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Adrian College Data & Information Overview

4 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
76% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Adrian College Ranked?

#762 Best Colleges in Nation
#23 Best Colleges in MI
Business Administration & Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Adrian College was awarded 4 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration & management.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Adrian is ranked #762 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Adrian also holds the #23 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Adrian?

76% Acceptance Rate
44% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Adrian College is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Adrian is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 23% of students accepted to Adrian submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 460 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Adrian College  ( 480 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Adrian College  ( 460 to 570 )
Adrian received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Adrian College  ( 19 to 25 )

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Adrian College Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
43% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Adrian College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Adrian College is 43%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Adrian College

66% Freshmen Retention
35% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Adrian College is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Adrian have a four-year graduation rate of 35%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100

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Adrian College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,738 Full-Time Undergraduates
18.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
49.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,788 undergraduates at Adrian with 1,738 being full-time and 50 being part-time.

How Much Does Adrian College Cost?

$24,982 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
$29,224 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Adrian is $24,982. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Adrian

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Adrian, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Adrian, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $7,306 a year. That adds up to $29,224 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Adrian is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Adrian Graduates Make?

$51,378 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Adrian make about $51,378 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Adrian graduates since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Adrian College

Michigan State
1,738 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Adrian College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Adrian, Michigan. Adrian is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Adrian are given below.

Contact Details
Address:110 S Madison St, Adrian, MI 49221-2575

Adrian College Majors

52 Majors With Completions
386 Undergraduate Degrees
51 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from Adrian College. Of these students, 386 received undergraduate degrees and 51 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education56$27,578
General Biology29$25,882
Criminal Justice & Corrections27NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific24$37,639
Business Administration & Management23$39,891
Design & Applied Arts19NA
Finance & Financial Management12NA
Political Science & Government12NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Adrian College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Adrian

13% Take At Least One Class Online
2% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 244 students took at least one online class at Adrian College. This is an increase from the 127 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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