Grinnell College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,188
4.3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$32,091
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.388%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
19.2%
8,137 Applicants
2020 Graduation Rate
86.7%
377 Graduates

About

Grinnell College is a higher education institution located in Poweshiek County, IA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Grinnell College were Computer Science (62 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (49 degrees), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (47 degrees).

In 2020, 516 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grinnell College. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (250 degrees), 6.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grinnell College is $56,188, which is $27,788 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Grinnell College is $56,188, which is $27,788 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,091.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending Grinnell College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$56,188
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Grinnell College was $56,188. The cost of tuition at Grinnell College is $27,788 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$32,091
2020 Value
9.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Grinnell College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,091. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Grinnell College grew by 9.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,292
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grinnell College was of $13,292 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.76% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Grinnell College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 86% 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.
0.388%
2018 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Grinnell College was 0.388%, which represents 1 out of the 258 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Grinnell College received 8,137 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.66% annual growth. Out of those 8,137 applicants, 1,566 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 19.2% acceptance rate.

There were N/A students enrolled at Grinnell College in N/A, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grinnell College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

19.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,566
Accepted Out of 8,137

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grinnell College was 19.2% (1,566 admissions from 8,137 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 23.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.66%, while admissions declined by −15.2%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
178
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at Grinnell College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Grinnell College has a total enrollment of N/A students. The full-time enrollment at Grinnell College is N/A students and the part-time enrollment is N/A. This means that N/A% of students enrolled at Grinnell College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grinnell College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.8% White, 9.04% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Asian, 4.69% Black or African American, 4.62% Two or More Races, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Grinnell College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.83%). 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

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Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grinnell College, both undergraduate and graduate, is N/A students. The full-time enrollment at Grinnell College is N/A and the part-time enrollment is N/A. This means that N/A% of students enrolled at Grinnell College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Grinnell College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Grinnell College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    759
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    135
  3. Asian
    116

The enrolled student population at Grinnell College is 50.8% White, 9.04% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Asian, 4.69% Black or African American, 4.62% Two or More Races, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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.

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, 60 students (4.02%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 44 more women than men received degrees from Grinnell College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grinnell College is white (250 degrees awarded). There were 6.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grinnell College is Computer Science (62 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (49 degrees) and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (47 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Grinnell College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (40 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grinnell College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (342,594 people), Other managers (241,206 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (191,731 people), Postsecondary teachers (177,565 people), and Chief executives & legislators (117,234 people).

The most specialized majors at Grinnell College are Language & Linguistics (40 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees), Math & Statistics (34 degrees), and Social Sciences (129 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 Grinnell College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Grinnell College are Language & Linguistics (40 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees), Math & Statistics (34 degrees), and Social Sciences (129 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 Grinnell College are Elementary & secondary schools (418,985 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (345,773 people), Legal services (271,645 people), Computer Systems Design (213,754 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (171,948 people).

The most specialized majors at Grinnell College are Language & Linguistics (40 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees), Math & Statistics (34 degrees), and Social Sciences (129 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Grinnell College.
Most Common
  1. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 47 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grinnell College was Computer Science with 62 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

236
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
280
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 236 degrees were awarded to men at Grinnell College, which is 0.843 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (280).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Grinnell College in Computer Science, which is 1.82 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Grinnell College in General Political Science & Government, which is 1.23 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

78%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 78% of students graduating from Grinnell College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grinnell College is Male 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, 0.265% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    250 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grinnell College is white (250 degrees awarded). There were 6.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (39 degrees).

5.62% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Grinnell College is N/A (N/A degrees awarded). There were N/A times N/A N/A recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, N/A (N/A degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Grinnell College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.09B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $97.1M (4.64%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Grinnell College had a total salary expenditure of $136M. Grinnell College employs 68 Assistant professors, 64 Associate professors, and 53 Professors. Most academics at Grinnell College are Female Assistant professors (39), Male Associate professors(37), and Male Assistant professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grinnell College are: Service, with 125 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 83 employees, and Management with 69 employees.

Endowment

$2.09B
2020 Endowment
1%
growth from 2019

Grinnell College has an endowment valued at about $2.09B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Grinnell College grew 1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.05B higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Grinnell College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $2.59M - Federal
  2. $54k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Grinnell College received $2.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $54k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$55.8M
2020 Salaries
2.24%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Grinnell College paid a median of $55.8M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($136M) and a 2.24% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.37% growth from 2018 and a 3.69% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$20.6M
Instructional Salaries
202
Number of Employees

In 2020, Grinnell College paid a total of $20.6M to 202 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
68 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
125 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grinnell College were Assistant professor with 68 employees; Associate professor with 64 employees; and Associate professor with 53 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grinnell College were Service with 125 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees; and Management with 69 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grinnell College was Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, Male Associate professor with 37 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 29 employees.

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

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