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Goucher College    
  Feb 25, 2018
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Date of founding

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

Size of student body

Undergraduates                      1446
Graduate students                    727


Undergraduate majors


Undergraduate courses offered


Full- and part-time undergraduate faculty


Degrees granted

Over 21,073




Preparation of undergraduates

Public school                              68%
Private school                             32%

Size of campus
287 acres

Size of undergraduate classes

30+                                                5%
20-29                                           19%
10-19                                            58%
2-9                                                18%


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 2011)

Total enrollment                          2173



Total candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts                     1420



First-year students                 485



Sophomores                            345



Juniors                                      319



Seniors                                      271



Non-candidate undergraduates      26



Total undergraduate students         1446




(including non-candidates)



Full-time undergraduates                 1409



Part-time undergraduates                37



Undergraduate residents/on campus   82%            



Undergraduate commuters/off campus             13%




Undergraduates abroad            5%


Master of Education           355



Master of Arts–Teaching    139



Master of Arts–Historic Preservation   33



Master of Arts–Arts Administration   33



Master of Fine Arts–Creative Nonfiction    42                                                     



Master of Arts–Cultural Sustainability   34



Master of Arts-Digital Arts    9


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate–Teaching, Professional Development    43



Post-Baccalaureate Certificate–Premedical           31



Teachers Institute     8



Total graduate students     727




Geographic Distribution of Undergraduates (Fall   2011)

Alabama                            8



Arizona                              5



Arkansas                           3



California                          78



Colorado                          15



Connecticut                     54



Delaware                          10


District of Columbia       11



Florida                               18


Georgia                               3



Hawaii                                 2



Idaho                                   1

Illinois                               15




Indiana                               3



Kansas                               3


Kentucky                           3



Louisiana                          3


Maine                               43



Maryland                        396



Massachusetts               83



Michigan                            6



Minnesota                         13



Missouri                              3



Montana                              1

Nevada                                1


New Hampshire              20



New Jersey                    106



New Mexico                        4



New York                         181



North Carolina                  17



Ohio                                     11



Oklahoma                              1

Oregon                                  11




Pennsylvania                    147



Rhode Island                         6



South Carolina                      2





Tennessee                             8



Texas                                     28


Utah                                          1

Vermont                                 14




Virginia                                   40



Washington                           15



West Virginia                           5



Wisconsin                                 2                           



Wyoming                                    1


Puerto Rico                                2



Virgin Islands                             1

AE (Military Parents)                 2


Foreign/ Non-Resident Alien  36



Unknown State, U.S.       4





Total                      1446