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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. Below is a table of contents for the Fact Book, with links to tables.  Please Note: In order to view these tables, you will need Adobe Reader.

NOTE: Most tables include students who are studying abroad.  As 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.  

The printed Fact Book is updated once a year. Please contact Pam Borkowski-Valentin at if you would like a pdf copy of the 2020-21 Fact Book.  The individual pages (below) are updated as data become available, and so will serve as the most current source of information. 

Individual Fact Book pages:

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

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