Mount Holyoke College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,400
4.53% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$31,165
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.56%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
52.5%
3,480 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,040
93.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
84.2%
446 Graduates

About

Mount Holyoke College is a higher education institution located in Hampshire County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mount Holyoke College were Experimental Psychology (63 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (45 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (44 degrees).

In 2020, 752 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Holyoke College. 98.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 1.06% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (383 degrees), 4.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (79 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Holyoke College is $54,400, which is $26,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Holyoke College is $54,400, which is $26,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,165.

In 2020, 76% of undergraduate students attending Mount Holyoke College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,400
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Mount Holyoke College was $54,400. The cost of tuition at Mount Holyoke College is $26,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$31,165
2020 Value
2.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Mount Holyoke College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,165. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Mount Holyoke College grew by 2.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,554
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount Holyoke College was of $14,554 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.19% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Mount Holyoke College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.3% with respect to 2019, when 77% 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.
1.56%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Mount Holyoke College was 1.56%, which represents 6 out of the 384 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Mount Holyoke College received 3,480 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11% annual decline. Out of those 3,480 applicants, 1,826 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,040 students enrolled at Mount Holyoke College in 2020, and 43% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount Holyoke College has an overall enrollment yield of 25%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,826
Accepted Out of 3,480

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount Holyoke College was 52.5% (1,826 admissions from 3,480 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 38.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −11%, while admissions grew by 22.5%.

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SAT Scores

43%
Submission Percentage
198
Scores Submitted

43% of enrolled first-time students at Mount Holyoke College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mount Holyoke College has a total enrollment of 2,040 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Holyoke College is 1,912 students and the part-time enrollment is 128. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Mount Holyoke College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mount Holyoke College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.5% White, 9.26% Hispanic or Latino, 7.11% Asian, 5.69% Black or African American, 4.31% Two or More Races, 0.098% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.049% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mount Holyoke College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (8.83%) and Asian Female (7.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (55%), followed by Two or More Races Female (10%) and White Male (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount Holyoke College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,040 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Holyoke College is 1,912 and the part-time enrollment is 128. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Mount Holyoke College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 Mount Holyoke College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Mount Holyoke College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    929
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    189
  3. Asian
    145

The enrolled student population at Mount Holyoke College is 45.5% White, 9.26% Hispanic or Latino, 7.11% Asian, 5.69% Black or African American, 4.31% Two or More Races, 0.098% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.049% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 33 students (1.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 736 more women than men received degrees from Mount Holyoke College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mount Holyoke College is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 4.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (79 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount Holyoke College is Experimental Psychology (63 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (45 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (44 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mount Holyoke College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (41 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 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 Mount Holyoke College are Elementary & middle school teachers (148,817 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (147,627 people), Postsecondary teachers (125,677 people), Other managers (97,301 people), and Secondary school teachers (96,390 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Holyoke College are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (41 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Math & Statistics (41 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 Mount Holyoke College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Mount Holyoke College are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (41 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Math & Statistics (41 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 Mount Holyoke College are Elementary & secondary schools (325,112 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (225,763 people), Legal services (115,442 people), Computer Systems Design (114,772 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (72,489 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Holyoke College are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (41 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Math & Statistics (41 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 Mount Holyoke College.
Most Common
  1. 63 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 44 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount Holyoke College was Experimental Psychology with 63 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

8
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
744
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Holyoke College, which is 0.0108 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (744).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Holyoke College in Other Education, which is 0.15 times less than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 63 degrees were awarded to women at Mount Holyoke College in Experimental Psychology, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 77% of students graduating from Mount Holyoke 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 83% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mount Holyoke College is Female and Asian (87.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.12% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    383 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    79 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount Holyoke College is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 4.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (79 degrees).

1.06% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    378 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    79 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mount Holyoke College is white female (378 degrees awarded). There were 4.78 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (79 degrees).

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Operations

Mount Holyoke College has an endowment valued at nearly $789M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $24.7M (3.13%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Mount Holyoke College had a total salary expenditure of $148M. Mount Holyoke College employs 69 Professors, 49 Associate professors, and 47 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mount Holyoke College are Female Professors (36), Male Professors(33), and Female Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Holyoke College are: Service, with 113 employees, Management, with 86 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 74 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$789M
2020 Endowment
0.651%
decline from 2019

Mount Holyoke College has an endowment valued at about $789M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount Holyoke College declined 0.651% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $749M 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. $4.66M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Mount Holyoke College received $4.66M 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

$65.8M
2020 Salaries
1.46%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Mount Holyoke College paid a median of $65.8M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($148M) and a 1.46% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.01% growth from 2018 and a 3.55% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.7M
Instructional Salaries
212
Number of Employees

In 2020, Mount Holyoke College paid a total of $20.7M to 212 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
113 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount Holyoke College were Professor with 69 employees; Associate professor with 49 employees; and Associate professor with 47 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Holyoke College were Service with 113 employees; Management with 86 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount Holyoke College was Female Professor with 36 employees, Male Professor with 33 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mount Holyoke College.

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