Hood College Overview
Hood College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Frederick, Maryland. Frederick is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Hood College Known For?
- The 3% student loan default rate at Hood is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Hood.
- In 2019-2020, 42% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Hood bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $51,779 a year. That's about 27% more than their peers at other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Hood to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Hood College Rankings
Hood is ranked #324 out of 2,018 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Hood has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hood.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Hood has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Hood College?
Contact details for Hood are given below.
|Address:||401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701|
How Do I Get Into Hood?
You can apply to Hood online at: www.hood.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Hood
|High School GPA||considered but not required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Hood?
Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.
Can I Afford Hood College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Hood, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,772 a year. That adds up to $35,088 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Hood is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Hood College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 855 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,132 full-time undergraduates at Hood, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hood College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||218|
|Hispanic or Latino||137|
Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Hood College. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 36 countries are represented at Hood. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal.
Online Learning at Hood College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Hood has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 21st most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Hood
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hood College was 454.3%. This is the #169 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hood regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Hood majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||44%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Hood ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Hood.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#10|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Hood College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Andrew.Belair under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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