Gordon College
Wenham, MA 01984

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,004
Religious affiliation Interdenominational
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,582 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

92%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Gordon College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,714 applications and 2,496 students were granted admission. Gordon College is at the #90 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 22% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 83% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT890 to 1210
ACT22 to 29

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
$75
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Gordon College's tuition was $34,528 for all students regardless of residency (28.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$29,244
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$34,528
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$34,528
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Gordon College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 25% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,297 (which is 2.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Gordon College in 2016-2017, was 299, which is 68% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,555 (which is 5.8% below the national average.)

$4,297
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,555
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Gordon College has enrolled a total of 2,004 students (1,685 students full-time and 319 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,004 students, 41 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and 1,657 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 347 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 32 students for distance studies.

2,004
Total Enrollment
41
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 71%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Hispanic: 7%

Asian: 5%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Gordon College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 17% 80
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 15% 68
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 46
Social Sciences 10% 46
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 5% 22
Philosophy And Religious Studies 3% 14
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 10
Psychology 1% 6
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 6
History 1% 6

Graduation & Dropout Rates

70%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Gordon College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

--
Still enrolled
29%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$32,700
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Gordon College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,700. Last year, out of the total 441 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 415 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 607 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 540 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,700 $39,800
Employment Rate 94% 89%
Total Graduates 441 607

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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2.6 mile away
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16.5 mile away
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19.7 mile away
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20.1 mile away