Kalamazoo College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$46,350

4.35% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,057

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.4%

3,434 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,436

99.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

85.9%

316 Graduates

About

Kalamazoo College is a higher education institution located in Kalamazoo County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kalamazoo College were General Psychology (57 degrees awarded), General Chemistry (48 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (43 degrees).

In 2017, 480 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kalamazoo College. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (315 degrees), 9.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kalamazoo College is $46,350, which is $21,156 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kalamazoo College is $46,350, which is $21,156 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,057.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,350

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Kalamazoo College was $46,350. The cost of tuition at Kalamazoo College is $21,156 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$28,057

2017 Value

0.354%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Kalamazoo College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,057. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Kalamazoo College grew by 0.354%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,174

Room and Board

$825

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kalamazoo College was of $9,174 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 3.24% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 14.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Kalamazoo College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2016, when 99% 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.

0%

2016 Default Rate

0

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Kalamazoo College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 273 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

Kalamazoo College received 3,434 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.3% annual decline. Out of those 3,434 applicants, 2,520 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,436 students enrolled at Kalamazoo College in 2017, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kalamazoo College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,520

Accepted Out of 3,434

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kalamazoo College was 73.4% (2,520 admissions from 3,434 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 65.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -5.3%, while admissions grew by 5.84%.

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SAT Scores

39%

Submission Percentage

176

Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at Kalamazoo College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kalamazoo College has a total enrollment of 1,436 students. The full-time enrollment at Kalamazoo College is 1,427 students and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Kalamazoo College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kalamazoo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.1% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.94% Black or African American, 7.8% Asian, 4.32% Two or More Races, 0.0696% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kalamazoo College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.7%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kalamazoo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,436 students. The full-time enrollment at Kalamazoo College is 1,427 and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Kalamazoo College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

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 Kalamazoo College was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Kalamazoo College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    806

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    183

  3. Black or African American

    114

The enrolled student population at Kalamazoo College is 56.1% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.94% Black or African American, 7.8% Asian, 4.32% Two or More Races, 0.0696% 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, 50 students (3.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 90 more women than men received degrees from Kalamazoo College. The majority of degree recipients at Kalamazoo College are white (315 degrees awarded). There were 9.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kalamazoo College is General Psychology (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Chemistry (48 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (43 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kalamazoo College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (16 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 Kalamazoo College are Elementary & middle school teachers (199,156 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,614 people), Other managers (136,292 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (124,423 people), and Physicians (88,207 people).

The most specialized majors at Kalamazoo College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and English (35 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 Kalamazoo College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Kalamazoo College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and English (35 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 Kalamazoo College are Elementary & secondary schools (369,394 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (340,193 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,790 people), Computer Systems Design (118,157 people), and Legal services (109,946 people).

The most specialized majors at Kalamazoo College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and English (35 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 Kalamazoo College.

Most Common

  1. 57 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kalamazoo College was General Psychology with 57 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 195

  2. 285

In 2017, 195 degrees were awarded to men at Kalamazoo College, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (285).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Kalamazoo College in General Chemistry, which is 1.67 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Kalamazoo College in General Psychology, which is 2.17 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%

100% Completion Time

83%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 77% of students graduating from Kalamazoo College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kalamazoo College is Female and Asian (100% 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, 6.65% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    315 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kalamazoo College is white (315 degrees awarded). There were 9.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

6.67% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    186 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    129 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kalamazoo College is white female (186 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (129 degrees).

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Operations

Kalamazoo College has an endowment valued at nearly $227M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $28.3M (12.5%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Kalamazoo College had a total salary expenditure of $57.6M. Kalamazoo College employs 43 Assistant professors, 35 Professors, and 27 Associate professors. Most academics at Kalamazoo College are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Professors(21), and Male Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kalamazoo College are: Management, with 58 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$227M

2017 Endowment

9.77%

growth from 2016

Kalamazoo College has an endowment valued at about $227M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Kalamazoo College grew 9.77% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $190M 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, Kalamazoo 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

$27.6M

2017 Salaries

8.19%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Kalamazoo College paid a median of $27.6M in salaries, which represents 48% of their overall expenditure ($57.6M) and a 8.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.4% growth from 2015 and a 2.71% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.01M

Instructional Salaries

111

Number of Employees

In 2017, Kalamazoo College paid a total of $8.01M to 111 employees working as instructors, which represents 29% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

43 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

58 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kalamazoo College were Assistant professor with 43 employees; Professor with 35 employees; and Professor with 27 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kalamazoo College were Management with 58 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kalamazoo College was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Professor with 21 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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

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