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IPEDS ID: 165936
OPE ID: 00215300
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Gordon College
255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984
General information:  (978) 927-2300
Website:  www.gordon.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,963 (1,591 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Admissionswww.gordon.edu/admissions
Apply Onlinewww.gordon.edu/apply
Financial Aidwww.gordon.edu/sfs
Net Price Calculatorwww.gordon.edu/netpricecalculator
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.gordon.edu/military
Disability Serviceswww.gordon.edu/asc
Mission Statement
  www.gordon.edu/mission
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Interdenominational
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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial 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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty92128
Instructional92128
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$34,390$35,386$36,060$36,7401.9%
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,930$10,218$10,412$11,0005.6%
Other$1,400$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,930$10,218$10,412$11,0005.6%
Other$2,200$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,200$2,200$2,200$2,2000.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$46,520$47,804$48,672$49,9402.6%
Off Campus$47,320$48,404$49,272$50,5402.6%
Off Campus with Family$37,390$38,386$39,060$39,7401.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$5,850
Fees$100
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 aid1422100%————
Grant or scholarship aid422100%$7,409,423$17,558
Federal grants9523%$419,049$4,411
Pell grants9422%$369,077$3,926
Other federal grants5613%$49,972$892
State/local government grant or scholarships4511%$97,984$2,177
Institutional grants or scholarships422100%$6,892,390$16,333
Student loan aid33579%$2,667,803$7,964
Federal student loans26964%$1,508,473$5,608
Other student loans7217%$1,159,330$16,102
  • 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%$30,842,496$18,968
Pell grants36222%$1,490,025$4,116
Federal student loans99860%$6,931,496$6,945
  • 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$28,414$29,244$30,888
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$22,031$22,092$21,633
$30,001 – $48,000$22,183$19,715$23,211
$48,001 – $75,000$22,209$24,078$25,189
$75,001 – $110,000$31,444$27,393$26,935
$110,001 and more$26,572$31,753$32,306
  • 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 enrollment1,963
Undergraduate enrollment1,591
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment43
Graduate enrollment372
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 37%
Female: 63%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate 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: 68%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 29%
Out-of-state: 62%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 3%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,9249561,968
Percent admitted89%87%90%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%18%15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
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
SAT33079%
ACT14134%
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 Writing540650
SAT Math510640
ACT Composite2229
ACT English2230
ACT Math2028
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%
Part-time students: 67%
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, 88 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: 70%
(*) 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: 61%
6-year: 69%
8-year: 70%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 61%
6-year: 70%
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: 68%
Female: 71%
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: 67%
Black or African American: 56%
Hispanic/Latino: 61%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 60%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 77%
Non-resident alien: 77%
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: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 58%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
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: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 73%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General24--
Exercise Physiology18--
Category total42--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting7--
Business Administration and Management, General27--
Finance, General5--
Category total39--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric16--
Category total16--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science9--
Category total9--
Education
Curriculum and Instruction-651
Early Childhood Education and Teaching12--
Education, General0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-21
Elementary Education and Teaching14--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching00-
Music Teacher Education612-
Secondary Education and Teaching0--
Special Education and Teaching, General00-
Category total32792
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General20--
Category total20--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0--
French Language and Literature2--
German Language and Literature1--
Linguistics8--
Spanish Language and Literature2--
Category total13--
History
History, General16--
Category total16--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0--
Category total0--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General3--
Category total3--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General4--
Category total4--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies8--
Category total8--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies6--
Philosophy4--
Category total10--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General9--
Physics, General12--
Category total21--
Psychology
Psychology, General28--
Category total28--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work25--
Category total25--
Social Sciences
Economics, General6--
International Relations and Affairs12--
Political Science and Government, General14--
Sociology6--
Category total38--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Youth Ministry21--
Category total21--
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General9--
Fine/Studio Arts, General10--
Music Performance, General2--
Music, General3--
Category total24--
Grand total369792
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 14
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
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: $17,331
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
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%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
Baseball28
Basketball1415
Field Hockey21
Lacrosse2519
Soccer2523
Softball17
Swimming911
Tennis99
Track and Field, Outdoor1216
Track and Field, X-Country97
Volleyball13
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Commission of Higher Education12/1/1961 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1975 - 2/23/2018Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
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
Rape210
Fondling411
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary300
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape210
Fondling200
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
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 Year201420132012
Default rate1.3%2.1%1.3%
Number in default696
Number in repayment438415430
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)