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Want the scoop on Gordon College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Gordon College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much 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 Gordon College Ranked?

2020 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.

Gordon College was awarded 15 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Gordon College as #502 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

Gordon College is also ranked #35 out of 70 schools in Massachusetts.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Gordon College?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 89%, some consider Gordon College to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 79% 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 540 and 650. Math scores were between 510 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gordon College  ( 540 to 650 )
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SAT Math Scores for Gordon College  ( 510 to 640 )
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Gordon College received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Gordon College  ( 22 to 29 )
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Gordon College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Gordon College is an impressive 11 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 Gordon College is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Gordon College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% 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  83 out of 100
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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 61%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  61 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at Gordon College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,591 undergraduates at Gordon College with 1,528 being full-time and 63 being part-time.

Gordon College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Gordon College is 77.23 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  77.23 out of 100
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How Much Does Gordon College Cost?

The overall average net price of Gordon College is $28,240. 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 +
$21,633 $23,211 $25,189 $26,935 $32,306

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 79% of students took out student loans averaging $7,964 a year. That adds up to $31,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gordon College is 2.5%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Gordon College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,700 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Gordon College make the most money.

Location of Gordon College

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

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Location of Gordon College

Contact details for Gordon College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984
Phone: 978-927-2300
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 32 majors graduated from Gordon College. Of these students, 497 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
Business Administration & Management 50 $42,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 46 $33,100
General Psychology 31 $29,500
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 30 NA
General English Literature 30 $33,500
Finance & Financial Management 25 NA
General Biology 23 $31,300
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 21 NA
Social Work 18 $28,700
Fine & Studio Arts 18 NA

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 2017-2018, 229 students took at least one online class at Gordon College. This is an increase from the 178 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 229 24
2016-2017 178 45
2015-2016 96 32
2014-2015 71 29
2013-2014 47 1

Learn more about online learning at Gordon College.

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