Skidmore College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,716

3.52% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,941

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.48%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

29.1%

9,181 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,686

98.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

89.1%

684 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 (70 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (58 degrees).

In 2016, 741 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Skidmore College. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (468 degrees), 8.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Skidmore College is $49,716, which is $25,301 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Skidmore College is $49,716, which is $25,301 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,941.

In 2016, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,716

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Skidmore College was $49,716. The cost of tuition at Skidmore College is $25,301 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$23,941

2016 Value

0.404%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Skidmore College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,941. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Skidmore College grew by 0.404%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,072

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Skidmore College was of $13,072 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Skidmore College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 6.25% with respect to 2015, 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.

1.48%

2015 Default Rate

5

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Skidmore College was 1.48%, which represents 5 out of the 338 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 9,181 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.91% annual growth. Out of those 9,181 applicants, 2,670 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,686 students enrolled at Skidmore College in 2016, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Skidmore College has an overall enrollment yield of 26.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

29.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,670

Accepted Out of 9,181

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Skidmore College was 29.1% (2,670 admissions from 9,181 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 36.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.91%, while admissions declined by -140%.

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SAT Scores

68%

Submission Percentage

486

Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at Skidmore College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Skidmore College has a total enrollment of 2,686 students. The full-time enrollment at Skidmore College is 2,643 students and the part-time enrollment is 43. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Skidmore College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Skidmore College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 9.01% Hispanic or Latino, 4.91% Asian, 4.21% Two or More Races, 3.98% 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 majority White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (25%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Skidmore College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,686 students. The full-time enrollment at Skidmore College is 2,643 and the part-time enrollment is 43. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Skidmore College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

2016 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 (74%), 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

    1,716

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    242

  3. Asian

    132

The enrolled student population at Skidmore College is 63.9% White, 9.01% Hispanic or Latino, 4.91% Asian, 4.21% Two or More Races, 3.98% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 93 students (3.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 145 more women than men received degrees from Skidmore College. The majority of degree recipients at Skidmore College are white (468 degrees awarded). There were 8.83 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 (103 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (70 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (58 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 (21 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and English (58 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 (373,650 people), Miscellaneous managers (301,624 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (259,407 people), Postsecondary teachers (183,468 people), and Chief executives & legislators (113,259 people).

The most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), English (58 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Social Sciences (148 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 Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), English (58 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Social Sciences (148 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 (468,016 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (373,243 people), Legal services (303,791 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (181,297 people), and Computer Systems Design (167,580 people).

The most specialized majors at Skidmore College are Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), English (58 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Social Sciences (148 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 103 degrees awarded

  2. 70 degrees awarded

  3. 58 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Skidmore College was General Business with 103 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 298

  2. 443

In 2016, 298 degrees were awarded to men at Skidmore College, which is 0.673 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (443).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Skidmore College in General Business, which is 1.02 times more than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 51 degrees were awarded to women at Skidmore College in General Business, which is 0.981 times less than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

85%

100% Completion Time

87%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 85% 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 87% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Skidmore College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.24% of graduates (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    468 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Skidmore College is white (468 degrees awarded). There were 8.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

6.75% of degree recipients (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    263 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    205 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Skidmore College is white female (263 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (205 degrees).

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Operations

Skidmore College has an endowment valued at nearly $350M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.2M (9.48%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Skidmore College had a total expenditure of $153M. Of that $153M, they spent $63.3M on salaries and $153M on benefits.

Skidmore College employs 104 Assistant professors, 68 Associate professors, and 66 Professors. Most academics at Skidmore College are Female Assistant professors (61), Male Assistant professors(43), and Male Professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skidmore College are: Service, with 161 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 121 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 84 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$350M

2015 Endowment

5.88%

growth from 2014

Skidmore College has an endowment valued at about $350M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Skidmore College grew 5.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $316M 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. $1.43M - Federal

  2. $758k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Skidmore College received $1.43M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $758k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$63.3M

Salary Expenditure

$153M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Skidmore College had a total expenditure of $153M. Of that $153M, they spent $63.3M on salaries and $153M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Skidmore College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$63.3M

2015 Salaries

5.11%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Skidmore College paid a median of $63.3M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 5.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.09% growth from 2013 and a 4.36% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23M

Instructional Salaries

276

Number of Employees

In 2015, Skidmore College paid a total of $23M to 276 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

104 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

161 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Skidmore College were Assistant professor with 104 employees; Associate professor with 68 employees; and Associate professor with 66 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skidmore College were Service with 161 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 121 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Skidmore College was Female Assistant professor with 61 employees, Male Assistant professor with 43 employees, and Male Professor with 38 employees.

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

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