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Gordon College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Gordon 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 Gordon College Ranked?

2021 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 20 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Gordon College is ranked #393 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 68 colleges in Massachusetts, Gordon College is ranked at #29.

See all of the rankings for Gordon College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Gordon College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Gordon College is 89%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Gordon College is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Gordon College  ( 510 to 640 )
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

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 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100

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

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 1,507 undergraduates at Gordon College with 1,440 being full-time and 67 being part-time.

Gordon College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Gordon College is 82.44 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.44 out of 100
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How Much Does Gordon College Cost?

The overall average net price of Gordon College is $26,369. 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 +
$22,824 $22,326 $22,068 $26,180 $30,220

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 80% of students took out student loans averaging $8,400 a year. That adds up to $33,600 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gordon College is 2.2%. 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 $41,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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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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

Gordon College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from Gordon College. Of these students, 497 received undergraduate degrees and 74 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
General Psychology 49 $29,500
Business Administration & Management 47 $42,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 40 $33,100
Communication & Media Studies 39 $27,000
General English Literature 28 $33,500
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 26 NA
General Biology 25 $31,300
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 22 NA
Accounting 18 NA
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 17 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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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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