Smith College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$53,940
3.49% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,905
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
32.5%
5,597 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,894
98.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
88.8%
577 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 General Political Science & Government (67 degrees awarded), General Economics (55 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (42 degrees).

In 2019, 993 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Smith College. 96.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 3.32% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (472 degrees), 4.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Smith College is $53,940, which is $26,660 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Smith College is $53,940, which is $26,660 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,905.

In 2019, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,940
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Smith College was $53,940. The cost of tuition at Smith College is $26,660 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$28,905
2019 Value
2.78%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Smith College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,905. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Smith College grew by 2.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,790
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Smith College was of $12,790 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 4.07% 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

70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Smith College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.41% with respect to 2018, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Smith College received 5,597 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.17% annual decline. Out of those 5,597 applicants, 1,817 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 32.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,894 students enrolled at Smith College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Smith College has an overall enrollment yield of 34.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

32.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,817
Accepted Out of 5,597

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Smith College was 32.5% (1,817 admissions from 5,597 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 31%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.17%, while admissions grew by 1.57%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Smith College has a total enrollment of 2,894 students. The full-time enrollment at Smith College is 2,863 students and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Smith College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.9% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.12% Asian, 6.53% Black or African American, 4.6% Two or More Races, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0691% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Smith College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (11.8%) and Asian Female (9.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.5%), followed by White Male (10.2%) and Black or African American Female (6.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,894 students. The full-time enrollment at Smith College is 2,863 and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Smith College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 Smith College was 94%. 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
    1,474
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    325
  3. Asian
    264

The enrolled student population at Smith College is 50.9% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.12% Asian, 6.53% Black or African American, 4.6% Two or More Races, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0691% 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% 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, 130 students (4.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 927 more women than men received degrees from Smith College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Smith College is white (472 degrees awarded). There were 4.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Smith College is General Political Science & Government (67 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (55 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (42 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 (50 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (62 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (134 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 (159,523 people), Postsecondary teachers (103,882 people), Other managers (88,029 people), Secondary school teachers (84,462 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (82,328 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (62 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (134 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), and Math & Statistics (53 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (62 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (134 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), and Math & Statistics (53 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 (255,143 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (185,389 people), Individual & family services (108,464 people), Computer Systems Design (99,816 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (91,229 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (62 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (134 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), and Math & Statistics (53 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. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 55 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 42 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Smith College was General Political Science & Government with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

33
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
960
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Smith College, which is 0.0344 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (960).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Smith College in Social Work, which is 0.175 times less than the 114 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 114 degrees were awarded to women at Smith College in Social Work, which is 5.7 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
88%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 82% of students graduating from Smith College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Smith College is Female and Asian (90.5% 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, 8.32% of graduates (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    472 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    97 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Smith College is white (472 degrees awarded). There were 4.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

8.26% of degree recipients (82 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    450 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Smith College is white female (450 degrees awarded). There were 4.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (103 degrees).

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Operations

Smith College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.91B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $121M (6.32%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Smith College had a total salary expenditure of $238M. Smith College employs 136 Professors, 72 Lecturers, and 54 Associate professors. Most academics at Smith College are Female Professors (74), Male Professors(62), and Female Lecturers (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 140 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 139 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 122 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.91B
2019 Endowment
2.04%
growth from 2018

Smith College has an endowment valued at about $1.91B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Smith College grew 2.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.87B 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. $2.95M - Federal
  2. $267k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Smith College received $2.95M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $267k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$106M
2019 Salaries
1.92%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Smith College paid a median of $106M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($238M) and a 1.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.215% growth from 2017 and a 3.94% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$36.1M
Instructional Salaries
332
Number of Employees

In 2019, Smith College paid a total of $36.1M to 332 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
136 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
140 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Smith College were Professor with 136 employees; Lecturer with 72 employees; and Lecturer with 54 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith College were Office and Administrative Support with 140 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 139 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 122 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Smith College was Female Professor with 74 employees, Male Professor with 62 employees, and Female Lecturer with 45 employees.

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

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