Skidmore College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,136
3.53% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,589
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
0.683%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
30%
11,102 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,663
98.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
86.2%
558 Graduates

About

Skidmore College is a higher education institution located in Saratoga County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Skidmore College were General Business (93 degrees awarded), General Psychology (73 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (49 degrees).

In 2019, 719 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Skidmore College. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (456 degrees), 8.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Skidmore College is $55,136, which is $27,856 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Skidmore College is $55,136, which is $27,856 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,589.

In 2019, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,136
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Skidmore College was $55,136. The cost of tuition at Skidmore College is $27,856 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$23,589
2019 Value
2.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Skidmore College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,589. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Skidmore College grew by 2.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,494
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Skidmore College was of $14,494 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.5% 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

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Skidmore College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
0.683%
2017 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Skidmore College was 0.683%, which represents 2 out of the 293 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

Skidmore College received 11,102 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.83% annual growth. Out of those 11,102 applicants, 3,336 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 30% acceptance rate.

There were 2,663 students enrolled at Skidmore College in 2019, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Skidmore College has an overall enrollment yield of 22%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

30%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,336
Accepted Out of 11,102

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Skidmore College was 30% (3,336 admissions from 11,102 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 26.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.83%, while admissions grew by 14.8%.

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SAT Scores

53%
Submission Percentage
390
Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at Skidmore College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Skidmore College has a total enrollment of 2,663 students. The full-time enrollment at Skidmore College is 2,622 students and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at Skidmore College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Skidmore College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.8% White, 9.43% Hispanic or Latino, 5.63% Asian, 5.22% Two or More Races, 5.11% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Skidmore College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.9%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Skidmore College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,663 students. The full-time enrollment at Skidmore College is 2,622 and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at Skidmore College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 Skidmore College was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Skidmore College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,645
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    251
  3. Asian
    150

The enrolled student population at Skidmore College is 61.8% White, 9.43% Hispanic or Latino, 5.63% Asian, 5.22% Two or More Races, 5.11% Black or African American, 0% 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 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, 58 students (2.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 195 more women than men received degrees from Skidmore College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Skidmore College is white (456 degrees awarded). There were 8.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Skidmore College is General Business (93 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (73 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (49 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Skidmore College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees awarded), English (49 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (27 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 Skidmore College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (394,106 people), Other managers (325,551 people), Postsecondary teachers (261,929 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (211,386 people), and Secondary school teachers (164,668 people).

The most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees awarded), English (49 degrees), Language & Linguistics (27 degrees), Social Sciences (147 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees awarded), English (49 degrees), Language & Linguistics (27 degrees), Social Sciences (147 degrees), and Physical Sciences (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 Skidmore College are Elementary & secondary schools (567,572 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (519,831 people), Legal services (311,438 people), Computer Systems Design (253,466 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (205,628 people).

The most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees awarded), English (49 degrees), Language & Linguistics (27 degrees), Social Sciences (147 degrees), and Physical Sciences (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 Skidmore College.
Most Common
  1. 93 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 73 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 49 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Skidmore College was General Business with 93 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

262
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
457
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 262 degrees were awarded to men at Skidmore College, which is 0.573 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (457).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Skidmore College in General Business, which is 1.45 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Skidmore College in General Psychology, which is 3.06 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

84%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 84% of students graduating from Skidmore College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (88.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Skidmore College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (88.2% 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, 6.45% of graduates (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    456 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Skidmore College is white (456 degrees awarded). There were 8.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

2.78% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    290 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    166 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Skidmore College is white female (290 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (166 degrees).

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Operations

Skidmore College has an endowment valued at nearly $374M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.3M (3.28%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Skidmore College had a total salary expenditure of $169M. Skidmore College employs 92 Assistant professors, 78 Associate professors, and 67 Professors. Most academics at Skidmore College are Female Assistant professors (49), Female Associate professors(48), and Male Professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skidmore College are: Service, with 170 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 120 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 90 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$374M
2019 Endowment
1.44%
decline from 2018

Skidmore College has an endowment valued at about $374M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Skidmore College declined 1.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $333M 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. $3.38M - Federal
  2. $795k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Skidmore College received $3.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $795k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$72.4M
2019 Salaries
2.41%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Skidmore College paid a median of $72.4M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($169M) and a 2.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.88% growth from 2017 and a 4.88% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$27.3M
Instructional Salaries
298
Number of Employees

In 2019, Skidmore College paid a total of $27.3M to 298 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
92 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
170 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Skidmore College were Assistant professor with 92 employees; Associate professor with 78 employees; and Associate professor with 67 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skidmore College were Service with 170 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 120 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 90 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Skidmore College was Female Assistant professor with 49 employees, Female Associate professor with 48 employees, and Male Professor with 43 employees.

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

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