Wheeling University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,090
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,424
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
68.3%
1,912 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
798
73.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
55.6%
149 Graduates

About

Wheeling University is a higher education institution located in Ohio County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wheeling University were General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (26 degrees), and General Psychology (15 degrees).

In 2019, 302 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheeling University. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (226 degrees), 8.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheeling University is $29,090, which is $7,064 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheeling University is $29,090, which is $7,064 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,424.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,090
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Wheeling University was $29,090. The cost of tuition at Wheeling University is $7,064 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,424
2019 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Wheeling University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,424. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Wheeling University grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,450
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wheeling University was of $7,450 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 6.46% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Wheeling University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.19% with respect to 2018, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Wheeling University received 1,912 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 16.6% annual growth. Out of those 1,912 applicants, 1,305 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.3% acceptance rate.

There were 798 students enrolled at Wheeling University in 2019, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wheeling University has an overall enrollment yield of 11%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,305
Accepted Out of 1,912

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wheeling University was 68.3% (1,305 admissions from 1,912 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 86.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 16.6%, while admissions declined by -7.84%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
100
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Wheeling University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wheeling University has a total enrollment of 798 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheeling University is 583 students and the part-time enrollment is 215. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at Wheeling University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wheeling University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.5% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 2.51% Asian, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1% Hispanic or Latino, 0.376% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wheeling University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.9%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Black or African American Male (16.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.5%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Asian Male (5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wheeling University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 798 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheeling University is 583 and the part-time enrollment is 215. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at Wheeling University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%
2019 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 Wheeling University was 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Wheeling University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    555
  2. Black or African American
    106
  3. Asian
    20

The enrolled student population at Wheeling University is 69.5% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 2.51% Asian, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1% Hispanic or Latino, 0.376% Two or More Races, 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 62 more women than men received degrees from Wheeling University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wheeling University is white (226 degrees awarded). There were 8.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wheeling University is General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (26 degrees) and General Psychology (15 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wheeling University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Health (130 degrees), and Education (37 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 Wheeling University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,482,771 people), Registered nurses (1,418,398 people), Secondary school teachers (510,189 people), Education administrators (270,905 people), and Postsecondary teachers (239,157 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheeling University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Health (130 degrees), Education (37 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Theology (3 degrees).

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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 Wheeling University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Wheeling University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Health (130 degrees), Education (37 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Theology (3 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 Wheeling University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,857,695 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,592,122 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (471,380 people), Outpatient care centers (271,604 people), and Offices of physicians (269,601 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheeling University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Health (130 degrees), Education (37 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Theology (3 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 Wheeling University.
Most Common
  1. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 15 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wheeling University was General Business Administration & Management with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

120
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
182
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 120 degrees were awarded to men at Wheeling University, which is 0.659 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (182).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Wheeling University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.88 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Wheeling University in Physical Therapy, which is 1.67 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 58% of students graduating from Wheeling University 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 64% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wheeling University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.7% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    226 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wheeling University is white (226 degrees awarded). There were 8.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (28 degrees).

9.27% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    145 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wheeling University is white female (145 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (81 degrees).

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Operations

Wheeling University has an endowment valued at nearly $8.78M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $496k (5.64%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Wheeling University had a total salary expenditure of $29.4M. Wheeling University employs 14 Assistant professors, 11 Associate professors, and 6 Professors. Most academics at Wheeling University are Female Assistant professors (10), Female Associate professors(6), and Male Professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheeling University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 19 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.78M
2019 Endowment
36.6%
decline from 2018

Wheeling University has an endowment valued at about $8.78M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Wheeling University declined 36.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.7M lower 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. $597k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Wheeling University received $597k 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

$10.1M
2019 Salaries
6.15%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Wheeling University paid a median of $10.1M in salaries, which represents 34.2% of their overall expenditure ($29.4M) and a 6.15% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 30.2% decline from 2017 and a 14.8% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.31M
Instructional Salaries
33
Number of Employees

In 2019, Wheeling University paid a total of $2.31M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 23% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wheeling University were Assistant professor with 14 employees; Associate professor with 11 employees; and Associate professor with 6 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheeling University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wheeling University was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Female Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Wheeling University.

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