Illinois Wesleyan University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$45,654

3.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$30,147

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.58%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

60.9%

3,697 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,649

99.8% 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 Business (71 degrees awarded), Accounting (42 degrees), and Registered Nursing (42 degrees).

In 2017, 496 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Illinois Wesleyan University. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (359 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $45,654, which is $20,460 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $45,654, which is $20,460 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,147.

In 2017, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,654

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University was $45,654. The cost of tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $20,460 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$30,147

2017 Value

3.46%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,147. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Illinois Wesleyan University grew by 3.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,178

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Illinois Wesleyan University was of $10,178 in 2017. 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 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

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Illinois Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2016, when 98% 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.

2.58%

2016 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Illinois Wesleyan University was 2.58%, which represents 11 out of the 427 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 3,697 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.75% annual decline. Out of those 3,697 applicants, 2,250 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,649 students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2017, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Illinois Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,250

Accepted Out of 3,697

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Illinois Wesleyan University was 60.9% (2,250 admissions from 3,697 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 58.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.75%, while admissions grew by 0.626%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

39

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Illinois Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 1,649 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University is 1,646 students and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Illinois Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69% White, 8.19% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Asian, 5.22% Black or African American, 2% Two or More Races, 0.0606% 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 (36.1%), followed by White Male (32.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,649 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University is 1,646 and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University 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 Illinois Wesleyan University was 89%. 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

    1,138

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    135

  3. Asian

    94

The enrolled student population at Illinois Wesleyan University is 69% White, 8.19% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Asian, 5.22% Black or African American, 2% Two or More Races, 0.0606% 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 54.9% 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, 24 students (1.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 38 more women than men received degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University. The majority of degree recipients at Illinois Wesleyan University are white (359 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Illinois Wesleyan University is General Business (71 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (42 degrees) and Registered Nursing (42 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 Physical Sciences (25 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Math & Statistics (17 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 (190,770 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (188,602 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (151,804 people), Other managers (150,741 people), and Physicians (97,007 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are Physical Sciences (25 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and History (11 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 Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are Physical Sciences (25 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and History (11 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 (358,921 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (339,894 people), Computer Systems Design (150,871 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (130,251 people), and Legal services (116,378 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are Physical Sciences (25 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and History (11 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. 71 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Illinois Wesleyan University was General Business with 71 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 229

  2. 267

In 2017, 229 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois Wesleyan University, which is 0.858 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (267).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois Wesleyan University in General Business, which is 1.73 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Illinois Wesleyan University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.4 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

78%

100% Completion Time

83%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 78% of students graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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

    359 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Illinois Wesleyan University is white (359 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

1.21% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    194 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    165 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 (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (165 degrees).

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Operations

Illinois Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $236M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.8M (7.97%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Illinois Wesleyan University had a total expenditure of $75.3M. Of that $75.3M, they spent $28.1M on salaries and $75.3M on benefits.

Illinois Wesleyan University employs 50 Professors, 46 Assistant professors, and 43 Associate professors. Most academics at Illinois Wesleyan University are Male Professors (35), Female Assistant professors(24), and Male Associate professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University are: Service, with 70 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$236M

2017 Endowment

2.2%

growth from 2016

Illinois Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $236M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Illinois Wesleyan University grew 2.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $198M 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. $1.82M - Federal

  2. $1.92M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Illinois Wesleyan University received $1.82M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.92M 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.

$28.1M

Salary Expenditure

$75.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Illinois Wesleyan University had a total expenditure of $75.3M. Of that $75.3M, they spent $28.1M on salaries and $75.3M 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

$28.1M

2017 Salaries

0.859%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Illinois Wesleyan University paid a median of $28.1M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($75.3M) and a 0.859% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.95% decline from 2015 and a 5.68% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.4M

Instructional Salaries

142

Number of Employees

In 2017, Illinois Wesleyan University paid a total of $10.4M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

70 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University were Professor with 50 employees; Assistant professor with 46 employees; and Assistant professor with 43 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University were Service with 70 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 35 employees, Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 22 employees.

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

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