Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,030
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$16,553
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
7.19%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
76.6%
1,947 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,588
76.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
54.2%
166 Graduates

About

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a higher education institution located in Berkshire County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (51 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (44 degrees).

In 2017, 427 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. 65.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (346 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is $1,030, which is $-24,164 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is $1,030, which is $-24,164 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,553.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,030
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was $1,030. The cost of tuition at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is $-24,164 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$16,553
2017 Value
10.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,553. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,501
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was of $9,501 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.17% 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

76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.56% with respect to 2016, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.19%
2016 Default Rate
35
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was 7.19%, which represents 35 out of the 487 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts received 1,947 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.28% annual decline. Out of those 1,947 applicants, 1,492 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,588 students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2017, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 19.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,492
Accepted Out of 1,947

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was 76.6% (1,492 admissions from 1,947 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.28%, while admissions declined by -3.87%.

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SAT Scores

91%
Submission Percentage
262
Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has a total enrollment of 1,588 students. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 1,219 students and the part-time enrollment is 369. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.7% White, 7.93% Hispanic or Latino, 7.68% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 2.02% Asian, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.126% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (28%) and Black or African American Female (5.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (61.1%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Black or African American Male (5.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,588 students. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 1,219 and the part-time enrollment is 369. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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
    1,186
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    126
  3. Black or African American
    122

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 74.7% White, 7.93% Hispanic or Latino, 7.68% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 2.02% Asian, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.126% 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 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, 63 students (3.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 133 more women than men received degrees from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The majority of degree recipients at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are white (346 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (51 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (44 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (44 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (51 degrees), and History (17 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are Elementary & middle school teachers (342,602 people), Other managers (208,128 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (190,112 people), Postsecondary teachers (172,773 people), and Secondary school teachers (110,464 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are English (44 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (51 degrees), History (17 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (47 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are English (44 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (51 degrees), History (17 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (47 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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (608,046 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (352,679 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (189,378 people), Computer Systems Design (167,655 people), and Legal services (164,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are English (44 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (51 degrees), History (17 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (47 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 44 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 51 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 147
  2. 280

In 2017, 147 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, which is 0.525 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (280).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.587 times less than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 46 degrees were awarded to women at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.7 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 34% of students graduating from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is Male 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, 4.82% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    346 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is white (346 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

3.28% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    228 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    118 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is white female (228 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (118 degrees).

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Operations

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $12.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $97.9k (0.771%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts had a total salary expenditure of $50.7M. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts employs 38 Professors, 25 Associate professors, and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are Male Professors (19), Female Professors(19), and Male Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are: Service, with 45 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 45 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.7M
2017 Endowment
4.97%
growth from 2016

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has an endowment valued at about $12.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts grew 4.97% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.4M lower 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. $737k - Federal
  2. $475k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts received $737k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $475k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.8M
2017 Salaries
3.05%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts paid a median of $21.8M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($50.7M) and a 3.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.06% decline from 2015 and a 4.12% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.18M
Instructional Salaries
87
Number of Employees

In 2017, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts paid a total of $7.18M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% 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
38 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts were Professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts were Service with 45 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was Male Professor with 19 employees, Female Professor with 19 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

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