Colgate University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$63,904
3.75% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,074
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.727%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
12.4%
21,109 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,141
99.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
91.3%
699 Graduates

About

Colgate University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Colgate University were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (141 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (87 degrees), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (74 degrees).

In 2022, 950 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colgate University. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (626 degrees), 7.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (84 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colgate University is $63,904, which is $35,574 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Colgate University is $63,904, which is $35,574 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,074.

In 2022, 47% of undergraduate students attending Colgate University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 11% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$63,904
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Colgate University was $63,904. The cost of tuition at Colgate University is $35,574 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$27,074
2022 Value
10.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colgate University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,074. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colgate University grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,524
Room and Board
$1,070
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colgate University was of $15,524 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.25% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,070. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.42% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
11%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Colgate University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.44% with respect to 2021, when 45% 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.
0.727%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Colgate University was 0.727%, which represents 2 out of the 275 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Colgate University received 21,109 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 20.3% annual growth. Out of those 21,109 applicants, 2,624 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 12.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,141 students enrolled at Colgate University in 2022. 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colgate University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

12.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,624
Accepted Out of 21,109

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colgate University was 12.4% (2,624 admissions from 21,109 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 17.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 20.3%, while admissions declined by −13%..

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage (2022)
252
Scores Submitted (2022)

31% of enrolled first-time students at Colgate University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colgate University had a total enrollment of 3,141 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colgate University is 3,120 students and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Colgate University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colgate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.4% White, 9.26% Hispanic or Latino, 5.76% Asian, 4.93% Two or More Races, 4.68% Black or African American, 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0955% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Colgate University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.6%), followed by White Male (28.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (100%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colgate University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,141 students. The full-time enrollment at Colgate University is 3,120 and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Colgate University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 Colgate University was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Colgate University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,022 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    291 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    181 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colgate University is 64.4% White, 9.26% Hispanic or Latino, 5.76% Asian, 4.93% Two or More Races, 4.68% Black or African American, 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0955% 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, 58 students (1.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 120 more women than men received degrees from Colgate University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colgate University is white (626 degrees awarded). There were 7.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (84 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colgate University is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (141 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (87 degrees) and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (74 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Colgate University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (333 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (45 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colgate University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (455,978 people), Other managers (329,272 people), Postsecondary teachers (234,677 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (211,145 people), and Chief executives & legislators (151,723 people).

The most specialized majors at Colgate University in 2022 are Social Sciences (333 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Language & Linguistics (45 degrees), History (31 degrees), and Physical Sciences (48 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 Colgate University 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 Colgate University are Social Sciences (333 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Language & Linguistics (45 degrees), History (31 degrees), and Physical Sciences (48 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 Colgate University are Elementary & secondary schools (525,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (473,422 people), Legal services (357,138 people), Computer Systems Design (262,584 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (218,560 people).

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Social Sciences (333 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Language & Linguistics (45 degrees), History (31 degrees), and Physical Sciences (48 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 Colgate University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colgate University was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 141 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

415
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
535
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 415 degrees were awarded to men at Colgate University, which is 0.776 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (535).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Colgate University in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.56 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Colgate University in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 3.63 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

85%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 85% of students graduating from Colgate University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (96.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colgate University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (96.8% 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, 2.58% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    626 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colgate University is white (626 degrees awarded). There were 7.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (84 degrees).

2.21% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    363 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    263 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colgate University is white female (363 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (263 degrees).

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Operations

Colgate University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.96%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Colgate University had a total salary expenditure of 238M. Colgate University employs 115 Assistant professors, 97 Professors and 89 Associate professors. Most academics at Colgate University are Male Professor (60), Male Assistant professor (58), and Female Assistant professor (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colgate University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 115 employees, Service, with 115 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 113 employees.

Endowment

$1.2B
2022 Endowment
5.22%
decline from 2021

Colgate University has an endowment valued at about $1.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Colgate University declined 5.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.15B 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

$89.2M
2022 Salaries
4.06%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Colgate University paid a median of $89.2M in salaries, which represents 37.5% of their overall expenditure ($238M) and a 4.06% 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

$39M
Instructional Salaries
345
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colgate University paid a total of $39M to 345 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.7% 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
115 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
115 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colgate University were Assistant professor with 115 employees, Professor with 97 employees, and Associate professor with 89 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colgate University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 115 employees, Service with 115 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 113 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colgate University was Male Professor with 60 employees, Male Assistant professor with 58 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 57 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Colgate University.

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