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Goucher College    
  Feb 25, 2018
Goucher College 2016-2017 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                                                           670


Undergraduate majors                                                    33


Undergraduate courses offered                                    512


Full- and part-time undergraduate faculty                  167


Degrees granted                                                            23,043




Endowment                                                                     $216,707,000


Preparation of undergraduates


Public school                              59%

Private school                             40%

Home school                                 1%


Size of campus

287 acres


Size of undergraduate classes


30+                                                7%

20-29                                            21%

10-19                                            57%

2-9                                                15%


Library volumes

Number of book (physical): 222,958

Number of ebooks: 287,067

Number of microforms: 22,268

Number of audiovisual units: 6057


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 Chemistry Program is approved by the American Chemical Society.


Student profile (Fall 2015)


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                              4                          

Arizona                                1                    

Arkansas                             1                     

California                            97                 

Colorado                             24          

Connecticut                        36

Washington DC                   18               

Delaware                            14              

Florida                                26

Georgia                              19

Guam                                  1                            

Hawaii                                  3                   

Idaho                                   2

Illinois                                  19                       

Indiana                                 1   

Iowa                                     2

Kansas                                 1                     

Kentucky                              2                        

Louisiana                             4                      

Maine                                  32

Maryland                             407               

Massachusetts                     87

Michigan                                9

Minnesota                             8

Missouri                                5                          

Montana                               1

Nevada                                 2                           

New Hampshire                   17          

New Jersey                        112                  

New Mexico                          3                   

New York                           155                   

North Carolina                     15        

Ohio                                    15                                

Oregon                                12            

Pennsylvania                     144

Puerto Rico                           2              

Rhode Island                        4            

South Carolina                     3

South Dakota                      1                    

Tennessee                           11                            

Texas                                  31                                     

Vermont                             20                          

Virginia                               41                                

Washington                       16                        

West Virginia                       2                      

Wisconsin                           7                                                   

Wyoming                            1                               


Foreign/ Non-Resident Alien     40    


Total                                  1478