Goucher College 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Feb 03, 2023  
Goucher College 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Facts


Date of founding

1885

 

Degrees granted

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

 

Size of student body (Fall 2017)

 

Undergraduates     -    1455                                                     

Graduate students   -    698                                                   

               

Undergraduate majors  -    33                                          

Undergraduate courses offered    -      350        

 

Full- and part-time undergraduate faculty  -   180

 

Degrees granted -     24,098                               

 

Endowment   -      $209,577,000                        

 

Preparation of undergraduates

 

Public school                             63%

Private school                            35%

Home school                                1%

 

Size of campus

287 acres

 

Size of undergraduate classes

 

30+                                                4%

20-29                                            23%

10-19                                            50%

2-9                                                23%

               

Library volumes

Number of print items: 235,000

Number of ebooks: 296,000

Number of electronic journals: 96,000

Number of media materials, CDs, DVDS, and streaming files: 59,000

 

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 2017)

 

Total enrollment                                            

2153

 

Total candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts                    

1444

 

First-year students                                        

492

 

Sophomores                           

389

 

Juniors                                                                

284

 

Seniors                                                                

279

 

Non-candidate undergraduates     

11

 

Total undergraduate students        

1455

(including non-candidates)

 

Full-time undergraduates                

1434

 

Part-time undergraduates               

21

 

Undergraduate residents/on campus          

82%

 

Master of Education          

326

 

Master of Arts-Teaching   

119 

 

Master of Arts-Historic Preservation  

16

 

Master of Arts-Arts Administration  

19

 

Master of Fine Arts-Nonfiction                                                         

36

 

Master of Arts-Cultural Sustainability 

19

 

Master of Arts - Digital Arts

8

 

Master of Fine Arts - Digital Arts

4

 

Master of Arts - Environmental Studies

4

 

Master of Arts - Management

11

 

Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts - Dual Degrees

8 Graduate students, comprised of the following:

Master of Arts - Cultural Sustainability and Digital Arts - 2

Master of Arts - Cultural Sustainability and Environmental Sciences - 2

Master of Arts - Cultural Sustainability and Management - 1

Master of Fine Arts - Nonfiction and Digital Arts - 1

Master of Fine Arts - Nonfiction and Master of Arts - Cultural Sustainability - 1

Master of Fine Arts - Digital Arts and Master of Arts - Cultural Sustainability - 1

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate-Teaching, Professional Development   

92

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate-Premedical        

30

 

Other non-candidate graduate students

6 students, comprised of the following:

Teachers Institute - 2

Graduate Certification - 2

Undeclared Program - 2

 

Total graduate students    

698

(including non-candidates) 

 

Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP)

83                                             

Geographic Distribution of Undergraduates (Fall 2017)

Alabama

6

Arizona 1
Arkansas 2
California 85
Colorado 16
Connecticut 26
Washington D.C. 17
Delaware 10
Florida 23
Georgia 15
Guam 1
Hawaii 5
Idaho 2
Illinois 17
Indiana 1
Kentucky 3
Louisana 5
Maine 28
Maryland 459
Massachusetts 66
Michigan 4
Minnesota 6
Missouri 6
Nebraska 1
Nevada 2
New Hampshire 18
New Jersey 105
New Mexico 6
New York 159
North Carolina 20
Ohio 13
Oregon 12
Pennsylvania 141
Puerto Rico 5
Rhode Island 5
South Carolina 3
South Dakota 1
Tennessee 7
Texas 21
Vermont 17
Virginia 46
Virgin Islands 1
Washington 12
West Virginia 2
Wisconsin 5
Wyoming 1
TOTAL 1455