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Oberlin College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,895

Average annual cost of attendance: $33,295

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $27,000

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: None

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Oberlin College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $14,146

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $14,731

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $24,134

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $28,091

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $42,076


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Oberlin College. 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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Oberlin College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 86%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 90%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $40,800

(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): 53%

Oberlin College Admissions

Oberlin College Acceptance Rate: 28%


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

SAT Math: 620 to 720

SAT Critical Reading: 630 to 730

SAT Writing: 630 to 730

ACT English: 30 to 35

ACT Math: 27 to 32

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

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

Oberlin College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 9%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 34%

Typical student debt: $27,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $287

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Majors at Oberlin College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Oberlin College:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 6%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 11%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 4%
  • Engineering – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 7%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 4%
  • History – 3%
  • Legal Professions and Studies – 1%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 3%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 5%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 3%
  • Physical Sciences – 4%
  • Psychology – 5%
  • Social Sciences – 14%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 30%

For more information about the various majors at Oberlin College, visit their website.

Oberlin College Diversity


Overall Composition at Oberlin College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Oberlin College full time:  99%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Oberlin College part time:  1%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Oberlin College:  0%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 4%

Black: 5%

Hispanic: 8%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Two or more races: 7%

Unknown: 1%

White: 66%

Oberlin College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.5

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: 1.2

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: 11.8

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.