Earlham College

Earlham College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Earlham College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Earlham College Ranked?

2022 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.

Earlham College was awarded 93 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Earlham as #915 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 48 colleges in Indiana, Earlham is ranked at #19.

See all of the rankings for Earlham College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Earlham?

Acceptance Rate

Earlham College has an acceptance rate of 59%, 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 Earlham.

Average Test Scores

About 53% of students accepted to Earlham submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 550 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Earlham College  ( 560 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Earlham College  ( 550 to 660 )
Earlham received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Earlham College  ( 24 to 29 )

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Earlham College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Earlham, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 8 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

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 Earlham College is 91%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  91 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Earlham College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Earlham 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  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Earlham for first-time, full-time students is 58%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100

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

Earlham College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 736 undergraduates at Earlham with 733 being full-time and 3 being part-time.

How Much Does Earlham College Cost?

The overall average net price of Earlham is $21,370. 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 Earlham

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,184 $15,777 $15,854 $24,250 $31,202

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 Earlham, 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 Earlham, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,991 a year. That adds up to $27,964 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Earlham is 3.4%. 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 Earlham Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Earlham make around $35,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 12% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Earlham College make the most money.

Location of Earlham College

Earlham College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Richmond, Indiana. Richmond is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Earlham are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 801 National Rd West, Richmond, IN 47374-4095
Phone: 765-983-1200
Website: https://earlham.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earlhamcollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/earlham1847

Earlham College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Earlham College. Of these students, 261 received undergraduate degrees and 22 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
Business Administration & Management 40 $40,485
General Biology 19 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 17 NA
English Literature (Other) 16 NA
Computer Science 14 $46,478
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13 NA
Child Development & Psychology 12 NA
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 12 NA
Chemistry 11 NA
History 10 NA

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

Online Learning at Earlham

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, 57 students took at least one online class at Earlham College. This is an increase from the 30 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 57 57
2018-2019 30 16
2017-2018 23 8
2016-2017 32 17
2015-2016 45 9

Learn more about online learning at Earlham 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.

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