Fact Book

The Fact Book contains commonly requested comprehensive and historic information about Swarthmore, and serves as a reference for both internal and external audiences. Below is a table of contents for the Fact Book, with links to tables.

The paper copy of the Fact Book is updated each February. This online version will be updated as data become available, and so will serve as the most current source of information. 

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Introduction [pdf] (from most recent paper version of Fact Book)


NOTE: Most tables include students who are studying abroad.  As IPEDS has determined that external reporting on Fall 2016 numbers should now exclude these students, these internal Fact Book numbers may differ from some externally reported numbers.  

Board of Managers

Programs of Study [pdf]


New Matriculants

Enrollments (Enrollments reflect the fall semester, unless otherwise noted.)

Class Size Summary [pdf]

Tuition, Room, Board, & Fees [pdf]

Financing a Swarthmore Education: Cost Per Student 2015-16 [pdf]

Financial Aid Statistics [pdf]

Athletics [pdf]

National Honors and Scholarships [pdf]

Engagement (double majors and study abroad) [pdf]

Retention and Graduation Rates



Alumni [pdf]


Full-time Employees [pdf]


Computing Resources

Financial Information