West Virginia Wesleyan College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,074
1% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,843
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.06%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
65.7%
2,182 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,066
98.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
55.2%
229 Graduates

About

West Virginia Wesleyan College is a higher education institution located in Upshur County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Virginia Wesleyan College were General Business (21 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (18 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (16 degrees).

In 2020, 313 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia Wesleyan College. 64.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (267 degrees), 24.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College is $31,074, which is $8,544 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College is $31,074, which is $8,544 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,843.

In 2020, 100% of undergraduate students attending West Virginia Wesleyan College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,074
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College was $31,074. The cost of tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College is $8,544 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$19,843
2020 Value
2.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 West Virginia Wesleyan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,843. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of West Virginia Wesleyan College grew by 2.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,649
Room and Board
$2,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia Wesleyan College was of $6,649 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.44% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at West Virginia Wesleyan College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2019, when 99% 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.
7.06%
2018 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia Wesleyan College was 7.06%, which represents 29 out of the 411 total borrowers.

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Admissions

West Virginia Wesleyan College received 2,182 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.59% annual decline. Out of those 2,182 applicants, 1,434 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,066 students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2020, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,434
Accepted Out of 2,182

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Virginia Wesleyan College was 65.7% (1,434 admissions from 2,182 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 64.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.59%, while admissions declined by −2.25%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
215
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Virginia Wesleyan College has a total enrollment of 1,066 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 1,052 students and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Virginia Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.5% White, 11.4% Black or African American, 4.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.85% Two or More Races, 0.563% Asian, 0.469% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (28.9%) and Black or African American Male (7.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (64.2%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Black or African American Female (3.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,066 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 1,052 and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 West Virginia Wesleyan College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), West Virginia 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
    784
  2. Black or African American
    121
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    44

The enrolled student population at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 73.5% White, 11.4% Black or African American, 4.13% Hispanic or Latino, 3.85% Two or More Races, 0.563% Asian, 0.469% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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, 17 students (1.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 93 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia Wesleyan College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Virginia Wesleyan College is white (267 degrees awarded). There were 24.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia Wesleyan College is General Business (21 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (18 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Virginia Wesleyan College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (20 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (5 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 West Virginia Wesleyan College are Elementary & middle school teachers (219,117 people), Postsecondary teachers (185,097 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (182,597 people), Other managers (167,571 people), and Secondary school teachers (122,491 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College are English (20 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), and History (9 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 West Virginia Wesleyan College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College are English (20 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), and History (9 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 West Virginia Wesleyan College are Elementary & secondary schools (464,515 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (370,368 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (177,677 people), Legal services (148,138 people), and Computer Systems Design (128,178 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College are English (20 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), and History (9 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 West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Most Common
  1. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 16 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia Wesleyan College was General Business with 21 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

110
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
203
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 110 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia Wesleyan College, which is 0.542 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (203).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia Wesleyan College in General Business, which is 1.93 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 15 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Registered Nursing, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 35% of students graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia Wesleyan College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.873% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    267 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia Wesleyan College is white (267 degrees awarded). There were 24.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

0.958% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    180 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Virginia Wesleyan College is white female (180 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (87 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at nearly $65.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.7M (5.68%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, West Virginia Wesleyan College had a total salary expenditure of $26.7M. West Virginia Wesleyan College employs 31 Assistant professors, 26 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at West Virginia Wesleyan College are Female Associate professors (19), Male Assistant professors(18), and Female Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, Service, with 31 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$65.1M
2020 Endowment
25.5%
growth from 2019

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at about $65.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia Wesleyan College grew 25.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, West Virginia Wesleyan College received $4M 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

$10M
2020 Salaries
4.71%
decline from 2019

In 2020, West Virginia Wesleyan College paid a median of $10M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($26.7M) and a 4.71% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.9% decline from 2018 and a 13.8% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.54M
Instructional Salaries
65
Number of Employees

In 2020, West Virginia Wesleyan College paid a total of $3.54M to 65 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College were Assistant professor with 31 employees; Associate professor with 26 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees; Service with 31 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College was Female Associate professor with 19 employees, Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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