Hood College is a private, co-educational liberal arts learning institution located in Frederick, Maryland. Founded in 1893 as the Women’s College of Frederick, it wasn’t until 1971 when male students were accepted as commuter students. It was in 2003 that they were allowed to live on campus.
The mission of Hood College is to equip students to face the challenges of the 21st century in the personal, professional and global levels and to integrate liberal arts education with professional knowledge and technological experience in order for them to have a stable future and live responsible and meaningful lives.
As a learning institution, Hood College offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in a variety of majors. It also grants 14 master’s degrees, five post-baccalaureate certificate programs and certification programs in education.
Currently, there are approximately 2,533 students enrolled at Hood College, 1,449 of them undergraduates and 1,084 graduate students working for their master’s degrees or certificates. Guiding these students in their quest for higher learning are 80 fulltime faculty members, a majority of whom hold a doctorate in their chosen fields. With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1 for undergraduates and 14 to 1 for graduate students, the school is able to guarantee that its students are given the focus they deserve from their professors.
Cost of tuition for undergraduate students for academic year 2009-2010 is US$28,170 plus an additional US$9,440 for room and board. Graduate students are charged tuition of US$360 per credit. Financial aid is extended to qualified students to help defray the cost of tuition. Assistance in this area comes in the form of loans and scholarships.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Hood College.