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

$17,912

Net Price

9%

Admitted

47%

Enrolled

87%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Colby College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,262. In 2021, there were 72 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #2 in Maine and ranks #37 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

72

Total Enrollment

2,262

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Ranking for Colby College

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#2

Maine Rank

Combining ranking factors for 11 schools that offer psychology degrees in Maine, Colby College ranks #2.

#37

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Colby College ranks #37.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Colby College offers Behavioral Neuroscience, General Psychology and Research Psychology at the bachelor level.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
Behavioral Neuroscience20
General Psychology32
Research Psychology20
Total Graduates72
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 15,857 students applied to the Colby College. The university admitted 9% and 47% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Maine universities is 6,415. On average, all Maine institutions admit 67% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Colby College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 95%. Compared to all Maine four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Colby College is 87%, compared to 59% for all Maine universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 9%.

  • Credits Accepted: Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CC to Maine Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Colby College to the average of all Maine 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.

CC

15,857

Applicants

9%

Percent Admitted

47%

Percent Enrolled

95%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

87%

Graduation Rate

ME Colleges

6,415

Applicants

67%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

59%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 251 or 95% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 12 or 5% part-time faculty members employed at Colby College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 251 or 95%.

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.

CC

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

95%

Percent Full-Time

5%

Percent Part-Time

95%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

ME Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

56%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Colby College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $58,640, and the average cost for books and supplies is $850.

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

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Colby 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 Colby College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$15,745
On-Campus Living Expenses$850
Total Living Expenses$16,595
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$58,640
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$850
Total Undergraduate Expenses$76,085
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Colby College is $17,912. 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 Colby College to all Maine 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.

CC

$76,085

Cost to Attend

$56,430

Average Financial Aid

39%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,912

Net Price

ME Colleges

$42,295

Cost to Attend

$20,120

Average Financial Aid

86%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,152

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 219 or 39%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 896 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $56,430.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid896$56,430
Pell Grants316$4,936
Federal Student Loans206$5,849
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Colby 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.

CC

896

Grant or Scholarship Aid

63%

Grants or Scholarships

316

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

206

Federal Student Loans

15%

Federal Student Loans

ME Colleges

2,218

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

816

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,245

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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