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Goucher College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Goucher College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Goucher 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.

Goucher College was awarded 90 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general education.

Overall Quality

Goucher is ranked #604 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Goucher is also ranked #16 out of 39 schools in Maryland.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Goucher?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Goucher College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 79%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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Goucher 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 Goucher it is much better at 9 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

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 Goucher College is 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Goucher College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Goucher College is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Goucher the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 63%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

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

Goucher College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,114 undergraduates at Goucher with 1,086 being full-time and 28 being part-time.

How Much Does Goucher College Cost?

The overall average net price of Goucher is $25,716. 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 Goucher

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,274 $22,286 $24,842 $24,842 $33,538

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 Goucher, 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 Goucher, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,043 a year. That adds up to $28,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Goucher is 4.5%. 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 Goucher Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Goucher with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,900 in their early years. This is good news for future Goucher graduates since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Goucher College make the most money.

Location of Goucher College

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Goucher College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Goucher is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Goucher are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794
Phone: 410-337-6000

Goucher College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Goucher College. Of these students, 365 received undergraduate degrees and 155 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 51 $29,141
Business Administration & Management 42 $44,971
General English Literature 24 $22,420
Economics 21 $49,058
Romance Languages 19 $25,194
Communication & Media Studies 16 $27,476
Sociology 16 $30,984
Philosophy 15 NA
General Biology 14 NA
Dance 13 $30,228

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

Online Learning at Goucher

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, 885 students took at least one online class at Goucher College. This is an increase from the 444 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 885 870
2018-2019 444 348
2017-2018 362 216
2016-2017 223 92
2015-2016 211 80

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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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