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IPEDS ID: 212577
OPE ID: 00326500
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Franklin and Marshall College
College Ave, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604-3003
General information:  (717) 291-3911
Website:  www.fandm.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,249 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Admissionswww.fandm.edu/admission
Apply Onlinewww.fandm.edu/admission/apply
Financial Aidwww.fandm.edu/financialaid
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/student/app/fandm
Mission Statement
  Franklin & Marshall is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.
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
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty27339
Instructional27339
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$44,360$46,285$48,514$50,4003.9%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,750$12,010$12,285$12,7703.9%
Other$1,270$1,270$1,270$1,2700.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,750$12,010$12,285$12,7703.9%
Other$1,270$1,270$1,270$1,2700.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,776$3,776$3,776$3,676-2.6%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$58,580$60,765$63,269$65,6403.7%
Off Campus$58,580$60,765$63,269$65,6403.7%
Off Campus with Family$49,336$51,261$53,490$55,2763.3%
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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, 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 aid137063%————
Grant or scholarship aid33557%$13,429,909$40,089
Federal grants12621%$633,678$5,029
Pell grants12621%$564,828$4,483
Other federal grants12521%$68,850$551
State/local government grant or scholarships407%$125,159$3,129
Institutional grants or scholarships33356%$12,671,072$38,051
Student loan aid30752%$1,708,993$5,567
Federal student loans26745%$1,168,321$4,376
Other student loans6010%$540,672$9,011
  • 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 aid11,18454%$42,025,457$35,494
Pell grants38617%$1,731,097$4,485
Federal student loans94243%$5,407,703$5,741
  • 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$22,258$22,974$23,092
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$10,475$10,661$11,730
$30,001 – $48,000$9,335$10,620$12,927
$48,001 – $75,000$19,167$17,846$16,541
$75,001 – $110,000$26,052$28,337$23,186
$110,001 and more$41,737$42,306$42,119
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,249
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment20
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 14%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 21%
Out-of-state: 66%
Foreign countries: 13%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate 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%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,1463,2943,852
Percent admitted32%31%33%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%28%24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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: 92%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 93 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 87%
(*) 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 2007]
4-year: 84%
6-year: 87%
8-year: 88%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 87%
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: 85%
Female: 89%
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: 0%
Asian: 85%
Black or African American: 72%
Hispanic/Latino: 83%
White: 88%
Two or more races: 95%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 93%
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 byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies0
American/United States Studies/Civilization13
German Studies1
Category total14
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Behavior and Ethology13
Biochemistry17
Biology/Biological Sciences, General23
Neuroscience16
Category total69
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General73
Category total73
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science7
Category total7
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing29
English Language and Literature, General8
Category total37
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General8
French Language and Literature5
German Language and Literature2
Latin Language and Literature1
Spanish Language and Literature12
Category total28
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health, General15
Category total15
History
History, General10
Category total10
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General12
Category total12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other57
Category total57
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science10
Environmental Studies13
Category total23
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy5
Religion/Religious Studies2
Category total7
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics5
Chemistry, General12
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other10
Physics, General4
Category total31
Psychology
Psychology, General30
Category total30
Social Sciences
Anthropology4
Economics, General38
Political Science and Government, General60
Sociology20
Category total122
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Dance, General2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2
Film/Cinema/Video Studies3
Fine/Studio Arts, General3
Music, General4
Category total18
Grand total553
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 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: $18,011
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball37
Basketball1411
Field Hockey27
Football81
Golf106
Lacrosse4531
Rowing23
Soccer2026
Softball14
Squash1816
Swimming1925
Tennis1211
Track and Field, Indoor2827
Track and Field, Outdoor2927
Track and Field, X-Country1615
Volleyball17
Wrestling27
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations2042
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations701
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible916
Rape1
Fondling6
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery211
Aggravated assault000
Burglary142826
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible916
Rape1
Fondling6
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary995
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.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate2.1%1.8%2.3%
Number in default766
Number in repayment322328260
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)