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IPEDS ID: 170301
OPE ID: 00227300
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Hope College
141 E 12th St, Holland, Michigan 49423-3607
General information:  (616) 395-7000
Website:  www.hope.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,388 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Reformed Church in America
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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty258108
Instructional255108
Research and public service30
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$26,510$27,020$27,710$28,7203.6%
Books and supplies$820$840$870$8902.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,110$8,260$8,510$8,8103.5%
Other$1,520$1,540$1,590$1,6302.5%
Off Campus
Room and board-$2,500$2,650$2,6700.8%
Other-$1,940$2,000$2,0502.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other-$1,940$2,000$2,0502.5%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$36,960$37,660$38,680$40,0503.5%
Off Campus$27,330$32,300$33,230$34,3303.3%
Off Campus with Family$27,330$29,800$30,580$31,6603.5%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid184894%————
Grant or scholarship aid83392%$11,274,121$13,534
Federal grants19321%$903,141$4,679
Pell grants18721%$738,478$3,949
Other federal grants19221%$164,663$858
State/local government grant or scholarships35239%$517,031$1,469
Institutional grants or scholarships83392%$9,853,949$11,829
Student loan aid53759%$4,121,930$7,676
Federal student loans53659%$3,120,863$5,823
Other student loans789%$1,001,067$12,834
  • 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 aid12,94088%$37,522,137$12,763
Pell grants68220%$2,764,732$4,054
Federal student loans1,90757%$12,956,045$6,794
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$23,660$23,725$25,078
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$14,299$14,262$14,183
$30,001 – $48,000$15,839$15,382$17,125
$48,001 – $75,000$19,022$18,766$19,051
$75,001 – $110,000$23,659$25,172$25,671
$110,001 and more$28,987$29,744$30,244
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,388
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment50
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 85%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 66%
Out-of-state: 32%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,1611,6502,511
Percent admitted73%70%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%27%27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT11114%
ACT74290%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Reading520660
SAT Math530680
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2330
ACT Math2328
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: 88%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
  • Interpret data with caution. In Fall 2012, all the first time freshmen were full time. Hope College accepts part time freshmen, but does not have some every year.
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, 85 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 78%
(*) 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:
4-year: 69%
6-year: 79%
8-year: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 74%
Female: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 67%
Asian: 77%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 68%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 75%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Japanese Studies5
Women's Studies2
Category total7
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General39
Category total43
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting19
Accounting and Business/Management3
Business Administration and Management, General52
Business/Managerial Economics1
Category total75
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric36
Category total36
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General6
Category total6
Education
Art Teacher Education4
Biology Teacher Education1
Chemistry Teacher Education1
Drama and Dance Teacher Education4
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities31
English/Language Arts Teacher Education22
French Language Teacher Education1
German Language Teacher Education0
History Teacher Education1
Mathematics Teacher Education5
Music Teacher Education3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2
Physics Teacher Education0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1
Social Studies Teacher Education9
Spanish Language Teacher Education8
Category total96
Engineering
Engineering, General22
Category total22
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General32
Category total32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
French Language and Literature1
German Language and Literature1
Spanish Language and Literature10
Category total15
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse36
Category total40
History
History, General8
Category total8
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General9
Category total9
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies7
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other12
Category total19
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science47
Category total47
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy5
Religion/Religious Studies8
Category total13
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General42
Geology/Earth Science, General1
Physics, General4
Category total47
Psychology
Psychology, General67
Category total67
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work26
Category total26
Social Sciences
Economics, General4
Political Science and Government, General15
Sociology17
Category total36
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Dance, General8
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4
Fine/Studio Arts, General2
Jazz/Jazz Studies1
Keyboard Instruments1
Music Performance, General1
Music Theory and Composition0
Music, General4
Stringed Instruments2
Voice and Opera2
Category total27
Grand total671
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball30
Basketball1616
Football122
Golf1010
Lacrosse2720
Soccer2830
Softball23
Swimming and Diving2629
Tennis1410
Track and Field, Outdoor5649
Track and Field, X-Country3233
Volleyball20
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1915 - 1/1/1922Terminated
1/1/1923 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1974 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1959 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1991 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1960 - 12/31/2010Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10410
Liquor law violations12157
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations947
Liquor law violations11147
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible200
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary248
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson030
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible200
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary137
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate3.3%1.6%
Number in default199
Number in repayment561530
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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