Factbook

This page contains links to several interactive dashboards about Claremont McKenna College. The information is updated annually in October. Any questions regarding appropriate use of this information or its contents should be directed to the Office of Institutional Research at IR@cmc.edu or (909) 621-8650.

You can make selections about how you would like to view the data by using the drop-down menus near the top of each page. Once you make your selections using the checkboxes, hit the “Apply” button and the charts and tables will adjust. Data construction and methodology notes are available when you hover over the “Information about this dashboard” text box. Tooltips with additional details will appear as you hover over the graphs.

Admission

To access information about undergraduate fall first-year applications, click on the thumbnail to the right.

  • CMC is a highly selective institution with students from all over the United States and many countries.
  • Typical rates for admits and yield are around 10% and 50%, respectively.
  • CMC is committed to helping first-generation college students succeed, and offers support through the Student Opportunity and CARE centers.
Admission
 

 

Student Enrollment

Student enrollment information is captured on census date, which is the 11th day of the semester. You can use the tabs at the top of the page to view additional information within this series. Enrollment by gender, classification, race & ethnicity, geographic distribution, test score statistics, off-campus study, cross registration, and classes under 20 are included in the series.

  • About 1,300 undergraduate students are enrolled at CMC.
  • Close to 50% of students participate in Off-Campus Study programs.
  • Over 80% of CMC classes have fewer than 20 students.
Student enrollment chart
 

 

Retention & Graduation

Retention rates from matriculation to sophomore year and four-, five-, and six-year graduation rates, by gender and race and ethnicity are available in the dashboard to the right.

  • First-year to sophomore retention rates are typically in the mid-90s.
  • The vast majority (over 90%) of CMC students graduate in six years.
 

 

Majors

Majors are divided into three dashboards representing majors of students who have graduated from CMC, majors of currently enrolled students, and sequences for both graduates and enrolled students. CMC offers dual and double majors; both are accounted for in the dashboards and the differences are explained in the methodology box labeled “Information about this dashboard.”

  • CMC offers 32 majors, along with several others through the Claremont Colleges consortium.
  • The most common majors of graduates are Economics, Government, International Relations, Psychology, and Economics-Accounting.
  • Approximately one third of students complete dual or double majors. Dual majors allow students to combine two disciplines without completing the full requirements for two majors.
Majors of graduates chart
 

 

Assessment

Claremont McKenna College is committed to improving student learning through thoughtful and ongoing academic program assessment. The general education assessment dashboard to the right is based on results from the Assessment Committee’s annual review of senior theses.

  • The learning goals of a CMC education are to teach students transferable abilities including analytic skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills, and to impart intellectual breadth and preparation for responsible leadership and citizenship through exposure to a variety of academic disciplines.
  • Results from the annual review by the Assessment Committee are shown from 2011-16.
Assessment chart
 

 

Faculty

Tenured and tenure-track faculty by department, proportions of class sections taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty, and the student to faculty ratio are included in the data visualizations in this series.

  • The number of tenured and tenure-track faculty has grown by over 50% in the last 10 years, including the full W.M. Keck Science department, which is a joint program with Pitzer and Scripps Colleges.
  • CMC’s student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1.
  • Over 80% of courses in fall 2016 were taught by tenured or tenure-track faculty.
Faculty by department chart
 

 

Outcomes

These dashboards provide summary information about graduating seniors’ plans over the last three years, as well as information on degrees earned post-CMC over the last ten years from the National Student Clearinghouse StudentTracker data.

  • Based on surveys from over 80% of graduating seniors from 2014-16, the majority are employed full-time or attending graduate or professional school.
  • Average starting salaries are over $60,000 and many graduates go on to prestigious institutions for additional degrees.
  • Students pursue careers in a wide variety of interest clusters.
Outcomes chart
 

 

Factbook 2015 (PDF)

Contact

Office of Institutional Research

Claremont McKenna College
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8101
Fax: (909) 607-6015
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Campus Location

Bauer Center, First Floor
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711