Wingate University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,120

6.68% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,094

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.45%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

93.2%

15,198 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,620

89.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.3%

280 Graduates

About

Wingate University is a higher education institution located in Union County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wingate University were General Human Services (37 degrees awarded), General Psychology (26 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (26 degrees).

In 2017, 762 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wingate University. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (461 degrees), 3.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wingate University is $31,120, which is $10,387 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wingate University is $31,120, which is $10,387 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 $18,094.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,120

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wingate University was $31,120. The cost of tuition at Wingate University is $10,387 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,094

2017 Value

4.55%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wingate University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,094. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wingate University grew by 4.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,890

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wingate University was of $8,890 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 39.1% 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

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Wingate University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.03% with respect to 2016, when 97% 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.

4.45%

2016 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wingate University was 4.45%, which represents 32 out of the 719 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

Wingate University received 15,198 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 100% annual growth. Out of those 15,198 applicants, 14,170 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,620 students enrolled at Wingate University in 2017, and 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wingate University has an overall enrollment yield of 7.57%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

14,170

Accepted Out of 15,198

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wingate University was 93.2% (14,170 admissions from 15,198 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 100%, while admissions grew by 169%.

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SAT Scores

60%

Submission Percentage

643

Scores Submitted

60% of enrolled first-time students at Wingate University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wingate University has a total enrollment of 3,620 students. The full-time enrollment at Wingate University is 3,231 students and the part-time enrollment is 389. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Wingate University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wingate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 6.69% Two or More Races, 3.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% Asian, 0.497% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wingate University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Black or African American Female (9.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Asian Female (6.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wingate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,620 students. The full-time enrollment at Wingate University is 3,231 and the part-time enrollment is 389. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Wingate University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Wingate University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Wingate University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,063

  2. Black or African American

    585

  3. Two or More Races

    242

The enrolled student population at Wingate University is 57% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 6.69% Two or More Races, 3.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% Asian, 0.497% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% 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, 333 students (9.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 154 more women than men received degrees from Wingate University. The majority of degree recipients at Wingate University are white (461 degrees awarded). There were 3.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wingate University is General Human Services (37 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (26 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wingate University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees awarded), Education (177 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (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 Wingate University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,968,708 people), Secondary school teachers (340,352 people), Education administrators (287,487 people), Other managers (228,591 people), and Social workers, all other (196,778 people).

The most specialized majors at Wingate University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees awarded), Education (177 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (37 degrees), Communications (44 degrees), and Math & Statistics (11 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 Wingate University are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Wingate University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees awarded), Education (177 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (37 degrees), Communications (44 degrees), and Math & Statistics (11 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 Wingate University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,940,503 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,175 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (251,579 people), Computer Systems Design (173,947 people), and Individual & family services (149,578 people).

The most specialized majors at Wingate University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees awarded), Education (177 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (37 degrees), Communications (44 degrees), and Math & Statistics (11 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 Wingate University.

Most Common

  1. 37 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wingate University was General Human Services with 37 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 304

  2. 458

In 2017, 304 degrees were awarded to men at Wingate University, which is 0.664 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 Wingate University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.46 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 59 degrees were awarded to women at Wingate University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 2.11 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 40% of students graduating from Wingate University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wingate University is Male and Two or More Races (71.4% 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, 11.4% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    461 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    119 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wingate University is white (461 degrees awarded). There were 3.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

13% of degree recipients (99 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    293 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    168 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wingate University is white female (293 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (168 degrees).

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Operations

Wingate University has an endowment valued at nearly $90.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.28M (6.95%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Wingate University had a total salary expenditure of $70.2M. Wingate University employs 92 Assistant professors, 56 Associate professors, and 29 Professors. Most academics at Wingate University are Female Assistant professors (56), Male Assistant professors(36), and Male Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wingate University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 60 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 53 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$90.4M

2017 Endowment

86.1%

growth from 2016

Wingate University has an endowment valued at about $90.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wingate University grew 86.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $57.3M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $460k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wingate University received $460k 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

$31.7M

2017 Salaries

8.23%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wingate University paid a median of $31.7M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($70.2M) and a 8.23% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.36% growth from 2015 and a 8.17% 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

$14.1M

Instructional Salaries

186

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wingate University paid a total of $14.1M to 186 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

92 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

60 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wingate University were Assistant professor with 92 employees; Associate professor with 56 employees; and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wingate University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 60 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees; and Service with 41 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 Wingate University was Female Assistant professor with 56 employees, Male Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Male Associate professor with 28 employees.

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

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