Skidmore College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,066
3.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$26,995
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.05%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
32.2%
10,433 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,582
97.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
86.2%
624 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 (103 degrees awarded), General Psychology (71 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (53 degrees).

In 2020, 768 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Skidmore College. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (481 degrees), 6.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (76 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Skidmore College is $57,066, which is $28,666 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Skidmore College is $57,066, which is $28,666 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,995.

In 2020, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$57,066
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Skidmore College was $57,066. The cost of tuition at Skidmore College is $28,666 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$26,995
2020 Value
14.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Skidmore College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,995. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Skidmore College grew by 14.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,000
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Skidmore College was of $15,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Skidmore College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13% with respect to 2019, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.05%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Skidmore College was 2.05%, which represents 6 out of the 292 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 10,433 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.03% annual decline. Out of those 10,433 applicants, 3,356 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 32.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,582 students enrolled at Skidmore College in 2020, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Skidmore College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

32.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,356
Accepted Out of 10,433

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Skidmore College was 32.2% (3,356 admissions from 10,433 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 30%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.03%, while admissions grew by 0.6%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
354
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at Skidmore College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Skidmore College has a total enrollment of 2,582 students. The full-time enrollment at Skidmore College is 2,510 students and the part-time enrollment is 72. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Skidmore College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Skidmore College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.5% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 5.42% Asian, 5.19% Two or More Races, 0.0387% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0387% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Skidmore College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.38%). 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

97.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Skidmore College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,582 students. The full-time enrollment at Skidmore College is 2,510 and the part-time enrollment is 72. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Skidmore College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
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 Skidmore College was 88%. 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
    1,588
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    261
  3. Black or African American
    144

The enrolled student population at Skidmore College is 61.5% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 5.42% Asian, 5.19% Two or More Races, 0.0387% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0387% 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, 55 students (2.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 174 more women than men received degrees from Skidmore College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Skidmore College is white (481 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (76 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Skidmore College is General Business (103 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (71 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (53 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (16 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (126,949 people), Postsecondary teachers (125,933 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (125,302 people), Other managers (109,767 people), and Secondary school teachers (96,172 people).

The most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), English (53 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (31 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, Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), English (53 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (31 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 (317,398 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (244,673 people), Legal services (100,709 people), Computer Systems Design (86,433 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (72,338 people).

The most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), English (53 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (31 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. 103 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 53 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Skidmore College was General Business with 103 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

297
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
471
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 297 degrees were awarded to men at Skidmore College, which is 0.631 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (471).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Skidmore College in General Business, which is 1.34 times more than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 54 degrees were awarded to women at Skidmore College in General Psychology, which is 3.18 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 82% of students graduating from Skidmore College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Skidmore College is Female and Black or African American (100% 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, 3.69% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    481 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Skidmore College is white (481 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (76 degrees).

2.6% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    304 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    177 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Skidmore College is white female (304 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (177 degrees).

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Operations

Skidmore College has an endowment valued at nearly $357M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.139%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Skidmore College had a total salary expenditure of $159M. Skidmore College employs 88 Assistant professors, 79 Associate professors, and 65 Professors. Most academics at Skidmore College are Female Associate professors (49), Female Assistant professors(48), and Male Professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skidmore College are: Service, with 161 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 117 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$357M
2020 Endowment
4.49%
decline from 2019

Skidmore College has an endowment valued at about $357M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Skidmore College declined 4.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $317M 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. $3.48M - Federal
  2. $775k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Skidmore College received $3.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $775k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$72.6M
2020 Salaries
0.309%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Skidmore College paid a median of $72.6M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($159M) and a 0.309% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.41% growth from 2018 and a 3.88% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$26.5M
Instructional Salaries
288
Number of Employees

In 2020, Skidmore College paid a total of $26.5M to 288 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.4% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
88 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
161 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Skidmore College were Assistant professor with 88 employees; Associate professor with 79 employees; and Associate professor with 65 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skidmore College were Service with 161 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 117 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Skidmore College was Female Associate professor with 49 employees, Female Assistant professor with 48 employees, and Male Professor with 41 employees.

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

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