Williams College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$53,240
3.4% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$20,380
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
0.481%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
14.6%
8,593 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,134
98.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
93.8%
511 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 (104 degrees awarded), General Mathematics (70 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (62 degrees).

In 2017, 796 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Williams College. 51.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (432 degrees), 5.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (83 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $53,240, which is $28,046 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $53,240, which is $28,046 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,380.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,240
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Williams College was $53,240. The cost of tuition at Williams College is $28,046 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$20,380
2017 Value
12.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Williams College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,380. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Williams College grew by 12.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,690
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Williams College was of $13,690 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.56% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Williams College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.89% with respect to 2016, when 53% 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.
0.481%
2016 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Williams College was 0.481%, which represents 1 out of the 208 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 8,593 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 23% annual growth. Out of those 8,593 applicants, 1,253 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 14.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,134 students enrolled at Williams College in 2017, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Williams College has an overall enrollment yield of 43.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

14.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,253
Accepted Out of 8,593

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Williams College was 14.6% (1,253 admissions from 8,593 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 17.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 23%, while admissions grew by 1.87%.

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage
321
Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at Williams College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Williams College has a total enrollment of 2,134 students. The full-time enrollment at Williams College is 2,101 students and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Williams College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12% Asian, 8.01% Black or African American, 5.48% Two or More Races, 0.141% 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 (28.4%), followed by White Female (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.8%), followed by White Male (7.41%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Williams College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,134 students. The full-time enrollment at Williams College is 2,101 and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%
2017 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 98%. 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
    1,089
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    270
  3. Asian
    257

The enrolled student population at Williams College is 51% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12% Asian, 8.01% Black or African American, 5.48% Two or More Races, 0.141% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 26 students (1.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 20 more women than men received degrees from Williams College. The majority of degree recipients at Williams College are white (432 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (83 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Williams College is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (104 degrees awarded), followed by General Mathematics (70 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (62 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 (98 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (30 degrees), and History (48 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 (186,432 people), Postsecondary teachers (177,932 people), Other managers (149,579 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (133,196 people), and Physicians (91,979 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Math & Statistics (98 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (30 degrees), History (48 degrees), Physical Sciences (74 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (48 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 Williams College are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Math & Statistics (98 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (30 degrees), History (48 degrees), Physical Sciences (74 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (48 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 (356,123 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (321,945 people), Computer Systems Design (143,946 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (123,298 people), and Legal services (105,225 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College are Math & Statistics (98 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (30 degrees), History (48 degrees), Physical Sciences (74 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (48 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. 104 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 62 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Williams College was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 104 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 388
  2. 408

In 2017, 388 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College, which is 0.951 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (408).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 2.25 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Williams College in General Psychology, which is 2.87 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
96%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 88% of students graduating from Williams College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 96% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Williams College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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
    432 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Williams College is white (432 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (83 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
    223 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    209 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Williams College is white male (223 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (209 degrees).

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Operations

Williams College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.38B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $323M (13.6%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Williams College had a total salary expenditure of $237M. Williams College employs 147 Professors, 69 Assistant professors, and 45 No academic ranks. Most academics at Williams College are Male Professors (88), Female Professors(59), and Female Assistant professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College are: Service, with 170 employees, Management, with 140 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 111 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.38B
2017 Endowment
10.4%
growth from 2016

Williams College has an endowment valued at about $2.38B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Williams College grew 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.35B 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. $2.12M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Williams College received $2.12M 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

$90.3M
2017 Salaries
11.3%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Williams College paid a median of $90.3M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($237M) and a 11.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.35% growth from 2015 and a 6.73% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.4M
Instructional Salaries
313
Number of Employees

In 2017, Williams College paid a total of $35.4M to 313 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
147 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
170 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Williams College were Professor with 147 employees; Assistant professor with 69 employees; and Assistant professor with 45 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College were Service with 170 employees; Management with 140 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Williams College was Male Professor with 88 employees, Female Professor with 59 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 38 employees.

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

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