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  Aug 19, 2017
 
 
    
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Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue

Facts


Date of founding

1885

 

Degrees granted

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

 

Size of student body (Fall 2016)

 

Undergraduates                                                              1473

Graduate students                                                           699

               

Undergraduate majors                                                   33

 

Undergraduate courses offered                                    380

 

Full- and part-time undergraduate faculty                  164

 

Degrees granted                                                            23,586

 

 

 

Endowment                                                                     $201,482,000

 

Preparation of undergraduates

 

Public school                             62%

Private school                            37%

Home school                                1%

 

Size of campus

287 acres

 

Size of undergraduate classes

 

30+                                                6%

20-29                                            25%

10-19                                            55%

2-9                                                14%

               

Library volumes

Number of book (physical): 235,660

Number of ebooks: 314,300

Number of microforms: 21,668

Number of audiovisual units: 5721

 

Undergraduate student: faculty ratio

10:1

 

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, 2001-14

José Antonio Bowen, 2014 - Present

 

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 Chemistry Program is approved by the American Chemical Society.

 

Student profile (Fall 2016)

 

Total enrollment                                            

 2172

 

Total candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts                    

 1461

 

First-year students                                        

 532

 

Sophomores                           

 322

 

Juniors                                                                

 312

 

Seniors                                                                

 295

 

Non-candidate undergraduates     

 12

 

Total undergraduate students        

 1473

(including non-candidates)

 

Full-time undergraduates                

 1444

 

Part-time undergraduates               

 29

 

Undergraduate residents/on campus          

 83%

 

Master of Education          

268

 

Master of Arts-Teaching   

113 

 

Master of Arts-Historic Preservation  

17

 

Master of Arts-Arts Administration  

29

 

Master of Fine Arts-Creative Nonfiction                                                        

37

 

Master of Arts-Cultural Sustainability 

20

 

Master of Arts - Digital Arts

16

 

Master of Fine Arts - Digital Arts

5

 

Master of Arts - Environmental Studies

5

 

Master of Arts - Management

3

 

Master of Arts - Dual Degrees

7 Graduate students, comprised of the following:

Master of Arts - Cultural Sustainability and Digital Arts - 1

Master of Arts - Cultural Sustainability and Environmental Sciences - 2

Master of Arts - Cultural Sustainability and Management - 4

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate-Teaching, Professional Development   

82

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate-Premedical        

31

Total graduate students    

699

                                                 

Geographic Distribution of Undergraduates (Fall 2016)

Alabama

4

Arizona 1
Arkansas 1
California 93
Colorado 23
Connecticut 40
Washington D.C. 14
Delaware 14
Florida 23
Georgia 17
Guam 1
Hawaii 5
Idaho 2
Illinois 13
Indiana 1
Iowa 1
Kansas 1
Kentucky 3
Louisanna 4
Maine 35
Maryland 410
Massachusetts 75
Michigan 8
Minnesota 7
Missouri 5
Montana 1
Nevada 3
New Hampshire 16
New Jersey 122
New Mexico 4
New York 161
North Carolina 19
Ohio 16
Oregon 13
Pennsylvania 139
Puerto Rico 2
Rhode Island 6
South Carolina 4
South Dakota 1
Tennessee 6
Texas 24
Utah 1
Vermont 17
Virginia 47
Washington 15
West Virginia 1
Wisconsin 6
Wyoming 1
Foreign/Non-Resident Alien 47
TOTAL 1473