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IPEDS ID: 164270
OPE ID: 00210900
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McDaniel College
2 College Hill, Westminster, Maryland 21157
General information:  (410) 848-7000
Website:  www.mcdaniel.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,276 (1,632 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
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
11%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty133226
Instructional133226
Research and public service00
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$33,280$34,780$35,800$36,9603.2%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,060$7,380$7,740$8,64011.6%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$43,040$44,860$46,240$48,3004.5%
Off Campus$38,480$39,980$41,000$42,1602.8%
Off Campus with Family$36,480$37,980$39,000$40,1603.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$8,100
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2011-2012
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 aid140896%————
Grant or scholarship aid39994%$9,236,430$23,149
Federal grants15336%$718,217$4,694
Pell grants15336%$638,452$4,173
Other federal grants14634%$79,765$546
State/local government grant or scholarships9623%$537,151$5,595
Institutional grants or scholarships39894%$7,981,062$20,053
Student loan aid29269%$2,480,342$8,494
Federal student loans29068%$1,823,138$6,287
Other student loans4711%$657,204$13,983
  • 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 aid11,46093%$31,248,616$21,403
Pell grants49932%$2,028,638$4,065
Federal student loans1,05867%$7,340,629$6,938
  • 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.
2009-20102010-20112011-2012
Average net price$22,073$21,752$21,275
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2009-20102010-20112011-2012
$0 – $30,000$8,729$9,788$11,215
$30,001 – $48,000$13,101$13,667$14,481
$48,001 – $75,000$17,309$16,930$19,743
$75,001 – $110,000$24,005$21,899$24,398
$110,001 and more$25,993$28,999$28,663
  • 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 2012
Total enrollment3,276
Undergraduate enrollment1,632
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment49
Graduate enrollment1,644
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 60%
Out-of-state: 38%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 12%
Part-time: 88%
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: 35%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 48%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,9421,4721,470
Percent admitted76%75%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%21%20%
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
SAT37583%
ACT10523%
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 Reading500600
SAT Math500610
ACT Composite2127
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: 83%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 90 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 73%
Transfer-out rate: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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: 66%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 71%
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: 65%
Female: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 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: 89%
Black or African American: 73%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 74%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 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 byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization1--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1--
Category total2--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General22--
Category total22--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other7--
Business Administration and Management, General21--
Human Resources Development-8-
International Business/Trade/Commerce--0
Category total2880
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric26--
Category total26--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General8--
Category total8--
Education
Curriculum and Instruction-229-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-10-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-17-
Elementary Education and Teaching-8-
Multicultural Education--31
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-32-
Reading Teacher Education-20-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist-13-
Secondary Education and Teaching-17-
Special Education and Teaching, General-18-
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-72-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-12-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-5d-
Category total-453d31
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--2d
English Language and Literature, General26--
Category total26-2d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature4--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature2--
Category total6--
History
History, General17--
Category total17--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-13-
Category total-13-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General5--
Category total5--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology-3d1d
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other18--
Category total183d1d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies18--
Category total18--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General42--
Category total42--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy5--
Religion/Religious Studies3--
Category total8--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2--
Physics, General3--
Category total5--
Psychology
Psychology, General35--
Category total35--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-11-
Public Administration-0d-
Social Work8--
Category total811d-
Social Sciences
Economics, General3--
Political Science and Government, Other20--
Sociology31--
Category total54--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3--
Art/Art Studies, General13--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2--
Music, General3--
Category total24--
Grand total35248834
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined6073
Baseball42
Basketball1716
Field Hockey19
Football87
Golf126
Lacrosse3222
Soccer2921
Softball17
Swimming1118
Tennis129
Volleyball14
Wrestling18
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1922 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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 schools10/22/2004 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations343224
Liquor law violations535
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations231714
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault000
Burglary374
Motor vehicle theft201
Arson004
  • 1 forcible sex offense was a forcible fondling. 1 Motor vehicle theft was a golf cart taken joyriding. 4 Arsons were burning of paper on bulletin boards which was confined to 1 or 2 sheets.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary222
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson004
  • 1 forcible sex offense was a forcible fondling. 4 Arsons were burning of paper on bulletin boards which was confined to 1 or 2 sheets.
  • (!) 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 rate4.5%3.8%
Number in default2016
Number in repayment442411
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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