Gardner-Webb University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,420

5.49% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,624

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.71%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

51.9%

4,310 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,915

54.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44%

204 Graduates

About

Gardner-Webb University is a higher education institution located in Cleveland County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gardner-Webb University were Registered Nursing (120 degrees awarded), Community Psychology (94 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees).

In 2016, 1,231 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gardner-Webb University. 68.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (885 degrees), 3.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (232 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gardner-Webb University is $29,420, which is $3,564 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gardner-Webb University is $29,420, which is $3,564 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,624.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,420

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Gardner-Webb University was $29,420. The cost of tuition at Gardner-Webb University is $3,564 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$23,624

2016 Value

15.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Gardner-Webb University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,624. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Gardner-Webb University grew by 15.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,340

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gardner-Webb University was of $7,340 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.02% 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

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Gardner-Webb University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2015, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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6.71%

2015 Default Rate

88

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Gardner-Webb University was 6.71%, which represents 88 out of the 1311 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

Gardner-Webb University received 4,310 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.5% annual growth. Out of those 4,310 applicants, 2,236 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,915 students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University in 2016, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gardner-Webb University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,236

Accepted Out of 4,310

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gardner-Webb University was 51.9% (2,236 admissions from 4,310 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 52.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11.5%, while admissions grew by 9.77%.

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SAT Scores

71%

Submission Percentage

315

Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Gardner-Webb University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gardner-Webb University has a total enrollment of 3,915 students. The full-time enrollment at Gardner-Webb University is 2,131 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,784. This means that 54.4% of students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gardner-Webb University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.4% White, 20.4% Black or African American, 2.63% Hispanic or Latino, 1.43% Asian, 0.587% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.307% Two or More Races, and 0.255% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Black or African American Female (7.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.5%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Black or African American Female (15.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gardner-Webb University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,915 students. The full-time enrollment at Gardner-Webb University is 2,131 and the part-time enrollment is 1,784. This means that 54.4% of students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

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 Gardner-Webb University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Gardner-Webb University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,559

  2. Black or African American

    797

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    103

The enrolled student population at Gardner-Webb University is 65.4% White, 20.4% Black or African American, 2.63% Hispanic or Latino, 1.43% Asian, 0.587% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.307% Two or More Races, and 0.255% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 332 students (8.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 455 more women than men received degrees from Gardner-Webb University. The majority of degree recipients at Gardner-Webb University are white (885 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (232 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gardner-Webb University is Registered Nursing (120 degrees awarded), followed by Community Psychology (94 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gardner-Webb University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), Theology (36 degrees), and Education (311 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 Gardner-Webb University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,962,592 people), Secondary school teachers (318,048 people), Education administrators (289,065 people), Counselors (245,159 people), and Miscellaneous managers (191,864 people).

The most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), Theology (36 degrees), Education (311 degrees), Psychology (116 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 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 Gardner-Webb University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Financial analysts, and Pharmacists

The most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), Theology (36 degrees), Education (311 degrees), Psychology (116 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 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 Gardner-Webb University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,994,373 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (378,143 people), Hospitals (329,043 people), Outpatient care centers (177,371 people), and Individual & family services (177,030 people).

The most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), Theology (36 degrees), Education (311 degrees), Psychology (116 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 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 Gardner-Webb University.

Most Common

  1. 120 degrees awarded

  2. 94 degrees awarded

  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gardner-Webb University was Registered Nursing with 120 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 388

  2. 843

In 2016, 388 degrees were awarded to men at Gardner-Webb University, which is 0.46 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (843).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Gardner-Webb University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.522 times less than the 134 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 190 degrees were awarded to women at Gardner-Webb University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.6 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 37% of students graduating from Gardner-Webb University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gardner-Webb University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 14.7% of graduates (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    885 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    232 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gardner-Webb University is white (885 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (232 degrees).

3.98% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    604 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    281 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gardner-Webb University is white female (604 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (281 degrees).

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Operations

Gardner-Webb University has an endowment valued at nearly $61.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $821k (1.34%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Gardner-Webb University had a total expenditure of $66.6M. Of that $66.6M, they spent $29.8M on salaries and $66.6M on benefits.

Gardner-Webb University employs 61 Professors, 51 Assistant professors, and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at Gardner-Webb University are Male Professors (40), Female Assistant professors(33), and Female Professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 113 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 79 employees, and Service with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61.3M

2015 Endowment

2.6%

decline from 2014

Gardner-Webb University has an endowment valued at about $61.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Gardner-Webb University declined 2.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $210M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.37M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Gardner-Webb University received $1.37M 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.

$29.8M

Salary Expenditure

$66.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Gardner-Webb University had a total expenditure of $66.6M. Of that $66.6M, they spent $29.8M on salaries and $66.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$29.8M

2015 Salaries

0.623%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Gardner-Webb University paid a median of $29.8M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($66.6M) and a 0.623% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.983% growth from 2013 and a 7.22% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.6M

Instructional Salaries

169

Number of Employees

In 2015, Gardner-Webb University paid a total of $10.6M to 169 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

61 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

113 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University were Professor with 61 employees; Assistant professor with 51 employees; and Assistant professor with 34 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 113 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees; and Service with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University was Male Professor with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, and Female Professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Gardner-Webb University.

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