Guilford College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,400
3.9% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,640
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.02%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78%
3,660 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,429
90.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
48.7%
171 Graduates

About

Guilford College is a higher education institution located in Guilford County, NC. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Guilford College were General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), General Psychology (36 degrees), and Other Health Preparatory Programs (24 degrees).

In 2020, 379 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Guilford College. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (220 degrees), 2.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (83 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Guilford College is $39,400, which is $11,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Guilford College is $39,400, which is $11,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,640.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students attending Guilford College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$39,400
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Guilford College was $39,400. The cost of tuition at Guilford College is $11,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$24,640
2020 Value
3.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Guilford College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,640. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Guilford College grew by 3.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,800
Room and Board
$1,270
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Guilford College was of $11,800 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,270. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.48% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 23% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Guilford College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 83% 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.
9.02%
2018 Default Rate
48
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Guilford College was 9.02%, which represents 48 out of the 532 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

Guilford College received 3,660 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.7% annual growth. Out of those 3,660 applicants, 2,855 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78% acceptance rate.

There were 1,429 students enrolled at Guilford College in 2020, and 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Guilford College has an overall enrollment yield of 13%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,855
Accepted Out of 3,660

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Guilford College was 78% (2,855 admissions from 3,660 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 75%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 10.7%, while admissions grew by 15.2%.

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SAT Scores

50%
Submission Percentage
185
Scores Submitted

50% of enrolled first-time students at Guilford College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Guilford College has a total enrollment of 1,429 students. The full-time enrollment at Guilford College is 1,293 students and the part-time enrollment is 136. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at Guilford College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Guilford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49% White, 25.5% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.76% Asian, 4.06% Two or More Races, 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Guilford College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.6%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Male (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (66.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (33.3%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Guilford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,429 students. The full-time enrollment at Guilford College is 1,293 and the part-time enrollment is 136. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at Guilford College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Guilford College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Guilford College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    700
  2. Black or African American
    365
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    182

The enrolled student population at Guilford College is 49% White, 25.5% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.76% Asian, 4.06% Two or More Races, 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% 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, 36 students (2.52%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 43 more women than men received degrees from Guilford College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Guilford College is white (220 degrees awarded). There were 2.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (83 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Guilford College is General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (36 degrees) and Other Health Preparatory Programs (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Guilford College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and History (13 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Guilford College are Elementary & middle school teachers (234,327 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (200,162 people), Postsecondary teachers (147,773 people), Other managers (130,793 people), and Secondary school teachers (122,641 people).

The most specialized majors at Guilford College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), History (13 degrees), Language & Linguistics (12 degrees), and English (19 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 Guilford 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 Guilford College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), History (13 degrees), Language & Linguistics (12 degrees), and English (19 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 Guilford College are Elementary & secondary schools (488,387 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (304,624 people), Legal services (162,602 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (137,858 people), and Computer Systems Design (103,568 people).

The most specialized majors at Guilford College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), History (13 degrees), Language & Linguistics (12 degrees), and English (19 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 Guilford College.
Most Common
  1. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Guilford College was General Business Administration & Management with 38 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

168
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
211
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Guilford College, which is 0.796 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (211).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Guilford College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Guilford College in General Psychology, which is 2.6 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 51% of students graduating from Guilford College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Guilford College is Male and Asian (71.4% 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, 1.17% 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
    220 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Guilford College is white (220 degrees awarded). There were 2.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (83 degrees).

0.528% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    116 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Guilford College is white female (116 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (104 degrees).

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Guilford College has an endowment valued at nearly $73M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.59%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Guilford College had a total salary expenditure of $53.3M. Guilford College employs 36 Professors, 28 Associate professors, and 16 Instructors. Most academics at Guilford College are Female Professors (19), Male Professors(17), and Female Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Guilford College are: Management, with 30 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

Endowment

$73M
2020 Endowment
12.5%
decline from 2019

Guilford College has an endowment valued at about $73M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Guilford College declined 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.1M 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. $4.75M - Federal
  2. $3.09M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Guilford College received $4.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.09M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.4M
2020 Salaries
6.34%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Guilford College paid a median of $19.4M in salaries, which represents 36.4% of their overall expenditure ($53.3M) and a 6.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0133% growth from 2018 and a 26% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.36M
Instructional Salaries
86
Number of Employees

In 2020, Guilford College paid a total of $5.36M to 86 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Guilford College were Professor with 36 employees; Associate professor with 28 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Guilford College were Management with 30 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Guilford College was Female Professor with 19 employees, Male Professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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