Dakota Wesleyan University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,700
3.69% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$20,948
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
5.94%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
76%
676 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
908
77.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
48%
71 Graduates

About

Dakota Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Davison County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dakota Wesleyan University were Registered Nursing (71 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (15 degrees).

In 2017, 256 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dakota Wesleyan University. 55.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (233 degrees), 29.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dakota Wesleyan University is $26,700, which is $1,506 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dakota Wesleyan University is $26,700, which is $1,506 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,948.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,700
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Dakota Wesleyan University was $26,700. The cost of tuition at Dakota Wesleyan University is $1,506 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$20,948
2017 Value
4.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Dakota Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,948. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Dakota Wesleyan University grew by 4.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,600
Room and Board
$1,150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dakota Wesleyan University was of $7,600 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Dakota Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.86% with respect to 2016, when 79% 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.
5.94%
2016 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Dakota Wesleyan University was 5.94%, which represents 17 out of the 286 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

Dakota Wesleyan University received 676 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.21% annual growth. Out of those 676 applicants, 514 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76% acceptance rate.

There were 908 students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University in 2017, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dakota Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
514
Accepted Out of 676

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dakota Wesleyan University was 76% (514 admissions from 676 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 72.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.21%, while admissions grew by 7.98%.

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage
12
Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Dakota Wesleyan University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dakota Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 908 students. The full-time enrollment at Dakota Wesleyan University is 704 students and the part-time enrollment is 204. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dakota Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.8% White, 2.64% Two or More Races, 2.42% Hispanic or Latino, 1.76% Black or African American, 1.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.771% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.6%), followed by White Male (40.6%) and Two or More Races Male (1.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (55.6%), followed by White Female (30.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dakota Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 908 students. The full-time enrollment at Dakota Wesleyan University is 704 and the part-time enrollment is 204. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 Dakota Wesleyan University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Dakota Wesleyan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    815
  2. Two or More Races
    24
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    22

The enrolled student population at Dakota Wesleyan University is 89.8% White, 2.64% Two or More Races, 2.42% Hispanic or Latino, 1.76% Black or African American, 1.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.771% Asian, 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 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, 2 students (0.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 30 more women than men received degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University. The majority of degree recipients at Dakota Wesleyan University are white (233 degrees awarded). There were 29.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dakota Wesleyan University is Registered Nursing (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (15 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dakota Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Biology (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 Dakota Wesleyan University are Physicians (394,536 people), Social workers, all other (166,304 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (154,333 people), Other managers (149,920 people), and Postsecondary teachers (145,567 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 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 Dakota Wesleyan University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Dakota Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 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 Dakota Wesleyan University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (539,572 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (344,083 people), Elementary & secondary schools (307,240 people), Offices of physicians (191,204 people), and Outpatient care centers (147,750 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 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 Dakota Wesleyan University.
Most Common
  1. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 15 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dakota Wesleyan University was Registered Nursing with 71 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 113
  2. 143

In 2017, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota Wesleyan University, which is 0.79 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (143).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 68 degrees were awarded to women at Dakota Wesleyan University in Registered Nursing, which is 22.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Dakota Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dakota Wesleyan University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    233 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dakota Wesleyan University is white (233 degrees awarded). There were 29.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    130 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dakota Wesleyan University is white female (130 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (103 degrees).

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Operations

Dakota Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.39M (8.39%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Dakota Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of $16.8M. Dakota Wesleyan University employs 17 Associate professors, 17 Assistant professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Dakota Wesleyan University are Female Assistant professors (15), Male Associate professors(10), and Male Professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota Wesleyan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 24 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.5M
2017 Endowment
8.04%
growth from 2016

Dakota Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $28.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Dakota Wesleyan University grew 8.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.63M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $545k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Dakota Wesleyan University received $545k 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

$6.92M
2017 Salaries
6.35%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Dakota Wesleyan University paid a median of $6.92M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($16.8M) and a 6.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.399% decline from 2015 and a 2.94% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.71M
Instructional Salaries
50
Number of Employees

In 2017, Dakota Wesleyan University paid a total of $2.71M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dakota Wesleyan University were Associate professor with 17 employees; Assistant professor with 17 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota Wesleyan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees; Management with 15 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dakota Wesleyan University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Associate professor with 10 employees, and Male Professor with 8 employees.

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

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