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IPEDS ID: 112260
OPE ID: 00117000
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Claremont McKenna College
500 E 9th St, Claremont, California 91711-6400
General information:  (909) 621-8000
Website:  www.cmc.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,347 (all 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
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
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 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty17313
Instructional17313
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-21
Instructional-7
Research-14
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$47,395$49,045$50,945$52,8253.7%
Books and supplies$900$900$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,820$15,280$15,740$16,2203.0%
Other$1,100$1,100$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board-$11,970$12,492$13,2946.4%
Other-$4,167$4,158$4,2391.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other-$6,669$9,252$9,6214.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$64,215$66,325$69,385$71,7453.4%
Off Campus$48,295$66,082$68,795$71,5584.0%
Off Campus with Family$48,295$56,614$61,397$63,6463.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$58,267
Fees$200
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
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 aid114345%————
Grant or scholarship aid13341%$5,409,518$40,673
Federal grants3712%$180,955$4,891
Pell grants3712%$178,955$4,837
Other federal grants(*)0%(*)(*)
State/local government grant or scholarships186%$163,512$9,084
Institutional grants or scholarships13341%$5,065,051$38,083
Student loan aid9329%$406,283$4,369
Federal student loans5417%$228,338$4,228
Other student loans7624%$177,945$2,341
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid161746%$24,136,614$39,119
Pell grants16512%$736,364$4,463
Federal student loans27721%$1,349,160$4,871
  • 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$29,894$30,527$28,712
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$8,634$11,499$7,089
$30,001 – $48,000$7,701$17,173$9,083
$48,001 – $75,000$16,705$18,096$14,737
$75,001 – $110,000$27,850$30,341$24,412
$110,001 and more$36,704$43,992$47,969
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,347
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment22
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 42%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 17%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 37%
Out-of-state: 45%
Foreign countries: 18%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,3492,9363,413
Percent admitted10%11%10%
Percent admitted who enrolled53%61%46%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT16045%
ACT23366%
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 Writing660740
SAT Math680770
ACT Composite3034
ACT English3035
ACT Math2834
  • Applications are reviewed on a holistic basis, taking into account academic and personal achievement in the context of each student's educational and home environment. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of students for whom English is not their first language and the primary language of instruction in high school was not English. CMC uses either the highest superscored ACT, or highest superscored SAT when making admission decisions.
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: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 90%
Transfer-out rate: 5%
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 2009]
4-year: 77%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 93%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 84%
6-year: 90%
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: 90%
Female: 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
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:
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 82%
Hispanic/Latino: 88%
White: 89%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 96%
Non-resident alien: 83%
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 provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates 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, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. 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 DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 90%
Received award in 8 years: 91%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 8%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 95%
Received award in 8 years: 95%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 3%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization1-
Asian Studies/Civilization0-
German Studies1-
Latin American Studies0-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1-
Russian Studies1-
Category total4-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry5-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8-
Biophysics0-
Molecular Biology3-
Neuroscience13-
Category total29-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting18-
Finance, General-17
Organizational Behavior Studies1-
Category total1917
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies4-
Category total4-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science10-
Category total10-
Engineering
Engineering, Other1-
Category total1-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management0-
Category total0-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General11-
Category total11-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1-
French Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature5-
Category total6-
History
History, General14-
Category total14-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General2-
Category total2-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General13-
Category total13-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science1-
Human Biology1-
International/Global Studies2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other23-
Science, Technology and Society17-
Category total44-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science1-
Environmental Studies6-
Category total7-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy14-
Religion/Religious Studies4-
Category total18-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1-
Geology/Earth Science, General0-
Physics, General3-
Category total4-
Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics0-
Psychology, General28-
Category total28-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General0-
Category total0-
Social Sciences
Anthropology1-
Economics, General65-
International Relations and Affairs32-
Political Science and Government, General31-
Category total129-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies3-
Fine/Studio Arts, General0-
Category total3-
Grand total34617
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
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 6
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: $15,000
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball31
Basketball1818
Football67
Golf1212
Lacrosse29
Soccer3127
Softball21
Swimming and Diving2835
Tennis1511
Track and Field, Outdoor4750
Track and Field, X-Country2733
Volleyball19
Water Polo1719
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission1/1/1949 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape41110
Fondling566
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery101
Aggravated assault000
Burglary211521
Motor vehicle theft135
Arson602
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape4107
Fondling233
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary161216
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson301
  • (!) 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 Year201420132012
Default rate0.0%0.0%0.0%
Number in default000
Number in repayment566364
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)