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IPEDS ID: 204501
OPE ID: 00308600
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Oberlin College
70 N Professor St, Oberlin, Ohio 44074
General information:  (440) 775-8411
Website:  www.oberlin.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,853 (2,827 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 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
24%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial 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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty32751
Instructional32751
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$48,682$50,582$52,002$53,4602.8%
Books and supplies$1,908$1,958$1,958$1,9580.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,106$13,630$14,010$15,2128.6%
Other$700$700$700$7000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,606$12,130$12,510$13,86210.8%
Other$1,908$1,958$1,958$1,9580.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,908$1,958$1,958$1,9580.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$64,396$66,870$68,670$71,3303.9%
Off Campus$64,104$66,628$68,428$71,2384.1%
Off Campus with Family$52,498$54,498$55,918$57,3762.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$39,572
Fees$250
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Oberlin College offers an interest free payment plan that allows families to pay semester charges in three equal installments
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid165386%————
Grant or scholarship aid63283%$18,249,335$28,876
Federal grants8211%$467,437$5,700
Pell grants8211%$318,213$3,881
Other federal grants7510%$149,224$1,990
State/local government grant or scholarships162%$25,706$1,607
Institutional grants or scholarships63283%$17,756,192$28,095
Student loan aid31341%$1,779,306$5,685
Federal student loans29439%$1,695,896$5,768
Other student loans192%$83,410$4,390
  • 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 aid12,46085%$67,439,695$27,415
Pell grants2559%$1,075,437$4,217
Federal student loans97834%$6,731,046$6,882
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$40,550$42,105$39,794
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$11,843$14,146$15,096
$30,001 – $48,000$16,153$14,731$14,090
$48,001 – $75,000$20,161$24,134$17,632
$75,001 – $110,000$25,055$28,091$23,713
$110,001 and more$41,846$42,076$41,794
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment2,853
Undergraduate enrollment2,827
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment14
Graduate enrollment26
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 7%
Out-of-state: 81%
Foreign countries: 12%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
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 Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,7623,1254,637
Percent admitted34%33%34%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%30%27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
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 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT39154%
ACT40756%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing650720
SAT Math630730
ACT Composite2833
ACT English2934
ACT Math2632
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: 91%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 98 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
(*) 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 2009]
4-year: 76%
6-year: 88%
8-year: 88%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 75%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 83%
Black or African American: 81%
Hispanic/Latino: 78%
White: 87%
Two or more races: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 91%
Non-resident alien: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 75%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 75%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies10---
American/United States Studies/Civilization11---
Area Studies, Other1---
East Asian Studies17---
Latin American Studies4---
Russian Studies1---
Women's Studies9---
Category total53---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry9---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General48---
Neuroscience26---
Category total83---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General24---
Category total24---
Education
Music Teacher Education-1--
Category total-1--
Engineering
Engineering, Other4---
Category total4---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing24---
English Language and Literature, General29---
Category total53---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4---
Comparative Literature12---
French Language and Literature0---
German Language and Literature0---
Latin Language and Literature3---
Russian Language and Literature4---
Spanish Language and Literature2---
Category total25---
History
History, General34---
Category total34---
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other9---
Category total9---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General13---
Category total13---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3---
Category total3---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies41---
Category total41---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0---
Philosophy3---
Religion/Religious Studies12---
Category total15---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6---
Geology/Earth Science, General12---
Physics, General11---
Category total29---
Psychology
Psychology, General29---
Category total29---
Social Sciences
Anthropology17---
Archeology3---
Economics, General30---
Political Science and Government, General38---
Sociology18---
Category total106---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation16---
Dance, General3---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies17---
Fine/Studio Arts, General13---
Jazz/Jazz Studies17-1-
Music Performance, General84360
Music Technology6-1-
Music Theory and Composition50--
Music, Other10---
Visual and Performing Arts, Other0---
Category total182380
Grand total703480
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 15
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: $32,387
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined87140
Baseball36
Basketball1619
Field Hockey17
Football55
Lacrosse3220
Soccer2621
Softball15
Swimming and Diving1114
Tennis148
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation(!)9/1/1928 - 12/31/2014Resigned
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1928 - 12/31/2014Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations410
Liquor law violations200
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations310
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape11916
Fondling122
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery110
Aggravated assault110
Burglary472527
Motor vehicle theft001
Arson120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape987
Fondling102
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault000
Burglary331519
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 Year201520142013
Default rate1.5%3.0%1.3%
Number in default6146
Number in repayment384457441
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)