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Goucher College    
  Jan 18, 2018
Goucher College 2013-2014 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                                                              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



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 2012)


Total enrollment                                            



Total candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts                    



First-year students                                        












Non-candidate undergraduates     



Total undergraduate students        



(including non-candidates)

Full-time undergraduates                



Part-time undergraduates               



Undergraduate residents/on campus          



Undergraduate commuters/off campus          



Undergraduates abroad           



Master of Education          



Master of Arts–Teaching   



Master of Arts–Historic Preservation  



Master of Arts–Arts Administration  



Master of Fine Arts–Creative Nonfiction                                                        



Master of Arts–Cultural Sustainability 



Master of Arts - Digital Arts



Post-Baccalaureate Certificate–Teaching, Professional Development   



Post-Baccalaureate Certificate–Premedical        


Total graduate students    




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