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Hood College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Hood College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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 Hood College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Hood College was awarded 8 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Hood is ranked #672 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Hood held the #674 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 27 colleges in Maryland, Hood is ranked at #15.

See all of the rankings for Hood College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hood?

Acceptance Rate

Hood College has an acceptance rate of 81%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Learn more about Hood College admissions.

Hood College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Hood is an impressive 10 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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hood College is 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  45 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hood College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Hood College has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. 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  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Hood for first-time, full-time students is 54%, which is better than 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.

Good Overall Diversity at Hood

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,128 undergraduates at Hood with 1,048 being full-time and 80 being part-time.

Hood Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Hood is 63.45 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  63.45 out of 100
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How Much Does Hood College Cost?

The overall average net price of Hood is $23,416. 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 +
$13,622 $19,432 $25,886 $27,604 $30,848

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hood, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $8,238 a year. That adds up to $32,952 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hood is 4.3%. 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 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 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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 situated in Frederick, Maryland. The location of Hood is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Hood College

Contact details for Hood are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-663-3131

Hood College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Hood College. Of these students, 303 received undergraduate degrees and 202 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 64 $33,000
Special Education 20 $42,700
General English Literature 19 $16,200
General Biology 18 NA
General Psychology 18 $21,000
Fine & Studio Arts 16 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 15 NA
History 13 NA
Nursing 13 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 10 NA

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

Online Learning at Hood

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 6 students took at least one online class at Hood College. This is a decrease from the 54 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6 3
2016-2017 54 11
2015-2016 18 8
2014-2015 50 9
2013-2014 11 10

Learn more about online learning at Hood College.

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