About the Data

Provided here is a list of the colleges for which data was gathered for Moore College Data in 2022.

These colleges were chosen for inclusion based on a number of factors indicating general interest – size of endowment, number of applications submitted annually, and market strength. Targeting a list of 200-ish members, we let the numbers do the culling.

*Please check the list in advance of purchase and note that a few popular and rigorous institutions are absent (primarily due to reporting aberrations which may have been exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic). Of particular note, Arizona State is not included and Penn State's data is incomplete as noted.

At Moore College Data, we believe quantifiable information gives us our best chance to capture the whole truth about a college. We compile information in good faith, and we do so without agenda or prejudice towards or against any institution.

That said, data is only helpful if it is accurate. We occasionally encounter data entry errors and reporting irregularities between colleges. Should any errors be detected, we will make adjustments accordingly if the mistake was made by MCD. We cannot, or course, be responsible for errors made by those completing reports for the colleges.

Colleges Included in the Data

  • American University 

  • Amherst College 

  • Auburn University 

  • Babson College 

  • Barnard College 

  • Bates College 

  • Baylor University 

  • Belmont University  

  • Boston College 

  • Boston University 

  • Bowdoin College 

  • Brandeis University 

  • Brown University 

  • Bucknell University 

  • California Institute of Technology 

  • California State University-Long Beach 

  • Carleton College

  • Carnegie Mellon University 

  • Case Western Reserve University 

  • Centre College 

  • Chapman University 

  • Claremont McKenna College 

  • Clemson University 

  • Colby College 

  • Colgate University 

  • Colorado College 

  • Colorado School of Mines 

  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins 

  • Columbia College Chicago 

  • Columbia University in the City of New York 

  • Connecticut College 

  • Cornell University 

  • Dartmouth College 

  • Davidson College 

  • Denison University 

  • DePaul University 

  • DePauw University 

  • Dickinson College 

  • Drexel University 

  • Duke University 

  • Elon University 

  • Emory University 

  • Florida Institute of Technology 

  • Florida State University 

  • Fordham University 

  • Franklin and Marshall College 

  • Furman University 

  • George Mason University 

  • George Washington University 

  • Georgetown University 

  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 

  • Gonzaga University 

  • Grinnell College 

  • Hamilton College 

  • Hanover College 

  • Harvard University 

  • Haverford College 

  • Hofstra University 

  • Howard University

  • Indiana University-Bloomington 

  • Iowa State University 

  • Johns Hopkins University 

  • Kenyon College 

  • Lafayette College 

  • Lake Forest College 

  • Lehigh University 

  • Lewis & Clark College 

  • Liberty University 

  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 

  • Loyola Marymount University 

  • Loyola University Chicago 

  • Loyola University New Orleans 

  • Macalester College 

  • Marquette University 

  • Marshall University 

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

  • Miami University-Oxford 

  • Michigan State University 

  • Middlebury College 

  • Mississippi State University 

  • Morehouse College 

  • Mount Holyoke College 

  • New York University 

  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh 

  • Northeastern University 

  • Northwestern University 

  • Oberlin College 

  • Occidental College 

  • Ohio State University-Main Campus 

  • Ohio University-Main Campus 

  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 

  • Oregon State University 

  • Pepperdine University 

  • Pomona College 

  • Princeton University 

  • Purdue University-Main Campus 

  • Quinnipiac University 

  • Reed College 

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

  • Rhodes College 

  • Rice University 

  • Rochester Institute of Technology 

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick 

  • Saint Louis University 

  • Samford University 

  • San Diego State University 

  • Santa Clara University 

  • Sarah Lawrence College 

  • Skidmore College 

  • Smith College 

  • Southern Methodist University 

  • Southwestern University 

  • Spelman College 

  • St Olaf College 

  • Stanford University 

  • Stevens Institute of Technology 

  • Stony Brook University

  • SUNY at Albany 

  • Swarthmore College 

  • Syracuse University 

  • Temple University 

  • Texas A & M University-College Station 

  • Texas Christian University 

  • Texas Tech University

  • The College of Wooster  

  • The University of Alabama 

  • The University of Montana 

  • The University of Tampa 

  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 

  • The University of Texas at Austin 

  • The University of the South 

  • Trinity College 

  • Tufts University 

  • Tulane University of Louisiana 

  • Union College 

  • United States Air Force Academy 

  • United States Military Academy 

  • United States Naval Academy 

  • University at Buffalo 

  • University of Arizona 

  • University of Arkansas 

  • University of California-Berkeley 

  • University of California-Davis 

  • University of California-Irvine 

  • University of California-Los Angeles 

  • University of California-Merced 

  • University of California-Riverside 

  • University of California-San Diego 

  • University of California-Santa Barbara 

  • University of California-Santa Cruz 

  • University of Central Florida 

  • University of Chicago 

  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 

  • University of Connecticut 

  • University of Dayton 

  • University of Delaware 

  • University of Denver 

  • University of Florida 

  • University of Georgia 

  • University of Houston 

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

  • University of Kansas 

  • University of Kentucky 

  • University of Louisville 

  • University of Maryland-College Park 

  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst 

  • University of Miami 

  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 

  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 

  • University of Mississippi 

  • University of Missouri-Columbia 

  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus 

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

  • University of Notre Dame 

  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 

  • University of Oregon 

  • University of Pennsylvania 

  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 

  • University of Portland 

  • University of Richmond 

  • University of Rochester 

  • University of San Diego 

  • University of South Carolina-Columbia 

  • University of Southern California 

  • University of Vermont 

  • University of Virginia-Main Campus 

  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison 

  • Vanderbilt University 

  • Vassar College 

  • Villanova University 

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

  • Wake Forest University

  • Washington and Lee University 

  • Washington University in St Louis 

  • Wellesley College

  • Wesleyan University 

  • William & Mary 

  • Williams College 

  • Wofford College 

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

  • Yale University

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Information Included in the Data


Financial Outcomes

  • Cumulative debt at graduation

  • Default rates

  • Median salaries by college AND major 2 years post-graduation (for programs with 11 or more graduates)

  • Salaries 8 years post-graduation (all majors combined)

  • 20-year net return on investment

Student Body & Student Life

  • % first-generation

  • # from every state 

  • # international

  • Gender breakdown

  • Racial/ethnic breakdown

  • % with disabilities

  • Participation in Greek life

  • Reported crimes from student housing per 1000 students

  • Reported rapes from student housing per 1000 students


  • Calendar system

  • All fields of study and the number of degrees earned in that field in most current report

  • Student: faculty ratio

  • ROTC availability–Army, Navy, and Air Force

General information

  • Type of school (public or private), city, state

  • Type of locale (e.g. urban, remote)

  • Religious affiliation, if applicable

  • Total cost of attendance/"sticker price"

  • Number of undergraduates

  • Number of grad students

  • Retention rate

  • 4 year graduation rate

  • Endowment per student

Costs, Need, Aid, & Scholarships  

  • Total cost of attendance ("sticker price")

  • % of students who receive need- or merit-based scholarships from the institution

  • % of students who apply for need-based aid

  • % of students who qualify for need--based aid

  • Average % of financial need met by the colleges

  • Average net price by family income level

  • % of students not qualifying for need-based aid who receive a (merit) scholarship

  • Average merit scholarship amount


  • # applicants, admitted students, and enrolling students

  • Statistics gleaned from above: admit rates, % of students admitted who enrolled, college's draw rate (market strength)

  • Male vs. female admit rates

  • ACT and SAT mid-50th %ile ranges

  • % of students from top tenth and top quarter of HS class (if provided)

  • % of students whose unweighted HS GPA was a 4.0–also % with 3.79-3.99 and with 3.5-3.74 provided 

  • Application fee

  • Percentage of applicants who applied (binding) Early Decision, where applicable

  • Percentage of the first year class filled during Early Decision rounds

  • % of admitted Regular Decision applicants who enroll

  • % of applications associated with enrolling applicants

Completion Outcomes

  • Retention rate

  • 4-, 5-, and 6-year graduation rates

  • Comparison of 6-year graduation rates by gender 

  • Comparison of 6-year graduation rates by ethnicity

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