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Washington College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Washington 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 Washington College Ranked?

2021 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 27 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Washington College as #264 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 26 colleges in Maryland, Washington College is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Washington College?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Washington College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 48%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Washington College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Washington College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 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 Washington College is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Washington College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Washington College has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. 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  85 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 71%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Washington College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,367 undergraduates at Washington College with 1,346 being full-time and 21 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 74.24 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.24 out of 100
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How Much Does Washington College Cost?

The overall average net price of Washington College is $26,718. 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 +
$12,619 $20,023 $23,847 $28,959 $35,318

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Washington College, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $6,524 a year. That adds up to $26,096 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Washington College is 4.0%. 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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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 65 NA
General Biology 44 $32,700
Economics 39 $42,700
General Psychology 37 $32,700
General English Literature 28 $27,900
Natural Resources Conservation 26 $35,400
Computer Science 17 NA
Political Science & Government 16 $28,300
International Relations & National Security 15 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 13 NA

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

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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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