The College of Wooster

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$48,160

3.73% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,928

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.79%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

56.4%

5,615 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,980

99.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

76.7%

438 Graduates

About

The College of Wooster is a higher education institution located in Wayne County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The College of Wooster were General Psychology (36 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (35 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (35 degrees).

In 2017, 527 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The College of Wooster. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (378 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of Wooster is $48,160, which is $22,966 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of Wooster is $48,160, which is $22,966 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,928.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$48,160

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The College of Wooster was $48,160. The cost of tuition at The College of Wooster is $22,966 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$28,928

2017 Value

2.97%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The College of Wooster had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,928. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The College of Wooster grew by 2.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,270

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The College of Wooster was of $7,270 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.76% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at The College of Wooster received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2016, when 96% 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.

2.79%

2016 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The College of Wooster was 2.79%, which represents 11 out of the 394 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

The College of Wooster received 5,615 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.918% annual decline. Out of those 5,615 applicants, 3,169 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,980 students enrolled at The College of Wooster in 2017, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The College of Wooster has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,169

Accepted Out of 5,615

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The College of Wooster was 56.4% (3,169 admissions from 5,615 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 58.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.918%, while admissions declined by -3.85%.

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SAT Scores

45%

Submission Percentage

255

Scores Submitted

45% of enrolled first-time students at The College of Wooster in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The College of Wooster has a total enrollment of 1,980 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of Wooster is 1,962 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at The College of Wooster are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The College of Wooster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.8% White, 8.69% Black or African American, 5.15% Asian, 5.1% Hispanic or Latino, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at The College of Wooster in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.2%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Black or African American Male (4.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The College of Wooster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,980 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of Wooster is 1,962 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at The College of Wooster are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 The College of Wooster was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), The College of Wooster had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,303

  2. Black or African American

    172

  3. Asian

    102

The enrolled student population at The College of Wooster is 65.8% White, 8.69% Black or African American, 5.15% Asian, 5.1% Hispanic or Latino, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 87 more women than men received degrees from The College of Wooster. The majority of degree recipients at The College of Wooster are white (378 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The College of Wooster is General Psychology (36 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (35 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The College of Wooster, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (16 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 The College of Wooster are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (424,863 people), Other managers (291,262 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (239,995 people), Postsecondary teachers (205,961 people), and Chief executives & legislators (125,448 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), History (33 degrees), and Social Sciences (128 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), History (33 degrees), and Social Sciences (128 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 The College of Wooster are Elementary & secondary schools (448,146 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (432,261 people), Legal services (333,939 people), Computer Systems Design (207,929 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (201,520 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (59 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (16 degrees), History (33 degrees), and Social Sciences (128 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 36 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The College of Wooster was General Psychology with 36 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 220

  2. 307

In 2017, 220 degrees were awarded to men at The College of Wooster, which is 0.717 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (307).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to men at The College of Wooster in General Political Science & Government, which is 2.18 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to women at The College of Wooster in General Psychology, which is 2.27 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%

100% Completion Time

82%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 77% of students graduating from The College of Wooster completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The College of Wooster is Female and Asian (85.7% 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, 3.88% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    378 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The College of Wooster is white (378 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

4.55% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    220 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    158 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The College of Wooster is white female (220 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (158 degrees).

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Operations

The College of Wooster has an endowment valued at nearly $294M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $38M (12.9%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, The College of Wooster had a total salary expenditure of $92.1M. The College of Wooster employs 62 Associate professors, 54 Assistant professors, and 51 Professors. Most academics at The College of Wooster are Female Associate professors (36), Male Professors(31), and Female Assistant professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of Wooster are: Service, with 110 employees, Management, with 54 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$294M

2017 Endowment

13%

growth from 2016

The College of Wooster has an endowment valued at about $294M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The College of Wooster grew 13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $257M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.18M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, The College of Wooster received $1.18M 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

$37.6M

2017 Salaries

3.69%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The College of Wooster paid a median of $37.6M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($92.1M) and a 3.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.98% decline from 2015 and a 1.92% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$13.5M

Instructional Salaries

177

Number of Employees

In 2017, The College of Wooster paid a total of $13.5M to 177 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

110 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The College of Wooster were Associate professor with 62 employees; Assistant professor with 54 employees; and Assistant professor with 51 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of Wooster were Service with 110 employees; Management with 54 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The College of Wooster was Female Associate professor with 36 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 30 employees.

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