2000-2001 Common Data Set

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Earlham data is in red.

A. General Information

B. Enrollment and Persistence

C. First-time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission

D. Transfer Admission

E. Academic Offerings and Policies

F. Student Life

G. Annual Expenses

H. Financial Aid

I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size

J. Degrees Conferred

Earlham data is in red.

A. General Information

A1. Address Information

Name of College

EARLHAM COLLEGE

Mailing Address

801 National Rd. West, Richmond, IN 47374

Main Phone

(765) 983-1200

WWW Home Page Address

www.earlham.edu

Admissions Phone Number

(765) 983-1600 (800) 327-5426

Admissions Address

Earlham College Admissions, Drawer #192, Richmond, IN 47374

Admissions Fax

(765) 983-1560

Admissions E-Mail

admission@earlham.edu

URL application site on Internet

http://www.earlham.edu/~adm/apps.html

 

A2. Source of Institutional Control Private (non profit)

A3. Classify Your Undergraduate Institution Coeducational College

A4. Academic Year Calendar Semesters plus May term

A5. Degrees Offered By Your Institution Bachelor's, Master's, First professional

 

B. Enrollment and Persistence 

 
Full-time
_
Part-time
 

 

Men

IPEDS (Col 15)

Women

IPEDS (Col 16)

IPEDS

line

Men

IPEDS (Col 15)

Women

IPEDS (Col 16)

IPEDS Line

Undergraduates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degree Seeking first-time freshmen

123

157

line 1

0

0

line 15

Other first-year degree-seeking

14

14

line 2

0

0

line 16

All other degree seeking

335

414

lines

3-6

2

3

lines

17-20

Total degree-seeking

472

585

 

2

3

 

All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses

11

16

line 7

6

9

line 21

Total undergraduates

483

601

line 8

8

12

line 22

First -professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

First-time first-professionals

6

7

line 9

0

2

line 23

All other first-professionals

7

18

Line 10

5

10

line 24

Total first professionals

13

25

 

5

12

 

Graduate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degree-seeking first-time

1

0

Line 11

0

1

line 25

All other degree seeking

1

1

line 12

4

1

line 26

All other graduates enrolled in credit courses

0

0

line 13

1

4

line 26

Total graduate

2

1

 

5

6

 

Total all undergraduates 1104

Total all graduate and professional students 69

GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS 1173

B2. Enrollment by Racial and Ethnic Category

 

Degree-seeking First-time First year

Degree-seeking Undergraduates
Total Undergraduates

Non-resident aliens

17
45
53

Black, non-Hispanic

21
100
100

American Indian, Alaskan Native

0
3
3

Asian or Pacific Islander

3
23
23

Hispanic

5
24
24

White, non-Hispanic

228
854
888

Race/ethnicity unknown

6
11
13

Total

280
1060
1104

B3. Number of degrees awarded from July 1 1999 thru June 30, 2000.

 

 

Bachelor's Degrees

242

  Master's Degrees
1

 

First Professional Degrees

16

Graduation Rates

B4. Initial 1994 cohort of first-time full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students

272

B5. Exclusions

1

B6. Final 1994 cohort after adjusting for allowable exclusions

271

B7. Of the initial 1994 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less

175

B8. Of the initial 1994 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less

11

B9. Of the initial 1994 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less

0

B10. Total graduating within six years

186

B11. Six-year graduation rate for 1994 cohort

68.6%

 

Retention Rates

B21. For the cohort of all full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students who entered in fall 1999,what percentage was enrolled as of the fall semester 2000 81.1%

 

C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission

C1.

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied
504

Total first time, first-year freshman) women who applied

589

Total first-time, first year (freshman) men who were admitted

400

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted

532

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled

122

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled

159

C2. Do you have a policy of placing students on a wait list NO

C3. High school completion requirement: High School diploma is required and GED is accepted.

C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college preparatory program for degree-seeking students: Recommend

C5. Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended (one unit-one year)

 

 

Units required

Units recommended

Total Academic Units

15

24

English

4

4

Mathematics

3

4

Sciences

2

3

Units that must be lab

0

0

Foreign Language

2

3

Social Studies

1

1

History

1

1

Academic electives

2

8

C6. Do you have an open admission policy under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications No

C7. Relative importance importance of each of the following academic and non-academic factors in first-time, first-year degree seeking admissions decisions

Academic
Very Important
Important
Considered
No Considered
Second school record
X
_
_
_
Class Rank
_
_
X
_
Recommendations
X
_
_
_
Standardized tests
_
X
_
_
Essay
X
_
_
_

Non Academic

Very Important

Important

Considered

Not Considered

Interview

_

X

_

_

Extra-curriculars

_

X

_

_

Talent/ability

_

X

_

_

Character/personal qualities

X

_

_

_

Alumni/ae relation

_

_

X

_

Geographical residence

_

_

X

_

State residency

_

_

X

_

Religious affiliation

_

_

X

_

Minority status

X

_

_

_

Volunteer work

_

X

_

_

Work experience

_

_

X

_

SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance exams

 

 

Require

Recommend

Require for some

Considered if submitted

Not Used

SAT I

 

 

 

 

 

ACT

 

 

 

 

 

SAT I or ACT (no preference)

 

 

 

 

 

SAT I or ACT

(SAT I preferred)

X

 

 

 

 

SAT I or ACT (ACT preferred)

 

 

 

 

 

SAT I or SAT II

 

 

 

 

 

SAT I or SAT II or ACT

 

 

 

 

 

SAT II

 

 

 

 

 

Does your institution use test scores for placement? YES

Does your institution use test scores for counseling? NO

Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: February 15

Latest date by which SAT II must be received for fall-term admission: February 15

C9. Freshman Profile

Enrolling Students

 

Percent submitted SAT scores

88%

Number submitted SAT scores

246

Percent submitted ACT scores

24%

Number submitted ACT scores

67

 

 

25th percentile

75th percentile

SAT I Verbal

560
680

SAT I Math

510
640

ACT Composite

23
29

 

 

SAT I Verbal

SAT I Math

700-800

20%
10%

600-699

41%
33%

500-599

26%
37%

400-499

12%
17%

300-399

1%
3%

200-299

0
0

 

ACT Composite
30-36
25%
24-29
48%
18-23
24%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

 

Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
25%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
53%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class
87%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
13%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
3%

Percent of total first-time first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 65%

 

Percent who had GPA 3.0 or higher

74%

Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99

26%

Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99

0

Percent who had GPA below 1.0

0

 

C12. Average GPA of enrolling freshmen

3.41

Percent submitting GPA

91%

 

C13. Application Fee

Can it be waived for applicants with financial aid?

$30

Yes

C14. Application Closing Date

February 15

C15. Are first year students accepted for terms other than fall?

Yes

C16. Notification date for fall term

March 15

C17. Reply policy for admitted students

by May 1 or within two weeks if notified thereafter

C18. Deferred admission

Yes

Maximum postponement date

One year

C19. Early Admission for students one year before high school graduation

Yes

 

C20. Common application accepted

Yes

Supplemental forms required

Yes

Member of Common Application Group

Yes

C21. Early Decision

Yes

First or only early decision plan closing date

December 1

First or only early decision plan notification date

December 15

Number of early decision applications received

42

Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan

35

Early action closing date
January 1
Early action notification date
February 1

D. Transfer Admission

Fall applicants

D1. Does your institution enroll transfer students Yes

May transfer students earn advanced standing by transferring credits earned from course work at other colleges/universities Yes

D2. Transfer Profile

 

Applicants

Admits

Enrolls

Men

31
22
13

Women

32
25
15

Total

63
47
28

Application for Admission

D3. Terms for which transfers may enroll Fall, Spring

D4. Must a transfer applicant have minimum number of credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshmen Yes - 14 credit hours

D5. Requirements for transfer students

 

 

Required

Recommended

Not required

High school transcript

X

-

 

College transcript(s)

X

-

 

Essay

X

-

 

Interview

-

X

 

Standardized test scores

X

-

 

Statement of good standing from prior institution

X

-

 

D6. Minimum high school grade point average required of transfer applicants: 3.0

D7. Minimum college grade point average required of transfer applicants: 2.3

D9. Closing, notification and reply dates

  Priority Date Closing Date Notification Date Reply Date Rolling Admission
Fall February 15 April 1 March 15 May 1 No
Spring November 15 November 15 December 15 December 30 No

 

D10. Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students: No

D11. Additional requirements for transfer admission: Recent college and high school achievement most important. Recommendations very important. Dean of Students report and professor's reference required.

D12. Lowest grade for any course that may be transferred for credit C

D13. Maximum number of credits that may be transferred from any institution 60 semester hours

D16. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree 60 semester hours

D17. Other transfer credit policies: Students can transfer more than 60 semester hours, but must still complete the two-year residency requirement to receive an Earlham degree.

E1. Special Study options available

 

Accelerated program Independent Study
Cross-registration Internships
Double major Student-designed major
Exchange student program (domestic) Study abroad

 

E3. Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course work prior to graduation:

Arts/fine arts Humanities
Foreign languages Philosophy or Religion
Sciences (Biological or physical) Social science
Physical Education Multicultural/Intercultural

Note: Computer literacy and Mathematics are core components of Natural Science requirement

Library Collections

 

E4. Books, serial backfiles, and government documents that are accessible through the library's catalog

469,910

E5. Current serials

2,036

E6. Microforms

212,094

F. Student Life

 
First-time First Year
Total Undergraduates
Percent out of state
70%
66.5%
Percent who join fraternities
0
0
Percent who join sororities
0
0

Percent who live in college-owned or affiliated housing

96%
88%

Percent who live off campus

4%
12%

Percent age 25 or older

less than 1%
1.5%

Average age of full-time students

18
20

Average age of all students

18
20

 

F2. Activities Offered

Choral groups Concert band
Dance Drama/theater
Jazz band Literary magazine
Music ensembles Musical theater
Radio station Student government
Student newspaper Student-run film society
Symphony orchestra Yearbook

F5. ROTC - None

F4. Housing

Coed dorms Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students Cooperative housing
Single sex halls in some co-ed dorms  

G. Annual Expenses 2001-2002

Tuition

$21,700

Required Fees
608

Room Only

2,500

Board Only

2,638

 

G2. Number of credits student can take for stated full-time tuition

12-18

G3. Do tuition and fees vary by year of study

No

G5. Estimated Expenses

  Residents

Commuters (living at home)

Commuters (not living at home)
Books and supplies
$550
$550
$550
Room only:
-
-
750
Board only:
-
750
750
Transportation:
500
500
500
Other expenses:
600
600
600

G6. Per credit hour charges $723

 

H. Financial Aid

 

 
Need-based
Non-Need-based
Scholarships/Grants
Federal
$853,362
0
State
$748,110
$9,000
Institutional and external funds awarded by the college excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers
$7,032,327
$1,865,191
Scholarships/grants from external sources not awarded by the college
$67,395
$204,224
Total Scholarships/Grants
$8,701,194
$2,078,415
Self-help
Student loans from all sources
$2,313,389
$785,666
Federal Work-Study
$390,510
State and other work-study/employment
$71,945
$117, 254
Total Self-help
$2,775,844
$902,920
Parent Loans
0
$810,795
Tuition Waivers
0
$603,363
Athletic Awards
0
0

 

H2. Number of Enrolled Students Receiving Aid:

  First-time Full-time Freshmen Full-time Undergrad (Incl. Fresh)
a) Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students
299
1123
b) Number of students in line a who were financial aid applicants
248
835
c) Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need
223
763
d) Number of students in line c who received any financial aid
219
751
e) Number of students in line d who received any need-based gift aid
210
734
f) Number of students in line d who received any need-based self-help aid
168
640
g) Number of students in line d who received any non-need-based gift aid
132
348
h) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met
77
240
i) On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid.
91%
90%
j) The average financial aid package of those in lined.
$18,060
$17,483
k) Average need-based gift award of those in line e
$11,202
$11,122
l) Average need-based self-help award
$4,060
$4,613
m) Average need-based loan of those in line f who received a need-based loan
$3,531
$3,978

H2A.Number of enrolled students receiving non-need-based grants and scholarships.

  First-time Full-time Freshmen Full-time Undergrad (Incl. Fresh)
n) Number of students in line a who had no financial need and who received non-need-based gift aid
35
121
o) Average dollar amount of non-need-based gift aid awarded to students in line n
$5,111
$4,476
p) Number of students in line a who received a non-need-based athletic grand or scholarship
0
0
q) Average dollar amount of non-need-based athletic grants and scholarships awarded to students in line p
0
0

 

H3. Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid:

Both Federal methodology (FM) and Institutional methodology (IM)

 

H4. Percent of 2000 graduating undergraduates who borrowed through all loan programs (federal, state, subsidized, unsubsidized etc.):

66%

H5. Average per-student cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those above

$14,200

H6. Policy regarding financial aid for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:

College-administered need-based financial aid is available and College-administered non-need-based financial aid is available.

Number of undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens who received need-based or non-need-based aid: 39

Average dollar amount awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $14,651

Total dollar amount of financial aid from all sources awarded to all undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $556,921

H7. Required Forms for US citizens

 

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

H8. Required Forms for non US citizens

Foreign Student's Certification of Finances

Foreign Student's Financial Aid Application

H9. Priority date for filing required financial aid forms: March 1

H10. Students notified on or about April 1 (rolling after April 1)

H12. Loans

FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)

Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans

Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Direct PLUS Loans

FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (FFEL)

Federal Perkins Loans

College/university loans from institutional funds

H13. Scholarships and Grants

NEED BASED

Federal Pell

SEOG

State scholarships/grants

College/university gift aid from institutional funds

H14. Criteria used in awarding institutional aid:

Non-need: Academics, Religious affiliation

Need-based: Minority status


I. Class Size and Student Faculty Ratio

I-1.

 
Full-time
Part-time
Total
a) Total number of instructional faculty
89
16
105
b) Total number who are members of minority groups
11
3
14
c) Total number who are women
35
6
41
d) Total number who are men
54
10
64
e) Total number who are non resident aliens (international)
0
0
0
f) Total number with terminal degree
83
5
88
g) Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's
5
10
15
h) Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's
1
1
2
i) Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other
0
0
0

I-2. Fall Student to Faculty ratio: 12 to 1

I-3. Undergraduate Class Size

 
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
100+
Total
CLASS SECTIONS
56
105
44
19
10
8
0
242

 

 
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
100+
Total
CLASS SUB-SECTIONS
2
5
6
1
0
1
0
15

 

 J. DEGREES CONFERRED

Degrees conferred between July 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000. Percentage of bachelor's degrees awarded.

Category Bachelor's Degrees CIP Categories to Include
Area and ethnic studies
7
5
Biological/life sciences
12.4
26
Business/marketing
3.3
8 and 52
Computer and information sciences
2.5
11
Education
2.1
13
English
7.4
23
Foreign languages and literature
5.8
16
Interdisciplinary studies
6.6
30
Mathematics
.4
27
Natural resources/environmental science
.4
3
Philosophy, religion, theology
5.8
38 and 39
Physical sciences
6.6
40 and 41
Psychology
12.8
42
Social sciences and history
19.8
45
Visual and performing arts
7
50

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