Hobart William Smith Colleges

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,345
3.79% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$42,206
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.45%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
63.9%
4,407 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,244
99.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
80.9%
550 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 (56 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (43 degrees).

In 2017, 651 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hobart William Smith Colleges. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (430 degrees), 5.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hobart William Smith Colleges is $52,345, which is $27,151 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hobart William Smith Colleges is $52,345, which is $27,151 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $42,206.

In 2017, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,345
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Hobart William Smith Colleges was $52,345. The cost of tuition at Hobart William Smith Colleges is $27,151 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$42,206
2017 Value
8.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Hobart William Smith Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $42,206. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Hobart William Smith Colleges grew by 8.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,757
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hobart William Smith Colleges was of $13,757 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 4.01% 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

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Hobart William Smith Colleges received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 7.23% with respect to 2016, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.45%
2016 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Hobart William Smith Colleges was 2.45%, which represents 11 out of the 449 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 4,407 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.47% annual decline. Out of those 4,407 applicants, 2,817 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,244 students enrolled at Hobart William Smith Colleges in 2017, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hobart William Smith Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 22.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,817
Accepted Out of 4,407

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hobart William Smith Colleges was 63.9% (2,817 admissions from 4,407 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 58%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.47%, while admissions grew by 5.31%.

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage
250
Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at Hobart William Smith Colleges in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hobart William Smith Colleges has a total enrollment of 2,244 students. The full-time enrollment at Hobart William Smith Colleges is 2,227 students and the part-time enrollment is 17. 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 74.3% White, 6.02% Black or African American, 4.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Asian, 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0446% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Hobart William Smith Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (36.2%) and Black or African American Male (3.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (57.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.3%) and White Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hobart William Smith Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,244 students. The full-time enrollment at Hobart William Smith Colleges is 2,227 and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Hobart William Smith Colleges are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 Hobart William Smith Colleges was 86%. 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
    1,667
  2. Black or African American
    135
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    107

The enrolled student population at Hobart William Smith Colleges is 74.3% White, 6.02% Black or African American, 4.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Asian, 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0446% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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.

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, 107 students (4.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 73 more women than men received degrees from Hobart William Smith Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at Hobart William Smith Colleges are white (430 degrees awarded). There were 5.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 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 (56 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (43 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 (28 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (25 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (30 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 (131,880 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (105,719 people), Other managers (97,804 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (87,490 people), and Postsecondary teachers (70,368 people).

The most specialized majors at Hobart William Smith Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and History (29 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, Sales managers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Hobart William Smith Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and History (29 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 (192,880 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (156,198 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (144,941 people), Legal services (98,913 people), and Construction (69,907 people).

The most specialized majors at Hobart William Smith Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (25 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and History (29 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. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 43 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hobart William Smith Colleges was General Economics with 69 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 289
  2. 362

In 2017, 289 degrees were awarded to men at Hobart William Smith Colleges, which is 0.798 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (362).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Hobart William Smith Colleges in General Economics, which is 3.06 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Hobart William Smith Colleges in Mass Communication & Media Studies, which is 1.67 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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

In 2017, 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hobart William Smith Colleges is Female and Hispanic or Latino (90% 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, 15.6% of graduates (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    430 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hobart William Smith Colleges is white (430 degrees awarded). There were 5.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

12.4% of degree recipients (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    233 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    197 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hobart William Smith Colleges is white female (233 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (197 degrees).

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Operations

Hobart William Smith Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $214M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $29.8M (13.9%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Hobart William Smith Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $107M. Hobart William Smith Colleges employs 82 Associate professors, 79 Assistant professors, and 52 Professors. Most academics at Hobart William Smith Colleges are Female Assistant professors (47), Female Associate professors(43), and Male Associate professors (39).

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 68 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$214M
2017 Endowment
14.5%
growth from 2016

Hobart William Smith Colleges has an endowment valued at about $214M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Hobart William Smith Colleges grew 14.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $177M 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. $1.66M - Federal
  2. $492k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Hobart William Smith Colleges received $1.66M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $492k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$44.9M
2017 Salaries
0.448%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Hobart William Smith Colleges paid a median of $44.9M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($107M) and a 0.448% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.75% growth from 2015 and a 4.22% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$18.8M
Instructional Salaries
220
Number of Employees

In 2017, Hobart William Smith Colleges paid a total of $18.8M to 220 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (34.4%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hobart William Smith Colleges were Associate professor with 82 employees; Assistant professor with 79 employees; and Assistant professor with 52 employees.

In 2017, 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 68 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hobart William Smith Colleges was Female Assistant professor with 47 employees, Female Associate professor with 43 employees, and Male Associate professor with 39 employees.

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