McDaniel College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,540
2.96% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,304
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.8%
3,761 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,851
62.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66.6%
291 Graduates

About

McDaniel College is a higher education institution located in Carroll County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at McDaniel College were General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees awarded), General Health & Physical Education (37 degrees), and General Psychology (34 degrees).

In 2019, 847 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McDaniel College. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (597 degrees), 5.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McDaniel College is $44,540, which is $17,260 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at McDaniel College is $44,540, which is $17,260 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,304.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,540
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at McDaniel College was $44,540. The cost of tuition at McDaniel College is $17,260 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$19,304
2019 Value
19.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 McDaniel College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,304. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of McDaniel College grew by 19.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,215
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McDaniel College was of $9,215 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.07% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at McDaniel College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 7.78% with respect to 2018, when 90% 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.
5%
2017 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at McDaniel College was 5%, which represents 25 out of the 500 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

McDaniel College received 3,761 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.15% annual growth. Out of those 3,761 applicants, 3,454 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,851 students enrolled at McDaniel College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McDaniel College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,454
Accepted Out of 3,761

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McDaniel College was 91.8% (3,454 admissions from 3,761 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 64.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.15%, while admissions grew by 45.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

McDaniel College has a total enrollment of 2,851 students. The full-time enrollment at McDaniel College is 1,773 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,078. This means that 62.2% of students enrolled at McDaniel College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McDaniel College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.7% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 5.68% Hispanic or Latino, 2.46% Two or More Races, 1.82% Asian, 0.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McDaniel College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.9%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Black or African American Male (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (12.4%) and Black or African American Female (11.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McDaniel College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,851 students. The full-time enrollment at McDaniel College is 1,773 and the part-time enrollment is 1,078. This means that 62.2% of students enrolled at McDaniel College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 McDaniel College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), McDaniel College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,673
  2. Black or African American
    461
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    162

The enrolled student population at McDaniel College is 58.7% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 5.68% Hispanic or Latino, 2.46% Two or More Races, 1.82% Asian, 0.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 363 students (12.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 279 more women than men received degrees from McDaniel College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McDaniel College is white (597 degrees awarded). There were 5.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McDaniel College is General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Physical Education (37 degrees) and General Psychology (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at McDaniel College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (415 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 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 McDaniel College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,518,533 people), Secondary school teachers (549,968 people), Education administrators (279,348 people), Special education teachers (209,803 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (191,944 people).

The most specialized majors at McDaniel College are Education (415 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and History (12 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 McDaniel College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at McDaniel College are Education (415 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and History (12 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 McDaniel College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,859,488 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (351,306 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (175,410 people), Legal services (122,789 people), and Child day care services (104,949 people).

The most specialized majors at McDaniel College are Education (415 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and History (12 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 McDaniel College.
Most Common
  1. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McDaniel College was General Business Administration & Management with 48 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

284
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
563
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 284 degrees were awarded to men at McDaniel College, which is 0.504 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (563).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to men at McDaniel College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.43 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 120 degrees were awarded to women at McDaniel College in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 3.64 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 58% of students graduating from McDaniel College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McDaniel College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.344% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    597 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    108 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McDaniel College is white (597 degrees awarded). There were 5.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

5.19% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    412 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at McDaniel College is white female (412 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (185 degrees).

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Operations

McDaniel College has an endowment valued at nearly $130M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.61M (1.24%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, McDaniel College had a total salary expenditure of $61.7M. McDaniel College employs 39 Associate professors, 34 Professors, and 32 Lecturers. Most academics at McDaniel College are Female Lecturers (20), Male Associate professors(20), and Male Professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McDaniel College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 59 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, and Management with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$130M
2019 Endowment
1.63%
decline from 2018

McDaniel College has an endowment valued at about $130M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of McDaniel College declined 1.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $89.2M 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. $372k - Federal
  2. $19k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, McDaniel College received $372k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.8M
2019 Salaries
6.46%
decline from 2018

In 2019, McDaniel College paid a median of $22.8M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($61.7M) and a 6.46% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.44% decline from 2017 and a 2.19% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.42M
Instructional Salaries
128
Number of Employees

In 2019, McDaniel College paid a total of $8.42M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at McDaniel College were Associate professor with 39 employees; Professor with 34 employees; and Professor with 32 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McDaniel College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; and Management with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McDaniel College was Female Lecturer with 20 employees, Male Associate professor with 20 employees, and Male Professor with 19 employees.

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

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