College of the Atlantic

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,280
2.99% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,316
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
60.1%
486 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
380
96.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.2%
46 Graduates

About

College of the Atlantic is a higher education institution located in Hancock County, ME. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at College of the Atlantic were Liberal Arts & Sciences (89 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 90 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Atlantic. 71.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (64 degrees), 16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Atlantic is $44,280, which is $15,950 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of the Atlantic is $44,280, which is $15,950 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,316.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending College of the Atlantic received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$44,280
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of the Atlantic was $44,280. The cost of tuition at College of the Atlantic is $15,950 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$22,316
2022 Value
16.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of the Atlantic had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,316. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of the Atlantic grew by 16.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,484
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Atlantic was of $7,484 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at College of the Atlantic received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.04% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Atlantic was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 77 total borrowers.

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Admissions

College of the Atlantic received 486 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.43% annual growth. Out of those 486 applicants, 292 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.1% acceptance rate.

There were 380 students enrolled at College of the Atlantic in 2022.

College of the Atlantic has an overall enrollment yield of 32.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
292
Accepted Out of 486

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of the Atlantic was 60.1% (292 admissions from 486 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 61.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.43%, while admissions declined by −9.03%..

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Enrollment

College of the Atlantic had a total enrollment of 380 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of the Atlantic is 365 students and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at College of the Atlantic are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of the Atlantic, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.9% White, 6.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, and 0.526% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at College of the Atlantic in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.3%), followed by White Female (33.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Atlantic in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 380 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Atlantic is 365 and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at College of the Atlantic are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of the Atlantic was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), College of the Atlantic had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    239 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    24 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    12 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of the Atlantic is 62.9% White, 6.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, and 0.526% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5 students (1.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 38 more women than men received degrees from College of the Atlantic. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of the Atlantic is white (64 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of the Atlantic is Liberal Arts & Sciences (89 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of the Atlantic, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (90 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Elementary & middle school teachers (55,339 people), Other managers (23,191 people), Secondary school teachers (13,221 people), Education administrators (13,205 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (11,967 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (90 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Liberal Arts & Humanities (90 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Elementary & secondary schools (104,011 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (29,163 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (22,927 people), Computer Systems Design (16,507 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (14,909 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Liberal Arts & Humanities (90 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of the Atlantic.
Most Common (2022)
89 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of the Atlantic was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 89 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

26
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
64
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Atlantic, which is 0.406 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (64).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Atlantic in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.406 times less than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 64 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Atlantic in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.46 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 53% of students graduating from College of the Atlantic completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of the Atlantic is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.52% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    64 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Atlantic is white (64 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

1.11% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    46 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of the Atlantic is white female (46 degrees awarded). There were 2.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (18 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Atlantic has an endowment valued at nearly $67.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−21%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, College of the Atlantic had a total salary expenditure of 28.3M. College of the Atlantic employs 28 Professors. Most academics at College of the Atlantic are Male Professor (14), and Female Professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Atlantic are: Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, Service, with 8 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6 employees.

Endowment

$67.8M
2022 Endowment
17.2%
decline from 2021

College of the Atlantic has an endowment valued at about $67.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Atlantic declined 17.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.5M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.07M
2022 Salaries
2.83%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College of the Atlantic paid a median of $7.07M in salaries, which represents 25% of their overall expenditure ($28.3M) and a 2.83% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.6M
Instructional Salaries
28
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of the Atlantic paid a total of $2.6M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
16 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Atlantic was Professor with 28 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Atlantic were Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees, Service with 8 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Atlantic was Male Professor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of the Atlantic.

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