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 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - North Adams, MA

375 Church St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-4100

General information:(413)662-5000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,886(1,673 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,875 $7,575 $8,075 -6%
Out-of-state $15,820 $16,520 $17,020 -3%
Books and supplies $950 $950 $1,000 -5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,868 $8,246 $8,658 -5%
Other $2,009 $2,124 $1,983 7%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,276 $8,771 $8,671 1%
Other $2,009 $2,124 $1,983 7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,609 $2,724 $2,583 5%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,702 $18,895 $19,716 -5%
Off Campus $18,110 $19,420 $19,729 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,434 $11,249 $11,658 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $26,647 $27,840 $28,661 -4%
Off Campus $27,055 $28,365 $28,674 0%
Off Campus with Family $19,379 $20,194 $20,603 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,030
In-state fees $7,045
Out-of-state tuition $9,975
Out-of-state fees $7,045
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,140
In-state fee $720
Out-of-state tuition $4,140
Out-of-state fees $720
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 326 93% --
Grant or scholarship aid 248 71% $1,397,732 $5,636
Federal grants 164 47% $786,815 $4,798
Pell grants 164 47% $678,136 $4,135
Other federal grants 120 34% $108,679 $906
State/local government grant or scholarships 149 42% $245,272 $1,646
Institutional grants or scholarships 148 42% $365,645 $2,471
Student loan aid 317 90% $1,637,002 $5,164
Federal student loans 316 90% $1,551,290 $4,909
Other student loans 12 3% $85,712 $7,143
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,074 62% $5,644,357 $5,255
Pell grants 739 43% $2,863,787 $3,875
Federal student loans 1,392 81% $8,815,114 $6,333

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,493 $10,894 $11,338
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,744 $8,666 $9,686
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,473 $9,519 $9,892
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,973 $13,196 $12,621
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,306 $15,741 $16,802
$110,001 and more $15,161 $16,772 $17,708

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. 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.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,886
Undergraduate enrollment 1,673
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 188
Graduate enrollment 213
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$0

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,687 595 1,092
Percent admitted 67% 64% 69%
Percent admitted who enrolled 64% 21% 17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) X

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 280 91%
ACT 15 5%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 560
SAT Math 450 550
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 23
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 20-
Basketball 1712
Golf 6-
Soccer 3123
Softball -12
Tennis 710
Track and Field, X-Country 97
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1953 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 001
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 120
Aggravated assault 011
Burglary 21914
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 020
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 11411
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate6.2%
Number in default27
Number in repayment431

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00218700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Award of less than 1 academic year
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General21---
Category total21---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General71--0
Category total71--0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General4---
Category total4---
Education Colleges
Education, General11376-
Category total11376-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General71---
Category total71---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer4---
Category total4---
History Colleges
History, General16---
Category total16---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General3---
Category total3---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1---
Category total37---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies6---
Category total6---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1---
Category total1---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physics, General1---
Category total1---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General29---
Category total29---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General2---
Sociology2---
Category total55---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General1---
Fine and Studio Arts Management2---
Visual and Performing Arts, General1---
Category total33---
Grand total93760