Kansas Wesleyan University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,980

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,631

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.72%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.6%

809 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

791

79.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

32.1%

53 Graduates

About

Kansas Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Saline County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kansas Wesleyan University were General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (22 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (18 degrees).

In 2017, 221 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kansas Wesleyan University. 49.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (148 degrees), 4.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas Wesleyan University is $28,980, which is $3,786 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas Wesleyan University is $28,980, which is $3,786 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,631.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,980

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Kansas Wesleyan University was $28,980. The cost of tuition at Kansas Wesleyan University is $3,786 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$25,631

2017 Value

8.68%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Kansas Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,631. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Kansas Wesleyan University grew by 8.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,900

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kansas Wesleyan University was of $6,900 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 27.8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 39.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Kansas Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2016, when 95% 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.

6.72%

2016 Default Rate

18

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Kansas Wesleyan University was 6.72%, which represents 18 out of the 268 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

Kansas Wesleyan University received 809 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.497% annual growth. Out of those 809 applicants, 434 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.6% acceptance rate.

There were 791 students enrolled at Kansas Wesleyan University in 2017, and 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kansas Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 42.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

434

Accepted Out of 809

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kansas Wesleyan University was 53.6% (434 admissions from 809 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.497%, while admissions declined by -1.36%.

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SAT Scores

26%

Submission Percentage

48

Scores Submitted

26% of enrolled first-time students at Kansas Wesleyan University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kansas Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 791 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas Wesleyan University is 631 students and the part-time enrollment is 160. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at Kansas Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kansas Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 13.3% Black or African American, 3.29% Two or More Races, 0.379% Asian, 0.379% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kansas Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.5%), followed by White Female (28.8%) and Black or African American Male (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kansas Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 791 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas Wesleyan University is 631 and the part-time enrollment is 160. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at Kansas Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

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 Kansas Wesleyan University was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Kansas Wesleyan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    502

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    120

  3. Black or African American

    105

The enrolled student population at Kansas Wesleyan University is 63.5% White, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 13.3% Black or African American, 3.29% Two or More Races, 0.379% Asian, 0.379% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 9 students (1.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 3 fewer women than men received degrees from Kansas Wesleyan University. The majority of degree recipients at Kansas Wesleyan University are white (148 degrees awarded). There were 4.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kansas Wesleyan University is General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (22 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kansas Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and Protective Services (27 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kansas Wesleyan University are Accountants & auditors (1,113,967 people), Other managers (775,060 people), Financial managers (444,945 people), Chief executives & legislators (355,970 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (353,500 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), Protective Services (27 degrees), Business (83 degrees), and Communications (11 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 Kansas Wesleyan University are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Kansas Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), Protective Services (27 degrees), Business (83 degrees), and Communications (11 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 Kansas Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (726,620 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (581,226 people), Banking & related activities (531,069 people), Computer Systems Design (525,519 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (489,560 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), Protective Services (27 degrees), Business (83 degrees), and Communications (11 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 Kansas Wesleyan University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kansas Wesleyan University was General Business Administration & Management with 34 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 112

  2. 109

In 2017, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas Wesleyan University, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (109).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.43 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Kansas Wesleyan University in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.07 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 31% of students graduating from Kansas Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kansas Wesleyan University is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    148 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kansas Wesleyan University is white (148 degrees awarded). There were 4.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

0.452% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    83 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    65 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kansas Wesleyan University is white female (83 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (65 degrees).

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Operations

Kansas Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $27.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.26M (8.31%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Kansas Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of $16.7M. Kansas Wesleyan University employs 20 Assistant professors, 13 Associate professors, and 6 Professors. Most academics at Kansas Wesleyan University are Female Assistant professors (14), Male Associate professors(7), and Female Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas Wesleyan University are: Management, with 23 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.2M

2017 Endowment

1.15%

growth from 2016

Kansas Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $27.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Kansas Wesleyan University grew 1.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.97M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $117k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Kansas Wesleyan University received $117k 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

$6.36M

2017 Salaries

3.26%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Kansas Wesleyan University paid a median of $6.36M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($16.7M) and a 3.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.75% decline from 2015 and a 7.45% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.24M

Instructional Salaries

43

Number of Employees

In 2017, Kansas Wesleyan University paid a total of $2.24M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

23 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kansas Wesleyan University were Assistant professor with 20 employees; Associate professor with 13 employees; and Associate professor with 6 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas Wesleyan University were Management with 23 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kansas Wesleyan University was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Associate professor with 7 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Kansas Wesleyan University.

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