Goucher College

Goucher College

Established in 1885, Goucher College is a coeducational liberal arts institute. It was initially founded as a women's college, and was known as The Woman's College of Baltimore. Methodist ministers John B. Van Meter and Dr. John Goucher had set up the institute, and in 1910, it was renamed in their honor. The college sits on a sprawling 287 acre campus in Towson, Maryland, USA. Goucher College's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on an annual basis.

Goucher College offers more than 30 majors and several interdisciplinary programs. Students can choose from courses in the fields of art & art history, biology, chemistry, cognitive studies, communication & media studies, computer science & mathematics, music, peace studies, theatre, women's studies, and world literatures in translation, among others.

The sports teams of Goucher College are known as the Gophers. The athletics department fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, equestrian, and volleyball.

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Contacting Goucher

Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd
Baltimore , MD 21204-2794
General Phone: (410) 337-6000

Goucher Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts160American studies, women's studies, Russian language, French language, Spanish language, English, peace and conflict resolution, interdisciplinary studies, economics, ...
Education and Teaching117education, secondary teaching
Media39communication studies
Therapy and Counseling39psychology
Business and Management37business management, business and related services
Science22biology, chemistry, physics
Drama and Performing Arts21dance, drama
Art Studies15art studies
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Goucher in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree31828
Postbaccalaureate certificate453
Master's degree1365

Goucher Student Body

In 2007-2008, Goucher had a total enrollment of 2,360 students (1,948 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 46%
Graduate 54%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 44%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 28%
20-21 26%
22-24 10%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey11%
New York11%
North Carolina2%
New Hampshire1%
South Carolina1%
(International Students)1%
Washington, DC1%
Rhode Island1%

Goucher Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %

Goucher Room and Board (2007)

Goucher offers campus housing for 1,215 of its 1,948 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Baltimore, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Goucher Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540670
SAT Math510620
SAT Writing540650

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Goucher Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 32,636
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 32,636
Room and board $ 9,758
Room charge $ 6,034
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,070
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Goucher participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 207300)

Goucher Faculty

Goucher has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$103,07013$95,412
Associate professoracademic year16$74,25020$73,310
Assistant professoracademic year19$62,38536$56,835
Instructoracademic year2*6$43,576
Lectureracademic year1*0*
No academic rankacademic year2*5$42,162
All faculty totalacademic year50$73,49280$65,311

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Goucher Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Capital Athletic Conference
Track Capital Athletic Conference

Goucher Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Goucher Highlights

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What Sets Goucher Apart:

% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Female % of student body
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% of degrees in liberal arts
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 19%Goucher % of degrees in science

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