Gardner-Webb University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,310

3.03% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,753

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.13%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

52.7%

2,966 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,818

52% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

49.7%

225 Graduates

About

Gardner-Webb University is a higher education institution located in Cleveland County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gardner-Webb University were Registered Nursing (114 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees), and Community Psychology (59 degrees).

In 2017, 1,187 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gardner-Webb University. 71.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (832 degrees), 3.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (223 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gardner-Webb University is $30,310, which is $3,810 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gardner-Webb University is $30,310, which is $3,810 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,753.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,310

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Gardner-Webb University was $30,310. The cost of tuition at Gardner-Webb University is $3,810 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$20,753

2017 Value

12.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Gardner-Webb University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,753. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Gardner-Webb University grew by 12.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,590

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gardner-Webb University was of $7,590 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.41% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Gardner-Webb University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 43.3% with respect to 2016, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

7.13%

2016 Default Rate

100

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Gardner-Webb University was 7.13%, which represents 100 out of the 1403 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Gardner-Webb University received 2,966 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 31.2% annual decline. Out of those 2,966 applicants, 1,563 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,818 students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University in 2017, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gardner-Webb University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,563

Accepted Out of 2,966

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gardner-Webb University was 52.7% (1,563 admissions from 2,966 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -31.2%, while admissions declined by -30.1%.

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SAT Scores

65%

Submission Percentage

247

Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Gardner-Webb University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gardner-Webb University has a total enrollment of 3,818 students. The full-time enrollment at Gardner-Webb University is 1,985 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,833. This means that 52% of students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gardner-Webb University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.1% White, 20.4% Black or African American, 2.93% Hispanic or Latino, 1.18% Asian, 1.18% Two or More Races, 0.602% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.183% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (26%) and Black or African American Female (13.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gardner-Webb University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,818 students. The full-time enrollment at Gardner-Webb University is 1,985 and the part-time enrollment is 1,833. This means that 52% of students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Gardner-Webb University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Gardner-Webb University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,487

  2. Black or African American

    779

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    112

The enrolled student population at Gardner-Webb University is 65.1% White, 20.4% Black or African American, 2.93% Hispanic or Latino, 1.18% Asian, 1.18% Two or More Races, 0.602% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.183% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 311 students (8.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 503 more women than men received degrees from Gardner-Webb University. The majority of degree recipients at Gardner-Webb University are white (832 degrees awarded). There were 3.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (223 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gardner-Webb University is Registered Nursing (114 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (61 degrees) and Community Psychology (59 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gardner-Webb University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Theology (36 degrees), and Education (328 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,965,588 people), Secondary school teachers (320,397 people), Education administrators (296,983 people), Postsecondary teachers (187,398 people), and Other managers (166,681 people).

The most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Theology (36 degrees), Education (328 degrees), Psychology (92 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (18 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Theology (36 degrees), Education (328 degrees), Psychology (92 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (18 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,991,811 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (402,293 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (279,118 people), Religious organizations (184,494 people), and Outpatient care centers (165,125 people).

The most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Theology (36 degrees), Education (328 degrees), Psychology (92 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (18 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Gardner-Webb University.

Most Common

  1. 114 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gardner-Webb University was Registered Nursing with 114 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 342

  2. 845

In 2017, 342 degrees were awarded to men at Gardner-Webb University, which is 0.405 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (845).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Gardner-Webb University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.983 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 179 degrees were awarded to women at Gardner-Webb University in Registered Nursing, which is 14.9 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 38% of students graduating from Gardner-Webb University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gardner-Webb University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 10.7% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    832 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    223 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gardner-Webb University is white (832 degrees awarded). There were 3.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (223 degrees).

5.9% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    594 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    238 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    172 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gardner-Webb University is white female (594 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (238 degrees).

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Operations

Gardner-Webb University has an endowment valued at nearly $64.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.61M (11.8%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Gardner-Webb University had a total salary expenditure of $69M. Gardner-Webb University employs 60 Professors, 47 Assistant professors, and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at Gardner-Webb University are Male Professors (40), Female Assistant professors(32), and Female Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 104 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 65 employees, and Management with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$64.4M

2017 Endowment

4.79%

growth from 2016

Gardner-Webb University has an endowment valued at about $64.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Gardner-Webb University grew 4.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $222M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $423k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Gardner-Webb University received $423k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$31.4M

2017 Salaries

1.05%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Gardner-Webb University paid a median of $31.4M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($69M) and a 1.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.12% growth from 2015 and a 0.623% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.6M

Instructional Salaries

164

Number of Employees

In 2017, Gardner-Webb University paid a total of $10.6M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

60 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

104 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University were Professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 47 employees; and Assistant professor with 34 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 104 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees; and Management with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University was Male Professor with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Female Professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Gardner-Webb University.

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