Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,030
2022 Average Net Price
$15,377
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
92.4%
1,456 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
938
78.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
55.7%
181 Graduates

About

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a higher education institution located in Berkshire County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts were General Psychology (40 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (28 degrees).

In 2022, 330 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (259 degrees), 9.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is $1,030, which is $−27,300 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is $1,030, which is $−27,300 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,377.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,030
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was $1,030. The cost of tuition at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is $−27,300 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$15,377
2022 Value
3.19%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,377. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts grew by 3.19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,156
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was of $11,156 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.55% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.17% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was 3%, which represents 15 out of the 500 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts received 1,456 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.2% annual growth. Out of those 1,456 applicants, 1,346 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.4% acceptance rate.

There were 938 students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2022.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,346
Accepted Out of 1,456

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was 92.4% (1,346 admissions from 1,456 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 91%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.2%, while admissions grew by 7.94%..

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Enrollment

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts had a total enrollment of 938 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 735 students and the part-time enrollment is 203. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.4% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.17% Black or African American, 3.94% Two or More Races, 2.56% Asian, 0.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.213% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (28%) and Black or African American Male (6.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.2%), followed by White Male (30.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 938 students. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 735 and the part-time enrollment is 203. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    642 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    95 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    86 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 68.4% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.17% Black or African American, 3.94% Two or More Races, 2.56% Asian, 0.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.213% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 96 more women than men received degrees from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is white (259 degrees awarded). There were 9.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is General Psychology (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (28 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (19 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (28 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are Elementary & middle school teachers (372,531 people), Other managers (296,038 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (246,815 people), Postsecondary teachers (223,750 people), and Secondary school teachers (196,069 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2022 are English (19 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (28 degrees), Psychology (40 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (26 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are English (19 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (28 degrees), Psychology (40 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (26 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (943,638 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (518,178 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (353,975 people), Computer Systems Design (244,082 people), and Legal services (217,377 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are English (19 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (28 degrees), Psychology (40 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (26 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was General Psychology with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

117
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
213
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, which is 0.549 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (213).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in General Education, which is 2.85 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 45% of students graduating from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    259 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is white (259 degrees awarded). There were 9.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

4.85% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    174 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    85 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is white female (174 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (85 degrees).

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Operations

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $16.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 31.8k (0.189%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts had a total salary expenditure of 52M. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts employs 30 Professors, 26 Associate professors and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are Male Professor (16), Female Associate professor (15), and Female Professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, and Service with 34 employees.

Endowment

$16.8M
2022 Endowment
10.7%
decline from 2021

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has an endowment valued at about $16.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts declined 10.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.4M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$27.7M
2022 Salaries
1.35%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts paid a median of $27.7M in salaries, which represents 53.3% of their overall expenditure ($52M) and a 1.35% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.64M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2022, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts paid a total of $6.64M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts were Professor with 30 employees, Associate professor with 26 employees, and Assistant professor with 22 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees, and Service with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was Male Professor with 16 employees, Female Associate professor with 15 employees, and Female Professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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