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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. 

Most of the following materials are individual pages that are combined once a year into a printed version; these are indicated by [PDF].  One is a link to another College webpage (indicated by [LINK]); this does not appear in the print version.  Please contact Pam Borkowski-Valentin at if you would like a pdf copy of the 2022-23 Fact Book.  The individual pages (below) are updated as data become available, and so will serve as the most current source of information. 

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


Introduction [pdf]  

Board of Managers


New Matriculants

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


Retention and Graduation Rates


While not a part of the Fact Book, you can also find interactive trend information for majors here.


Faculty and Staff

Technology Resources

Financial Information