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Enrollment and Student Outcomes Data

Located just outside Cleveland, Ohio, Oberlin College is a leading, private liberal arts college and conservatory of music.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The Conservatory of Music offers four-year undergraduate programs of professional and academic studies leading to the Bachelor of Music degree. Oberlin is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission.

Oberlin Facts 2021–22

Enrollment Breakdown

Table 1:
Oberlin Enrollment for 2021-2022
School Students Enrolled % of Total
Total Undergraduate Enrollment 2,942  
Arts and Sciences 2,365 80.4%
Conservatory 377 12.8%
Double Degree 200 6.8%
Table 2:
Enrollment Breakdown
Group Students Enrolled % of Total
Female 1,718 58.4%
Male 1,224 41.6%
White 1,789 60.8%
Hispanic 245 8.3%
Black 163 5.5%
Asian 134 4.6%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
2 or more races 254 8.6%
No answer/missing 37 1.3%
Foreign 319 10.8%

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention is the percent of first time first year students who return as enrolled students one year after entry.  For example, for the reporting year 2021, the percent reflects the percentage of students entering in fall 2020 who returned as enrolled students in fall 2021.

Graduation Rate is the percent of first time first year students who graduate within six years.  For example, for the reporting year 2021, the percent reflects the percentage of students entering in fall 2015 who graduated within six years.

Table 3:
Retention by Ethnicity/Race and Year
Group 2018 2019 2020 2021
Overall 89.0% 91.2% 83.0% 90.6%
Hispanic 89.5% 93.1% 85.7% 86.0%
Black 82.3% 89.2% 81.1% 89.2%
Asian 87.5% 91.0% 88.2% 91.7%
Foreign 94.1% 94.3% 86.0% 95.5%

Table 4:
Graduation Rate by Ethnicity/Race and Year

Group 2018 2019 2020 2021
Overall 86.5% 86.4% 86.1% 82.2%
Hispanic 73.2% 87.0% 87.7% 83.3%
Black 74.6% 81.7% 87.1% 80.9%
Asian 94.8% 90.0% 87.3% 75.0%
Foreign 88.5% 84.5% 84.4% 85.7%

Degrees

Table 5:
Degrees Conferred
Degree 2018 2019 2020 2021
Bachelor of Music 96 78 91 60
Bachelor of Arts 606 562 519 462
BM/BA (Double Degree) 31 24 33 30
Table 6:
PhDs Granted to Oberlin College Graduates
2011 to 2020
Academic Area PhDs Awarded
Total 867
Life Sciences 209
Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences 89
Mathematics and Computer Sciences 41
Psychology and Social Sciences 175
Engineering 20
Education 55
Humanities and Arts 252
Other non-Science/​Engineering 26