Hope College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,490

3.54% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,795

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.04%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.6%

4,377 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,150

95.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

79.5%

608 Graduates

About

Hope College is a higher education institution located in Ottawa County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hope College were General Business Administration & Management (111 degrees awarded), General Psychology (77 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (61 degrees).

In 2017, 841 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hope College. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (734 degrees), 14.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hope College is $32,490, which is $7,296 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hope College is $32,490, which is $7,296 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,795.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,490

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Hope College was $32,490. The cost of tuition at Hope College is $7,296 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$27,795

2017 Value

0.22%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Hope College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,795. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Hope College grew by 0.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,225

Room and Board

$920

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hope College was of $6,225 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $920. The cost of room and board increased by 2.64% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Hope College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 87% 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.

2.04%

2016 Default Rate

14

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Hope College was 2.04%, which represents 14 out of the 686 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

Hope College received 4,377 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12.3% annual growth. Out of those 4,377 applicants, 3,223 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,150 students enrolled at Hope College in 2017, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hope College has an overall enrollment yield of 24.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,223

Accepted Out of 4,377

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hope College was 73.6% (3,223 admissions from 4,377 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 12.3%, while admissions declined by -2.07%.

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SAT Scores

56%

Submission Percentage

433

Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Hope College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hope College has a total enrollment of 3,150 students. The full-time enrollment at Hope College is 3,019 students and the part-time enrollment is 131. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Hope College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hope College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.8% White, 7.65% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 2.13% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Hope College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (50.5%), followed by White Male (31.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hope College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,150 students. The full-time enrollment at Hope College is 3,019 and the part-time enrollment is 131. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Hope College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,577

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    241

  3. Black or African American

    86

The enrolled student population at Hope College is 81.8% White, 7.65% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 2.13% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 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, 22 students (0.698%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 203 more women than men received degrees from Hope College. The majority of degree recipients at Hope College are white (734 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hope College is General Business Administration & Management (111 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (77 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (61 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hope College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (28 degrees), and Physical Sciences (34 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hope College are Postsecondary teachers (129,177 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (119,497 people), Other managers (107,013 people), Physicians (88,275 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (63,326 people).

The most specialized majors at Hope College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (28 degrees), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (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 Hope College are Surgeons, Sales managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Hope College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (28 degrees), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hope College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (255,743 people), Elementary & secondary schools (228,066 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (146,686 people), Computer Systems Design (79,688 people), and Scientific research & development services (58,322 people).

The most specialized majors at Hope College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (28 degrees), Physical Sciences (34 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (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 Hope College.

Most Common

  1. 111 degrees awarded

  2. 77 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hope College was General Business Administration & Management with 111 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 319

  2. 522

In 2017, 319 degrees were awarded to men at Hope College, which is 0.611 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (522).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Hope College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.31 times more than the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to women at Hope College in General Psychology, which is 4.5 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

76%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% of students graduating from Hope College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hope College is Female and Two or More Races (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    734 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hope College is white (734 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

0.238% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    455 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    279 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hope College is white female (455 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (279 degrees).

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Operations

Hope College has an endowment valued at nearly $210M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $27.9M (13.3%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Hope College had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $53M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

Hope College employs 84 Professors, 73 Assistant professors, and 64 Associate professors. Most academics at Hope College are Male Professors (54), Female Assistant professors(44), and Male Associate professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hope College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, and Service with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$210M

2017 Endowment

13.2%

growth from 2016

Hope College has an endowment valued at about $210M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Hope College grew 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $173M 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, Hope 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

Primary Expenses

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$53M

Salary Expenditure

$118M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Hope College had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $53M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Hope College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$53M

2017 Salaries

4.03%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Hope College paid a median of $53M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($118M) and a 4.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.47% growth from 2015 and a 6.29% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$17.5M

Instructional Salaries

238

Number of Employees

In 2017, Hope College paid a total of $17.5M to 238 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% 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

84 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

81 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hope College were Professor with 84 employees; Assistant professor with 73 employees; and Assistant professor with 64 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hope College were Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; and Service with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hope College was Male Professor with 54 employees, Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, and Male Associate professor with 37 employees.

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

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