2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$23,755

Net Price

77%

Admitted

13%

Enrolled

66%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Hood College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,095. In 2021, there were 38 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #11 in Maryland and ranks #671 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

38

Total Enrollment

2,095

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Hood College

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#11

Maryland Rank

Combining ranking factors for 22 schools that offer psychology degrees in Maryland, Hood College ranks #11.

#671

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Hood College ranks #671.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Hood College offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Mental Health Counseling.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
General Psychology13
Mental Health Counseling16
Social Work9
Total Graduates2216
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 3,192 students applied to the Hood College. The university admitted 77% and 13% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Maryland universities is 9,202. On average, all Maryland institutions admit 75% and 17% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Hood College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 72%. Compared to all Maryland four or more years colleges, the percentage is 74%.

The overall graduation rate for Hood College is 66%, compared to 58% for all Maryland universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 44%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare HC to Maryland Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Hood College to the average of all Maryland 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.

HC

3,192

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

13%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

MD Colleges

9,202

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

17%

Percent Enrolled

74%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

58%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 98 or 42% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 134 or 58% part-time faculty members employed at Hood College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 98 or 42%.

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.

HC

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

42%

Percent Full-Time

58%

Percent Part-Time

42%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MD Colleges

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

48%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Hood College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $42,510, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,288.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $8,820 and the average cost for graduate fees is $260.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Hood 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 Hood College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,200
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,366
Total Living Expenses$16,566
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$42,510
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,288
Total Undergraduate Expenses$60,364
In-State, Graduate Tuition$8,820
In-State, Graduate Fees$260
Total Graduate Expenses$9,080
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Hood College is $23,755. 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 Hood College to all Maryland 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.

HC

$60,364

Cost to Attend

$29,174

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$23,755

Net Price

MD Colleges

$38,787

Cost to Attend

$16,010

Average Financial Aid

87%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,843

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 293 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,148 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $29,174.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,148$29,174
Pell Grants463$4,939
Federal Student Loans771$6,812
US Department of Education

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

HC

1,148

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

463

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

771

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

MD Colleges

3,906

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,879

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

2,051

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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