Williams College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$61,450
3.54% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,965
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
8.5%
15,321 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,222
98.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
95.1%
525 Graduates

About

Williams College is a higher education institution located in Berkshire County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Williams College were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (107 degrees awarded), General Psychology (64 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (63 degrees).

In 2022, 774 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Williams College. 50.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (370 degrees), 3.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $61,450, which is $33,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Williams College is $61,450, which is $33,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,965.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending Williams College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$61,450
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Williams College was $61,450. The cost of tuition at Williams College is $33,120 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$20,965
2022 Value
44.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Williams College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,965. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Williams College grew by 44.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,000
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Williams College was of $15,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 17.6% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Williams College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.62% with respect to 2021, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Williams College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 218 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Williams College received 15,321 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 23% annual growth. Out of those 15,321 applicants, 1,302 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 8.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,222 students enrolled at Williams College in 2022. 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Williams College has an overall enrollment yield of 44.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

8.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,302
Accepted Out of 15,321

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Williams College was 8.5% (1,302 admissions from 15,321 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 8.83%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 23%, while admissions grew by 18.5%..

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage (2022)
235
Scores Submitted (2022)

41% of enrolled first-time students at Williams College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Williams College had a total enrollment of 2,222 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Williams College is 2,198 students and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Williams College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% White, 13.2% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.47% Two or More Races, 5.04% Black or African American, and 0.045% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Williams College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25%), followed by White Female (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (5.77%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Williams College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,222 students. The full-time enrollment at Williams College is 2,198 and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Williams College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
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 Williams College was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Williams College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,056 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    293 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    277 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Williams College is 47.5% White, 13.2% Asian, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.47% Two or More Races, 5.04% Black or African American, and 0.045% 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.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 96 students (4.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 4 more women than men received degrees from Williams College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Williams College is white (370 degrees awarded). There were 3.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (102 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Williams College is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (107 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (64 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (63 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Williams College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (53 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (51 degrees), and Physical Sciences (71 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Williams College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (438,326 people), Other managers (347,570 people), Postsecondary teachers (262,918 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (231,392 people), and Secondary school teachers (180,446 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College in 2022 are History (53 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (51 degrees), Physical Sciences (71 degrees), Math & Statistics (65 degrees), and Social Sciences (220 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 Williams College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Williams College are History (53 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (51 degrees), Physical Sciences (71 degrees), Math & Statistics (65 degrees), and Social Sciences (220 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 Williams College are Elementary & secondary schools (590,827 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (510,454 people), Legal services (345,105 people), Computer Systems Design (315,435 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (224,298 people).

The most specialized majors at Williams College are History (53 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (51 degrees), Physical Sciences (71 degrees), Math & Statistics (65 degrees), and Social Sciences (220 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Williams College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 107 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Williams College was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 107 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

385
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
389
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 385 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College, which is 0.99 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (389).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.89 times more than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Williams College in General Psychology, which is 3 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

89%
100% Completion Time
96%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 89% of students graduating from Williams College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 96% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 96% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

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

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.81% of graduates (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    370 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    102 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Williams College is white (370 degrees awarded). There were 3.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (102 degrees).

5.43% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    195 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    175 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Williams College is white male (195 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (175 degrees).

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Operations

Williams College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.34B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.1%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Williams College had a total salary expenditure of 280M. Williams College employs 137 Professors, 77 Assistant professors and 41 No academic ranks. Most academics at Williams College are Male Professor (78), Female Professor (59), and Female Assistant professor (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College are: Service, with 176 employees, Management, with 145 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees.

Endowment

$3.34B
2022 Endowment
14.6%
decline from 2021

Williams College has an endowment valued at about $3.34B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Williams College declined 14.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.29B higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$116M
2022 Salaries
1.83%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Williams College paid a median of $116M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($280M) and a 1.83% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$40.2M
Instructional Salaries
308
Number of Employees

In 2022, Williams College paid a total of $40.2M to 308 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% 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
137 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
176 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Williams College were Professor with 137 employees, Assistant professor with 77 employees, and No academic rank with 41 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Williams College were Service with 176 employees, Management with 145 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Williams College was Male Professor with 78 employees, Female Professor with 59 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 41 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Williams College.

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