Illinois Wesleyan University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,940

3.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$31,227

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.88%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

58.2%

3,841 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,771

99.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

80.7%

473 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 General Biological Sciences (56 degrees awarded), General Business (49 degrees), and General Psychology (46 degrees).

In 2016, 497 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Illinois Wesleyan University. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (368 degrees), 11.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $43,940, which is $19,525 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $43,940, which is $19,525 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,227.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,940

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University was $43,940. The cost of tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $19,525 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$31,227

2016 Value

0.579%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Illinois Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,227. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Illinois Wesleyan University grew by 0.579%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,796

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Illinois Wesleyan University was of $9,796 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.71% 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

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Illinois Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2015, when 99% 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.

1.88%

2015 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Illinois Wesleyan University was 1.88%, which represents 9 out of the 480 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 3,841 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.59% annual growth. Out of those 3,841 applicants, 2,236 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,771 students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2016, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Illinois Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,236

Accepted Out of 3,841

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Illinois Wesleyan University was 58.2% (2,236 admissions from 3,841 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 61.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.59%, while admissions declined by -3.54%.

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SAT Scores

11%

Submission Percentage

48

Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Illinois Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 1,771 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University is 1,766 students and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Illinois Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.9% White, 6.95% Hispanic or Latino, 4.35% Asian, 4.35% Black or African American, 2.54% Two or More Races, 0.0565% 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 majority White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (34%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,771 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University is 1,766 and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

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 Illinois Wesleyan University was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,255

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    123

  3. Asian

    77

The enrolled student population at Illinois Wesleyan University is 70.9% White, 6.95% Hispanic or Latino, 4.35% Asian, 4.35% Black or African American, 2.54% Two or More Races, 0.0565% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 28 students (1.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 107 more women than men received degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University. The majority of degree recipients at Illinois Wesleyan University are white (368 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Illinois Wesleyan University is General Biological Sciences (56 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (49 degrees) and General Psychology (46 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (15 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 (171,425 people), Miscellaneous managers (161,977 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (130,071 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (97,816 people), and Physicians & surgeons (87,565 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), and Physical Sciences (20 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 Illinois Wesleyan University are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), and Physical Sciences (20 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 Illinois Wesleyan University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (277,145 people), Elementary & secondary schools (244,391 people), Computer Systems Design (130,501 people), Hospitals (117,397 people), and Scientific research & development services (77,452 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), and Physical Sciences (20 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. 56 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Illinois Wesleyan University was General Biological Sciences with 56 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 195

  2. 302

In 2016, 195 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois Wesleyan University, which is 0.646 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois Wesleyan University in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.806 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 42 degrees were awarded to women at Illinois Wesleyan University in Registered Nursing, which is 21 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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.

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 (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, 7.19% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    368 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Illinois Wesleyan University is white (368 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

2.82% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    223 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    145 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Illinois Wesleyan University is white female (223 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (145 degrees).

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Operations

Illinois Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $243M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.55M (2.29%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Illinois Wesleyan University had a total expenditure of $74.7M. Of that $74.7M, they spent $31M on salaries and $74.7M on benefits.

Illinois Wesleyan University employs 55 Professors, 47 Assistant professors, and 45 Associate professors. Most academics at Illinois Wesleyan University are Male Professors (40), Female Assistant professors(26), and Male Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University are: Service, with 69 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 51 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$243M

2015 Endowment

1.71%

decline from 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $243M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Illinois Wesleyan University declined 1.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $209M 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. $2.12M - Federal

  2. $3.33M - State

  3. $5k - Local

As of 2015, Illinois Wesleyan University received $2.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.33M from state grants and contracts, and $5k 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.

$31M

Salary Expenditure

$74.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Illinois Wesleyan University had a total expenditure of $74.7M. Of that $74.7M, they spent $31M on salaries and $74.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Illinois Wesleyan University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$31M

2015 Salaries

5.68%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Illinois Wesleyan University paid a median of $31M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($74.7M) and a 5.68% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.25% growth from 2013 and a 2.07% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.9M

Instructional Salaries

150

Number of Employees

In 2015, Illinois Wesleyan University paid a total of $10.9M to 150 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

69 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University were Professor with 55 employees; Assistant professor with 47 employees; and Assistant professor with 45 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University were Service with 69 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Associate professor with 24 employees.

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

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