Fast Facts

History

  • Founded: 1955
  • Degrees offered: bachelor of science
  • Majors: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, Independent Study Program, off-campus major, and joint programs in chemistry and biology, computer science and mathematics, and mathematical biology.

Students

  • Number of students: 780
  • Gender ratio: 42% women, 58% men
  • Student distribution: 48 states and 25 foreign countries
  • Class of 2017: 96.6% in top 10% of class; 33% valedictorians or salutatorians
  • Student to Faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Students living on campus: 99%

Faculty

  • Faculty: 89 tenured or tenure-track, all hold Ph.D. or highest degree in field.
  • Faculty gender ratio: 36% female, 64% male

Tuition and Financial Aid 2013-14

  • Tuition: $46,234
  • Room and board: $15,151
  • Financial Aid: Nearly 80% of students receive financial aid up to $53,821

Graduate Placement

  • Graduate or Professional School: close to 40%
  • Workforce: Nearly 60%
  • Average Starting Salary: between $75,000 and $80,000
  • Alumni: 6,005 and counting

HMC’s Finances

  • Endowment: $241 million as of June 30, 2013
  • Budget for fiscal year 2011-12: $52 million

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014

  • No. 2 – Undergraduate Engineering College
  • No. 16 – Liberal Arts Colleges
  • No. 4 – “High School Counselors’ Picks”

PayScale 2013

  • No. 1 – Best Schools for Return on Investment, PayScale’s 2013 College ROI Report
  • No. 1 – Highest Mid-Career Salaries, PayScale’s 2013-14 College Salary Report

Princeton Review 2013-14

  • A “Best College” – Princeton Review’s 2014 college guide, The Best 378 Colleges
  • No. 3 – “Best Science Lab Facilities”
  • No. 5 – “Students Study the Most”
  • No. 10 – “Professors Get High Marks”
  • A “Best Value College” – Princeton Review’s The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition

Kiplinger’s 2014

  • No. 36 – Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges, 2014

Forbes 2013-14

  • No. 15 – Forbes’ Most Entrepreneurial College, 2013
  • No. 52 – Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges, 2014
  • No. 7 – Forbes’ Top 25 Western Colleges, 2014

Faculty Awards and Accolades

National Academy of Engineering’s 2012 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.

Inaugural American Mathematical Society Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department, 2005.

4 Mathematical Association of America Alder Awards for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member.

2 Mathematical Association of America Haimo Awards for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics.

3 NSF Career Awards recognizing extraordinary faculty in early stages of their careers, for faculty in the Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science departments.

American Physical Society’s (APS) Prize to a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution.

Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) Fellow, Chemistry Department.

4 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars in Chemistry, based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates and a compelling commitment to teaching.