Facts and Figures

Guilford College at a Glance

See why Guilford College is a special place by learning about our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

1,776 Students

Guilford College has a diverse study body that includes adult and early college students in addition to traditional students. We also have a Higher Education in Prison Program that gives individuals a chance to earn college credit while incarcerated.

14:1 Faculty to Student Ratio

An average class size of 14 students means you'll get individual attention from exceptionally accomplished faculty who know their fields inside and out.

Guilford College has been included in Colleges that Change Lives for more than 20 years.

83% Employed or Enrolled in Graduate School Within a Year of Graduating

Guilford graduates have outpace the national average by as much as 14 percent.

Rated as a "Best Buy" by The Fiske Guide to Colleges

41 Majors, 52 Minors, 1 Graduate Program

Most popular majors include Business Administration, Health Sciences, Psychology, Criminal Justice (also offered as a graduate degree), Accounting, Biology, Sport Management and Computing Technology and Information Systems.

One of the "Greenest Colleges" according to The Princeton Review

One of the "Best 384 Colleges" and "Best Southeastern Colleges" according to The Princeton Review (2019 Edition)

Guilford College students hail from 38 states and 16 countries

42% of Guilford College students younger than 23 play sports

40% Students of Color

In a survey of high school counselors, Guilford ranked in the Top 100 Schools, according to

3% of Guilford College students are Quaker, and we welcome students from all religious affiliations and those with none at all.

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness supports the educational mission of Guilford College by providing management information and data analysis to support decision making, program development and College-wide assessment.

What We Do

  • Coordinate the dissemination of institutional data about students, faculty and programs
  • Create, analyze and interpret information from survey data
  • Collect data about the College’s performance
  • Provide data and information to federal and state government agencies, the HEDS Consortium and to the SACS accrediting organization
  • Improve teaching and learning by assisting departments with program reviews and other assessment efforts

Download the Data Digest for detailed facts and information about Guilford College students, classes, financial aid and faculty.

Please visit the IR page on GuilfordNet for additional reports, surveys and information.

Contact Us

Stephanie Hargrave

Stephanie Hargrave

Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness