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    Goucher College
  Nov 22, 2017
Goucher College 2015-2016 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 (Fall 2013)


Undergraduates                                                              1478

Graduate students                                                           643


Undergraduate majors                                                    34


Undergraduate courses offered                                    599


Full- and part-time undergraduate faculty                   199


Degrees granted                                                            22,513




Endowment                                                                     $227,559,000


Preparation of undergraduates


Public school                              68%

Private school                             32%


Size of campus

287 acres


Size of undergraduate classes


30+                                                3%

20-29                                           19%

10-19                                            60%

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, 2001-14

José Antonio Bowen, 2014 - Present




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 2014)


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          



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



Master of Fine Arts - Digital Arts



Post-Baccalaureate Certificate-Teaching, Professional Development   



Post-Baccalaureate Certificate-Premedical        


Total graduate students    




Geographic Distribution of Undergraduates (Fall 2014)

Alabama                              7                         

Arizona                                2                   

Arkansas                             2                     

California                            97                 

Colorado                            18          

Connecticut                        49              

Delaware                            14              

District of Columbia             14

Florida                                24

Georgia                              20                           

Hawaii                                  2                  

Idaho                                   1

Illinois                                  12                      

Indiana                                 1   

Iowa                                     2

Kansas                                 1                     

Kentucky                              1                       

Louisiana                             6                     

Maine                                  31

Maryland                             385               

Massachusetts                     91

Michigan                                9

Minnesota                             1

Missouri                                5                          

Montana                               1

Nebraska                              1

Nevada                                 2                           

New Hampshire                   17          

New Jersey                        115                 

New Mexico                          6                  

New York                           156                  

North Carolina                     14

North Dakota                       1         

Ohio                                    14                               

Oklahoma                             0

Oregon                               17           

Pennsylvania                     149             

Rhode Island                        4            

South Carolina                     5                   

Tennessee                           8                           

Texas                                  32                                    

Utah                                    1

Vermont                             22                         

Virginia                               38                                

Washington                       14                       

West Virginia                      8                      

Wisconsin                           5                                                    

Wyoming                            2                               

Guam                                  1

Puerto Rico                         6                    

Virgin Islands                     0

AE (Military Parents)                         

Foreign/ Non-Resident Alien     39

Unknown State, U.S.          5     


Total                                  1478