Hood College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,460
3.98% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,567
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.74%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
65.3%
3,513 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,002
60.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66.2%
178 Graduates

About

Hood College is a higher education institution located in Frederick County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hood College were General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), General Psychology (26 degrees), and Registered Nursing (24 degrees).

In 2019, 602 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hood College. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (342 degrees), 5.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hood College is $40,460, which is $18,434 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hood College is $40,460, which is $18,434 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,567.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,460
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Hood College was $40,460. The cost of tuition at Hood College is $18,434 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$24,567
2019 Value
6.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Hood College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,567. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Hood College grew by 6.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,261
Room and Board
$1,226
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hood College was of $12,261 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,226. The cost of room and board increased by 1.54% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Hood College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 95% 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.
6.74%
2017 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Hood College was 6.74%, which represents 30 out of the 445 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

Hood College received 3,513 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 125% annual growth. Out of those 3,513 applicants, 2,295 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,002 students enrolled at Hood College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hood College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,295
Accepted Out of 3,513

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hood College was 65.3% (2,295 admissions from 3,513 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 71.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 125%, while admissions grew by 106%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Hood College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hood College has a total enrollment of 2,002 students. The full-time enrollment at Hood College is 1,207 students and the part-time enrollment is 795. This means that 60.3% of students enrolled at Hood College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hood College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.2% White, 14.1% Black or African American, 9.54% Hispanic or Latino, 4.3% Two or More Races, 3.55% Asian, 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0999% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Hood College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.7%), followed by White Male (12%) and Black or African American Male (4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hood College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,002 students. The full-time enrollment at Hood College is 1,207 and the part-time enrollment is 795. This means that 60.3% of students enrolled at Hood College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Hood College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Hood College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,226
  2. Black or African American
    283
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    191

The enrolled student population at Hood College is 61.2% White, 14.1% Black or African American, 9.54% Hispanic or Latino, 4.3% Two or More Races, 3.55% Asian, 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0999% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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 (1.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 138 more women than men received degrees from Hood College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hood College is white (342 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hood College is General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (26 degrees) and Registered Nursing (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hood College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (72 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (95 degrees), and Education (130 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 Hood College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,523,736 people), Secondary school teachers (567,001 people), Software developers (553,030 people), Physicians (407,175 people), and Other managers (303,782 people).

The most specialized majors at Hood College are Biology (72 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (95 degrees), Education (130 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (8 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 Hood College are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Hood College are Biology (72 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (95 degrees), Education (130 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (8 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 Hood College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,899,608 people), Computer Systems Design (634,933 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (575,038 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (556,032 people), and Offices of physicians (234,105 people).

The most specialized majors at Hood College are Biology (72 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (95 degrees), Education (130 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (8 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 Hood College.
Most Common
  1. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hood College was General Business Administration & Management with 34 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

232
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
370
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 232 degrees were awarded to men at Hood College, which is 0.627 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (370).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Hood College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 51 degrees were awarded to women at Hood College in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 2.43 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 54% of students graduating from Hood College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hood College is Male and Two or More Races (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 3.37% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    342 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hood College is white (342 degrees awarded). There were 5.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

3.32% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    231 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hood College is white female (231 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (111 degrees).

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Operations

Hood College has an endowment valued at nearly $107M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.39M (3.17%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Hood College had a total salary expenditure of $41.2M. Hood College employs 35 Associate professors, 31 Assistant professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at Hood College are Female Associate professors (21), Female Assistant professors(20), and Female Professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hood College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$107M
2019 Endowment
7.21%
growth from 2018

Hood College has an endowment valued at about $107M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Hood College grew 7.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $68.4M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.22M - Federal
  2. $2.81M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Hood College received $1.22M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.81M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.4M
2019 Salaries
7.26%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Hood College paid a median of $18.4M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($41.2M) and a 7.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.885% decline from 2017 and a 3.44% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.11M
Instructional Salaries
101
Number of Employees

In 2019, Hood College paid a total of $7.11M to 101 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
35 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hood College were Associate professor with 35 employees; Assistant professor with 31 employees; and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hood College were Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; Management with 31 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hood College was Female Associate professor with 21 employees, Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Female Professor with 15 employees.

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

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