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Cecil College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Cecil College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Cecil College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cecil College was awarded 98 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

Cecil College landed the #2,094 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Cecil College also holds the #36 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.

See all of the rankings for Cecil College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Cecil College?

Acceptance Rate

Cecil College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Cecil College admissions.

Cecil College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Cecil College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cecil College is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cecil College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Cecil College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Cecil College.

Cecil College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,090 undergraduates at Cecil College with 604 being full-time and 1,486 being part-time.

How Much Does Cecil College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cecil College is $8,085. 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 Cecil College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,229 $7,315 $10,358 $11,030 $11,191

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 Cecil College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cecil College, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $4,722 a year. That adds up to $18,888 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cecil College is 15.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Cecil College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cecil College make about $31,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 21% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Cecil College make the most money.

Location of Cecil College

Cecil College is a public institution located in North East, Maryland. The rural area surrounding Cecil College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for Cecil College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901-1900
Phone: 410-287-1000

Cecil College Majors

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

Online Learning at Cecil College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,946 students took at least one online class at Cecil College. This is an increase from the 875 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,946 638
2018-2019 875 142
2017-2018 955 172
2016-2017 1,006 156
2015-2016 1,073 174

Learn more about online learning at Cecil College.

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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