Iowa Wesleyan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,550
3.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,074
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.97%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.8%
2,975 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
871
88.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29.7%
60 Graduates

About

Iowa Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Henry County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Iowa Wesleyan University were General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (17 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (13 degrees).

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Iowa Wesleyan University. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (85 degrees), 5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University is $33,550, which is $5,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University is $33,550, which is $5,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,074.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending Iowa Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$33,550
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University was $33,550. The cost of tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University is $5,220 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$20,074
2022 Value
42.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Iowa Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,074. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Iowa Wesleyan University grew by 42.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,225
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at Iowa Wesleyan University was of $9,225 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 8.47% between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Iowa Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.97%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Iowa Wesleyan University was 4.97%, which represents 8 out of the 161 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Iowa Wesleyan University received 2,975 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 24.4% annual growth. Out of those 2,975 applicants, 2,404 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.8% acceptance rate.

There were 871 students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Iowa Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.03%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,404
Accepted Out of 2,975

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Iowa Wesleyan University was 80.8% (2,404 admissions from 2,975 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 24.4%, while admissions declined by −25.4%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
17
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at Iowa Wesleyan University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Iowa Wesleyan University had a total enrollment of 871 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan University is 767 students and the part-time enrollment is 104. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Iowa Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.2% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 13.4% Two or More Races, 5.86% Hispanic or Latino, 0.344% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.23% Asian, and 0.23% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.8%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Black or African American Male (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.2%), followed by White Male (16.4%) and Black or African American Male (15.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 871 students. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan University is 767 and the part-time enrollment is 104. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2022 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 Iowa Wesleyan University was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Iowa Wesleyan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    376 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    144 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    117 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Iowa Wesleyan University is 43.2% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 13.4% Two or More Races, 5.86% Hispanic or Latino, 0.344% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.23% Asian, and 0.23% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 43 students (4.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 26 more women than men received degrees from Iowa Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Iowa Wesleyan University is white (85 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Iowa Wesleyan University is General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (17 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (13 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Iowa Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (17 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), and Education (26 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,766,734 people), Accountants & auditors (1,070,586 people), Other managers (876,636 people), Secondary school teachers (564,783 people), and Financial managers (523,085 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University in 2022 are Protective Services (17 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), Education (26 degrees), Biology (12 degrees), and Business (53 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Iowa Wesleyan University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University are Protective Services (17 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), Education (26 degrees), Biology (12 degrees), and Business (53 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Iowa Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,288,371 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (886,844 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (796,119 people), Computer Systems Design (596,030 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (548,287 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University are Protective Services (17 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees), Education (26 degrees), Biology (12 degrees), and Business (53 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Iowa Wesleyan University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Iowa Wesleyan University was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

59
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
85
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Wesleyan University, which is 0.694 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (85).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.41 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.71 times less than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from Iowa Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Iowa Wesleyan University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 8.33% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    85 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Iowa Wesleyan University is white (85 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

8.33% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    55 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Iowa Wesleyan University is white female (55 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (30 degrees).

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Operations

Iowa Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $19M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−1.95%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Iowa Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of 19.1M. Iowa Wesleyan University employs 19 Assistant professors, 8 Associate professors and 6 Professors. Most academics at Iowa Wesleyan University are Female Assistant professor (10), Male Assistant professor (9), and Female Associate professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 31 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 23 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

Endowment

$19M
2022 Endowment
3.67%
growth from 2021

Iowa Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $19M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Iowa Wesleyan University grew 3.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.3M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.83M
2022 Salaries
10.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Iowa Wesleyan University paid a median of $6.83M in salaries, which represents 35.8% of their overall expenditure ($19.1M) and a 10.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.12M
Instructional Salaries
36
Number of Employees

In 2022, Iowa Wesleyan University paid a total of $2.12M to 36 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
19 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
31 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University were Assistant professor with 19 employees, Associate professor with 8 employees, and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Female Associate professor with 5 employees.

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