Around 1,000 people attend Hood College, a institution based in Frederick, Md. The data for this synopsis comes from former Hood College students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 258
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About This School

401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701


Private School

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Professionally, IT services, the software development industry, and higher education are popular business areas among Hood College alumni. A large chunk of former Hood College students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Hood College graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $60K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of around $58K whereas the men's median is about $71K.


The biggest paychecks among Hood College alumni are earned by Software Development Managers — these former students make a median salary of $106K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Software Engineers ($100K) and Software Developers ($86K). Administrative Assistants pick up $50K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many Hood College alumni remain in Frederick after graduation; roughly one in four grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. It is no surprise that Rockville, Md., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $70K), is another of the most popular spots for former Hood College students. On the far end of the pay scale, Hood College alumni often reside in Leesburg, Va., which is home to the lowest pay at about $51K. Washington, DC and Baltimore, Md. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Hood College can rake in a whopping average $116K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) — their annual income amounts to around $31K on average.


Hood College alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with less than ten percent of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Hood College grads with People Management abilities can expect to make 54 percent more than their former classmates ($93K). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that most graduates are given health coverage, and a strong majority of respondents accept dental insurance. Hood College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Malone University pick up average paychecks of $59K, which is closest to the amount made by Hood College grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Hood College include Mount St Mary's University, Carlow University, and Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1370 1710
ACT Scores 18 25

Key Stats for Hood College


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$37,051 - $81,159
$40,329 - $107,357

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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