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    Goucher College
  Dec 18, 2017
Goucher College 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Date of founding

Degrees granted
B.A.; M.A.; M.Ed.; M.F.A.

Size of student body

Graduate students

Undergraduate departments

Undergraduate courses offered

Full- and part-time undergraduate faculty

Degrees granted
Over 20,552


Preparation of undergraduates

Public school
Private school

Size of campus
287 acres

Size of undergraduate classes


Library volumes

Undergraduate student: faculty ratio

The college seal

The shield within the seal of Goucher College bears against a gold ground, an open book inscribed “I. Thess. Ch. V. Vs. 21” (Prove all things, hold fast that which is good). Below, in the lower left quarter, against a blue field, are three lilies; in the lower right corner are the arms of the state of Maryland and the arms of the family of Lord Baltimore.

College colors
Blue and gold

College flowers
Ragged robin and coreopsis

College presidents
William Hersey Hopkins, 1886-90
John Franklin Goucher, 1891-1908
Eugene Allen Noble, 1908-11
John Blackford Van Meter, acting, 1911-13
William Westley Guth, 1913-29
Hans Froelicher, acting, May 1929–January 1930
Dorothy Stimson, acting, January 1930–June 1930
David Allan Robertson, 1930-48
Otto Frederick Kraushaar, 1948-67
Marvin Banks Perry, Jr., 1967-73
Rhoda Mary Dorsey, 1974-94; acting, 1973-74
Judy Jolley Mohraz, 1994-2000
Robert Stephen Welch, acting, 2000-01
Sanford Jerome Ungar, 2001-


Goucher College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Elementary Education Program, Special Education Program, and the Secondary Education Program have been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The Department of Chemistry is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society.

Student profile (Fall 2010)

Total enrollment 2,299  
Total candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts 1,456  
First-year students 470  
Sophomores 383  
Juniors 286  
Seniors 317  
Non-candidate undergraduates 23  
Total undergraduate students 1,479  
  (including non-candidates)    
Full-time undergraduates 1444  
Part-time undergraduates 35  
Undergraduate residents/on campus 81%  
Undergraduate commuters/off campus 19%  
Undergraduates abroad 5%  
Master of Education 440  
Master of Arts–Teaching 161  
Master of Arts–Historic Preservation 35  
Master of Arts–Arts Administration 27  
Master of Fine Arts–Creative Nonfiction 44  
Master of Arts–Cultural Sustainability 24  
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate–Teaching 42  
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate–Premedical 32  
Teachers Institute 14  
Total graduate students 820  

Geographic Distribution of Undergraduates (Fall 2009)

Alabama 4  
Arizona 3  
Arkansas 2  
California 76  
Colorado 21  
Connecticut 57  
Delaware 10  
District of Columbia 6  
Florida 18  
Georgia 8  
Hawaii 1  
Illinois 17  
Indiana 1  
Kansas 3  
Kentucky 5  
Louisiana 3  
Maine 41  
Maryland 394  
Massachusetts 101  
Michigan 7  
Minnesota 10  
Missouri 6  
Nevada 1  
New Hampshire 19  
New Jersey 120  
New Mexico 2  
New York 187  
North Carolina 18  
Ohio 13  
Oregon 10  
Pennsylvania 141  
Rhode Island 8  
South Carolina 1  
South Dakota 2  
Tennessee 9  
Texas 28  
Vermont 16  
Virginia 50  
Washington 14  
West Virginia 3  
Wisconsin 1  
Wyoming 1  
Puerto Rico 1  
AE (Military Parents) 2  
Foreign/ Non-Resident Alien 29  
Unknown State, U.S. 8  

Total 1,479