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Hood College (Hood)

401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD

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Hood College, located in Frederick, Maryland, was founded in 1893 and originally known as Woman's College of Frederick. The school was established by the Reformed Church of the United States and the school received an enrollment of 83 its first year.

HC originally offered courses in liberal arts and music, but has grown over the years to offer a variety of programs and courses for aspiring students. In 1913 the school was awarded and endowment by Margaret hood through her will based on the condition that the school be renamed Hood College. The college became coeducation in 1971 when it began admitting male students.

Academics

Hood College provides a liberal arts education at the undergraduate level, as well as graduate programs with varying admissions requirements. The undergraduate program provides a variety of educational opportunities through a curriculum that requires not only courses in one's major, but elective and general education requirements that asks students to explore studies outside of their specialty. Additionally, the school offers the ability to pursue minor degrees through additional studies that confer an additional area of knowledge for the student.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Individuals interested in enrollment at Hood College must complete the application for admission, which includes records, transcripts, test scores, and recommendations that will be reviewed by the school's admissions office. Based on the information provided, the school will make a decision regarding admissions, and notify all applicants with their results. Students who are admitted will receive additional information to prepare them for admission. Financial aid is awarded based on need as determine by the financial information a student will provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Aid is awarded through loans, grants and scholarships.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Hood accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Hood College is around 2,300 students, where graduate students make up roughly 11% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $35,000-$42,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,000-$1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$23,154
Receiving Student Loans77%$8,088
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Hood College may offer services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Hood College is approximately 66%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years55%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2013)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2013)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2009)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Hood is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Commonwealth Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Hood College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Hood College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
78.61%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
99%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
11:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$20,994