Hobart William Smith Colleges

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,835
3.28% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$37,761
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.85%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
66.1%
3,426 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,070
99.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
78.2%
469 Graduates

About

Hobart William Smith Colleges is a higher education institution located in Ontario County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hobart William Smith Colleges were General Economics (69 degrees awarded), Mass Communication & Media Studies (59 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (44 degrees).

In 2019, 606 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hobart William Smith Colleges. 51% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (445 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hobart William Smith Colleges is $55,835, which is $28,555 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hobart William Smith Colleges is $55,835, which is $28,555 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,761.

In 2019, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,835
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Hobart William Smith Colleges was $55,835. The cost of tuition at Hobart William Smith Colleges is $28,555 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$37,761
2019 Value
1.44%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Hobart William Smith Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,761. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Hobart William Smith Colleges grew by 1.44%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,785
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hobart William Smith Colleges was of $14,785 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.75% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Hobart William Smith Colleges received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.09% with respect to 2018, 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.
3.85%
2017 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Hobart William Smith Colleges was 3.85%, which represents 15 out of the 390 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

Hobart William Smith Colleges received 3,426 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 23.1% annual decline. Out of those 3,426 applicants, 2,264 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,070 students enrolled at Hobart William Smith Colleges in 2019, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hobart William Smith Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 20.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,264
Accepted Out of 3,426

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hobart William Smith Colleges was 66.1% (2,264 admissions from 3,426 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −23.1%, while admissions declined by −11.1%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
239
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Hobart William Smith Colleges in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hobart William Smith Colleges has a total enrollment of 2,070 students. The full-time enrollment at Hobart William Smith Colleges is 2,054 students and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Hobart William Smith Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hobart William Smith Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.5% White, 6.23% Hispanic or Latino, 5.85% Black or African American, 3.04% Asian, 2.17% Two or More Races, 0.29% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0483% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Hobart William Smith Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (77.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.2%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hobart William Smith Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,070 students. The full-time enrollment at Hobart William Smith Colleges is 2,054 and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Hobart William Smith Colleges are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2019 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 Hobart William Smith Colleges was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Hobart William Smith Colleges had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,500
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    129
  3. Black or African American
    121

The enrolled student population at Hobart William Smith Colleges is 72.5% White, 6.23% Hispanic or Latino, 5.85% Black or African American, 3.04% Asian, 2.17% Two or More Races, 0.29% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0483% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 93 students (4.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 12 more women than men received degrees from Hobart William Smith Colleges. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hobart William Smith Colleges is white (445 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hobart William Smith Colleges is General Economics (69 degrees awarded), followed by Mass Communication & Media Studies (59 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (44 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hobart William Smith Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (22 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 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 Hobart William Smith Colleges are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (132,946 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (106,415 people), Other managers (103,428 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (72,668 people), and Postsecondary teachers (66,802 people).

The most specialized majors at Hobart William Smith Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (22 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), and History (27 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 Hobart William Smith Colleges are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Hobart William Smith Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (22 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), and History (27 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 Hobart William Smith Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (195,251 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (163,928 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (140,596 people), Legal services (97,876 people), and Construction (78,852 people).

The most specialized majors at Hobart William Smith Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (26 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (22 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), and History (27 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 Hobart William Smith Colleges.
Most Common
  1. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 44 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hobart William Smith Colleges was General Economics with 69 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

297
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
309
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 297 degrees were awarded to men at Hobart William Smith Colleges, which is 0.961 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (309).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Hobart William Smith Colleges in General Economics, which is 2.83 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Hobart William Smith Colleges in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.67 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 76% of students graduating from Hobart William Smith Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hobart William Smith Colleges is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 12.2% of graduates (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    445 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hobart William Smith Colleges is white (445 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

2.97% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    226 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    219 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hobart William Smith Colleges is white female (226 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (219 degrees).

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Operations

Hobart William Smith Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $226M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.57M (1.14%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Hobart William Smith Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $110M. Hobart William Smith Colleges employs 92 Associate professors, 53 Assistant professors, and 51 Professors. Most academics at Hobart William Smith Colleges are Female Associate professors (49), Male Associate professors(43), and Male Professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hobart William Smith Colleges are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 63 employees, Management, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$226M
2019 Endowment
2.57%
decline from 2018

Hobart William Smith Colleges has an endowment valued at about $226M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Hobart William Smith Colleges declined 2.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $185M 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. $1.71M - Federal
  2. $514k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Hobart William Smith Colleges received $1.71M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $514k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$44.8M
2019 Salaries
5.71%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Hobart William Smith Colleges paid a median of $44.8M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($110M) and a 5.71% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.8% growth from 2017 and a 0.448% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.1M
Instructional Salaries
216
Number of Employees

In 2019, Hobart William Smith Colleges paid a total of $18.1M to 216 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
92 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hobart William Smith Colleges were Associate professor with 92 employees; Assistant professor with 53 employees; and Assistant professor with 51 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hobart William Smith Colleges were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees; Management with 53 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hobart William Smith Colleges was Female Associate professor with 49 employees, Male Associate professor with 43 employees, and Male Professor with 34 employees.

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