Iowa Wesleyan University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,600
4.81% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$25,003
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
13.6%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
50%
5,457 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
629
87.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
26.5%
30 Graduates

About

Iowa Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Henry County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Iowa Wesleyan University were General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), Nursing School (16 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (13 degrees).

In 2017, 99 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Iowa Wesleyan University. 70.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (58 degrees), 2.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University is $23,600, which is $-1,594 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University is $23,600, which is $-1,594 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,003.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,600
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University was $23,600. The cost of tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University is $-1,594 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$25,003
2017 Value
16.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Iowa Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,003. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Iowa Wesleyan University grew by 16.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,011
Room and Board
$1,253
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Iowa Wesleyan University was of $9,011 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,253. The cost of room and board increased by 3.43% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.47% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Iowa Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 14.1% with respect to 2016, 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.
13.6%
2016 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Iowa Wesleyan University was 13.6%, which represents 29 out of the 213 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

Iowa Wesleyan University received 5,457 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.147% annual growth. Out of those 5,457 applicants, 2,729 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50% acceptance rate.

There were 629 students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University in 2017, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Iowa Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.72%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,729
Accepted Out of 5,457

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Iowa Wesleyan University was 50% (2,729 admissions from 5,457 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 50.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.147%, while admissions declined by -1.59%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
33
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Iowa Wesleyan University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Iowa Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 629 students. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan University is 551 students and the part-time enrollment is 78. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Iowa Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.8% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.88% Asian, 3.82% Two or More Races, 0.954% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.636% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.5%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Black or African American Male (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 629 students. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan University is 551 and the part-time enrollment is 78. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Iowa Wesleyan University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Iowa Wesleyan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    244
  2. Black or African American
    104
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    65

The enrolled student population at Iowa Wesleyan University is 38.8% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.88% Asian, 3.82% Two or More Races, 0.954% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.636% 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 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, 117 students (18.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 41 more women than men received degrees from Iowa Wesleyan University. The majority of degree recipients at Iowa Wesleyan University are white (58 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Iowa Wesleyan University is General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), followed by Nursing School (16 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Iowa Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), and Biology (9 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 Iowa Wesleyan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,945,855 people), Physicians (394,872 people), Secondary school teachers (329,485 people), Education administrators (287,322 people), and Other managers (218,699 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), Biology (9 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Protective Services (7 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 Iowa Wesleyan University are Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), Biology (9 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Protective Services (7 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 Iowa Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,900,238 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (625,557 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (488,693 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (382,598 people), and Offices of physicians (210,197 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), Biology (9 degrees), Education (17 degrees), and Protective Services (7 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 Iowa Wesleyan University.
Most Common
  1. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Iowa Wesleyan University was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 29
  2. 70

In 2017, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Wesleyan University, which is 0.414 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (70).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.706 times less than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 17 degrees were awarded to women at Iowa Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.42 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Iowa Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (30.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Iowa Wesleyan University is Male and White (30.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 23.3% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    58 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Iowa Wesleyan University is white (58 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (24 degrees).

24.2% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    42 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Iowa Wesleyan University is white female (42 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (16 degrees).

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Operations

Iowa Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.39M (8.07%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Iowa Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of $14.9M. Iowa Wesleyan University employs 11 Assistant professors, 10 Professors, and 8 Associate professors. Most academics at Iowa Wesleyan University are Female Assistant professors (9), Male Professors(6), and Female Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 14 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 13 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.2M
2017 Endowment
14.1%
growth from 2016

Iowa Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $17.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Iowa Wesleyan University grew 14.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.9M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $61.3k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Iowa Wesleyan University received $61.3k 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

Salary Expenditure

$5.19M
2017 Salaries
8.53%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Iowa Wesleyan University paid a median of $5.19M in salaries, which represents 34.9% of their overall expenditure ($14.9M) and a 8.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.3% decline from 2015 and a 9.28% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.74M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2017, Iowa Wesleyan University paid a total of $1.74M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (34.4%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
11 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
14 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University were Assistant professor with 11 employees; Professor with 10 employees; and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University were Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University was Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, Male Professor with 6 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

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

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