West Virginia Wesleyan College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,574

3.48% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,768

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.32%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.3%

1,730 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,542

97.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.9%

185 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 Psychology (23 degrees awarded), General Business (17 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (15 degrees).

In 2016, 296 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia Wesleyan College. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (242 degrees), 11.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College is $28,574, which is $8,414 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College is $28,574, which is $8,414 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,768.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,574

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College was $28,574. The cost of tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College is $8,414 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$18,768

2016 Value

1.33%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 West Virginia Wesleyan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,768. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of West Virginia Wesleyan College grew by 1.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,033

Room and Board

$2,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia Wesleyan College was of $6,033 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.48% 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

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at West Virginia Wesleyan College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2015, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.32%

2015 Default Rate

21

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia Wesleyan College was 5.32%, which represents 21 out of the 395 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

West Virginia Wesleyan College received 1,730 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.92% annual decline. Out of those 1,730 applicants, 1,337 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,542 students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2016, and 37% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an overall enrollment yield of 28.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,337

Accepted Out of 1,730

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Virginia Wesleyan College was 77.3% (1,337 admissions from 1,730 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 77.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -2.92%, while admissions declined by -2.83%.

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SAT Scores

37%

Submission Percentage

145

Scores Submitted

37% of enrolled first-time students at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Virginia Wesleyan College has a total enrollment of 1,542 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 1,501 students and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 97.3% 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 77.6% White, 7.26% Black or African American, 3.44% Two or More Races, 2.27% Hispanic or Latino, 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.13% Asian, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.8%), followed by White Male (31.5%) and Black or African American Male (5.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56%), followed by White Male (13.4%) and Black or African American Female (1.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,542 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 1,501 and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 97.3% of students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 West Virginia Wesleyan College was 70%. 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

    1,196

  2. Black or African American

    112

  3. Two or More Races

    53

The enrolled student population at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 77.6% White, 7.26% Black or African American, 3.44% Two or More Races, 2.27% Hispanic or Latino, 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.13% Asian, and 0.13% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 45 students (2.92%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 68 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia Wesleyan College. The majority of degree recipients at West Virginia Wesleyan College are white (242 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia Wesleyan College is General Psychology (23 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (17 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (15 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 Physical Sciences (32 degrees awarded), English (20 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 (186,423 people), Postsecondary teachers (174,536 people), Miscellaneous managers (156,466 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (112,429 people), and Physicians & surgeons (93,290 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College are Physical Sciences (32 degrees awarded), English (20 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (3 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 Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, Financial analysts, and Pharmacists

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College are Physical Sciences (32 degrees awarded), English (20 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (3 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 (341,535 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (315,852 people), Hospitals (168,013 people), Computer Systems Design (105,821 people), and Legal services (96,140 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College are Physical Sciences (32 degrees awarded), English (20 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (3 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. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia Wesleyan College was General Psychology with 23 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 114

  2. 182

In 2016, 114 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia Wesleyan College, which is 0.626 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (182).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 16 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia Wesleyan College in General Business, which is 1.23 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 17 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia Wesleyan College in General Psychology, which is 2.83 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 44% 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, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia Wesleyan College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.541% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    242 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    21 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia Wesleyan College is white (242 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

2.36% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    161 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    81 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Virginia Wesleyan College is white female (161 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (81 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at nearly $44.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $656k (1.47%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, West Virginia Wesleyan College had a total expenditure of $31M. Of that $31M, they spent $13.5M on salaries and $31M on benefits.

West Virginia Wesleyan College employs 43 Assistant professors, 31 Associate professors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at West Virginia Wesleyan College are Female Assistant professors (26), Female Associate professors(19), and Male Assistant professors (17).

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 43 employees, Service, with 33 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$44.8M

2015 Endowment

0.345%

decline from 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at about $44.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia Wesleyan College declined 0.345% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.9M 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. $1.27M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, West Virginia Wesleyan College received $1.27M 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

Primary Expenses

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$13.5M

Salary Expenditure

$31M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, West Virginia Wesleyan College had a total expenditure of $31M. Of that $31M, they spent $13.5M on salaries and $31M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$13.5M

2015 Salaries

5%

growth from 2014

In 2015, West Virginia Wesleyan College paid a median of $13.5M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($31M) and a 5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.43% growth from 2013 and a 4.41% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.84M

Instructional Salaries

91

Number of Employees

In 2015, West Virginia Wesleyan College paid a total of $4.84M to 91 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

43 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

43 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College were Assistant professor with 43 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2016, 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 43 employees; Service with 33 employees; and Management with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Female Associate professor with 19 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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