Smith College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,760

4.49% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$26,734

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

31.9%

5,432 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,918

98.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

88%

611 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 (78 degrees awarded), General Economics (73 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (68 degrees).

In 2017, 975 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Smith College. 96.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 3.28% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (438 degrees), 4.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (107 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Smith College is $49,760, which is $24,566 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Smith College is $49,760, which is $24,566 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,734.

In 2017, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,760

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Smith College was $49,760. The cost of tuition at Smith College is $24,566 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$26,734

2017 Value

10.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Smith College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,734. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Smith College grew by 10.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,010

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Smith College was of $16,010 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% 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

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Smith College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.49% with respect to 2016, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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N/A Default Rate

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Number of Defaults

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Admissions

Smith College received 5,432 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.39% annual growth. Out of those 5,432 applicants, 1,731 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 31.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,918 students enrolled at Smith College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Smith College has an overall enrollment yield of 36.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

31.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,731

Accepted Out of 5,432

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Smith College was 31.9% (1,731 admissions from 5,432 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 37.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.39%, while admissions declined by -11.5%.

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

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Enrollment

Smith College has a total enrollment of 2,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Smith College is 2,878 students and the part-time enrollment is 40. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Smith College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.5% White, 10.3% Asian, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 6.65% Black or African American, 4.04% Two or More Races, 0.206% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Smith College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.4%), followed by Asian Female (10.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (53.4%), followed by White Male (8.85%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Smith College is 2,878 and the part-time enrollment is 40. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at Smith College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

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 Smith College was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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

    1,444

  2. Asian

    302

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    293

The enrolled student population at Smith College is 49.5% White, 10.3% Asian, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 6.65% Black or African American, 4.04% Two or More Races, 0.206% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% 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, 188 students (6.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 911 more women than men received degrees from Smith College. The majority of degree recipients at Smith College are white (438 degrees awarded). There were 4.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (107 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Smith College is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (78 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (73 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (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 (70 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (64 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (122 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 Social workers, all other (160,876 people), Postsecondary teachers (155,215 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (137,456 people), Other managers (127,818 people), and Physicians (83,022 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Cultural & Gender Studies (70 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (64 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (122 degrees), Math & Statistics (41 degrees), and Physical Sciences (49 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 Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Sales managers, Surgeons, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Cultural & Gender Studies (70 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (64 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (122 degrees), Math & Statistics (41 degrees), and Physical Sciences (49 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 (293,765 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (279,739 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (151,666 people), Computer Systems Design (123,523 people), and Individual & family services (97,876 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Cultural & Gender Studies (70 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (64 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (122 degrees), Math & Statistics (41 degrees), and Physical Sciences (49 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 Smith College.

Most Common

  1. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Smith College was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 78 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 32

  2. 943

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Smith College, which is 0.0339 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (943).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Smith College in Social Work, which is 0.245 times less than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 98 degrees were awarded to women at Smith College in Social Work, which is 4.08 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%

100% Completion Time

87%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Smith College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 6.87% of graduates (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    438 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    107 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Smith College is white (438 degrees awarded). There were 4.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (107 degrees).

10.3% of degree recipients (100 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    415 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    106 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Smith College is white female (415 degrees awarded). There were 3.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (106 degrees).

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Operations

Smith College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.77B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $213M (12.1%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Smith College had a total salary expenditure of $232M. Smith College employs 150 Professors, 56 Lecturers, and 54 Associate professors. Most academics at Smith College are Male Professors (76), Female Professors(74), and Female Lecturers (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 141 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 117 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.77B

2017 Endowment

8.6%

growth from 2016

Smith College has an endowment valued at about $1.77B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Smith College grew 8.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.73B 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. $3.78M - Federal

  2. $47.9k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Smith College received $3.78M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $47.9k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$104M

2017 Salaries

3.94%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Smith College paid a median of $104M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($232M) and a 3.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.57% growth from 2015 and a 4.16% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$35.8M

Instructional Salaries

324

Number of Employees

In 2017, Smith College paid a total of $35.8M to 324 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% 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

150 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

141 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Smith College were Professor with 150 employees; Lecturer with 56 employees; and Lecturer with 54 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 141 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 117 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Smith College was Male Professor with 76 employees, Female Professor with 74 employees, and Female Lecturer with 40 employees.

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

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