Williams College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,970
3.32% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,303
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.35%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
12.6%
9,715 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,150
97.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
95.4%
522 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 Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (115 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (60 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (56 degrees).

In 2019, 756 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Williams College. 49.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (400 degrees), 4.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (98 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $56,970, which is $29,690 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $56,970, which is $29,690 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,303.

In 2019, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$56,970
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Williams College was $56,970. The cost of tuition at Williams College is $29,690 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$17,303
2019 Value
8.83%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Williams College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,303. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Williams College grew by 8.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,500
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Williams College was of $14,500 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.47% 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

56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Williams College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.82% with respect to 2018, when 55% 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.
2.35%
2017 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Williams College was 2.35%, which represents 5 out of the 213 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 9,715 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.62% annual growth. Out of those 9,715 applicants, 1,224 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 12.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,150 students enrolled at Williams College in 2019, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Williams College has an overall enrollment yield of 44.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

12.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,224
Accepted Out of 9,715

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Williams College was 12.6% (1,224 admissions from 9,715 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 13%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.62%, while admissions declined by −1.29%.

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SAT Scores

66%
Submission Percentage
362
Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at Williams College in 2019 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 2,099 students and the part-time enrollment is 51. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Williams College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.9% White, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12% Asian, 6.79% Black or African American, 5.67% Two or More Races, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0465% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Williams College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.2%), followed by White Female (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (17.9%), followed by White Male (12.5%) and Asian Female (5.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%
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 2,099 and the part-time enrollment is 51. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
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 Williams College was 97%. 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
    1,051
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    278
  3. Asian
    257

The enrolled student population at Williams College is 48.9% White, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12% Asian, 6.79% Black or African American, 5.67% Two or More Races, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0465% 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, 78 students (3.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 14 fewer women than men received degrees from Williams College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Williams College is white (400 degrees awarded). There were 4.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (98 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Williams College is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (115 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (60 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (56 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 (55 degrees), and History (49 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (148,064 people), Postsecondary teachers (127,983 people), Secondary school teachers (126,854 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (112,577 people), and Other managers (106,949 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (55 degrees), History (49 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees), and Math & Statistics (56 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, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (55 degrees), History (49 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees), and Math & Statistics (56 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 (322,976 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,157 people), Computer Systems Design (121,901 people), Legal services (113,113 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (68,104 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Cultural & Gender Studies (29 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (55 degrees), History (49 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees), and Math & Statistics (56 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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 56 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Williams College was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 115 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

385
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
371
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 385 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (371).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 2.29 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Williams College in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.08 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

86%
100% Completion Time
94%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 86% of students graduating from Williams College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 94% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 94% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Williams College is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 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
    400 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    98 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Williams College is white (400 degrees awarded). There were 4.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (98 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
    222 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    178 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Williams College is white male (222 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (178 degrees).

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Operations

Williams College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.74B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $254M (9.25%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Williams College had a total salary expenditure of $274M. Williams College employs 150 Professors, 82 Assistant professors, and 37 No academic ranks. Most academics at Williams College are Male Professors (90), Female Professors(60), and Female Assistant professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College are: Service, with 169 employees, Management, with 143 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 111 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.74B
2019 Endowment
4.49%
growth from 2018

Williams College has an endowment valued at about $2.74B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Williams College grew 4.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.7B 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. $1.19M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Williams College received $1.19M 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

Salary Expenditure

$107M
2019 Salaries
14.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Williams College paid a median of $107M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($274M) and a 14.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.72% growth from 2017 and a 11.3% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$37.5M
Instructional Salaries
312
Number of Employees

In 2019, Williams College paid a total of $37.5M to 312 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% 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
150 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
169 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Williams College were Professor with 150 employees; Assistant professor with 82 employees; and Assistant professor with 37 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College were Service with 169 employees; Management with 143 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 111 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Williams College was Male Professor with 90 employees, Female Professor with 60 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 45 employees.

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

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