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Goucher College Data & Information Overview

147 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
82% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Goucher College Ranked?

#680 Best Colleges in Nation
#14 Best Colleges in MD
General Education Highest Ranked Major

2024 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.

Goucher College was awarded 147 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general education.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Goucher as #680 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

Goucher is also ranked #14 out of 35 schools in Maryland.

See all of the rankings for Goucher College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Goucher?

82% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
29% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Goucher College is 82%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Goucher is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to Goucher submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 548 and 700. Math scores were between 538 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Goucher College  ( 548 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Goucher College  ( 538 to 660 )
Goucher received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Goucher College  ( 26 to 30 )

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Goucher College Faculty

8 to 1 Student to Faculty
38% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Goucher is an impressive 8 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 Goucher College is 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Goucher College

80% Freshmen Retention
55% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Goucher 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  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Goucher the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 55%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

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

Goucher College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,086 Full-Time Undergraduates
43.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
68.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,114 undergraduates at Goucher with 1,086 being full-time and 28 being part-time.

How Much Does Goucher College Cost?

$25,366 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
$28,056 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Goucher is $25,366. 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 Goucher

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,233 $21,710 $21,555 $25,522 $34,469

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 Goucher, 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 Goucher, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $7,014 a year. That adds up to $28,056 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Goucher 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 Goucher Graduates Make?

$48,027 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Goucher make about $48,027 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Goucher graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Goucher College make the most money.

Location of Goucher College

Maryland State
1,086 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Goucher College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Goucher is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Goucher are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794
Phone: 410-337-6000

Goucher College Majors

44 Majors With Completions
336 Undergraduate Degrees
174 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Goucher College. Of these students, 336 received undergraduate degrees and 174 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 34 $25,101
Business Administration & Management 28 $48,069
Communication & Media Studies 25 $27,447
Romance Languages 22 NA
Sociology 20 NA
General Biology 17 NA
General English Literature 15 $27,912
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 14 NA
International Relations & National Security 14 NA
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 13 NA

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

Online Learning at Goucher

39% Take At Least One Class Online
36% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 751 students took at least one online class at Goucher College. This is a decrease from the 885 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 751 682
2019-2020 885 870
2018-2019 444 348
2017-2018 362 216
2016-2017 223 92

Learn more about online learning at Goucher 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.


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