2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$14,637

Net Price

63%

Admitted

39%

Enrolled

56%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Goldey-Beacom College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,116. In 2021, there were 31 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #2 in Delaware and ranks #306 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

31

Total Enrollment

1,116

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Goldey-Beacom College

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#2

Delaware Rank

Combining ranking factors for 4 schools that offer psychology degrees in Delaware, Goldey-Beacom College ranks #2.

#306

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Goldey-Beacom College ranks #306.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Goldey-Beacom College offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology and Industrial Organizational Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology34
Counseling Psychology4
General Psychology17
Industrial Organizational Psychology3
Total Graduates238
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 520 students applied to the Goldey-Beacom College. The university admitted 63% and 39% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Delaware universities is 13,132. On average, all Delaware institutions admit 65% and 31% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Goldey-Beacom College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 82%. Compared to all Delaware four or more years colleges, the percentage is 77%.

The overall graduation rate for Goldey-Beacom College is 56%, compared to 49% for all Delaware universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 27%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare GBC to Delaware Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Goldey-Beacom College to the average of all Delaware four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

GBC

520

Applicants

63%

Percent Admitted

39%

Percent Enrolled

82%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

56%

Graduation Rate

DE Colleges

13,132

Applicants

65%

Percent Admitted

31%

Percent Enrolled

77%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 20 or 24% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 65 or 76% part-time faculty members employed at Goldey-Beacom College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 20 or 24%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

GBC

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

24%

Percent Full-Time

76%

Percent Part-Time

24%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

DE Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

48%

Percent Full-Time

52%

Percent Part-Time

46%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Goldey-Beacom College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $12,750, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $16,632 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Goldey-Beacom College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Goldey-Beacom College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,200
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,800
Total Living Expenses$12,000
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$12,750
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$25,750
In-State, Graduate Tuition$16,632
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$16,632
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Goldey-Beacom College is $14,637. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Goldey-Beacom College to all Delaware universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

GBC

$25,750

Cost to Attend

$21,754

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,637

Net Price

DE Colleges

$25,282

Cost to Attend

$12,263

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,787

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 144 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 675 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $21,754.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid675$21,754
Pell Grants261$4,964
Federal Student Loans257$5,601
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Goldey-Beacom College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

GBC

675

Grant or Scholarship Aid

57%

Grants or Scholarships

261

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

257

Federal Student Loans

22%

Federal Student Loans

DE Colleges

4,870

Grant or Scholarship Aid

46%

Grants or Scholarships

1,873

Number of Pell Grants

18%

Pell Grants

3,836

Federal Student Loans

36%

Federal Student Loans

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