This page contains links to several interactive dashboards about Claremont McKenna College. The information is updated annually in the fall. 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 filters and 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 ‘i’ symbol in circle at the top, right-hand corner of each page. Tooltips with additional details will appear as you hover over the graphs.

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

  • CMC is a highly selective institution with admit and yield rates around 10% and 50%, respectively.
  • CMC is committed to helping first-generation college students succeed, and offers support for all students through the Student Opportunity and CARE centers.
  • Test scores (ACT & SAT) are consistently high and both serve as good predictors of students’ academic performance in their first-year at CMC.

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, location, geographic distribution, and off-campus study are included in this series.

  • About 1,300 undergraduate students are enrolled at CMC.
  • About 50% of students participate in Off-Campus Study programs.
Student enrollment chart

Retention rates from matriculation to sophomore year as well as 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 reasons students leave or take time away from CMC are varied.
  • The vast majority (≥ 90%) of CMC students graduate in six years.

Majors are divided into dashboards representing majors of students who have graduated from CMC, majors of currently enrolled students, and sequences for both graduates and enrolled students. There are also longitudinal visualizations representing majors over the last 20 years.

  • 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.
  • A third of graduates 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

Tenured and tenure-track faculty by department, the student to faculty ratio, class sections by size, proportions of class sections taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty, average class sizes, and cross-registration information are all included in this series.

  • The number of tenured and tenure-track faculty has grown by over 50% in the last 10 years, which includes the full W.M. Keck Science department, a joint program with Pitzer and Scripps Colleges.
  • The student-to-faculty ratio has held between 8 and 9 to 1; as the student body has grown, so have the faculty.
  • Over 80% of CMC classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • About three-fourths of courses are taught by tenured or tenure-track faculty (including Keck Science proportionally).
  • The average course size is 18-19 students, with variations by department.
  • Nearly 100% of CMC graduates have cross-registered during their time at CMC.
Faculty by department chart

Claremont McKenna College is committed to improving student learning through thoughtful and ongoing academic program assessment. 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.

  • The general education assessment dashboard to the right is based on results from the Assessment Committee’s annual review of senior theses from 2011-2016.
  • The second tab shows senior self-evaluations of responsible leadership over time and in comparison to other institutions.
Assessment chart

These dashboards provide summary information about graduating seniors’ plans, for the Classes of 2016 and 2017, six months after graduation. The response rate to the surveys was 56%. The data also includes degrees earned post-CMC, over the last 10 years, from the National Student Clearinghouse StudentTracker.

  • Overall, less than 4% of graduates are seeking employment six months after graduation. Nearly 80% are employed full-time, with an additional 12% attending, or planning to attend, graduate or professional school.
  • The most common degrees earned after CMC are JD, MA, MBA, MS, and MD from prestigious schools all over the nation.
  • Students pursue degrees and are employed in a variety of interest clusters.
  • The average starting salaries for graduates working full-time is $66,675.
Outcomes chart


Office of Institutional Research

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

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

Campus Location

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