West Virginia Wesleyan College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,574

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,362

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.4%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

70.6%

2,272 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,449

97.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

49.6%

201 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 Kinesiology & Exercise Science (27 degrees awarded), General Psychology (24 degrees), and General Business (22 degrees).

In 2017, 409 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia Wesleyan College. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (329 degrees), 16.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College is $29,574, which is $8,841 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College is $29,574, which is $8,841 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 $18,362.

In 2017, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,574

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College was $29,574. The cost of tuition at West Virginia Wesleyan College is $8,841 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,362

2017 Value

2.16%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 West Virginia Wesleyan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,362. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of West Virginia Wesleyan College grew by 2.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,124

Room and Board

$2,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia Wesleyan College was of $6,124 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.51% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at West Virginia Wesleyan College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.02% with respect to 2016, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

7.4%

2016 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia Wesleyan College was 7.4%, which represents 27 out of the 365 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 2,272 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 31.3% annual growth. Out of those 2,272 applicants, 1,605 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,449 students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2017, and 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,605

Accepted Out of 2,272

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Virginia Wesleyan College was 70.6% (1,605 admissions from 2,272 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 31.3%, while admissions grew by 20%.

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SAT Scores

35%

Submission Percentage

127

Scores Submitted

35% of enrolled first-time students at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Virginia Wesleyan College has a total enrollment of 1,449 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 1,409 students and the part-time enrollment is 40. This means that 97.2% 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 77.9% White, 8.28% Black or African American, 3.52% Two or More Races, 2.9% Hispanic or Latino, 0.345% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.138% Asian, and 0.069% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.2%), followed by White Male (29.4%) and Black or African American Male (6.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (63.3%), followed by White Male (18.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,449 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 1,409 and the part-time enrollment is 40. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 West Virginia Wesleyan College was 74%. 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

    1,129

  2. Black or African American

    120

  3. Two or More Races

    51

The enrolled student population at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 77.9% White, 8.28% Black or African American, 3.52% Two or More Races, 2.9% Hispanic or Latino, 0.345% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.138% Asian, and 0.069% 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, 18 students (1.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 37 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia Wesleyan College. The majority of degree recipients at West Virginia Wesleyan College are white (329 degrees awarded). There were 16.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia Wesleyan College is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (27 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (24 degrees) and General Business (22 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 (51 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 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 (263,954 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (197,764 people), Postsecondary teachers (193,513 people), Other managers (176,864 people), and Physicians (101,078 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College are Physical Sciences (51 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), English (15 degrees), and History (8 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 Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College are Physical Sciences (51 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), English (15 degrees), and History (8 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 (480,449 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (384,775 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (181,254 people), Legal services (158,297 people), and Computer Systems Design (136,948 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College are Physical Sciences (51 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), English (15 degrees), and History (8 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. 27 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia Wesleyan College was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 186

  2. 223

In 2017, 186 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia Wesleyan College, which is 0.834 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (223).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia Wesleyan College in General Business, which is 1.69 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Family Practice Nurse, which is 11 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 38% 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, 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia Wesleyan College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    329 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia Wesleyan College is white (329 degrees awarded). There were 16.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

2.69% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    194 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    135 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Virginia Wesleyan College is white female (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (135 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at nearly $47.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.13M (12.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, West Virginia Wesleyan College had a total salary expenditure of $34.4M. West Virginia Wesleyan College employs 45 Assistant professors, 22 Associate professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at West Virginia Wesleyan College are Female Assistant professors (26), Male Assistant professors(19), and Male Associate professors (11).

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 44 employees, Service, with 37 employees, and Management with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$47.4M

2017 Endowment

11.8%

growth from 2016

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at about $47.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia Wesleyan College grew 11.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.2M 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. $2.41M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, West Virginia Wesleyan College received $2.41M 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

$14M

2017 Salaries

8.47%

growth from 2016

In 2017, West Virginia Wesleyan College paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($34.4M) and a 8.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.59% decline from 2015 and a 5% 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

$4.53M

Instructional Salaries

82

Number of Employees

In 2017, West Virginia Wesleyan College paid a total of $4.53M to 82 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

45 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College were Assistant professor with 45 employees; Associate professor with 22 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, 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 44 employees; Service with 37 employees; and Management with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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

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