Hamilton College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,930
3.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,936
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.441%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
18.4%
7,443 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,902
99.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
90.6%
424 Graduates

About

Hamilton College is a higher education institution located in Oneida County, NY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hamilton College were General Economics (102 degrees awarded), General Mathematics (38 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (38 degrees).

In 2020, 597 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hamilton College. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (390 degrees), 8.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hamilton College is $57,930, which is $29,530 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Hamilton College is $57,930, which is $29,530 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,936.

In 2020, 56% of undergraduate students attending Hamilton College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$57,930
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Hamilton College was $57,930. The cost of tuition at Hamilton College is $29,530 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$23,936
2020 Value
17.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Hamilton College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,936. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Hamilton College grew by 17.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,360
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hamilton College was of $14,360 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.53% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Hamilton College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.75% with respect to 2019, when 57% 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.
0.441%
2018 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Hamilton College was 0.441%, which represents 1 out of the 227 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Hamilton College received 7,443 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.7% annual decline. Out of those 7,443 applicants, 1,370 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 18.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,902 students enrolled at Hamilton College in 2020, and 43% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hamilton College has an overall enrollment yield of 32%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

18.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,370
Accepted Out of 7,443

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hamilton College was 18.4% (1,370 admissions from 7,443 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 16.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10.7%, while admissions grew by 0.219%.

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SAT Scores

43%
Submission Percentage
188
Scores Submitted

43% of enrolled first-time students at Hamilton College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Hamilton College has a total enrollment of 1,902 students. The full-time enrollment at Hamilton College is 1,899 students and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at Hamilton College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hamilton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.26% Asian, 5.26% Two or More Races, 3.79% Black or African American, 0.0526% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Hamilton College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hamilton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,902 students. The full-time enrollment at Hamilton College is 1,899 and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at Hamilton College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2020 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 Hamilton College was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Hamilton College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,240
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    193
  3. Asian
    138

The enrolled student population at Hamilton College is 65.2% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.26% Asian, 5.26% Two or More Races, 3.79% Black or African American, 0.0526% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 53 students (2.79%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 43 more women than men received degrees from Hamilton College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hamilton College is white (390 degrees awarded). There were 8.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hamilton College is General Economics (102 degrees awarded), followed by General Mathematics (38 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hamilton College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (44 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hamilton College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (401,246 people), Other managers (260,765 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (254,939 people), Postsecondary teachers (198,072 people), and Chief executives & legislators (124,170 people).

The most specialized majors at Hamilton College are Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Social Sciences (197 degrees), and English (44 degrees).

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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 Hamilton College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Hamilton College are Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Social Sciences (197 degrees), and English (44 degrees).

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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 Hamilton College are Elementary & secondary schools (533,532 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,902 people), Legal services (322,429 people), Computer Systems Design (197,098 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (190,067 people).

The most specialized majors at Hamilton College are Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Social Sciences (197 degrees), and English (44 degrees).

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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 Hamilton College.
Most Common
  1. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hamilton College was General Economics with 102 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

277
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
320
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 277 degrees were awarded to men at Hamilton College, which is 0.866 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (320).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Hamilton College in General Economics, which is 2.64 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Hamilton College in General Economics, which is 0.378 times less than the 74 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
93%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 88% of students graduating from Hamilton College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hamilton College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 5.19% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    390 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hamilton College is white (390 degrees awarded). There were 8.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (45 degrees).

7.04% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    197 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    193 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Hamilton College is white female (197 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (193 degrees).

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Hamilton College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.02B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $62.3M (6.11%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Hamilton College had a total salary expenditure of $144M. Hamilton College employs 75 Professors, 47 No academic ranks, and 45 Assistant professors. Most academics at Hamilton College are Male Professors (42), Female Professors(33), and Female No academic ranks (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hamilton College are: Service, with 92 employees, Management, with 81 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 73 employees.

Endowment

$1.02B
2020 Endowment
0.298%
growth from 2019

Hamilton College has an endowment valued at about $1.02B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Hamilton College grew 0.298% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $980M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.95M - Federal
  2. $552k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Hamilton College received $1.95M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $552k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$62.4M
2020 Salaries
3.11%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Hamilton College paid a median of $62.4M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($144M) and a 3.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12% growth from 2018 and a 0.606% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.6M
Instructional Salaries
207
Number of Employees

In 2020, Hamilton College paid a total of $21.6M to 207 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
75 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
92 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hamilton College were Professor with 75 employees; No academic rank with 47 employees; and No academic rank with 45 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hamilton College were Service with 92 employees; Management with 81 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hamilton College was Male Professor with 42 employees, Female Professor with 33 employees, and Female No academic rank with 29 employees.

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

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