Spelman College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,880
2.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$37,085
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.1%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
28.4%
13,649 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,102
75% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
74%
393 Graduates

About

Spelman College is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Spelman College were General Psychology (70 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (69 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (50 degrees).

In 2022, 502 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spelman College. 99.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0.797% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (470 degrees), 67.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spelman College is $25,880, which is $−2,450 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Spelman College is $25,880, which is $−2,450 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,085.

In 2022, 79% of undergraduate students attending Spelman College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,880
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Spelman College was $25,880. The cost of tuition at Spelman College is $−2,450 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$37,085
2022 Value
30%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Spelman College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,085. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Spelman College grew by 30%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,063
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spelman College was of $15,063 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Spelman College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 13.2% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.1%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Spelman College was 2.1%, which represents 11 out of the 523 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Spelman College received 13,649 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 22.1% annual growth. Out of those 13,649 applicants, 3,875 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,102 students enrolled at Spelman College in 2022.

Spelman College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,875
Accepted Out of 13,649

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Spelman College was 28.4% (3,875 admissions from 13,649 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 50.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 22.1%, while admissions declined by −31.7%..

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Enrollment

Spelman College had a total enrollment of 3,102 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Spelman College is 2,326 students and the part-time enrollment is 776. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Spelman College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spelman College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.7% Black or African American, 7.06% White, 1.35% Asian, 1.19% Two or More Races, 0.935% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.193% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Spelman College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (97.5%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (0.731%) and Asian Female (0.645%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spelman College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,102 students. The full-time enrollment at Spelman College is 2,326 and the part-time enrollment is 776. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Spelman College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Spelman College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Spelman College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    2,628 enrolled students
  2. White
    219 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    42 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Spelman College is 84.7% Black or African American, 7.06% White, 1.35% Asian, 1.19% Two or More Races, 0.935% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.193% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 127 students (4.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 494 more women than men received degrees from Spelman College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Spelman College is black or african american (470 degrees awarded). There were 67.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Spelman College is General Psychology (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (69 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (50 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Spelman College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (117 degrees), and Biology (75 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spelman College are Physicians (522,234 people), Other managers (493,040 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (468,726 people), Postsecondary teachers (383,067 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (367,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Spelman College in 2022 are English (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (117 degrees), Biology (75 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spelman College are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Spelman College are English (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (117 degrees), Biology (75 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spelman College are Elementary & secondary schools (968,291 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (857,673 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (792,524 people), Legal services (385,056 people), and Computer Systems Design (364,715 people).

The most specialized majors at Spelman College are English (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (117 degrees), Biology (75 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Spelman College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 70 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Spelman College was General Psychology with 70 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
498
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Spelman College, which is 0.00803 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (498).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 3 degrees were awarded to men at Spelman College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.333 times less than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 70 degrees were awarded to women at Spelman College in General Psychology. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 65% of students graduating from Spelman College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Spelman College is Female and Black or African American (74.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    470 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    7 degrees awarded
  3. White
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spelman College is black or african american (470 degrees awarded). There were 67.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (7 degrees).

3.39% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    470 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    7 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Spelman College is black or african american female (470 degrees awarded). There were 67.1 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native female (7 degrees).

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Operations

Spelman College has an endowment valued at nearly $498M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.3%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Spelman College had a total salary expenditure of 121M. Spelman College employs 58 Associate professors, 49 Assistant professors and 38 Lecturers. Most academics at Spelman College are Female Associate professor (44), Female Assistant professor (37), and Female Lecturer (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spelman College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 112 employees, Management, with 83 employees, and Service with 54 employees.

Endowment

$498M
2022 Endowment
12.8%
decline from 2021

Spelman College has an endowment valued at about $498M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Spelman College declined 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $448M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.1M
2022 Salaries
9.69%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Spelman College paid a median of $38.1M in salaries, which represents 31.5% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 9.69% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.8M
Instructional Salaries
192
Number of Employees

In 2022, Spelman College paid a total of $15.8M to 192 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
58 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
112 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spelman College were Associate professor with 58 employees, Assistant professor with 49 employees, and Lecturer with 38 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spelman College were Office and Administrative Support with 112 employees, Management with 83 employees, and Service with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spelman College was Female Associate professor with 44 employees, Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, and Female Lecturer with 25 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Spelman College.

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