Wheelock College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,950

4.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,829

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

77.3%

1,341 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

890

79.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

56.9%

132 Graduates

About

Wheelock College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wheelock College were Counseling Psychology (44 degrees awarded), Social Work (38 degrees), and Developmental & Child Psychology (31 degrees).

In 2017, 418 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheelock College. 90.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 9.81% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (262 degrees), 4.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheelock College is $34,950, which is $14,217 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheelock College is $34,950, which is $14,217 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,829.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,950

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wheelock College was $34,950. The cost of tuition at Wheelock College is $14,217 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$28,829

2017 Value

1.04%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wheelock College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,829. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wheelock College grew by 1.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,800

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wheelock College was of $13,800 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.43% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Wheelock College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Wheelock College received 1,341 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.76% annual growth. Out of those 1,341 applicants, 1,036 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.3% acceptance rate.

There were 890 students enrolled at Wheelock College in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wheelock College has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,036

Accepted Out of 1,341

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wheelock College was 77.3% (1,036 admissions from 1,341 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 83.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.76%, while admissions declined by -5.39%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

3

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Wheelock College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wheelock College has a total enrollment of 890 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheelock College is 708 students and the part-time enrollment is 182. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Wheelock College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wheelock College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, 0.225% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wheelock College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (9.57%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wheelock College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 890 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheelock College is 708 and the part-time enrollment is 182. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Wheelock College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2017 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 Wheelock College was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Wheelock College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    495

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    120

  3. Black or African American

    108

The enrolled student population at Wheelock College is 55.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, 0.225% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 103 students (11.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 336 more women than men received degrees from Wheelock College. The majority of degree recipients at Wheelock College are white (262 degrees awarded). There were 4.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (64 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wheelock College is Counseling Psychology (44 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (38 degrees) and Developmental & Child Psychology (31 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wheelock College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (107 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (38 degrees), and Psychology (75 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 Wheelock College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,985,643 people), Secondary school teachers (311,009 people), Education administrators (301,379 people), Social workers, all other (285,352 people), and Other managers (171,503 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheelock College are Public Administration and Social Service (107 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (38 degrees), Psychology (75 degrees), Education (123 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (4 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 Wheelock College are Surgeons, Sales managers, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Nurse anesthetists, and Financial managers

The most specialized majors at Wheelock College are Public Administration and Social Service (107 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (38 degrees), Psychology (75 degrees), Education (123 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (4 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 Wheelock College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,040,294 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (370,986 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (314,210 people), Individual & family services (252,092 people), and Outpatient care centers (212,369 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheelock College are Public Administration and Social Service (107 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (38 degrees), Psychology (75 degrees), Education (123 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (4 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 Wheelock College.

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wheelock College was Counseling Psychology with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 41

  2. 377

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Wheelock College, which is 0.109 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (377).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Wheelock College in Social Work, which is 0.135 times less than the 89 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 89 degrees were awarded to women at Wheelock College in Social Work, which is 7.42 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 56% of students graduating from Wheelock College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wheelock College is Male and Black or African American (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 9.09% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    262 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    64 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wheelock College is white (262 degrees awarded). There were 4.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (64 degrees).

15.3% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    245 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wheelock College is white female (245 degrees awarded). There were 5.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (48 degrees).

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Operations

Wheelock College has an endowment valued at nearly $54.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.43M (13.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Wheelock College had a total salary expenditure of $42.7M. Wheelock College employs 24 Associate professors, 12 Instructors, and 12 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wheelock College are Female Associate professors (19), Female Instructors(11), and Female Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheelock College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$54.9M

2017 Endowment

9.73%

growth from 2016

Wheelock College has an endowment valued at about $54.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wheelock College grew 9.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.8M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $497k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wheelock College received $497k 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

$19.5M

2017 Salaries

4.61%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wheelock College paid a median of $19.5M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($42.7M) and a 4.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.91% decline from 2015 and a 2.06% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.61M

Instructional Salaries

53

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wheelock College paid a total of $3.61M to 53 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

24 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

39 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wheelock College were Associate professor with 24 employees; Instructor with 12 employees; and Instructor with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheelock College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wheelock College was Female Associate professor with 19 employees, Female Instructor with 11 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 9 employees.

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

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