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Kalamazoo College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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.

Kalamazoo College was awarded 102 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is English.

Overall Quality

K College landed the #599 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

K College also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

See all of the rankings for Kalamazoo College.

Is It Hard to Get Into K College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Kalamazoo College is 74%. 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 K College is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Kalamazoo College admissions.

Kalamazoo College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Kalamazoo College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 Kalamazoo College is 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kalamazoo College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Kalamazoo 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 K College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 72%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  72 out of 100

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

Kalamazoo College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,451 undergraduates at K College with 1,426 being full-time and 25 being part-time.

How Much Does Kalamazoo College Cost?

The overall average net price of K College is $22,808. 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 K College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,393 $16,574 $22,229 $23,738 $32,024

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 K 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 K College, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,712 a year. That adds up to $26,848 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at K College is 1.2%. 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.

Get more details about paying for Kalamazoo College.

How Much Money Do K College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from K College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,700 in their early years. This is good news for future K College graduates since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Kalamazoo College make the most money.

Location of Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for K College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295
Phone: 269-337-7000

Kalamazoo College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 42 $45,715
General Psychology 42 $30,228
General Biology 40 $23,456
Chemistry 38 $35,420
Computer Information Systems 24 NA
General English Literature 23 $33,993
Other Social Sciences 23 $24,267
Romance Languages 22 NA
Economics 20 $46,087
Political Science & Government 14 $22,667

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

Online Learning at K 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 2019-2020, 1,449 students took at least one online class at Kalamazoo College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,449 1,449
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Kalamazoo 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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