professors (23), Female Assistant professors(16), and Male Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Goucher College are: Management, with 53 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 43 employees, and Service with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$191M
2020 Endowment
5.92%
decline from 2019

Goucher College has an endowment valued at about $191M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Goucher College declined 5.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $152M 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. $219k - Federal
  2. $55k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Goucher College received $219k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $55k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.5M
2020 Salaries
12.1%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Goucher College paid a median of $29.5M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($69.3M) and a 12.1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.74% growth from 2018 and a 0.92% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.47M
Instructional Salaries
101
Number of Employees

In 2020, Goucher College paid a total of $7.47M to 101 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
35 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Goucher College were Associate professor with 35 employees; Assistant professor with 31 employees; and Assistant professor with 22 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Goucher College were Management with 53 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees; and Service with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Goucher College was Female Associate professor with 23 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 15 employees.

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

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