Smith College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,620

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,258

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.9%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

37.2%

5,254 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,896

97% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

88.9%

560 Graduates

About

Smith College is a higher education institution located in Hampshire County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Smith College were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (84 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (69 degrees), and General Economics (68 degrees).

In 2016, 1,057 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Smith College. 98.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 1.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (525 degrees), 4.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (118 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Smith College is $47,620, which is $23,205 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Smith College is $47,620, which is $23,205 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,258.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,620

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Smith College was $47,620. The cost of tuition at Smith College is $23,205 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$24,258

2016 Value

7.83%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Smith College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,258. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Smith College grew by 7.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,470

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Smith College was of $15,470 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.48% 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

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Smith College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 67% 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.

1.9%

2015 Default Rate

12

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Smith College was 1.9%, which represents 12 out of the 631 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

Smith College received 5,254 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.95% annual growth. Out of those 5,254 applicants, 1,956 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,896 students enrolled at Smith College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Smith College has an overall enrollment yield of 33.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

37.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,956

Accepted Out of 5,254

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Smith College was 37.2% (1,956 admissions from 5,254 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 37.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.95%, while admissions grew by 3.11%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Smith College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Smith College has a total enrollment of 2,896 students. The full-time enrollment at Smith College is 2,809 students and the part-time enrollment is 87. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Smith College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47% White, 10.8% Asian, 9.67% Hispanic or Latino, 6.18% Black or African American, 4.59% Two or More Races, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Smith College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.9%), followed by Asian Female (11.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (51%), followed by White Male (8.82%) and Black or African American Female (6.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,896 students. The full-time enrollment at Smith College is 2,809 and the part-time enrollment is 87. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Smith College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

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 Smith College was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Smith College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,362

  2. Asian

    312

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    280

The enrolled student population at Smith College is 47% White, 10.8% Asian, 9.67% Hispanic or Latino, 6.18% Black or African American, 4.59% Two or More Races, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% 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 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, 236 students (8.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1019 more women than men received degrees from Smith College. The majority of degree recipients at Smith College are white (525 degrees awarded). There were 4.45 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (118 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Smith College is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (84 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (69 degrees) and General Economics (68 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Smith College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (103 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (68 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 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 Smith College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (325,645 people), Miscellaneous managers (267,586 people), Social workers (250,495 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (197,995 people), and Postsecondary teachers (142,496 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Cultural & Gender Studies (103 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (68 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (123 degrees), and Social Sciences (191 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 Smith College are Public relations specialists, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Cultural & Gender Studies (103 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (68 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (123 degrees), and Social Sciences (191 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 Smith College are Elementary & secondary schools (390,197 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (303,755 people), Legal services (266,057 people), Hospitals (187,827 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (183,173 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Cultural & Gender Studies (103 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (68 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (123 degrees), and Social Sciences (191 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Smith College was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 84 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 19

  2. 1,038

In 2016, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Smith College, which is 0.0183 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,038).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Smith College in Social Work, which is 0.118 times less than the 110 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 110 degrees were awarded to women at Smith College in Social Work, which is 8.46 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%

100% Completion Time

87%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 82% of students graduating from Smith 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (97%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Smith College is Female and Black or African American (97% 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, 6.96% of graduates (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    525 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    118 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Smith College is white (525 degrees awarded). There were 4.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (118 degrees).

8.61% of degree recipients (91 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    513 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    117 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Smith College is white female (513 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (117 degrees).

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Operations

Smith College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.78B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $111M (6.22%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Smith College had a total expenditure of $222M. Of that $222M, they spent $98.6M on salaries and $222M on benefits.

Smith College employs 150 Professors, 52 Lecturers, and 49 Associate professors. Most academics at Smith College are Female Professors (76), Male Professors(74), and Female Lecturers (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 123 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 119 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.78B

2015 Endowment

1.48%

growth from 2014

Smith College has an endowment valued at about $1.78B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Smith College grew 1.48% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.75B 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. $5.06M - Federal

  2. $346k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Smith College received $5.06M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $346k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$98.6M

Salary Expenditure

$222M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Smith College had a total expenditure of $222M. Of that $222M, they spent $98.6M on salaries and $222M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$98.6M

2015 Salaries

4.16%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Smith College paid a median of $98.6M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($222M) and a 4.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.62% growth from 2013 and a 3.22% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$35.1M

Instructional Salaries

323

Number of Employees

In 2015, Smith College paid a total of $35.1M to 323 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

150 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

137 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Smith College were Professor with 150 employees; Lecturer with 52 employees; and Lecturer with 49 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith College were Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 123 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 119 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Smith College was Female Professor with 76 employees, Male Professor with 74 employees, and Female Lecturer with 36 employees.

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

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