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    Goucher College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Facts


 

 

Date of founding

1885

 

Degrees granted

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

 

Size of student body

 

Undergraduates                                                              1484

Graduate students                                                          770

               

Undergraduate majors                                                  31

 

Undergraduate courses offered                                    523

 

Full- and part-time undergraduate faculty                   218

 

Degrees granted                                                            Over 21,533

 

 

 

Endowment                                                                     $183,317,000

 

Preparation of undergraduates

 

Public school                              68%

Private school                             32%

 

Size of campus

287 acres

 

Size of undergraduate classes

 

30+                                                4%

20-29                                           21%

10-19                                            58%

2-9                                                17%

               

Library volumes

300,000

 

Undergraduate student: faculty ratio

9:1

 

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-

 

Accreditation

 

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 2012)

 

Total enrollment                                            

 2254

 

Total candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts                    

 1469

 

First-year students                                        

 493

 

Sophomores                           

 371

 

Juniors                                                                

 307

 

Seniors                                                                

 298

 

Non-candidate undergraduates     

 15

 

Total undergraduate students        

 1484

 

(including non-candidates)

Full-time undergraduates                

 1446

 

Part-time undergraduates               

 38

 

Undergraduate residents/on campus          

 82%

 

Undergraduate commuters/off campus          

 13%

 

Undergraduates abroad           

5%

 

Master of Education          

402

 

Master of Arts–Teaching   

130

 

Master of Arts–Historic Preservation  

39

 

Master of Arts–Arts Administration  

38

 

Master of Fine Arts–Creative Nonfiction                                                        

39

 

Master of Arts–Cultural Sustainability 

38

 

Master of Arts - Digital Arts

16

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate–Teaching, Professional Development   

34

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate–Premedical        

31

Total graduate students    

 770

                                                 

 

Geographic Distribution of Undergraduates (Fall   2011)

Alabama                              8                         

Arizona                                7                   

Arkansas                              3                      

California                            83                 

Colorado                             16          

Connecticut                        60              

Delaware                            10              

District of Columbia             15

Florida                                16

Georgia                                8                           

Hawaii                                  1                  

Idaho                                    0

Illinois                                  15                      

Indiana                                 2    

Iowa                                     1

Kansas                                 1                     

Kentucky                              2                       

Louisiana                             3                      

Maine                                  40

Maryland                             393                

Massachusetts                    95

Michigan                             6

Minnesota                          12

Missouri                              3                          

Montana                             1

Nevada                               1                             

New Hampshire                  22           

New Jersey                        114                  

New Mexico                        6                  

New York                           174                  

North Carolina                   15          

Ohio                                    9                               

Oklahoma                           2

Oregon                              11            

Pennsylvania                     151              

Rhode Island                     6            

South Carolina                  1                     

Tennessee                         6                           

Texas                                 33                                    

Utah                                   1

Vermont                             15                         

Virginia                               37                                 

Washington                       13                       

West Virginia                      8                       

Wisconsin                           2                                                     

Wyoming                            1                                 

Puerto Rico                         6                     

Virgin Islands                     0

AE (Military Parents)           2              

Foreign/ Non-Resident Alien     39

Unknown State, U.S.          8     

 

Total                                  1484