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Washington College

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

47.6%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$44,820

Average Salary in 10 Years

$56,500
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Washington College

Washington College is located in Chestertown, Maryland. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers undergrad programs. It has 1,484 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 47.6%.

Popular majors include Social Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, and English Language and Literature/Letters. 76% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $40,700.

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About
🗺 300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
🌐 www.washcoll.edu
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Admissions
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Washington College has around 5,515 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 14% decide to enroll at Washington College. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 5,515 applicants 33% are men and 67% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 199 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 50 men.

Washington College's acceptance rate is 47.6%. The acceptance rate for men is 52.7% and the acceptance rate for women is 45.1%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to Washington College?

Number of Applicants

5,515

Number of Applicants per Spot

15
per spot

Male Applicants

33%

Female Applicants

67%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Washington College

Washington College Acceptance Rate

47.6%

Getting in

Somewhat Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

52.7%

Female Acceptance Rate

45.1%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Washington College?

Washington College Admissions Yield

14%
of accepted students choose to go to Washington College

Male Admissions Yield

15%

Female Admissions Yield

14%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

76%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

76%

Women Graduation Rate

77%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend Washington College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$31,101
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$44,820
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$55,860
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$55,860
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$24,250
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$258
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Washington College would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Washington College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

95%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

57%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Washington College you can visit https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/student-financial-aid/index.php.

Washington College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $55,860
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $55,860
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Washington College?

Washington College students, on average, make $56,500 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 9% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Washington College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Washington College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

8.5%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Washington College.

Median Earnings of Students from Washington College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Washington College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Washington College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Washington College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Washington College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Washington College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Washington College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Washington College.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Washington College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Washington College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Washington College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Washington College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Washington College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

11
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$96,365
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Washington College?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

1,484

Total Students

1,484
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

1%

Student Median Household Income

$83,448
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

58%
of undergraduates

Men

42%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Washington College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 72 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 138 women.

International Students

10%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Washington College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Washington College study?

Washington College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Washington College are:

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. Psychology
  5. English Language and Literature/Letters
Approximately 69% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Washington College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

85%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Washington College has a retention rate of 85% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

31
2% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Washington College has around 31 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 2% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Washington College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Living in Chestertown, Maryland
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

297
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

59
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Politics in Maryland
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Maryland tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 60% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 34% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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