Colby College, ME

Private Nonprofit4-Year • Small • Highly ResidentialBaccalaureate CollegeVery Selective • Low Transfer-InMain Campus
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 859-4000

Colby College Rankings

1 ← Poor Great → 100


Academics at Colby College

BachHighest Degree

Share of Graduates by Field of Study

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender Studies4%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences13%
Computer and Information Sciences2%
English Language and Literature5%
Foreign Languages, Linguistics3%
Mathematics and Statistics6%
Multi-disciplinary Studies6%
Natural Resources and Conservation8%
Philosophy and Religious Studies3%
Physical Sciences6%
Social Sciences28%
Visual and Performing Arts4%


Getting into Colby College

13%Admission Rate
725Median SAT Math
705Median SAT Reading
32Median ACT Composite

Typical Test Scores

SAT Math (25–75%)680–770
200 800
SAT Reading (25–75%)670–740
200 800
ACT Composite (25–75%)31–33
1 36


Cost of Attending Colby College

$55KIn-State Tuition
$55KOut-of-State Tuition
$69KAverage Total Cost
$19KAverage Net Cost

Average Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolMEUS


Typical Debt after Colby College

21%Receive Federal Loans
$19KMedian Federal Debt
87%Repayment Rate
$208Median Payment

Received Financial Aid

Family IncomeSchoolMEUS
$0–$30K 18%45%57%
$30K–$48K 10%15%16%
$48K–$75K 12%15%12%
$75K–$110K 13%13%9%
>$110K 47%15%11%

Student Debt

The median debt for family income between $0–$30K$13K$12K$11K
The median debt for family income between $30K–$75K$14K$12K$12K
The median debt for students with family income >$75K$20K$12K$12K
The median debt for Pell students$15K$13K$12K
The median debt for no-Pell students$20K$11K$11K
Cumulative loan debt at the 90th percentile$27K$27K$25K
Cumulative loan debt at the 75th percentile$27K$20K$18K
Cumulative loan debt at the 25th percentile$9K$6K$6K
Cumulative loan debt at the 10th percentile$4K$3K$3K

Repayment Rates

1-year after entering repayment 86%54%43%
3-years after entering repayment 87%58%46%
5-years after entering repayment 91%61%50%
7-years after entering repayment 94%67%55%


Completion Rates at Colby College

94%Retention Rate
6%Transfer Rate
6%Withdrawal Rate
91%Graduation Rate

Graduation Rates by Time Taken

Time TakenSchoolMEUS
Within 4 Years 88%40%38%
Within 6 Years 91%56%55%
Within 8 Years 92%54%56%

Graduation Rates by Ethnicity

Ethnicity and NativitySchoolMEUS
Asian 93%50%53%
Black 83%42%39%
Caucasian 92%54%52%
Hispanic or Latino 86%37%47%
Native American or Alaskan Native 100%35%40%
Non-US citizens/residents 92%44%50%
Two or more races 82%47%44%
Other race 87%49%44%


Outcomes after Colby College

91%Employment Rate
$43KMedian Salary
$31K25 Pctl Salary
$64K75 Pctl Salary

Employment over Time

Employed 6 years after enrollment 91%88%85%
Employed 7 years after enrollment 94%88%84%
Employed 8 years after enrollment 91%87%84%
Employed 9 years after enrollment 91%86%83%
Employed 10 years after enrollment 91%86%83%

Distribution of Earnings after Graduation

10th percentile of earnings$11K$7K$7K
25th percentile of earnings$31K$19K$17K
50th percentile of earnings$43K$31K$29K
75th percentile of earnings$64K$44K$43K
90th percentile of earnings$72K$55K$57K

Median Earnings over Time

Earnings 6 years after enrollment$43K$31K$29K
Earnings 8 years after enrollment$57K$34K$32K
Earnings 10 years after enrollment$58K$37K$35K


Students at Colby College

99%Full-time Undergrads
19Avg Entry Age
-Graduate Students

Enrollment by Gender

Female degree-seeking undergraduates 52%63%64%
Male degree-seeking undergraduates 48%37%35%

Enrollment by Race and Nativity

Race and NativitySchoolMEUS
Asian 8%2%4%
Black 4%3%18%
Caucasian 62%80%49%
Hispanic or Latino 7%3%18%
Native American or Alaskan Native <1%1%1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander <1%<1%<1%
Non-US citizens/residents 10%3%2%
Two or more races 5%2%3%
Other race 3%6%4%

Enrollment by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolMEUS

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