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IPEDS ID: 166717
OPE ID: 02163600
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William James College
One Wells Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02459
General information:  (617) 327-6777
Website:  www.williamjames.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  765 (14 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
Admissionswww.williamjames.edu
Apply Onlinewww.williamjames.edu
Financial Aidwww.williamjames.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.williamjames.edu
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.williamjames.edu
Disability Serviceswww.williamjames.edu
Mission Statement
  William James College strives to be a preeminent school of psychology that integrates rigorous academic instruction with extensive field education and close attention to professional development. We assume an ongoing social responsibility to create programs to educate specialists of many disciplines to meet the evolving mental health needs of society.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty6974
Instructional6474
Research and public service50
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$39,600
Fees$920
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15100%$6,474$1,295
Pell grants(*)20%(*)(*)
Federal student loans(*)20%(*)(*)
  • 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.
  • (*) Average amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of individuals.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment765
Undergraduate enrollment14
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment7
Graduate enrollment751
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 29%
Female: 71%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 7%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 40%
25 and over: 60%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 100%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that were not open or did not admit entering undergraduates were not required to report Outcome Measures information.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-56--
Category total-56--
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis-4--
Clinical Psychology--113-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-32d17
Psychology, General075--
School Psychology-93-
Category total0120d1177
Grand total01761177
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
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: 28
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 - graduates: $28,026
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1984)12/31/2022
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (11/10/1987)TBD
Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programsAccredited since (11/10/1987)12/31/2019
School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programsAccredited since (03/25/2016)03/25/2023
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Internship Consortium InternshipAccredited since (10/28/2011)12/31/2023
  • 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/121442.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 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 rate0.5%0.6%1.0%
Number in default111
Number in repayment17515095
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)