Whitworth University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,086

3.75% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,281

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.05%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

89%

3,166 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,627

90.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

75%

392 Graduates

About

Whitworth University is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Whitworth University were Biological & Physical Sciences (54 degrees awarded), General Psychology (50 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (43 degrees).

In 2017, 746 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Whitworth University. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (611 degrees), 12.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Whitworth University is $41,086, which is $20,353 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Whitworth University is $41,086, which is $20,353 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 $29,281.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,086

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Whitworth University was $41,086. The cost of tuition at Whitworth University is $20,353 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$29,281

2017 Value

5.23%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Whitworth University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,281. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Whitworth University grew by 5.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,378

Room and Board

$840

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Whitworth University was of $10,378 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $840. The cost of room and board increased by 31.7% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 5.41% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Whitworth University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.19% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.

2.05%

2016 Default Rate

15

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Whitworth University was 2.05%, which represents 15 out of the 730 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

Whitworth University received 3,166 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.94% annual decline. Out of those 3,166 applicants, 2,818 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89% acceptance rate.

There were 2,627 students enrolled at Whitworth University in 2017, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Whitworth University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,818

Accepted Out of 3,166

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Whitworth University was 89% (2,818 admissions from 3,166 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 88.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.94%, while admissions declined by -2.46%.

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SAT Scores

71%

Submission Percentage

359

Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Whitworth University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Whitworth University has a total enrollment of 2,627 students. The full-time enrollment at Whitworth University is 2,367 students and the part-time enrollment is 260. This means that 90.1% of students enrolled at Whitworth University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Whitworth University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.9% White, 8.95% Hispanic or Latino, 6.55% Two or More Races, 4.38% Asian, 2.02% Black or African American, 0.799% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.457% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Whitworth University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.6%), followed by White Male (36.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Whitworth University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,627 students. The full-time enrollment at Whitworth University is 2,367 and the part-time enrollment is 260. This means that 90.1% of students enrolled at Whitworth University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 Whitworth University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Whitworth University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,889

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    235

  3. Two or More Races

    172

The enrolled student population at Whitworth University is 71.9% White, 8.95% Hispanic or Latino, 6.55% Two or More Races, 4.38% Asian, 2.02% Black or African American, 0.799% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.457% 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, 31 students (1.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 170 more women than men received degrees from Whitworth University. The majority of degree recipients at Whitworth University are white (611 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Whitworth University is Biological & Physical Sciences (54 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (50 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (43 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Whitworth University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (33 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (62 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 Whitworth University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,917,635 people), Secondary school teachers (336,678 people), Education administrators (262,704 people), Postsecondary teachers (232,376 people), and Other managers (181,734 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (33 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and Education (169 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 Whitworth University are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (33 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and Education (169 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 Whitworth University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,817,693 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (438,266 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (250,974 people), Computer Systems Design (173,177 people), and Insurance carriers (94,419 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (33 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and Education (169 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 Whitworth University.

Most Common

  1. 54 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Whitworth University was Biological & Physical Sciences with 54 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 288

  2. 458

In 2017, 288 degrees were awarded to men at Whitworth University, which is 0.629 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (458).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Whitworth University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.95 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 64 degrees were awarded to women at Whitworth University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 7.11 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

75%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% of students graduating from Whitworth University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Whitworth University is Female 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, 1.53% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    611 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Whitworth University is white (611 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

1.21% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    382 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    229 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Whitworth University is white female (382 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (229 degrees).

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Operations

Whitworth University has an endowment valued at nearly $142M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.6M (13.1%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Whitworth University had a total salary expenditure of $80.4M. Whitworth University employs 51 Associate professors, 41 Professors, and 40 Assistant professors. Most academics at Whitworth University are Male Professors (30), Male Associate professors(28), and Female Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitworth University are: Management, with 55 employees, Service, with 50 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$142M

2017 Endowment

11.4%

growth from 2016

Whitworth University has an endowment valued at about $142M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Whitworth University grew 11.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $109M 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. $827k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Whitworth University received $827k 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

$32.6M

2017 Salaries

0.193%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Whitworth University paid a median of $32.6M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($80.4M) and a 0.193% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.62% growth from 2015 and a 4.28% 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

$11.3M

Instructional Salaries

171

Number of Employees

In 2017, Whitworth University paid a total of $11.3M to 171 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

51 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

55 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Whitworth University were Associate professor with 51 employees; Professor with 41 employees; and Professor with 40 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitworth University were Management with 55 employees; Service with 50 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Whitworth University was Male Professor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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