Hillsdale College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,590
2.99% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,196
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
20.6%
3,017 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,678
95.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
86.8%
316 Graduates

About

Hillsdale College is a higher education institution located in Hillsdale County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Hillsdale College were General Economics (45 degrees awarded), General History (45 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (33 degrees).

In 2022, 398 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hillsdale College. 45% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55% awarded men.

The median undergraduate tuition at Hillsdale College is $29,590, which is $1,260 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Hillsdale College is $29,590, which is $1,260 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,196.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Hillsdale College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$29,590
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Hillsdale College was $29,590. The cost of tuition at Hillsdale College is $1,260 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$24,196
2022 Value
0.578%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Hillsdale College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,196. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Hillsdale College grew by 0.578%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,140
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hillsdale College was of $12,140 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.93% 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

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

99% of undergraduate students at Hillsdale College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.32% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Hillsdale College received 3,017 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.768% annual growth. Out of those 3,017 applicants, 621 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 20.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,678 students enrolled at Hillsdale College in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hillsdale College has an overall enrollment yield of 62.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

20.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
621
Accepted Out of 3,017

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hillsdale College was 20.6% (621 admissions from 3,017 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 23.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.768%, while admissions declined by −12.4%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
110
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Hillsdale College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hillsdale College had a total enrollment of 1,678 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Hillsdale College is 1,598 students and the part-time enrollment is 80. This means that 95.2% of students enrolled at Hillsdale College are enrolled full-time.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hillsdale College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Hillsdale College is 1,598 and the part-time enrollment is 80. This means that 95.2% of students enrolled at Hillsdale College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
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 Hillsdale College was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Hillsdale College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

The enrolled student population at Hillsdale College is . 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 40 fewer women than men received degrees from Hillsdale College.

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hillsdale College is General Economics (45 degrees awarded), followed by General History (45 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (33 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Hillsdale College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (45 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (30 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hillsdale College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (217,292 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (213,556 people), Postsecondary teachers (189,045 people), Secondary school teachers (179,430 people), and Other managers (157,496 people).

The most specialized majors at Hillsdale College in 2022 are History (45 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Language & Linguistics (30 degrees), English (33 degrees), and Math & Statistics (29 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 Hillsdale College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Hillsdale College are History (45 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Language & Linguistics (30 degrees), English (33 degrees), and Math & Statistics (29 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 Hillsdale College are Elementary & secondary schools (531,892 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (346,919 people), Computer Systems Design (177,154 people), Legal services (173,499 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (108,659 people).

The most specialized majors at Hillsdale College are History (45 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Language & Linguistics (30 degrees), English (33 degrees), and Math & Statistics (29 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 Hillsdale College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 45 degrees awarded
  2. 45 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hillsdale College was General Economics with 45 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

219
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
179
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Hillsdale College, which is 1.22 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (179).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Hillsdale College in General Economics, which is 2 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Hillsdale College in General English Language & Literature, which is 5.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

78%
100% Completion Time
88%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 78% of students graduating from Hillsdale College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (0%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Hillsdale College is Male and Asian (0% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Operations

Hillsdale College has an endowment valued at nearly $924M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.75%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Hillsdale College had a total salary expenditure of 185M. Hillsdale College employs 59 Associate professors, 44 Professors and 41 Assistant professors. Most academics at Hillsdale College are Male Associate professor (52), Male Professor (40), and Male Assistant professor (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hillsdale College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, Service, with 96 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 93 employees.

Endowment

$924M
2022 Endowment
2.56%
decline from 2021

Hillsdale College has an endowment valued at about $924M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Hillsdale College declined 2.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $875M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$57M
2022 Salaries
12.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Hillsdale College paid a median of $57M in salaries, which represents 30.8% of their overall expenditure ($185M) and a 12.4% 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

$15.1M
Instructional Salaries
157
Number of Employees

In 2022, Hillsdale College paid a total of $15.1M to 157 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
123 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hillsdale College were Associate professor with 59 employees, Professor with 44 employees, and Assistant professor with 41 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hillsdale College were Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees, Service with 96 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 93 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hillsdale College was Male Associate professor with 52 employees, Male Professor with 40 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 29 employees.

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

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