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Facts & Figures


  • 33 major fields of study toward bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees, plus a student-designed major
  • 19 programs of study leading to master’s degrees
  • 11 post-baccalaureate certificate programs 
  • A doctoral program in organizational leadership leading to a doctorate in organizational leadership or doctorate in business administration

Diverse Students

Hood undergraduates hail from 28 states, Guam and the District of Columbia and 21 countries. 33 percent of students are either members of under-represented racial or ethnic populations or are from foreign countries.

Total Enrollment

In fall 2016, total enrollment was 2,144 students: 

  • 1,174 undergraduate students 
  • 970 graduate students seeking master’s degrees, certificates or certifications 

Distinguished Faculty

  • 120 dedicated professors ensure a low student-to-teacher ratio, so students receive personal and high-quality attention
  • 95 percent of all full-time faculty hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their field
  • 21 part-time faculty and numerous adjunct instructors who are community scientists and professionals complement the faculty with their expertise

Student-to-Faculty Ratios

  • 11:1 undergraduate; 14:1 graduate
  • Average class size: 15