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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,399 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
80% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
454 Graduates

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The median tuition at Western New England University is $32,524, which is $314 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,109.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Western New England University received 6,399 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.09% annual growth. Out of those 6,399 applicants, 5,094 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,810 students enrolled at Western New England University in 2016, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western New England University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Western New England University has a total enrollment of 3,810 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New England University is 3,048 students and the part-time enrollment is 762. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Western New England University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western New England University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69% White, 7.09% Hispanic or Latino, 5.93% Black or African American, 3.46% Asian, 1.13% Two or More Races, 0.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western New England University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (31.2%), followed by White Female (19%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.59%), followed by White Male (2.99%) and Black or African American Female (0.52%).

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In 2016, 80 fewer women than men graduated from Western New England University. The majority of students graduating from Western New England University are White. These 822 graduates mean that there were 6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 137 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Western New England University is Accounting with 49 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 47 graduates and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 41 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Western New England University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 127 graduates, followed by Engineering with 136 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 33 graduates.


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Western New England University has an endowment valued at nearly $66.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.23M (1.85%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Western New England University had a total expenditure of $104M. Of that $104M, they spent $47.6M on salaries and $16.3M on benefits.

Western New England University employs 78 Professors, 73 Assistant professors, and 54 Associate professors. Most academics at Western New England University are Male Professors (47), Male Assistant professors (43), and Male Associate professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New England University are: Service, with 123 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, and Management with 76 employees.



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