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College of Our Lady of the Elms – Tuition & Success Analysis

Chicopee, MA

College of Our Lady of the Elms – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,155

Average annual cost of attendance: $23,005

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $25,000

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

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College of Our Lady of the Elms Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $18,530

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $22,945

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $20,038

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $26,337

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $26,706


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by College of Our Lady of the Elms. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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College of Our Lady of the Elms Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 65%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 82%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $46,200

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 77%

College of Our Lady of the Elms Admissions

College of Our Lady of the Elms Acceptance Rate: 76%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 420 to 520

SAT Critical Reading: 420 to 535

SAT Writing: 430 to 530

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to College of Our Lady of the Elms actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

College of Our Lady of the Elms Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 43%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 84%

Typical student debt: $25,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $266

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Majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms


These are the most popular areas of study offered at College of Our Lady of the Elms:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 3%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 10%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 10%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 48%
  • History – 2%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 2%
  • Legal Professions and Studies – 3%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 2%
  • Psychology – 5%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 11%
  • Social Sciences – 1%

For more information about the various majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms, visit their website.

College of Our Lady of the Elms Diversity


Overall Composition at College of Our Lady of the Elms

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend College of Our Lady of the Elms full time:  83%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend College of Our Lady of the Elms part time:  17%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at College of Our Lady of the Elms:  35%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 2%

Black: 8%

Hispanic: 12%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 0%

Unknown: 21%

White: 57%

College of Our Lady of the Elms Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.0

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 14.5

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.