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IPEDS ID: 112260
OPE ID: 00117000
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Claremont McKenna College
500 E 9th St, Claremont, California 91711-6400
General information:  (909) 621-8000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,324 (1,301 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  
8 to 1View note
Calculated by taking the full-time equivalent students (undergraduate and graduate) in Claremont, Washington D.C., and Silicon Valley as of the fall census date (full-time plus 1/3 part-time students) to the full-time equivalent instructional faculty (full-time plus 1/3 part-time).
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty16719
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-20
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$42,240$44,085$45,625$47,3953.9%
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,625$13,980$14,385$14,8203.0%
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$57,865$60,065$62,010$64,2153.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid116549%————
Grant or scholarship aid15145%$5,742,166$38,028
Federal grants5416%$307,240$5,690
Pell grants5416%$249,240$4,616
Other federal grants319%$58,000$1,871
State/local government grant or scholarships288%$254,352$9,084
Institutional grants or scholarships15045%$5,180,574$34,537
Student loan aid6720%$538,418$8,036
Federal student loans3611%$159,744$4,437
Other student loans4212%$378,674$9,016
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid163448%$23,289,611$36,734
Pell grants15512%$682,727$4,405
Federal student loans1239%$720,690$5,859
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$23,842$24,372$23,982
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$14,394$11,104$9,225
$30,001 – $48,000$8,386$7,477$12,264
$48,001 – $75,000$12,928$12,909$9,875
$75,001 – $110,000$19,749$20,685$20,675
$110,001 and more$35,242$38,669$32,715
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment1,324
Undergraduate enrollment1,301
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment24
Graduate enrollment23
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 43%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 17%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 31%
Out-of-state: 48%
Foreign countries: 21%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants6,0432,7063,337
Percent admitted11%11%11%
Percent admitted who enrolled50%57%45%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading660750
SAT Math690770
SAT Writing680760
ACT Composite3033
ACT English3034
ACT Math2934
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 91 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 90%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 93%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 80%
6-year: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 89%
Female: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 83%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
White: 88%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 96%
Non-resident alien: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization0-
Asian Studies/Civilization1-
European Studies/Civilization0-
German Studies1-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies2-
Russian Studies1-
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies0-
Women's Studies0-
Category total5-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General22-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other0-
Molecular Biology1-
Category total36-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Finance, General-30
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management0-
Category total4330
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies3-
Category total3-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science5-
Category total5-
Engineering, Other7-
Category total7-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management4-
Category total4-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General6-
Category total6-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0-
French Language and Literature0-
German Language and Literature0-
Japanese Language and Literature0-
Russian Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature1-
Category total1-
History, General11-
Category total11-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General0-
Category total0-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General6-
Category total6-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Biology1-
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other13-
Science, Technology and Society7-
Category total22-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science3-
Environmental Studies12-
Category total15-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies4-
Category total11-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1-
Geology/Earth Science, General0-
Physics, General5-
Category total6-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics1-
Psychology, General28-
Category total29-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General1-
Category total1-
Social Sciences
Economics, General72-
International Relations and Affairs33-
Political Science and Government, General32-
Category total139-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-
Dance, General0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1-
Fine/Studio Arts, General2-
Music, General0-
Category total4-
Grand total35430
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 4
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,125
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Swimming and Diving3240
Track and Field, Outdoor5446
Track and Field, X-Country3635
Water Polo2115
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission1/1/1949 -  Accredited
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible548
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault111
Motor vehicle theft366
  • 2012- Line G was changed from 18 to 17 because upon an internal review it is being reclassified as 1 theft.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible526
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • For 2012, Line G was changed from 13 to 14 because upon review we wish to reclassify one additional burglary in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities. For 2011, Line G should be changed from 14 to13 because upon review we found that one burglary was not in our On-Campus Student Housing Facilities.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate0.0%0.0%1.4%
Number in default001
Number in repayment648567
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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