Illinois Wesleyan University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,284
3.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,912
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.47%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
60.8%
3,719 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,629
99.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
79.3%
388 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 Accounting (49 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (40 degrees), and General Business (37 degrees).

In 2019, 434 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Illinois Wesleyan University. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (311 degrees), 10 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $49,284, which is $22,004 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $49,284, which is $22,004 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,912.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,284
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University was $49,284. The cost of tuition at Illinois Wesleyan University is $22,004 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$28,912
2019 Value
9.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Illinois Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,912. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Illinois Wesleyan University grew by 9.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,984
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Illinois Wesleyan University was of $10,984 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.88% between 2018 and 2019. 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
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Illinois Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.47%
2017 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Illinois Wesleyan University was 1.47%, which represents 6 out of the 407 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 3,719 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.74% annual decline. Out of those 3,719 applicants, 2,261 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,629 students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2019, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Illinois Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,261
Accepted Out of 3,719

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Illinois Wesleyan University was 60.8% (2,261 admissions from 3,719 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 58.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.74%, while admissions grew by 2.03%.

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage
241
Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Illinois Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 1,629 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University is 1,616 students and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Illinois Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.6% White, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 6.81% Black or African American, 6.57% Asian, 2.39% Two or More Races, 0.0614% 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 (35.3%), followed by White Male (34.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.89%). 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

99.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,629 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois Wesleyan University is 1,616 and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2019 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 84%. 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
    1,134
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    141
  3. Black or African American
    111

The enrolled student population at Illinois Wesleyan University is 69.6% White, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 6.81% Black or African American, 6.57% Asian, 2.39% Two or More Races, 0.0614% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 21 students (1.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 52 more women than men received degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Illinois Wesleyan University is white (311 degrees awarded). There were 10 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 Accounting (49 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (40 degrees) and General Business (37 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 (6 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (10 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 (195,262 people), Other managers (151,960 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (137,386 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (131,621 people), and Secondary school teachers (120,621 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (10 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, Dentists, Physicians, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (10 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 (361,173 people), Elementary & secondary schools (354,157 people), Computer Systems Design (126,779 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (126,673 people), and Legal services (105,915 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (10 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. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Illinois Wesleyan University was Accounting with 49 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

191
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
243
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois Wesleyan University, which is 0.786 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (243).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois Wesleyan University in Accounting, which is 1.58 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Illinois Wesleyan University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
78%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 71% of students graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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 Illinois Wesleyan University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.55% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    311 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Illinois Wesleyan University is white (311 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

0.922% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    164 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    147 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 (164 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (147 degrees).

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Operations

Illinois Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $214M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.6M (4.96%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Illinois Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of $77.6M. Illinois Wesleyan University employs 49 Associate professors, 48 Professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Illinois Wesleyan University are Male Professors (34), Female Associate professors(26), and Male Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University are: Service, with 64 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$214M
2019 Endowment
8.5%
decline from 2018

Illinois Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $214M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Illinois Wesleyan University declined 8.5% 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. $2.49M - Federal
  2. $2.14M - State
  3. $31.3k - Local

As of 2019, Illinois Wesleyan University received $2.49M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.14M from state grants and contracts, and $31.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.9M
2019 Salaries
4.06%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Illinois Wesleyan University paid a median of $29.9M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($77.6M) and a 4.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.13% growth from 2017 and a 0.859% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.58M
Instructional Salaries
128
Number of Employees

In 2019, Illinois Wesleyan University paid a total of $9.58M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
49 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
64 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University were Associate professor with 49 employees; Professor with 48 employees; and Professor with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University were Service with 64 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Illinois Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 34 employees, Female Associate professor with 26 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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