Williams College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$50,450
11.4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,356
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
15.1%
8,744 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,987
97.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
96%
524 Graduates

About

Williams College is a higher education institution located in Berkshire County, MA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Williams College were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (108 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (70 degrees), and Computer Science (64 degrees).

In 2020, 818 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Williams College. 51.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (422 degrees), 3.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (115 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $50,450, which is $22,050 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $50,450, which is $22,050 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,356.

In 2020, 57% of undergraduate students attending Williams College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$50,450
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Williams College was $50,450. The cost of tuition at Williams College is $22,050 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$22,356
2020 Value
29.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Williams College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,356. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Williams College grew by 29.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,990
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Williams College was of $14,990 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.38% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Williams College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.79% with respect to 2019, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2018 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Williams College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 205 total borrowers.

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Williams College received 8,744 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.99% annual decline. Out of those 8,744 applicants, 1,322 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 15.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,987 students enrolled at Williams College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Williams College has an overall enrollment yield of 36.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

15.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,322
Accepted Out of 8,744

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Williams College was 15.1% (1,322 admissions from 8,744 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 12.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.99%, while admissions grew by 8.01%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

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

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Williams College has a total enrollment of 1,987 students. The full-time enrollment at Williams College is 1,942 students and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 97.7% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Williams College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.9% White, 14% Asian, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 6.69% Black or African American, 6.29% Two or More Races, 0.0503% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0503% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Williams College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.2%), followed by White Female (21.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28%), followed by White Male (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Williams College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,987 students. The full-time enrollment at Williams College is 1,942 and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 97.7% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 Williams College was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    913
  2. Asian
    278
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    259

The enrolled student population at Williams College is 45.9% White, 14% Asian, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 6.69% Black or African American, 6.29% Two or More Races, 0.0503% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0503% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 109 students (5.49%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 24 more women than men received degrees from Williams College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Williams College is white (422 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (115 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Williams College is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (108 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (70 degrees) and Computer Science (64 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 Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), and Physical Sciences (74 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Williams College are Postsecondary teachers (180,970 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (159,264 people), Other managers (142,276 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (135,993 people), and Secondary school teachers (111,510 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), Physical Sciences (74 degrees), Math & Statistics (70 degrees), and History (39 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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), Physical Sciences (74 degrees), Math & Statistics (70 degrees), and History (39 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 (353,258 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (320,754 people), Computer Systems Design (147,893 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (123,162 people), and Legal services (107,237 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), Physical Sciences (74 degrees), Math & Statistics (70 degrees), and History (39 degrees).

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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. 108 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 64 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Williams College was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 108 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

397
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
421
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 397 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College, which is 0.943 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (421).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.4 times more than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 45 degrees were awarded to women at Williams College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 0.714 times less than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

90%
100% Completion Time
95%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 90% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Williams College is Male and Black or African American (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, 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
    422 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    115 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Williams College is white (422 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (115 degrees).

0.122% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    214 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    208 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Williams College is white male (214 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (208 degrees).

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Williams College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.73B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $84.5M (3.1%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Williams College had a total salary expenditure of $269M. Williams College employs 150 Professors, 85 Assistant professors, and 38 No academic ranks. Most academics at Williams College are Male Professors (88), Female Professors(62), and Male Assistant professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College are: Service, with 172 employees, Management, with 149 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 109 employees.

Endowment

$2.73B
2020 Endowment
0.619%
decline from 2019

Williams College has an endowment valued at about $2.73B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Williams College declined 0.619% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.69B 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. $1.98M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Williams College received $1.98M 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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Salary Expenditure

$111M
2020 Salaries
3.94%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Williams College paid a median of $111M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($269M) and a 3.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.4% growth from 2018 and a 3.72% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$37.7M
Instructional Salaries
317
Number of Employees

In 2020, Williams College paid a total of $37.7M to 317 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
150 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
172 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Williams College were Professor with 150 employees; Assistant professor with 85 employees; and Assistant professor with 38 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College were Service with 172 employees; Management with 149 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 109 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Williams College was Male Professor with 88 employees, Female Professor with 62 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 43 employees.

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

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