Wesleyan College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$20,750

3.03% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,301

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.59%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

37.6%

842 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

676

77.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

57.7%

60 Graduates

About

Wesleyan College is a higher education institution located in Bibb County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wesleyan College were Registered Nursing (23 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (16 degrees), and Accounting (12 degrees).

In 2016, 173 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wesleyan College. 96.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 3.47% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (60 degrees), 1.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wesleyan College is $20,750, which is $-3,665 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wesleyan College is $20,750, which is $-3,665 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,301.

In 2016, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,750

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Wesleyan College was $20,750. The cost of tuition at Wesleyan College is $-3,665 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$16,301

2016 Value

5.44%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Wesleyan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,301. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Wesleyan College grew by 5.44%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,490

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wesleyan College was of $9,490 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.17% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Wesleyan College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.37% with respect to 2015, when 73% 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.

3.59%

2015 Default Rate

6

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Wesleyan College was 3.59%, which represents 6 out of the 167 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

Wesleyan College received 842 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.708% annual decline. Out of those 842 applicants, 317 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37.6% acceptance rate.

There were 676 students enrolled at Wesleyan College in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wesleyan College has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

37.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

317

Accepted Out of 842

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wesleyan College was 37.6% (317 admissions from 842 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 41.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -0.708%, while admissions declined by -10.2%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

80

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Wesleyan College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wesleyan College has a total enrollment of 676 students. The full-time enrollment at Wesleyan College is 525 students and the part-time enrollment is 151. This means that 77.7% of students enrolled at Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.4% White, 28.6% Black or African American, 5.18% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 2.51% Asian, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wesleyan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (51.6%), followed by White Female (35.5%) and White Male (6.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 676 students. The full-time enrollment at Wesleyan College is 525 and the part-time enrollment is 151. This means that 77.7% of students enrolled at Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 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 Wesleyan College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Wesleyan College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    280

  2. Black or African American

    193

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    35

The enrolled student population at Wesleyan College is 41.4% White, 28.6% Black or African American, 5.18% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 2.51% Asian, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 8 students (1.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 161 more women than men received degrees from Wesleyan College. The majority of degree recipients at Wesleyan College are black or african american (60 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wesleyan College is Registered Nursing (23 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (16 degrees) and Accounting (12 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wesleyan College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (2 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 Wesleyan College are Miscellaneous managers (239,668 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (223,624 people), Designers (210,900 people), Postsecondary teachers (143,268 people), and Marketing & sales managers (117,123 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesleyan College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (2 degrees), Communications (15 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 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 Wesleyan College are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, Dental hygienists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Wesleyan College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (2 degrees), Communications (15 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 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 Wesleyan College are Elementary & secondary schools (420,895 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (311,998 people), Computer Systems Design (186,540 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (136,597 people), and Hospitals (128,917 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesleyan College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (24 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (2 degrees), Communications (15 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 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 Wesleyan College.

Most Common

  1. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wesleyan College was Registered Nursing with 23 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 6

  2. 167

In 2016, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Wesleyan College, which is 0.0359 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (167).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Wesleyan College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.207 times less than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Wesleyan College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 4.83 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 46% of students graduating from Wesleyan College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wesleyan College is Female and Two or More Races (80% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.67% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    60 degrees awarded

  2. White

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wesleyan College is black or african american (60 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

1.16% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    55 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wesleyan College is black or african american female (55 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (45 degrees).

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Operations

Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at nearly $61.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.26M (2.06%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Wesleyan College had a total expenditure of $17.9M. Of that $17.9M, they spent $7.76M on salaries and $17.9M on benefits.

Wesleyan College employs 21 Professors, 21 Assistant professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Wesleyan College are Female Assistant professors (17), Female Professors(13), and Female Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesleyan College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, Management, with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61.1M

2015 Endowment

3.37%

decline from 2014

Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at about $61.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Wesleyan College declined 3.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.5M 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. $309k - Federal

  2. $200 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Wesleyan College received $309k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $200 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$7.76M

Salary Expenditure

$17.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Wesleyan College had a total expenditure of $17.9M. Of that $17.9M, they spent $7.76M on salaries and $17.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$7.76M

2015 Salaries

1.81%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Wesleyan College paid a median of $7.76M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($17.9M) and a 1.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.88% growth from 2013 and a 5.42% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.25M

Instructional Salaries

54

Number of Employees

In 2015, Wesleyan College paid a total of $3.25M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

21 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wesleyan College were Professor with 21 employees; Assistant professor with 21 employees; and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesleyan College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; Management with 22 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wesleyan College was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Female Professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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