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Washington College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Washington College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Washington 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.

Washington College was awarded 88 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

Washington College is ranked #663 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Washington College also holds the #17 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Washington College?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Washington College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 80%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Learn more about Washington College admissions.

Washington College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Washington College is an impressive 9 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 Washington College is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Washington College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Washington College has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. 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  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Washington College for first-time, full-time students is 65%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

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Washington College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,089 undergraduates at Washington College with 1,075 being full-time and 14 being part-time.

How Much Does Washington College Cost?

The overall average net price of Washington College is $28,638. 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 +
$16,931 $20,531 $22,479 $28,468 $38,518

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 66% of students took out student loans averaging $9,820 a year. That adds up to $39,280 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Washington College is 2.2%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Washington College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Washington College make about $51,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Washington College graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 located in Chestertown, Maryland. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Chestertown draws many to the area.

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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 56 NA
General Biology 43 $30,119
General Psychology 39 $30,228
Economics 33 $48,265
Natural Resources Conservation 24 $26,739
General English Literature 21 $25,967
Political Science & Government 21 $40,647
Sociology 17 $30,228
History 15 NA
Chemistry 13 NA

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

Online Learning at Washington 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, 1,089 students took at least one online class at Washington 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 1,089 1,089
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Washington 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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