Wells College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,400
25% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,951
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.46%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
83.2%
1,848 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
419
98.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
60.4%
119 Graduates

About

Wells College is a higher education institution located in Cayuga County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wells College were General Biological Sciences (25 degrees awarded), General Psychology (21 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

In 2019, 122 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wells College. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (66 degrees), 3.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wells College is $29,400, which is $2,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wells College is $29,400, which is $2,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,951.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Wells College was $29,400. The cost of tuition at Wells College is $2,120 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$21,951
2019 Value
4.54%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Wells College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,951. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Wells College grew by 4.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,300
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wells College was of $14,300 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 1.31% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Wells College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3% with respect to 2018, when 100% 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.
7.46%
2017 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Wells College was 7.46%, which represents 15 out of the 201 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

Wells College received 1,848 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.377% annual decline. Out of those 1,848 applicants, 1,537 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.2% acceptance rate.

There were 419 students enrolled at Wells College in 2019, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wells College has an overall enrollment yield of 8.59%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,537
Accepted Out of 1,848

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wells College was 83.2% (1,537 admissions from 1,848 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 78.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.377%, while admissions grew by 5.27%.

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SAT Scores

30%
Submission Percentage
39
Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at Wells College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wells College has a total enrollment of 419 students. The full-time enrollment at Wells College is 414 students and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at Wells College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wells College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.6% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 3.1% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.716% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wells College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.4%), followed by White Male (22%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wells College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 419 students. The full-time enrollment at Wells College is 414 and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at Wells College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 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 Wells College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wells College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    254
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    68
  3. Black or African American
    53

The enrolled student population at Wells College is 60.6% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 3.1% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.716% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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 (2.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 34 more women than men received degrees from Wells College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wells College is white (66 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wells College is General Biological Sciences (25 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (21 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wells College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (30 degrees awarded), English (9 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (4 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 Wells College are Physicians (455,896 people), Other managers (440,724 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (432,217 people), Postsecondary teachers (308,308 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (307,051 people).

The most specialized majors at Wells College are Biology (30 degrees awarded), English (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), Psychology (21 degrees), and Social Sciences (15 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 Wells College are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Actuaries, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Wells College are Biology (30 degrees awarded), English (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), Psychology (21 degrees), and Social Sciences (15 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 Wells College are Elementary & secondary schools (881,118 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (744,257 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (685,829 people), Legal services (351,996 people), and Computer Systems Design (297,969 people).

The most specialized majors at Wells College are Biology (30 degrees awarded), English (9 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), Psychology (21 degrees), and Social Sciences (15 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 Wells College.
Most Common
  1. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 19 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wells College was General Biological Sciences with 25 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

44
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
78
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Wells College, which is 0.564 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (78).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Wells College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.11 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to women at Wells College in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.13 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 45% of students graduating from Wells College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wells College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.2% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    66 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wells College is white (66 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

11.5% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    42 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wells College is white female (42 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (24 degrees).

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Operations

Wells College has an endowment valued at nearly $27.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $464k (1.7%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Wells College had a total salary expenditure of $23.7M. Wells College employs 15 Assistant professors, 13 Professors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Wells College are Female Assistant professors (9), Male Professors(8), and Male Assistant professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wells College are: Management, with 23 employees, Service, with 23 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.3M
2019 Endowment
26.5%
decline from 2018

Wells College has an endowment valued at about $27.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Wells College declined 26.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.4M 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $229k - Federal
  2. $535k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Wells College received $229k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $535k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.91M
2019 Salaries
1.94%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Wells College paid a median of $8.91M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($23.7M) and a 1.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.4% growth from 2017 and a 20.4% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.27M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2019, Wells College paid a total of $2.27M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
15 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wells College were Assistant professor with 15 employees; Professor with 13 employees; and Professor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wells College were Management with 23 employees; Service with 23 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wells College was Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, Male Professor with 8 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Wells College.

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