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

$24,057

Net Price

24%

Admitted

56%

Enrolled

88%

Graduation Rate

8/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Hillsdale College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,602. In 2021, there were 16 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

16

Total Enrollment

1,602

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Hillsdale College offers General 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
General Psychology16
Total Graduates16
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,994 students applied to the Hillsdale College. The university admitted 24% and 56% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Michigan universities is 8,599. On average, all Michigan institutions admit 75% and 24% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Hillsdale College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 94%. Compared to all Michigan four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Hillsdale College is 88%, compared to 57% for all Michigan universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 4%.

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

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Hillsdale College to the average of all Michigan 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

2,994

Applicants

24%

Percent Admitted

56%

Percent Enrolled

94%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

88%

Graduation Rate

MI Colleges

8,599

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

24%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 156 or 66% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 80 or 34% part-time faculty members employed at Hillsdale College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 156 or 66%.

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

8 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

66%

Percent Full-Time

34%

Percent Part-Time

66%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MI Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Hillsdale College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $28,730, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $25,360 and the average cost for graduate fees is $560.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Hillsdale 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 Hillsdale College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,140
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,000
Total Living Expenses$14,140
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$28,730
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$44,070
In-State, Graduate Tuition$25,360
In-State, Graduate Fees$560
Total Graduate Expenses$25,920
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Hillsdale College is $24,057. 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 Hillsdale College to all Michigan 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

$44,070

Cost to Attend

$22,181

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$24,057

Net Price

MI Colleges

$33,439

Cost to Attend

$12,508

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,125

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 335 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,385 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $22,181.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,385$22,181
Pell Grants0$0
Federal Student Loans0$0
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Hillsdale 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

1,385

Grant or Scholarship Aid

100%

Grants or Scholarships

0

Number of Pell Grants

0%

Pell Grants

0

Federal Student Loans

0%

Federal Student Loans

MI Colleges

4,643

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,877

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

2,430

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

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