Willamette University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$46,900

3.53% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$32,628

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.98%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

78.1%

6,181 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,556

94% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

77.8%

332 Graduates

About

Willamette University is a higher education institution located in Marion County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Willamette University were General Political Science & Government (48 degrees awarded), General Economics (45 degrees), and General Psychology (35 degrees).

In 2016, 730 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Willamette University. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (434 degrees), 6.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Willamette University is $46,900, which is $22,485 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Willamette University is $46,900, which is $22,485 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,628.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,900

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Willamette University was $46,900. The cost of tuition at Willamette University is $22,485 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$32,628

2016 Value

1.86%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Willamette University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,628. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Willamette University grew by 1.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,200

Room and Board

$950

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Willamette University was of $11,200 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 3.51% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Willamette University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2015, when 92% 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.

1.98%

2015 Default Rate

12

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Willamette University was 1.98%, which represents 12 out of the 605 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

Willamette University received 6,181 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.38% annual decline. Out of those 6,181 applicants, 4,825 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,556 students enrolled at Willamette University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Willamette University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.82%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,825

Accepted Out of 6,181

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Willamette University was 78.1% (4,825 admissions from 6,181 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 77.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -2.38%, while admissions declined by -2.23%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Willamette University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Willamette University has a total enrollment of 2,556 students. The full-time enrollment at Willamette University is 2,403 students and the part-time enrollment is 153. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Willamette University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Willamette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.71% Two or More Races, 7.24% Asian, 2.39% Black or African American, 0.548% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.313% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Willamette University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (33%), followed by White Female (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Willamette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,556 students. The full-time enrollment at Willamette University is 2,403 and the part-time enrollment is 153. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Willamette University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2016 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 Willamette University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Willamette University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,533

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    284

  3. Two or More Races

    197

The enrolled student population at Willamette University is 60% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.71% Two or More Races, 7.24% Asian, 2.39% Black or African American, 0.548% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.313% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 70 students (2.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 48 more women than men received degrees from Willamette University. The majority of degree recipients at Willamette University are white (434 degrees awarded). There were 6.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Willamette University is General Political Science & Government (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (45 degrees) and General Psychology (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Willamette University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (140 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Willamette University are Miscellaneous managers (130,578 people), Postsecondary teachers (115,549 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (83,389 people), Physicians & surgeons (77,047 people), and Other Physical Scientists (57,376 people).

The most specialized majors at Willamette University are Legal (140 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 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 Willamette University are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Willamette University are Legal (140 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Willamette University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (199,464 people), Elementary & secondary schools (152,999 people), Hospitals (96,712 people), Computer Systems Design (68,625 people), and Scientific research & development services (66,030 people).

The most specialized majors at Willamette University are Legal (140 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees), Language & Linguistics (26 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 48 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Willamette University was General Political Science & Government with 48 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 341

  2. 389

In 2016, 341 degrees were awarded to men at Willamette University, which is 0.877 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (389).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Willamette University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.42 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Willamette University in Law, which is 0.881 times less than the 59 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%

100% Completion Time

77%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 69% of students graduating from Willamette University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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 Willamette University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.61% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    434 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Willamette University is white (434 degrees awarded). There were 6.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

4.25% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    238 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    196 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Willamette University is white female (238 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (196 degrees).

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Operations

Willamette University has an endowment valued at nearly $241M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18M (7.49%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Willamette University had a total expenditure of $97.1M. Of that $97.1M, they spent $42.3M on salaries and $97.1M on benefits.

Willamette University employs 76 Associate professors, 73 Professors, and 49 Assistant professors. Most academics at Willamette University are Male Professors (48), Female Associate professors(39), and Male Associate professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Willamette University are: Management, with 104 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 83 employees, and Service with 73 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$241M

2015 Endowment

4.01%

growth from 2014

Willamette University has an endowment valued at about $241M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Willamette University grew 4.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $207M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.91M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Willamette University received $1.91M 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$42.3M

Salary Expenditure

$97.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Willamette University had a total expenditure of $97.1M. Of that $97.1M, they spent $42.3M on salaries and $97.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Willamette University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.3M

2015 Salaries

1.36%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Willamette University paid a median of $42.3M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($97.1M) and a 1.36% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.5% decline from 2013 and a 6.53% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.3M

Instructional Salaries

225

Number of Employees

In 2015, Willamette University paid a total of $19.3M to 225 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

76 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

104 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Willamette University were Associate professor with 76 employees; Professor with 73 employees; and Professor with 49 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Willamette University were Management with 104 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 83 employees; and Service with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Willamette University was Male Professor with 48 employees, Female Associate professor with 39 employees, and Male Associate professor with 37 employees.

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

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