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Fact Sheet 2013

Mission

Hood College prepares students to excel in meeting the personal, professional and global challenges of the future. Hood is committed to the integration of the liberal arts, the professions and technology, to the exploration of values, a sense of community, and to the preparation of students for lives of responsibility, leadership and service.

Location

Hood’s beautiful 50-acre campus is in the middle of historic Frederick, Md., and is situated just one hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md.

Academics

  • 32 major fields of study toward bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees
  • 15 master’s degrees
  • 8 post-baccalaureate certificate programs

Education Certification programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary/Special Education, Secondary Education and Educational Leadership

There are 2,393 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Hood College.

Undergraduate

  • 1,387 undergraduate students
  • 34 percent male, 66 percent female
  • 28 percent racially/ethnically diverse
  • 3 percent international from 20 foreign countries
  • 30 states and D.C. represented; 75 percent from Maryland
  • 55 percent of all undergraduates live on campus
  • 12:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 15 students average class size
  • 400 new students, fall 2013: 281 first-time freshmen, 119 transfer students
  • 78 percent of 2012 freshmen returned in fall 2013

Freshman profile

  • 40 percent male, 60 percent female
  • 38 percent racially/ethnically diverse
  • 3 percent international from eight foreign countries
  • 19 states represented; 64 percent from Maryland
  • 82 percent live on campus

Honors students

  • 3.88 average high school GPA
  • 1223 average SAT (reading/math)

Admissions statistics

  • 3.52 average high school GPA
  • 1045 average SAT (reading/math)
  • 521 average critical reading score 450-580 mid-range
  • 524 average mathematics score 460-580 mid-range
  • 22 average ACT Composite score
  • 45 percent in top quarter of graduating class
  • 77 percent in top half of graduating class
  • 37 National Honor Society Scholars

Financial aid

  • $28,041 average financial aid package for first-time freshmen with need
  • $26,534 average financial aid package for all full-time undergraduate students with need
  • $18,539 average amount of institutional non-need-based aid awarded to first-time freshmen without need
  • $15,665 average amount of institutional non-need-based aid awarded to full-time undergraduates without need
  • 99 percent of first-time students receiving aid
  • 98 percent of all full-time undergraduates receiving aid

Graduate

  • 1,006 graduate students
  • 34 percent male, 66 percent female
  • 14 percent racially/ethnically diverse
  • 10 percent international from 21 foreign countries
  • 80 percent from Maryland
  • 13.1 student-faculty ratio
  • 12 student average class size
  • 195 new students, fall 2013
  • 125 first-time graduate students

Degrees awarded to class of 2013

  • 317 bachelor’s degrees
  • 212 master’s degrees
  • 40 post-baccalaureate certificates

Most popular programs: psychology, business/marketing, elementary/special education

Alumni

  • 14,969 undergraduate alumni of record
  • 4,667 graduate alumni of record
  • 20 percent alumni annual support rate

Faculty and staff

  • 93 full time faculty
  • 96 percent hold the terminal degree in their fields
  • 92 percent hold their doctorates
  • 142 full-time staff
  • 178 part-time faculty and staff

Student life

  • More than 60 clubs and organizations
  • 17 honor societies
  • 19 Division III NCAA sports
  • Middle Atlantic Athletic Conference
  • Team: “Blazers”

Tuition and Fees 2013-14

Undergraduate full time

  • $32,800 annual tuition
  • $480 annual comprehensive fee
  • $5,930 room charge (double occupancy)
  • $5,420 board charge (19 meals/week plus $100 flex)

Undergraduate part time

  • $950 per part-time credit hour
  • $155 comprehensive fee per semester

Graduate

  • $405 per credit hour
  • MBA $450 per credit hour
  • $100 comprehensive fee per semester

Library

  • 214,180 volumes held (books, serial backfiles, etc.)
  • 245 subscriptions
  • 7,726 audiovisual materials
  • 734,910 microforms
  • 24,681 full-text e-journals (subscribed)

Accreditations

Hood College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680.

The Hood social work program carries specialized accreditation by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Hood education department’s initial teacher certification and master’s degree programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Hood undergraduate program in Business Administration and the Master’s Degree of Business Administration (MBA) are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The Hood BSN completion program in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).