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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:  3,206 (1,740 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
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
12%
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty141445
Instructional141445
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$35,800$36,960$38,350$39,5003.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,740$8,640$9,100$10,30013.2%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,320-12.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$2,000$2,000$6,600$6,6000.0%
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$1,970-1.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$1,970-1.5%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$46,240$48,300$50,150$52,3204.3%
Off Campus$41,000$42,160$48,150$49,2702.3%
Off Campus with Family$39,000$40,160$41,550$42,6702.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$8,370
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, 2014-2015
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 aid1412100%————
Grant or scholarship aid412100%$11,353,793$27,558
Federal grants12931%$616,410$4,778
Pell grants12631%$556,446$4,416
Other federal grants11428%$59,964$526
State/local government grant or scholarships10525%$707,370$6,737
Institutional grants or scholarships412100%$10,030,013$24,345
Student loan aid29672%$2,186,619$7,387
Federal student loans29572%$1,776,926$6,023
Other student loans328%$409,693$12,803
  • 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 aid11,62698%$41,889,195$25,762
Pell grants51831%$2,353,771$4,544
Federal student loans1,11967%$8,099,420$7,238
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$21,856$22,917$22,177
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$13,912$11,740$10,450
$30,001 – $48,000$15,114$13,628$16,164
$48,001 – $75,000$19,141$19,031$18,152
$75,001 – $110,000$22,728$21,284$20,402
$110,001 and more$27,504$27,338$27,193
  • 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 enrollment3,206
Undergraduate enrollment1,740
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment67
Graduate enrollment1,466
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%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: 74%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
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: 56%
Out-of-state: 40%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 1%
  • 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: 9%
Part-time: 91%
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: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 70%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,8641,3781,486
Percent admitted80%79%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%20%18%
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 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT35181%
ACT10925%
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 Reading480590
SAT Math480590
ACT Composite2027
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 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, 86 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 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 70%
Transfer-out rate: 12%
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:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 64%
6-year: 72%
8-year: 72%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 63%
6-year: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 100%
Asian: 45%
Black or African American: 58%
Hispanic/Latino: 75%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 43%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 43%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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/Civilization3--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3--
Category total6--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General31--
Category total31--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other9--
Business Administration and Management, General21--
Human Resources Development-14-
International Business/Trade/Commerce--0
Category total30140
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric19--
Category total19--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General6--
Category total6--
Education
Curriculum and Instruction-102-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-15-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-13-
Educational/Instructional Technology--0d
Elementary Education and Teaching-4-
Mathematics Teacher Education-0-
Multicultural Education--32d
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-53-
Reading Teacher Education-11-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist-20d-
Secondary Education and Teaching-5-
Special Education and Teaching, General-11-
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-41-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-8-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-9d-
Category total-292d32d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--8d
English Language and Literature, General14--
Category total14-8d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature4--
German Language and Literature1--
Spanish Language and Literature10--
Category total15--
History
History, General22--
Category total22--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-6-
Category total-6-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General4--
Category total4--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology-3d2d
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1800
Category total183d2d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies16--
Category total16--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General420-
Category total420-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy5--
Religion/Religious Studies1--
Category total6--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1--
Physics, General6--
Category total7--
Psychology
Psychology, General30--
Category total30--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-11-
Public Administration-6-
Social Work21--
Category total2117-
Social Sciences
Economics, General1--
Political Science and Government, Other17--
Sociology21--
Category total39--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1--
Art/Art Studies, General17--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies6--
Music, General5--
Category total32--
Grand total35833242
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
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 33
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 4
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: $16,713
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,644
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined5542
Baseball39
Basketball1613
Field Hockey16
Football99
Golf95
Lacrosse4021
Soccer2026
Softball19
Swimming1116
Tennis811
Volleyball15
Wrestling24
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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations242032
Liquor law violations532
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations141426
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible219
Rape3
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery102
Aggravated assault001
Burglary463
Motor vehicle theft112
Arson402
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible219
Rape3
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary243
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson402
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201220112010
Default rate4.0%3.2%4.5%
Number in default221620
Number in repayment547499442
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)