Wofford College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$40,510

4.25% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,101

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.54%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

69.1%

3,101 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,678

99.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

80%

343 Graduates

About

Wofford College is a higher education institution located in Spartanburg County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wofford College were General Biological Sciences (72 degrees awarded), General Finance (58 degrees), and Business & Managerial Economics (41 degrees).

In 2017, 489 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wofford College. 48.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (419 degrees), 15.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wofford College is $40,510, which is $15,316 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wofford College is $40,510, which is $15,316 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,101.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,510

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wofford College was $40,510. The cost of tuition at Wofford College is $15,316 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$27,101

2017 Value

5.67%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wofford College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,101. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wofford College grew by 5.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,003

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wofford College was of $9,003 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.14% 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

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Wofford College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.25% with respect to 2016, when 89% 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.

3.54%

2016 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wofford College was 3.54%, which represents 9 out of the 254 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

Wofford College received 3,101 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.58% annual growth. Out of those 3,101 applicants, 2,142 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,678 students enrolled at Wofford College in 2017, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wofford College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,142

Accepted Out of 3,101

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wofford College was 69.1% (2,142 admissions from 3,101 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.58%, while admissions grew by 4.03%.

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SAT Scores

41%

Submission Percentage

185

Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at Wofford College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wofford College has a total enrollment of 1,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Wofford College is 1,663 students and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Wofford College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wofford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.6% White, 7.75% Black or African American, 4.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 2.32% Asian, 0.238% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wofford College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.2%), followed by White Male (35.6%) and Black or African American Male (4.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wofford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Wofford College is 1,663 and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Wofford College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

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 Wofford College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wofford College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,336

  2. Black or African American

    130

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    69

The enrolled student population at Wofford College is 79.6% White, 7.75% Black or African American, 4.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 2.32% Asian, 0.238% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 6 students (0.358%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 15 fewer women than men received degrees from Wofford College. The majority of degree recipients at Wofford College are white (419 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wofford College is General Biological Sciences (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (58 degrees) and Business & Managerial Economics (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wofford College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (18 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 Wofford College are Physicians (453,072 people), Postsecondary teachers (227,304 people), Other managers (180,441 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (156,011 people), and Other Physical Scientists (135,197 people).

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (30 degrees), and Biology (72 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 Wofford College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (30 degrees), and Biology (72 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 Wofford College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (519,446 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (457,737 people), Elementary & secondary schools (293,794 people), Offices of physicians (206,790 people), and Scientific research & development services (169,740 people).

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (49 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (30 degrees), and Biology (72 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 72 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wofford College was General Biological Sciences with 72 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 252

  2. 237

In 2017, 252 degrees were awarded to men at Wofford College, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (237).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Wofford College in General Finance, which is 2.63 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Wofford College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.18 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 77% of students graduating from Wofford College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 Wofford College is Male and Asian (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, 0.875% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    419 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wofford College is white (419 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

0.409% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    211 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    208 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wofford College is white male (211 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (208 degrees).

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Operations

Wofford College has an endowment valued at nearly $194M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.7M (11.2%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Wofford College had a total expenditure of $67.9M. Of that $67.9M, they spent $29.2M on salaries and $67.9M on benefits.

Wofford College employs 48 Associate professors, 46 Professors, and 45 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wofford College are Male Professors (33), Male Associate professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wofford College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 58 employees, Service, with 56 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$194M

2017 Endowment

12.8%

growth from 2016

Wofford College has an endowment valued at about $194M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wofford College grew 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $157M 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. $416k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wofford College received $416k 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

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$29.2M

Salary Expenditure

$67.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Wofford College had a total expenditure of $67.9M. Of that $67.9M, they spent $29.2M on salaries and $67.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$29.2M

2017 Salaries

12%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wofford College paid a median of $29.2M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($67.9M) and a 12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.25% growth from 2015 and a 4.5% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.5M

Instructional Salaries

146

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wofford College paid a total of $10.5M to 146 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

48 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

58 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wofford College were Associate professor with 48 employees; Professor with 46 employees; and Professor with 45 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wofford College were Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees; Service with 56 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wofford College was Male Professor with 33 employees, Male Associate professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Wofford College.

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