Hillsdale College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,540

3.53% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,382

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

41.5%

2,080 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,556

96% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

84.8%

284 Graduates

About

Hillsdale College is a higher education institution located in Hillsdale County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hillsdale College were General Economics (42 degrees awarded), General History (36 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (28 degrees).

In 2017, 374 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hillsdale College. 48.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were unknown (374 degrees), N/A times approximately the same then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hillsdale College is $25,540, which is $346 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hillsdale College is $25,540, which is $346 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,382.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,540

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Hillsdale College was $25,540. The cost of tuition at Hillsdale College is $346 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$20,382

2017 Value

2.09%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Hillsdale College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,382. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Hillsdale College grew by 2.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,200

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hillsdale College was of $10,200 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.51% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Hillsdale College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.06% with respect to 2016, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Hillsdale College received 2,080 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.55% annual growth. Out of those 2,080 applicants, 863 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,556 students enrolled at Hillsdale College in 2017, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hillsdale College has an overall enrollment yield of 43.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

863

Accepted Out of 2,080

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hillsdale College was 41.5% (863 admissions from 2,080 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 45.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.55%, while admissions declined by -1.26%.

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SAT Scores

51%

Submission Percentage

188

Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at Hillsdale College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hillsdale College has a total enrollment of 1,556 students. The full-time enrollment at Hillsdale College is 1,494 students and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 96% of students enrolled at Hillsdale College are enrolled full-time.

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

Students enrolled at Hillsdale College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Two or More Races Female (0%), followed by Black or African American Female (0%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (0%), followed by Black or African American Female (0%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hillsdale College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,556 students. The full-time enrollment at Hillsdale College is 1,494 and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 96% of students enrolled at Hillsdale College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

2017 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 Hillsdale College was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Hillsdale College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    0

  2. Black or African American

    0

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders

    0

The enrolled student population at Hillsdale College is 0% Asian, 0% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 8 fewer women than men received degrees from Hillsdale College. The majority of degree recipients at Hillsdale College are unknown (374 degrees awarded). There were N/A times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hillsdale College is General Economics (42 degrees awarded), followed by General History (36 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hillsdale College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), History (36 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (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 Hillsdale College are Elementary & middle school teachers (279,856 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (202,167 people), Postsecondary teachers (183,368 people), Other managers (145,451 people), and Secondary school teachers (114,463 people).

The most specialized majors at Hillsdale College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), History (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and English (28 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 Hillsdale College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Hillsdale College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), History (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and English (28 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 Hillsdale College are Elementary & secondary schools (517,814 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (328,354 people), Legal services (162,680 people), Computer Systems Design (148,799 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (107,504 people).

The most specialized majors at Hillsdale College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), History (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), and English (28 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 Hillsdale College.

Most Common

  1. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hillsdale College was General Economics with 42 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 191

  2. 183

In 2017, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Hillsdale College, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (183).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Hillsdale College in General Economics, which is 3.67 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Hillsdale College in General English Language & Literature, which is 8.33 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

77%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% of students graduating from Hillsdale College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (0%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hillsdale College is Female and Asian (0% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 100% of graduates (284 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Unknown

    374 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hillsdale College is unknown (374 degrees awarded). There were N/A times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

100% of degree recipients (374 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Two or More Races Female

    0 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hillsdale College is two or more races female (0 degrees awarded). There were N/A times more two or more races female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (0 degrees).

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Operations

Hillsdale College has an endowment valued at nearly $575M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $58M (10.1%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Hillsdale College had a total salary expenditure of $117M. Hillsdale College employs 55 Professors, 37 Assistant professors, and 29 Associate professors. Most academics at Hillsdale College are Male Professors (45), Male Assistant professors(30), and Male Associate professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hillsdale College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 82 employees, Service, with 70 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 61 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$575M

2017 Endowment

19.1%

growth from 2016

Hillsdale College has an endowment valued at about $575M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Hillsdale College grew 19.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $537M 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Hillsdale College received $0 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

$39M

2017 Salaries

5.22%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Hillsdale College paid a median of $39M in salaries, which represents 33.5% of their overall expenditure ($117M) and a 5.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.7% growth from 2015 and a 0% growth from N/A.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.1M

Instructional Salaries

137

Number of Employees

In 2017, Hillsdale College paid a total of $11.1M to 137 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

82 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hillsdale College were Professor with 55 employees; Assistant professor with 37 employees; and Assistant professor with 29 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hillsdale College were Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees; Service with 70 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hillsdale College was Male Professor with 45 employees, Male Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Male Associate professor with 25 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Hillsdale College.

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