Smith College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$58,480
4.75% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,790
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.2%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
22.9%
7,269 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,873
98.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
88.5%
579 Graduates

About

Smith College is a higher education institution located in Hampshire County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Smith College were Social Work (98 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (11 degrees), and Secondary Education & Teaching (6 degrees).

In 2022, 946 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Smith College. 97.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 2.64% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (466 degrees), 3.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Smith College is $58,480, which is $30,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Smith College is $58,480, which is $30,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,790.

In 2022, 70% of undergraduate students attending Smith College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$58,480
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Smith College was $58,480. The cost of tuition at Smith College is $30,150 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$30,790
2022 Value
4.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Smith College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,790. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Smith College grew by 4.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,265
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Smith College was of $14,265 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.98% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Smith College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 70% 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.
1.2%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Smith College was 1.2%, which represents 7 out of the 583 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Smith College received 7,269 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 19.9% annual growth. Out of those 7,269 applicants, 1,662 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 22.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,873 students enrolled at Smith College in 2022. 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Smith College has an overall enrollment yield of 37.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

22.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,662
Accepted Out of 7,269

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Smith College was 22.9% (1,662 admissions from 7,269 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 29.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 19.9%, while admissions declined by −8.38%..

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SAT Scores

33%
Submission Percentage (2022)
201
Scores Submitted (2022)

33% of enrolled first-time students at Smith College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Smith College had a total enrollment of 2,873 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Smith College is 2,835 students and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Smith College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Smith College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.3% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.19% Asian, 5.5% Black or African American, 5.46% Two or More Races, 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0696% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Smith College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (12.2%) and Asian Female (9.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.9%), followed by White Male (8.52%) and Asian Female (6.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Smith College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,873 students. The full-time enrollment at Smith College is 2,835 and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Smith College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 Smith College was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Smith 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
    1,503 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    336 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    264 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Smith College is 52.3% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.19% Asian, 5.5% Black or African American, 5.46% Two or More Races, 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0696% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 896 more women than men received degrees from Smith College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Smith College is white (466 degrees awarded). There were 3.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Smith College is Social Work (98 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (11 degrees) and Secondary Education & Teaching (6 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Smith College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (108 degrees), and Physical Sciences (50 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Smith College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (371,985 people), Other managers (310,628 people), Postsecondary teachers (210,389 people), Social workers, all other (207,427 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (173,935 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith College in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (108 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and Social Sciences (170 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 Smith 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 Smith College are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (108 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and Social Sciences (170 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 Smith College are Elementary & secondary schools (460,516 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (431,384 people), Legal services (295,345 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (244,769 people), and Computer Systems Design (238,741 people).

The most specialized majors at Smith College are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (108 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees), and Social Sciences (170 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 Smith College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 76 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Smith College was General Political Science & Government with 76 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

25
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
921
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Smith College, which is 0.0271 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (921).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Smith College in Social Work, which is 0.174 times less than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Smith College in Social Work, which is 5.75 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 82% of students graduating from Smith College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Smith College is Male and White (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, 5.7% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    466 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Smith College is white (466 degrees awarded). There were 3.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

4.44% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    450 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    116 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Smith College is white female (450 degrees awarded). There were 3.88 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (116 degrees).

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Operations

Smith College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.47B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−0.591%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Smith College had a total salary expenditure of 261M. Smith College employs 121 Professors, 74 Lecturers and 63 Assistant professors. Most academics at Smith College are Female Professor (74), Female Lecturer (50), and Male Professor (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith College are: Service, with 157 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 150 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 128 employees.

Endowment

$2.47B
2022 Endowment
3.56%
decline from 2021

Smith College has an endowment valued at about $2.47B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Smith College declined 3.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.42B 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

$113M
2022 Salaries
11.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Smith College paid a median of $113M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($261M) and a 11.9% 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

$37.5M
Instructional Salaries
328
Number of Employees

In 2022, Smith College paid a total of $37.5M to 328 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% 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
121 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
157 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Smith College were Professor with 121 employees, Lecturer with 74 employees, and Assistant professor with 63 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Smith College were Service with 157 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 150 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 128 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Smith College was Female Professor with 74 employees, Female Lecturer with 50 employees, and Male Professor with 47 employees.

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

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