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Washington College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Washington College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Washington College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Washington College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Washington College was awarded 16 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Washington College as #232 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Washington College held the #283 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 27 colleges in Maryland, Washington College is ranked at #4.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Washington College?

Acceptance Rate

Washington College has an acceptance rate of 48%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Washington College.

Learn more about Washington College admissions.

Washington College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Washington College it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Washington College is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Washington College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Washington 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  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Washington College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 71%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at Washington College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,484 undergraduates at Washington College with 1,456 being full-time and 28 being part-time.

Washington College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Washington College is 73.42 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.42 out of 100
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How Much Does Washington College Cost?

The overall average net price of Washington College is $28,943. 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 Washington College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,381 $16,559 $25,334 $29,851 $35,689

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 Washington 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 Washington College, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $8,221 a year. That adds up to $32,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Washington College is 2.9%. 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 Washington College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Washington College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $51,400 in their early years. That's great news for Washington College students since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Washington College make the most money.

Location of Washington College

Washington College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chestertown, Maryland. Chestertown is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Washington College

Contact details for Washington College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620-1438
Phone: 410-778-2800

Washington College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 70 NA
General Biology 53 $32,700
General Psychology 36 $32,700
Natural Resources Conservation 25 $35,400
Economics 23 $42,700
General English Literature 22 $27,900
Political Science & Government 20 $28,300
History 15 NA
International Relations & National Security 14 NA
Anthropology 14 NA

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

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