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Elms College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Elms College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Elms College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Elms College was awarded 50 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Elms College is ranked #1,402 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Elms College is also ranked #55 out of 63 schools in Massachusetts.

See all of the rankings for Elms College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Elms College?

Acceptance Rate

Elms College has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Elms College.

Average Test Scores

About 59% of students accepted to Elms College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Elms College  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Elms College  ( 500 to 580 )
Elms College received ACT scores from 2% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Elms College  ( 21 to 24 )

Learn more about Elms College admissions.

Elms College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Elms College is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Elms College is 36%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  36 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Elms College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Elms College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Elms College for first-time, full-time students is 54%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100

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

Elms College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,030 undergraduates at Elms College with 881 being full-time and 149 being part-time.

How Much Does Elms College Cost?

The overall average net price of Elms College is $25,321. 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 Elms College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,532 $21,731 $22,491 $27,782 $30,697

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

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Elms College, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $8,552 a year. That adds up to $34,208 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Elms College is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Elms College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Elms College make about $51,531 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Elms College students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Elms College make the most money.

Location of Elms College

Elms College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Chicopee is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Elms College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 291 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA 01013
Phone: 413-594-2761

Elms College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Elms College. Of these students, 357 received undergraduate degrees and 91 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 Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 93 $70,301
Social Work 63 $35,262
Communication Sciences 26 $30,497
General Biology 21 NA
Information Technology 18 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 $41,410
Business Administration & Management 15 $33,943
General Psychology 14 $34,711
Accounting 10 NA

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

Online Learning at Elms College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 606 students took at least one online class at Elms College. This is an increase from the 423 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 606 160
2018-2019 423 156
2017-2018 387 98
2016-2017 276 57
2015-2016 284 51

Learn more about online learning at Elms College.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.