Virginia Wesleyan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,010
2022 Average Net Price
$23,046
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.4%
1,718 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,538
72.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44%
161 Graduates

About

Virginia Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Virginia Beach city, VA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Virginia Wesleyan University were General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), General Psychology (33 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (20 degrees).

In 2022, 294 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Wesleyan University. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (169 degrees), 2.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Wesleyan University is $36,010, which is $7,680 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Virginia Wesleyan University is $36,010, which is $7,680 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,046.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Virginia Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,010
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Virginia Wesleyan University was $36,010. The cost of tuition at Virginia Wesleyan University is $7,680 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,046
2022 Value
2.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Virginia Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,046. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Virginia Wesleyan University grew by 2.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,314
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Virginia Wesleyan University was of $10,314 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Virginia Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.08% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Virginia Wesleyan University was 2%, which represents 10 out of the 500 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Virginia Wesleyan University received 1,718 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 17.2% annual growth. Out of those 1,718 applicants, 1,399 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,538 students enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan University in 2022. 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Virginia Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,399
Accepted Out of 1,718

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Virginia Wesleyan University was 81.4% (1,399 admissions from 1,718 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 17.2%, while admissions declined by −22%..

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage (2022)
27
Scores Submitted (2022)

10% of enrolled first-time students at Virginia Wesleyan University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Virginia Wesleyan University had a total enrollment of 1,538 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Wesleyan University is 1,115 students and the part-time enrollment is 423. This means that 72.5% of students enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Virginia Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.4% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 8.19% Hispanic or Latino, 4.49% Two or More Races, 2.6% Asian, and 0.975% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.6%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Black or African American Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50%), followed by Black or African American Female (25%) and Black or African American Male (20%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Virginia Wesleyan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,538 students. The full-time enrollment at Virginia Wesleyan University is 1,115 and the part-time enrollment is 423. This means that 72.5% of students enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Virginia Wesleyan University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Virginia 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
    668 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    321 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    126 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Virginia Wesleyan University is 43.4% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 8.19% Hispanic or Latino, 4.49% Two or More Races, 2.6% Asian, and 0.975% 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, 265 students (17.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 102 more women than men received degrees from Virginia Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Virginia Wesleyan University is white (169 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Virginia Wesleyan University is General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (33 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (20 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Virginia Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia Wesleyan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (241,832 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (202,142 people), Other managers (194,207 people), Postsecondary teachers (144,943 people), and Secondary school teachers (118,764 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Wesleyan University in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Virginia Wesleyan University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Virginia Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 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 Virginia Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (654,543 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (343,119 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (299,825 people), Outpatient care centers (185,227 people), and Legal services (168,358 people).

The most specialized majors at Virginia Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 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 Virginia Wesleyan University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Virginia Wesleyan University was General Business Administration & Management with 38 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

96
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
198
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Wesleyan University, which is 0.485 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (198).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Virginia Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from Virginia Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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

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American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Virginia Wesleyan University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    169 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    61 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Virginia Wesleyan University is white (169 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

2.38% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    110 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Virginia Wesleyan University is white female (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (59 degrees).

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Operations

Virginia Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $116M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.56%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Virginia Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of 42.5M. Virginia Wesleyan University employs 42 Professors, 25 Associate professors and 13 Assistant professors. Most academics at Virginia Wesleyan University are Female Professor (23), Male Professor (19), and Male Associate professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Wesleyan University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 25 employees, and Management with 24 employees.

Endowment

$116M
2022 Endowment
59.1%
growth from 2021

Virginia Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $116M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Virginia Wesleyan University grew 59.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $66.6M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.1M
2022 Salaries
2.55%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Virginia Wesleyan University paid a median of $16.1M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($42.5M) and a 2.55% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.62M
Instructional Salaries
85
Number of Employees

In 2022, Virginia Wesleyan University paid a total of $6.62M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Virginia Wesleyan University were Professor with 42 employees, Associate professor with 25 employees, and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Virginia Wesleyan University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees, and Management with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Virginia Wesleyan University was Female Professor with 23 employees, Male Professor with 19 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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