Williams College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$51,490

3.44% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,167

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

17.6%

6,985 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,150

98.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

94%

515 Graduates

About

Williams College is a higher education institution located in Berkshire County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Williams College were General Economics (115 degrees awarded), General Mathematics (66 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (57 degrees).

In 2016, 809 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Williams College. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (441 degrees), 4.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $51,490, which is $27,075 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $51,490, which is $27,075 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,167.

In 2016, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,490

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Williams College was $51,490. The cost of tuition at Williams College is $27,075 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$18,167

2016 Value

15.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Williams College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,167. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Williams College grew by 15.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,220

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Williams College was of $13,220 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.61% 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

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

27%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Williams College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.85% with respect to 2015, when 54% 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.

0%

2015 Default Rate

0

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Williams College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 198 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

Williams College received 6,985 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.48% annual growth. Out of those 6,985 applicants, 1,230 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 17.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,150 students enrolled at Williams College in 2016, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Williams College has an overall enrollment yield of 45%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

17.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,230

Accepted Out of 6,985

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Williams College was 17.6% (1,230 admissions from 6,985 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 17.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.48%, while admissions grew by 1.49%.

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SAT Scores

68%

Submission Percentage

376

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Williams College has a total enrollment of 2,150 students. The full-time enrollment at Williams College is 2,115 students and the part-time enrollment is 35. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Williams College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53% White, 12.3% Asian, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.16% Black or African American, 5.81% Two or More Races, 0.093% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Williams College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.4%), followed by White Female (24.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28.1%), followed by White Male (10.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Williams College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,150 students. The full-time enrollment at Williams College is 2,115 and the part-time enrollment is 35. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%

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 Williams College was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Williams College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,139

  2. Asian

    264

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    256

The enrolled student population at Williams College is 53% White, 12.3% Asian, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.16% Black or African American, 5.81% Two or More Races, 0.093% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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.

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Graduates

In 2016, 61 more women than men received degrees from Williams College. The majority of degree recipients at Williams College are white (441 degrees awarded). There were 4.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Williams College is General Economics (115 degrees awarded), followed by General Mathematics (66 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (57 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Williams College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (78 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), and Physical Sciences (85 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 Williams College are Elementary & middle school teachers (192,145 people), Postsecondary teachers (188,060 people), Miscellaneous managers (172,316 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (122,735 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (95,651 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Math & Statistics (78 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), Physical Sciences (85 degrees), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), and History (49 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 Williams College are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Math & Statistics (78 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), Physical Sciences (85 degrees), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), and History (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 Williams College are Elementary & secondary schools (353,497 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (317,168 people), Computer Systems Design (136,426 people), Hospitals (130,162 people), and Legal services (100,490 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Math & Statistics (78 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), Physical Sciences (85 degrees), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), and History (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 Williams College.

Most Common

  1. 115 degrees awarded

  2. 66 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Williams College was General Economics with 115 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 374

  2. 435

In 2016, 374 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College, which is 0.86 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (435).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College in General Economics, which is 2.03 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Williams College in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.07 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%

100% Completion Time

95%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 88% of students graduating from Williams College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 96% 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 Williams College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    441 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    107 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Williams College is white (441 degrees awarded). There were 4.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    227 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    214 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Williams College is white male (227 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (214 degrees).

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Operations

Williams College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.27B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $215M (9.5%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Williams College had a total expenditure of $222M. Of that $222M, they spent $96.6M on salaries and $222M on benefits.

Williams College employs 151 Professors, 77 Assistant professors, and 39 Associate professors. Most academics at Williams College are Male Professors (89), Female Professors(62), and Female Assistant professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College are: Service, with 167 employees, Management, with 131 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 114 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.27B

2015 Endowment

5.73%

growth from 2014

Williams College has an endowment valued at about $2.27B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Williams College grew 5.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.23B 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. $2.2M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Williams College received $2.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$96.6M

Salary Expenditure

$222M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Williams College had a total expenditure of $222M. Of that $222M, they spent $96.6M 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 Williams College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$96.6M

2015 Salaries

6.73%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Williams College paid a median of $96.6M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($222M) and a 6.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.12% growth from 2013 and a 3.05% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$31.8M

Instructional Salaries

297

Number of Employees

In 2015, Williams College paid a total of $31.8M to 297 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% 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

151 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

167 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Williams College were Professor with 151 employees; Assistant professor with 77 employees; and Assistant professor with 39 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College were Service with 167 employees; Management with 131 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Williams College was Male Professor with 89 employees, Female Professor with 62 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 43 employees.

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

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