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IPEDS ID: 170286
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Hillsdale College
33 E College St, Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
General information:  (517) 437-7341
Website:  www.hillsdale.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,526 (1,468 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Undenominational
Federal Aid
Students cannot receive federal aid (e.g. Pell Grants).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty14565
Instructional14565
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 year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$26,742$27,578$28,368$29,4823.9%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,610$11,000$11,390$11,9104.6%
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,610$11,000$11,390$11,9104.6%
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 Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
On Campus$40,552$41,778$42,958$44,5923.8%
Off Campus$40,552$41,778$42,958$44,5923.8%
Off Campus with Family$29,942$30,778$31,568$32,6823.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Tuition$24,860
Fees$560
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
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 aid133097%————
Grant or scholarship aid32796%$6,065,151$18,548
Federal grants00%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships32796%$6,065,151$18,548
Student loan aid12336%$1,439,691$11,705
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans12336%$1,439,691$11,705
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,439$28,522,429$19,821
Pell grants0$0
Federal student loans0$0
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$20,382$21,918$23,230
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-2019
$0 – $30,000
$30,001 – $48,000
$48,001 – $75,000
$75,001 – $110,000
$110,001 and more
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment1,526
Undergraduate enrollment1,468
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment23
Graduate enrollment58
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 0%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 25%
Out-of-state: 73%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 69%
Part-time: 31%
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 application fee (2020-2021): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,593819774
Percent admitted48%48%49%
Percent admitted who enrolled45%45%44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2019 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT13840%
ACT19858%
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 Math640730
ACT Composite2933
ACT English2935
ACT Math2530
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: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
Transfer-out rate: 6%
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 2011]
4-year: 71%
6-year: 85%
8-year: 85%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 74%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
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: 86%
Female: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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:
Race/ethnicity unknown: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2011-12
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • 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/Civilization3--
European Studies/Civilization0--
Category total3--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry19--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General21--
Category total40--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting16--
Finance, General13--
International Business/Trade/Commerce4--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General14--
Category total47--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6--
Category total6--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General38--
Category total38--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature2--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4--
Comparative Literature0--
French Language and Literature2--
German Language and Literature4--
Latin Language and Literature5--
Spanish Language and Literature4--
Category total21--
History
History, General33--
Category total33--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General7--
Mathematics, General7--
Category total14--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology13--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3--
Sports Studies0--
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General0--
Category total16--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies2--
Philosophy6--
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General7--
Religion/Religious Studies2--
Category total17--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5--
Physics, General0--
Category total5--
Psychology
Psychology, General12--
Category total12--
Social Sciences
Economics, General38--
International Relations and Affairs0--
Political Economy4--
Political Science and Government, General23171
Sociology, General4--
Category total69171
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General5--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3--
Music, General1--
Category total9--
Grand total330171
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
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Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since (01/01/1919)8/31/2028
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (01/01/1915 - 01/01/1916)
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/122603.
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
  • Institution does not have a Program Participation Agreement with the US Department of Education. Eligible students can NOT receive federal aid (e.g. Pell Grants).