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

$30,939

Net Price

31%

Admitted

21%

Enrolled

90%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Macalester College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,244. In 2021, there were 32 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #6 in Minnesota and ranks #141 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

32

Total Enrollment

2,244

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Macalester College

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#6

Minnesota Rank

Combining ranking factors for 32 schools that offer psychology degrees in Minnesota, Macalester College ranks #6.

#141

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Macalester College ranks #141.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Macalester College offers 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
Research Psychology32
Total Graduates32
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 9,046 students applied to the Macalester College. The university admitted 31% and 21% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Minnesota universities is 4,703. On average, all Minnesota institutions admit 73% and 26% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Macalester College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 96%. Compared to all Minnesota four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for Macalester College is 90%, compared to 63% for all Minnesota universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare MC to Minnesota Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Macalester College to the average of all Minnesota 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.

MC

9,046

Applicants

31%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

96%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

90%

Graduation Rate

MN Colleges

4,703

Applicants

73%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

63%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 203 or 80% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 52 or 20% part-time faculty members employed at Macalester College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 203 or 80%.

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.

MC

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

80%

Percent Full-Time

20%

Percent Part-Time

80%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MN Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

54%

Percent Full-Time

46%

Percent Part-Time

53%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Macalester College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $60,288, and the average cost for books and supplies is $827.

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 Macalester 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 Macalester College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,542
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,470
Total Living Expenses$15,012
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$60,288
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$827
Total Undergraduate Expenses$76,127
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 Macalester College is $30,939. 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 Macalester College to all Minnesota 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.

MC

$76,127

Cost to Attend

$39,407

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$30,939

Net Price

MN Colleges

$37,591

Cost to Attend

$15,455

Average Financial Aid

93%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,480

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 486 or 89%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,738 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $39,407.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,738$39,407
Pell Grants445$5,031
Federal Student Loans805$5,835
US Department of Education

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

MC

1,738

Grant or Scholarship Aid

58%

Grants or Scholarships

445

Number of Pell Grants

15%

Pell Grants

805

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

MN Colleges

3,049

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,165

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,853

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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