Reed College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$53,900
3.95% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$32,097
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
0.452%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
35.6%
5,652 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,470
95.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
79.8%
297 Graduates

About

Reed College is a higher education institution located in Multnomah County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Reed College were General English Language & Literature (29 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (25 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (24 degrees).

In 2017, 302 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Reed College. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (178 degrees), 4.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Reed College is $53,900, which is $28,706 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Reed College is $53,900, which is $28,706 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,097.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,900
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Reed College was $53,900. The cost of tuition at Reed College is $28,706 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$32,097
2017 Value
15.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Reed College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,097. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Reed College grew by 15.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,090
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Reed College was of $12,090 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 23.6% 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

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Reed College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.25% with respect to 2016, when 48% 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.
0.452%
2016 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Reed College was 0.452%, which represents 1 out of the 221 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

Reed College received 5,652 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.929% annual decline. Out of those 5,652 applicants, 2,014 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,470 students enrolled at Reed College in 2017, and 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Reed College has an overall enrollment yield of 20.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,014
Accepted Out of 5,652

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Reed College was 35.6% (2,014 admissions from 5,652 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 31.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.929%, while admissions grew by 12.8%.

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SAT Scores

61%
Submission Percentage
250
Scores Submitted

61% of enrolled first-time students at Reed College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Reed College has a total enrollment of 1,470 students. The full-time enrollment at Reed College is 1,408 students and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Reed College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Reed College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Two or More Races, 6.05% Asian, 2.11% Black or African American, 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Reed College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.25%). 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 Reed College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,470 students. The full-time enrollment at Reed College is 1,408 and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Reed 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 Reed College was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Reed College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    866
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    148
  3. Two or More Races
    113

The enrolled student population at Reed College is 58.9% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Two or More Races, 6.05% Asian, 2.11% Black or African American, 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% 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, 55 students (3.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 26 more women than men received degrees from Reed College. The majority of degree recipients at Reed College are white (178 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Reed College is General English Language & Literature (29 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (25 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Reed College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), and Physical Sciences (26 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 Reed College are Elementary & middle school teachers (235,021 people), Postsecondary teachers (224,928 people), Other managers (160,098 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (122,633 people), and Secondary school teachers (99,547 people).

The most specialized majors at Reed College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), English (29 degrees), and Math & Statistics (20 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 Reed College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Reed College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), English (29 degrees), and Math & Statistics (20 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 Reed College are Elementary & secondary schools (440,205 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (391,323 people), Computer Systems Design (170,427 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (148,134 people), and Legal services (108,491 people).

The most specialized majors at Reed College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), English (29 degrees), and Math & Statistics (20 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 Reed College.
Most Common
  1. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Reed College was General English Language & Literature with 29 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 138
  2. 164

In 2017, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Reed College, which is 0.841 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (164).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Reed College in General Mathematics, which is 4 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 20 degrees were awarded to women at Reed College in General Biological Sciences, which is 5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 69% of students graduating from Reed College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 Reed 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, 6.4% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    178 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Reed College is white (178 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

6.29% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    90 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Reed College is white female (90 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (88 degrees).

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Operations

Reed College has an endowment valued at nearly $543M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $64.3M (11.8%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Reed College had a total salary expenditure of $92.7M. Reed College employs 65 Professors, 36 Assistant professors, and 31 Associate professors. Most academics at Reed College are Male Professors (41), Female Professors(24), and Male Associate professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Reed College are: Service, with 67 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 47 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$543M
2017 Endowment
7.79%
growth from 2016

Reed College has an endowment valued at about $543M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Reed College grew 7.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $506M 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. $1.24M - Federal
  2. $30.4k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Reed College received $1.24M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $30.4k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$40.2M
2017 Salaries
4.5%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Reed College paid a median of $40.2M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($92.7M) and a 4.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.79% growth from 2015 and a 3.99% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$15.2M
Instructional Salaries
162
Number of Employees

In 2017, Reed College paid a total of $15.2M to 162 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% 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
65 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Reed College were Professor with 65 employees; Assistant professor with 36 employees; and Assistant professor with 31 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Reed College were Service with 67 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 47 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 47 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 Reed College was Male Professor with 41 employees, Female Professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 19 employees.

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

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