Guilford College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,400
2022 Average Net Price
$23,882
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
83.5%
3,397 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,167
96.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
49.4%
208 Graduates

About

Guilford College is a higher education institution located in Guilford County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Guilford College were General Biological Sciences (31 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees), and General Psychology (17 degrees).

In 2022, 287 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Guilford College. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (163 degrees), 3.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Guilford College is $40,400, which is $12,070 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Guilford College is $40,400, which is $12,070 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,882.

In 2022, 82% of undergraduate students attending Guilford College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$40,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Guilford College was $40,400. The cost of tuition at Guilford College is $12,070 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,882
2022 Value
7.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Guilford College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,882. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Guilford College grew by 7.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,600
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Guilford College was of $12,600 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.61% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.36% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Guilford College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.38% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.86%
2019 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Guilford College was 3.86%, which represents 17 out of the 440 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Guilford College received 3,397 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.2% annual growth. Out of those 3,397 applicants, 2,837 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,167 students enrolled at Guilford College in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Guilford College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,837
Accepted Out of 3,397

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Guilford College was 83.5% (2,837 admissions from 3,397 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.2%, while admissions grew by 14.2%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2022)
45
Scores Submitted (2022)

12% of enrolled first-time students at Guilford College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Guilford College had a total enrollment of 1,167 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Guilford College is 1,124 students and the part-time enrollment is 43. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at Guilford College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Guilford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.4% White, 28.3% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Asian, 4.88% Two or More Races, and 0.257% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Guilford College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.4%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Black or African American Male (15.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.9%), followed by White Female (25.9%) and Black or African American Male (18.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Guilford College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,167 students. The full-time enrollment at Guilford College is 1,124 and the part-time enrollment is 43. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at Guilford College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 Guilford College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Guilford College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    495 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    330 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    171 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Guilford College is 42.4% White, 28.3% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Asian, 4.88% Two or More Races, and 0.257% 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 54.3% 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, 24 students (2.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 79 more women than men received degrees from Guilford College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Guilford College is white (163 degrees awarded). There were 3.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Guilford College is General Biological Sciences (31 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees) and General Psychology (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Guilford College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (21 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and History (10 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 Guilford College are Physicians (425,246 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (260,147 people), Postsecondary teachers (233,615 people), Other managers (233,574 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (213,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Guilford College in 2022 are English (21 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), History (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Biology (38 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Guilford College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Guilford College are English (21 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), History (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Biology (38 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 Guilford College are Elementary & secondary schools (632,904 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (562,976 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (527,616 people), Offices of physicians (222,528 people), and Legal services (172,870 people).

The most specialized majors at Guilford College are English (21 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), History (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Biology (38 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 Guilford College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 31 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Guilford College was General Biological Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

104
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
183
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Guilford College, which is 0.568 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (183).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Guilford College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Guilford College in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.1 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% of students graduating from Guilford College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Guilford College is Female and Asian (75% 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, 2.4% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    163 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Guilford College is white (163 degrees awarded). There were 3.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

2.09% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    99 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Guilford College is white female (99 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (64 degrees).

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Operations

Guilford College has an endowment valued at nearly $84.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.29%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Guilford College had a total salary expenditure of 48.4M. Guilford College employs 34 Professors, 21 Associate professors and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Guilford College are Male Professor (20), Female Professor (14), and Female Associate professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Guilford College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 28 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Endowment

$84.9M
2022 Endowment
7.59%
decline from 2021

Guilford College has an endowment valued at about $84.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Guilford College declined 7.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.6M 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

$14.9M
2022 Salaries
8.71%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Guilford College paid a median of $14.9M in salaries, which represents 30.8% of their overall expenditure ($48.4M) and a 8.71% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.72M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2022, Guilford College paid a total of $4.72M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Guilford College were Professor with 34 employees, Associate professor with 21 employees, and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Guilford College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Guilford College was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Professor with 14 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

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

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