Gordon College

Gordon College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Gordon College Ranked?

2023 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.

Gordon College was awarded 211 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is reading teacher education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Gordon College is ranked #665 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Gordon College is also ranked #30 out of 63 schools in Massachusetts.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Gordon College?

Acceptance Rate

Gordon College has an acceptance rate of 68%, 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 Gordon College.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to Gordon College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 660. Math scores were between 500 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gordon College  ( 520 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Gordon College  ( 500 to 620 )
Gordon College received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Gordon College  ( 20 to 29 )

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Gordon College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Gordon College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 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

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 Gordon College is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gordon College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Gordon 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  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Gordon College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 57%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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Gordon College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,451 undergraduates at Gordon College with 1,390 being full-time and 61 being part-time.

How Much Does Gordon College Cost?

The overall average net price of Gordon College is $25,748. 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 Gordon College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,481 $24,488 $22,425 $24,761 $28,656

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 Gordon College, 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 Gordon College, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,518 a year. That adds up to $30,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gordon College 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 Gordon College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Gordon College make around $46,746 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Gordon College graduates since it is 10% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Gordon College make the most money.

Location of Gordon College

Gordon College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Wenham, Massachusetts. Gordon College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Gordon College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984
Phone: 866-464-6736
Website: www.gordon.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GordonCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gordoncollege

Gordon College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Gordon College. Of these students, 453 received undergraduate degrees and 104 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
Teacher Education Grade Specific 46 $35,785
Business Administration & Management 44 $45,771
Child Development & Psychology 36 NA
Communication & Media Studies 31 $24,365
General Biology 25 $32,003
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 20 $30,735
Mathematics 18 NA
History 16 $21,587
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 15 $30,712
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 14 $36,992

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

Online Learning at Gordon College

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 2019-2020, 1,101 students took at least one online class at Gordon College. This is an increase from the 180 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,101 302
2018-2019 180 20
2017-2018 229 24
2016-2017 178 45
2015-2016 96 32

Learn more about online learning at Gordon 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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