Hood College

Hood College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Hood College Ranked?

2022 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.

Hood College was awarded 95 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general biology.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Hood is ranked #1,311 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 39 colleges in Maryland, Hood is ranked at #26.

See all of the rankings for Hood College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hood?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Hood College is 81%. 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 Hood is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Hood College admissions.

Hood College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Hood, 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 Hood College is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hood College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Hood College has a freshmen retention rate of 74%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Hood the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 54%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100

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

Hood College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,126 undergraduates at Hood with 1,057 being full-time and 69 being part-time.

How Much Does Hood College Cost?

The overall average net price of Hood is $23,767. 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 Hood

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,381 $15,268 $21,527 $29,730 $33,434

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 Hood, 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 Hood, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $9,851 a year. That adds up to $39,404 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hood is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Hood Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Hood make about $45,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Hood students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Hood College make the most money.

Location of Hood College

Hood College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Frederick, Maryland. Frederick is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Hood are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-663-3131
Website: www.hood.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoodcollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hood_college

Hood College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from Hood College. Of these students, 237 received undergraduate degrees and 232 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 35 $33,000
Nursing 20 NA
Social Work 17 NA
General Psychology 16 $21,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 NA
Communication & Media Studies 15 $28,700
General Biology 14 NA
Computer Science 13 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 9 NA
Special Education 9 $42,700

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

Online Learning at Hood

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 2018-2019, 32 students took at least one online class at Hood College. This is an increase from the 6 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 32 14
2017-2018 6 3
2016-2017 54 11
2015-2016 18 8
2013-2014 11 10

Learn more about online learning at Hood 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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