Washington College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,724
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$29,570
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.36%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80.3%
2,901 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,089
98.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
71.5%
276 Graduates

About

Washington College is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Washington College were General Business Administration & Management (56 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (43 degrees), and General Psychology (39 degrees).

In 2020, 388 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Washington College. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (275 degrees), 7.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Washington College is $47,724, which is $19,324 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Washington College is $47,724, which is $19,324 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,570.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,724
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Washington College was $47,724. The cost of tuition at Washington College is $19,324 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$29,570
2020 Value
6.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Washington College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,570. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Washington College grew by 6.21%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,886
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Washington College was of $9,886 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.58% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Washington College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2019, when 94% 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.
2.36%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Washington College was 2.36%, which represents 6 out of the 254 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

Washington College received 2,901 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 30.4% annual growth. Out of those 2,901 applicants, 2,329 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,089 students enrolled at Washington College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Washington College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,329
Accepted Out of 2,901

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Washington College was 80.3% (2,329 admissions from 2,901 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 92.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 30.4%, while admissions grew by 13.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Washington College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Washington College has a total enrollment of 1,089 students. The full-time enrollment at Washington College is 1,075 students and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Washington College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Washington College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.8% White, 11.2% Black or African American, 7.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Asian, 0.459% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.184% Two or More Races, and 0.0918% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Washington College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (8.09%). 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

98.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Washington College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,089 students. The full-time enrollment at Washington College is 1,075 and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Washington College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Washington College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Washington College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    727
  2. Black or African American
    122
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    80

The enrolled student population at Washington College is 66.8% White, 11.2% Black or African American, 7.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Asian, 0.459% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.184% Two or More Races, and 0.0918% 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 54.8% 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, 77 students (7.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 80 more women than men received degrees from Washington College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Washington College is white (275 degrees awarded). There were 7.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Washington College is General Business Administration & Management (56 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (43 degrees) and General Psychology (39 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Washington College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees awarded), History (15 degrees), and Physical Sciences (24 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 Washington College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (412,836 people), Other managers (327,334 people), Postsecondary teachers (226,419 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (185,063 people), and Secondary school teachers (154,093 people).

The most specialized majors at Washington College are Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees awarded), History (15 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), Social Sciences (84 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (13 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Washington College are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Washington College are Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees awarded), History (15 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), Social Sciences (84 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (13 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 Washington College are Elementary & secondary schools (506,917 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (453,822 people), Legal services (316,129 people), Computer Systems Design (237,318 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (209,510 people).

The most specialized majors at Washington College are Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees awarded), History (15 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), Social Sciences (84 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (13 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 Washington College.
Most Common
  1. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 39 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Washington College was General Business Administration & Management with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

154
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
234
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Washington College, which is 0.658 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (234).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Washington College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Washington College in General Psychology, which is 8.75 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 65% of students graduating from Washington College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Washington College is Male and Asian (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, 3.62% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    275 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Washington College is white (275 degrees awarded). There were 7.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

1.55% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    177 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    98 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Washington College is white female (177 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (98 degrees).

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Operations

Washington College has an endowment valued at nearly $235M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $319k (0.136%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Washington College had a total salary expenditure of $63.8M. Washington College employs 46 Associate professors, 35 Assistant professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Washington College are Female Associate professors (25), Male Associate professors(21), and Female Assistant professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washington College are: Service, with 43 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 40 employees, and Management with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$235M
2020 Endowment
2.61%
growth from 2019

Washington College has an endowment valued at about $235M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Washington College grew 2.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $195M 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. $2M - Federal
  2. $7.43M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Washington College received $2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.43M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.2M
2020 Salaries
11.4%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Washington College paid a median of $25.2M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($63.8M) and a 11.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.48% decline from 2018 and a 0.337% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.4M
Instructional Salaries
104
Number of Employees

In 2020, Washington College paid a total of $7.4M to 104 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
46 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
43 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Washington College were Associate professor with 46 employees; Assistant professor with 35 employees; and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washington College were Service with 43 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees; and Management with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Washington College was Female Associate professor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 20 employees.

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

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