Waldorf University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,886
3.26% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,345
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.18%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
61.1%
1,040 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,025
53.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50.6%
40 Graduates

About

Waldorf University is a higher education institution located in Winnebago County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Waldorf University were Occupational Safety & Health Technology (169 degrees awarded), General Business (105 degrees), and General Psychology (82 degrees).

In 2020, 1,059 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Waldorf University. 34% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 66% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (485 degrees), 1.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (384 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Waldorf University is $21,886, which is $−6,514 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Waldorf University is $21,886, which is $−6,514 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,345.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,886
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Waldorf University was $21,886. The cost of tuition at Waldorf University is $−6,514 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,345
2020 Value
4.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Waldorf University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,345. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Waldorf University grew by 4.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,618
Room and Board
$1,348
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Waldorf University was of $7,618 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,348. The cost of room and board increased by 1.25% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.89% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Waldorf University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.52% with respect to 2019, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.18%
2018 Default Rate
57
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Waldorf University was 8.18%, which represents 57 out of the 697 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

Waldorf University received 1,040 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 28.1% annual decline. Out of those 1,040 applicants, 635 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.1% acceptance rate.

There were 3,025 students enrolled at Waldorf University in 2020, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Waldorf University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
635
Accepted Out of 1,040

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Waldorf University was 61.1% (635 admissions from 1,040 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 66.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −28.1%, while admissions declined by −33.6%.

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage
40
Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at Waldorf University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Waldorf University has a total enrollment of 3,025 students. The full-time enrollment at Waldorf University is 1,623 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,402. This means that 53.7% of students enrolled at Waldorf University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Waldorf University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30% White, 6.45% Black or African American, 2.25% Hispanic or Latino, 0.727% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.694% Asian, 0.43% Two or More Races, and 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Waldorf University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (17.1%), followed by White Female (12.8%) and Black or African American Male (3.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.2%), followed by White Female (6.67%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Waldorf University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,025 students. The full-time enrollment at Waldorf University is 1,623 and the part-time enrollment is 1,402. This means that 53.7% of students enrolled at Waldorf University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

26%
2020 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 Waldorf University was 26%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Waldorf University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    908
  2. Black or African American
    195
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    68

The enrolled student population at Waldorf University is 30% White, 6.45% Black or African American, 2.25% Hispanic or Latino, 0.727% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.694% Asian, 0.43% Two or More Races, and 0.298% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 1,704 students (56.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 339 fewer women than men received degrees from Waldorf University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Waldorf University is white (485 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (384 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Waldorf University is Occupational Safety & Health Technology (169 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (105 degrees) and General Psychology (82 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Waldorf University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (206 degrees awarded), Protective Services (279 degrees), and Psychology (99 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 Waldorf University are Accountants & auditors (1,004,739 people), Other managers (798,381 people), Financial managers (507,949 people), Chief executives & legislators (397,998 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (289,004 people).

The most specialized majors at Waldorf University are Engineering Technologies (206 degrees awarded), Protective Services (279 degrees), Psychology (99 degrees), Business (357 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 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 Waldorf University are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Waldorf University are Engineering Technologies (206 degrees awarded), Protective Services (279 degrees), Psychology (99 degrees), Business (357 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 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 Waldorf University are Elementary & secondary schools (865,584 people), Computer Systems Design (545,390 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (532,891 people), Banking & related activities (513,658 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (507,653 people).

The most specialized majors at Waldorf University are Engineering Technologies (206 degrees awarded), Protective Services (279 degrees), Psychology (99 degrees), Business (357 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 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 Waldorf University.
Most Common
  1. 169 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 105 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 82 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Waldorf University was Occupational Safety & Health Technology with 169 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

699
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
360
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 699 degrees were awarded to men at Waldorf University, which is 1.94 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (360).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Waldorf University in Occupational Safety & Health Technology, which is 4.42 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to women at Waldorf University in General Psychology, which is 2.09 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 23% of students graduating from Waldorf University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Waldorf University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 20% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    485 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    384 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Waldorf University is white (485 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (384 degrees).

36.3% of degree recipients (384 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    324 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    161 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Waldorf University is white male (324 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (161 degrees).

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Operations

Waldorf University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $40.7k (NaNk%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Waldorf University had a total salary expenditure of $24.1M. Waldorf University employs 25 Assistant professors, 10 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Waldorf University are Male Assistant professors (16), Female Assistant professors(9), and Male Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waldorf University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 46 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 33 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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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. $289k - Federal
  2. $328k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Waldorf University received $289k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $328k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.3M
2020 Salaries
6.11%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Waldorf University paid a median of $10.3M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($24.1M) and a 6.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.7% growth from 2018 and a 4.45% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.44M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2020, Waldorf University paid a total of $2.44M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
46 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Waldorf University were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Associate professor with 10 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waldorf University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees; and Management with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Waldorf University was Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Waldorf University.

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