Illinois Wesleyan University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$51,132
3.75% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$32,545
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.46%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
56.9%
3,896 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,636
99.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
82%
373 Graduates

About

Illinois Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in McLean County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Illinois Wesleyan University were Registered Nursing (50 degrees awarded), Accounting (44 degrees), and General Business (39 degrees).

In 2020, 442 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Illinois Wesleyan University. 49.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (327 degrees), 9.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $51,132, which is $22,732 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $51,132, which is $22,732 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,545.

In 2020, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,132
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University was $51,132. The cost of tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $22,732 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$32,545
2020 Value
12.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Illinois Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,545. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Illinois Wesleyan University grew by 12.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,412
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Illinois Wesleyan University was of $11,412 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.9% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Illinois Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 100% 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.
2.46%
2018 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Illinois Wesleyan University was 2.46%, which represents 10 out of the 406 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

Illinois Wesleyan University received 3,896 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.76% annual growth. Out of those 3,896 applicants, 2,218 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,636 students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2020, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

56.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,218
Accepted Out of 3,896

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Illinois Wesleyan University was 56.9% (2,218 admissions from 3,896 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 60.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 4.76%, while admissions declined by −1.9%.

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage
287
Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Illinois Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 1,636 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University is 1,622 students and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Illinois Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70% White, 9.35% Hispanic or Latino, 6.85% Black or African American, 6.78% Asian, 3.73% Two or More Races, 0.0611% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.4%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,636 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University is 1,622 and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2020 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 Illinois Wesleyan University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Illinois Wesleyan University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,145
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    153
  3. Black or African American
    112

The enrolled student population at Illinois Wesleyan University is 70% White, 9.35% Hispanic or Latino, 6.85% Black or African American, 6.78% Asian, 3.73% Two or More Races, 0.0611% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 8 students (0.489%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 2 fewer women than men received degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Illinois Wesleyan University is white (327 degrees awarded). There were 9.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Illinois Wesleyan University is Registered Nursing (50 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (44 degrees) and General Business (39 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Illinois Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (43 degrees), and Physical Sciences (14 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 Illinois Wesleyan University are Postsecondary teachers (225,284 people), Other managers (210,938 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (182,458 people), Secondary school teachers (143,288 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (131,332 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are English (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 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 Illinois Wesleyan University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Advertising sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are English (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 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 Illinois Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (453,825 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (433,195 people), Computer Systems Design (170,587 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (151,430 people), and Legal services (114,948 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are English (16 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (14 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 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 Illinois Wesleyan University.
Most Common
  1. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 44 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 39 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Illinois Wesleyan University was Registered Nursing with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

222
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
220
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois Wesleyan University, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (220).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois Wesleyan University in General Business, which is 5.5 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 45 degrees were awarded to women at Illinois Wesleyan University in Registered Nursing, which is 9 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 75% of students graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% 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 Sex

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 Illinois Wesleyan University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.41% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    327 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Illinois Wesleyan University is white (327 degrees awarded). There were 9.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

0.226% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    168 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    159 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Illinois Wesleyan University is white male (168 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (159 degrees).

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Operations

Illinois Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $213M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.5M (6.34%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Illinois Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of $70.9M. Illinois Wesleyan University employs 48 Associate professors, 44 Professors, and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at Illinois Wesleyan University are Male Professors (32), Female Associate professors(26), and Male Associate professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 59 employees, Service, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$213M
2020 Endowment
0.338%
decline from 2019

Illinois Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $213M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Illinois Wesleyan University declined 0.338% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $173M 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. $1.79M - Federal
  2. $219k - State
  3. $52.5k - Local

As of 2020, Illinois Wesleyan University received $1.79M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $219k from state grants and contracts, and $52.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.8M
2020 Salaries
10.6%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Illinois Wesleyan University paid a median of $26.8M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($70.9M) and a 10.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.06% growth from 2018 and a 2.13% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.05M
Instructional Salaries
119
Number of Employees

In 2020, Illinois Wesleyan University paid a total of $9.05M to 119 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University were Associate professor with 48 employees; Professor with 44 employees; and Professor with 22 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees; Service with 53 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 32 employees, Female Associate professor with 26 employees, and Male Associate professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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