Spelman College

Private, Four-years School Located in Atlanta, GA

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How much is the Spelman tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Spelman's tuition & fees is $30,058.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $50,739 when a student lives on-campus.

Spelman Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$30,058
Books & Supplies Costs$1,500
On-campus Room & Board$15,666
On-campus Expenses$3,515
Off-campus Room & Board$15,666
Off-campus Expenses$3,515
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$32,060

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Spelman for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $132,944 at Spelman. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $216,270. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $158,639.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$31,279$51,098$37,539
Sophomore (2024-25)$32,549$53,028$38,918
Junior (2025-26)$33,871$55,032$40,349
Senior (2026-27)$35,246$57,112$41,833
4 Years Total$132,944$216,270$158,639
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$32,549$53,028$38,918
Sophomore (2025-26)$33,871$55,032$40,349
Junior (2026-27)$35,246$57,112$41,833
Senior (2027-28)$36,677$59,271$43,372
4 Years Total$138,343$224,443$164,472
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$33,871$55,032$40,349
Sophomore (2026-27)$35,246$57,112$41,833
Junior (2027-28)$36,677$59,271$43,372
Senior (2028-29)$38,167$61,513$44,968
4 Years Total$143,961$232,927$170,521
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$35,246$57,112$41,833
Sophomore (2027-28)$36,677$59,271$43,372
Junior (2028-29)$38,167$61,513$44,968
Senior (2029-30)$39,717$63,840$46,623
4 Years Total$149,807$241,735$176,795
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$36,677$59,271$43,372
Sophomore (2028-29)$38,167$61,513$44,968
Junior (2029-30)$39,717$63,840$46,623
Senior (2030-31)$41,330$66,256$48,340
4 Years Total$155,891$250,879$183,302

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Spelman' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $19,537.
In-StateOut-of-State
Spelman College$30,058
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
Private Schools$20,937
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,883
Public Schools$5,300$10,100
Private Schools$19,537

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Spelman and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Spelman CollegeAtlanta, GA$30,058
Paine CollegeAugusta, GA$14,596
Young Harris CollegeYoung Harris, GA$32,305
Covenant CollegeLookout Mountain, GA$40,464

Financial Aid and COA

At Spelman College, 1,906 students (79%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $13,030.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Spelman is $37,709 for students living on-campus and $37,709 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 794 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $10,629 and the average amount of student loans is $7,997.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$50,739
COA (off-campus)$50,739
Tuition & Fees$30,058
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,681
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,681
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,709
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,709
Average Financial Aid$13,030
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,90679%$13,030
Pell Grants1,02642%$5,365
Federal Student Loan1,86477%$6,648
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid794100%-
Grants or Scholarships76797%$10,629
Federal Grants35344%$5,502
Pell Grants35344%$5,315
Other Federal Grants324%$2,063
State/Local Grants16821%$5,181
Institutional Grants76196%$7,017
Student Loan Aid68286%$7,997
Federal Student Loans66384%$5,763
Other Student Loans577%$28,647

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Spelman's acceptance rate is 50.76%. A total of 11,176 applicants applied to and 5,673 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 794 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 14.00%.
To apply to Spelman, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants11,1760$11,176
Admitted5,6730$5,673
Enrolled7940$794
Acceptance Rate50.76%-50.76%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)14.00%-14.00%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Spelman College has a total of 3,102 students (all undergraduate). All students are female. The school offers online degree programs and 729 students enrolled online exclusively (23.50% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate2,417 02,417

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, GA
Phone404-681-3643
WEBwww.spelman.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered41 Programs
Online Program Offered6 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate28.39%
Yield14.89%
Student Population3,102
Graduation Rate74%
Transfer-out Rate15%
Retention Rate89%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties179 (Full-time), 67 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs559 (Full-time), 68 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$78,811
Average Staff Salary$68,114