Goucher College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,020
2.13% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,945
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.63%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.2%
2,946 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,727
59.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.3%
256 Graduates

About

Goucher College is a higher education institution located in Baltimore County, MD. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Goucher College were General Education (94 degrees awarded), Secondary Education & Teaching (47 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (9 degrees).

In 2022, 506 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Goucher College. 73.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (228 degrees), 3.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Goucher College is $49,020, which is $20,690 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Goucher College is $49,020, which is $20,690 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,945.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Goucher College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$49,020
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Goucher College was $49,020. The cost of tuition at Goucher College is $20,690 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$30,945
2022 Value
53.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Goucher College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,945. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Goucher College grew by 53.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,250
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Goucher College was of $13,250 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.22% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Goucher College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.63%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Goucher College was 2.63%, which represents 10 out of the 380 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Goucher College received 2,946 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.15% annual growth. Out of those 2,946 applicants, 2,364 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,727 students enrolled at Goucher College in 2022. 23% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Goucher College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,364
Accepted Out of 2,946

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Goucher College was 80.2% (2,364 admissions from 2,946 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.15%, while admissions grew by 5.39%..

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SAT Scores

23%
Submission Percentage (2022)
62
Scores Submitted (2022)

23% of enrolled first-time students at Goucher College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Goucher College had a total enrollment of 1,727 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Goucher College is 1,026 students and the part-time enrollment is 701. This means that 59.4% of students enrolled at Goucher College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Goucher College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.5% White, 18.9% Black or African American, 3.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Asian, 0.521% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.232% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Goucher College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.2%) and White Male (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (5.88%), followed by Black or African American Male (3.92%) and Black or African American Female (3.92%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Goucher College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,727 students. The full-time enrollment at Goucher College is 1,026 and the part-time enrollment is 701. This means that 59.4% of students enrolled at Goucher College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 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 Goucher College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Goucher College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    803 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    327 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    57 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Goucher College is 46.5% White, 18.9% Black or African American, 3.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Asian, 0.521% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.232% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 421 students (24.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 242 more women than men received degrees from Goucher College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Goucher College is white (228 degrees awarded). There were 3.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Goucher College is General Education (94 degrees awarded), followed by Secondary Education & Teaching (47 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (9 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Goucher College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (193 degrees awarded), English (28 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Goucher College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,646,887 people), Secondary school teachers (533,218 people), Education administrators (291,521 people), Postsecondary teachers (268,841 people), and Other managers (207,303 people).

The most specialized majors at Goucher College in 2022 are Education (193 degrees awarded), English (28 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Goucher College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Goucher College are Education (193 degrees awarded), English (28 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Goucher College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,938,138 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (511,862 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (215,894 people), Computer Systems Design (167,484 people), and Legal services (129,035 people).

The most specialized majors at Goucher College are Education (193 degrees awarded), English (28 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Goucher College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Goucher College was General Psychology with 34 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

132
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
374
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Goucher College, which is 0.353 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (374).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Goucher College in General Education, which is 0.197 times less than the 122 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Goucher College in General Education, which is 5.08 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 53% of students graduating from Goucher College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Goucher College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 7.81% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    228 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Goucher College is white (228 degrees awarded). There were 3.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (65 degrees).

25.9% of degree recipients (131 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    167 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    61 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Goucher College is white female (167 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (61 degrees).

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Operations

Goucher College has an endowment valued at nearly $243M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.28%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Goucher College had a total salary expenditure of 70.2M. Goucher College employs 38 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors and 25 Professors. Most academics at Goucher College are Female Assistant professor (23), Female Associate professor (22), and Female Professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Goucher College are: Service, with 36 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 30 employees.

Endowment

$243M
2022 Endowment
6.18%
decline from 2021

Goucher College has an endowment valued at about $243M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Goucher College declined 6.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $194M 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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Salary Expenditure

$28.1M
2022 Salaries
5.45%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Goucher College paid a median of $28.1M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($70.2M) and a 5.45% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.14M
Instructional Salaries
106
Number of Employees

In 2022, Goucher College paid a total of $8.14M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Goucher College were Assistant professor with 38 employees, Associate professor with 36 employees, and Professor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Goucher College were Service with 36 employees, Management with 31 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Goucher College was Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Female Professor with 16 employees.

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

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