Hillsdale College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,170
3.99% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,048
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
36.5%
1,993 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,543
95.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
87.8%
317 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 English Language & Literature (43 degrees awarded), General Economics (40 degrees), and General History (37 degrees).

In 2020, 403 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hillsdale College. 50.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (403 degrees), Infinityk times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hillsdale College is $28,170, which is $−230 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hillsdale College is $28,170, which is $−230 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,048.

In 2020, 98% of undergraduate students attending Hillsdale College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,170
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Hillsdale College was $28,170. The cost of tuition at Hillsdale College is $−230 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$22,048
2020 Value
5.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Hillsdale College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,048. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Hillsdale College grew by 5.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,390
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hillsdale College was of $11,390 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 3.55% 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

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Hillsdale College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Hillsdale College received 1,993 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 25.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,993 applicants, 727 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,543 students enrolled at Hillsdale College in 2020, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hillsdale College has an overall enrollment yield of 46.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
727
Accepted Out of 1,993

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hillsdale College was 36.5% (727 admissions from 1,993 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 48.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 25.1%, while admissions declined by −5.46%.

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage
140
Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at Hillsdale College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hillsdale College has a total enrollment of 1,543 students. The full-time enrollment at Hillsdale College is 1,468 students and the part-time enrollment is 75. This means that 95.1% 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 most commonly Asian Male (0%), followed by Asian Female (0%) and Black or African American Male (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (0%), followed by Asian Female (0%) and Black or African American Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hillsdale College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,543 students. The full-time enrollment at Hillsdale College is 1,468 and the part-time enrollment is 75. This means that 95.1% of students enrolled at Hillsdale College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
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 Hillsdale College was 97%. 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 3 more women than men received degrees from Hillsdale College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hillsdale College is unknown (403 degrees awarded). There were Infinityk 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 English Language & Literature (43 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (40 degrees) and General History (37 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 (21 degrees awarded), History (37 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (38 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 (240,732 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (205,335 people), Postsecondary teachers (184,066 people), Secondary school teachers (142,768 people), and Other managers (138,159 people).

The most specialized majors at Hillsdale College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), History (37 degrees), Language & Linguistics (38 degrees), English (43 degrees), and Math & Statistics (24 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Hillsdale College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), History (37 degrees), Language & Linguistics (38 degrees), English (43 degrees), and Math & Statistics (24 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 (509,703 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (338,519 people), Legal services (166,392 people), Computer Systems Design (153,357 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (102,271 people).

The most specialized majors at Hillsdale College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), History (37 degrees), Language & Linguistics (38 degrees), English (43 degrees), and Math & Statistics (24 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. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hillsdale College was General English Language & Literature with 43 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

200
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
203
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Hillsdale College, which is 0.985 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (203).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Hillsdale College in General Political Science & Government, which is 3.78 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Hillsdale College in General English Language & Literature, which is 2.31 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

79%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 79% of students graduating from Hillsdale College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (0%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hillsdale College is Male and Asian (0% 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, 100% of graduates (317 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    403 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 (403 degrees awarded). There were NaNy times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

100% of degree recipients (403 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Asian Male
    0 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    0 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Hillsdale College is asian male (0 degrees awarded). There were NaNN times more asian male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (0 degrees).

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Operations

Hillsdale College has an endowment valued at nearly $749M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−1.69%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Hillsdale College had a total salary expenditure of $141M. Hillsdale College employs 48 Professors, 48 Assistant professors, and 37 Associate professors. Most academics at Hillsdale College are Male Professors (41), Male Assistant professors(35), and Male Associate professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hillsdale College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 95 employees, Service, with 79 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 68 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$749M
2020 Endowment
5.46%
growth from 2019

Hillsdale College has an endowment valued at about $749M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Hillsdale College grew 5.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $709M 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 2020, 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

$46.9M
2020 Salaries
7.68%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Hillsdale College paid a median of $46.9M in salaries, which represents 33.4% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 7.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.75% growth from 2018 and a 2.66% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$13M
Instructional Salaries
149
Number of Employees

In 2020, Hillsdale College paid a total of $13M to 149 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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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
95 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hillsdale College were Professor with 48 employees; Assistant professor with 48 employees; and Assistant professor with 37 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hillsdale College were Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees; Service with 79 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hillsdale College was Male Professor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Male Associate professor with 32 employees.

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

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