Claremont McKenna College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$60,480
4.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,701
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
10.4%
5,709 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,389
99.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
91.3%
293 Graduates

About

Claremont McKenna College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Claremont McKenna College were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (129 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (46 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (35 degrees).

In 2022, 479 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Claremont McKenna College. 51.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (198 degrees), 2.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (78 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Claremont McKenna College is $60,480, which is $32,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Claremont McKenna College is $60,480, which is $32,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,701.

In 2022, 47% of undergraduate students attending Claremont McKenna College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$60,480
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Claremont McKenna College was $60,480. The cost of tuition at Claremont McKenna College is $32,150 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$28,701
2022 Value
32.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Claremont McKenna College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,701. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Claremont McKenna College grew by 32.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,906
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Claremont McKenna College was of $17,906 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.5% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Claremont McKenna College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 20.3% with respect to 2021, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Claremont McKenna College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 98 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Claremont McKenna College received 5,709 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.37% annual growth. Out of those 5,709 applicants, 591 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 10.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,389 students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Claremont McKenna College has an overall enrollment yield of 54.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

10.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
591
Accepted Out of 5,709

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Claremont McKenna College was 10.4% (591 admissions from 5,709 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 11.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.37%, while admissions declined by −6.64%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
90
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Claremont McKenna College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Claremont McKenna College had a total enrollment of 1,389 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Claremont McKenna College is 1,383 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.6% of students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Claremont McKenna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.4% White, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% Asian, 7.06% Two or More Races, 5.9% Black or African American, 0.216% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.072% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (19.3%), followed by White Female (15.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (66.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Claremont McKenna College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,389 students. The full-time enrollment at Claremont McKenna College is 1,383 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.6% of students enrolled at Claremont McKenna College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
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 Claremont McKenna College was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Claremont McKenna College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    492 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    226 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    215 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Claremont McKenna College is 35.4% White, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% Asian, 7.06% Two or More Races, 5.9% Black or African American, 0.216% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.072% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 58 students (4.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 17 more women than men received degrees from Claremont McKenna College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Claremont McKenna College is white (198 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (78 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Claremont McKenna College is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (129 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (46 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (35 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Claremont McKenna College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (206 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (53 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (448,679 people), Other managers (321,392 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (235,549 people), Postsecondary teachers (197,002 people), and Secondary school teachers (156,563 people).

The most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (206 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (53 degrees), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), and History (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (206 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (53 degrees), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), and History (12 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 Claremont McKenna College are Elementary & secondary schools (581,752 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (409,667 people), Legal services (353,681 people), Computer Systems Design (295,475 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (237,041 people).

The most specialized majors at Claremont McKenna College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (206 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (53 degrees), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), and History (12 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 Claremont McKenna College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 129 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Claremont McKenna College was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 129 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

231
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
248
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 231 degrees were awarded to men at Claremont McKenna College, which is 0.931 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Claremont McKenna College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.48 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Claremont McKenna College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 0.675 times less than the 77 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

81%
100% Completion Time
92%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 81% of students graduating from Claremont McKenna College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 92% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Claremont McKenna College is Male and Black or African American (100% 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, 5.46% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    198 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    78 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Claremont McKenna College is white (198 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (78 degrees).

5.43% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    105 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    93 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Claremont McKenna College is white male (105 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (93 degrees).

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Operations

Claremont McKenna College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.22B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.79%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Claremont McKenna College had a total salary expenditure of 158M. Claremont McKenna College employs 67 Professors, 58 Associate professors and 52 Assistant professors. Most academics at Claremont McKenna College are Male Professor (48), Male Associate professor (38), and Male Assistant professor (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College are: Service, with 82 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 62 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees.

Endowment

$1.22B
2022 Endowment
6.72%
decline from 2021

Claremont McKenna College has an endowment valued at about $1.22B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Claremont McKenna College declined 6.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.18B 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

$58.1M
2022 Salaries
14.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Claremont McKenna College paid a median of $58.1M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($158M) and a 14.7% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$25.4M
Instructional Salaries
184
Number of Employees

In 2022, Claremont McKenna College paid a total of $25.4M to 184 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.7% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
82 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College were Professor with 67 employees, Associate professor with 58 employees, and Assistant professor with 52 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College were Service with 82 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 62 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Claremont McKenna College was Male Professor with 48 employees, Male Associate professor with 38 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 27 employees.

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

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