Iowa Wesleyan University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,424
3.49% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,540
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
58.3%
3,658 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
622
91% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
22.3%
25 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 (22 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (12 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (9 degrees).

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Iowa Wesleyan University. 69.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (47 degrees), 2.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University is $24,424, which is $−2,856 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University is $24,424, which is $−2,856 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,540.

In 2019, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,424
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University was $24,424. The cost of tuition at Iowa Wesleyan University is $−2,856 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$27,540
2019 Value
10.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Iowa Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,540. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Iowa Wesleyan University grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,080
Room and Board
$1,316
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Iowa Wesleyan University was of $11,080 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,316. The cost of room and board increased by 2.12% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.72% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Iowa Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.17% with respect to 2018, when 72% 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.
14.9%
2017 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Iowa Wesleyan University was 14.9%, which represents 29 out of the 195 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 3,658 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.19% annual decline. Out of those 3,658 applicants, 2,133 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.3% acceptance rate.

There were 622 students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University in 2019, and 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Iowa Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 7.13%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,133
Accepted Out of 3,658

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Iowa Wesleyan University was 58.3% (2,133 admissions from 3,658 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 58%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −2.19%, while admissions declined by −1.71%.

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SAT Scores

46%
Submission Percentage
61
Scores Submitted

46% of enrolled first-time students at Iowa Wesleyan University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Iowa Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 622 students. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan University is 566 students and the part-time enrollment is 56. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Iowa Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.2% White, 18.3% Black or African American, 7.72% Hispanic or Latino, 6.43% Two or More Races, 0.643% Asian, 0.482% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.322% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.8%), followed by White Male (15.2%) and Black or African American Male (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (16.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.7%) and White Male (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 622 students. The full-time enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan University is 566 and the part-time enrollment is 56. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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 Iowa Wesleyan University was 55%. 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
    250
  2. Black or African American
    114
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    48

The enrolled student population at Iowa Wesleyan University is 40.2% White, 18.3% Black or African American, 7.72% Hispanic or Latino, 6.43% Two or More Races, 0.643% Asian, 0.482% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.322% 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, 61 students (9.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 34 more women than men received degrees from Iowa Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Iowa Wesleyan University is white (47 degrees awarded). There were 2.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Iowa Wesleyan University is General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (12 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (9 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 (9 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), and Education (15 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 (1,559,495 people), Secondary school teachers (513,638 people), Education administrators (304,610 people), Social workers, all other (301,247 people), and Other managers (232,268 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), Education (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees), and Psychology (5 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, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), Education (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees), and Psychology (5 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 (3,054,136 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (455,490 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (416,832 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (345,278 people), and Individual & family services (280,074 people).

The most specialized majors at Iowa Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), Education (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (4 degrees), and Psychology (5 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. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Iowa Wesleyan University was General Business Administration & Management with 22 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

26
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
60
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Wesleyan University, which is 0.433 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (60).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Iowa Wesleyan University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 3.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 19 degrees were awarded to women at Iowa Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 6.33 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Iowa Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Iowa Wesleyan University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (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, 8% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    47 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Iowa Wesleyan University is white (47 degrees awarded). There were 2.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

20.9% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    35 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Iowa Wesleyan University is white female (35 degrees awarded). There were 2.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (12 degrees).

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Operations

Iowa Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.666%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Iowa Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of $16M. Iowa Wesleyan University employs 16 Assistant professors, 10 Associate professors, and 7 Professors. Most academics at Iowa Wesleyan University are Female Assistant professors (10), Female Associate professors(6), and Male Assistant professors (6).

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

Finances

Endowment

$17.4M
2019 Endowment
0.41%
decline from 2018

Iowa Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $17.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Iowa Wesleyan University declined 0.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.3M 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. $62k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Iowa Wesleyan University received $62k 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

$6.08M
2019 Salaries
6.91%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Iowa Wesleyan University paid a median of $6.08M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($16M) and a 6.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.48% growth from 2017 and a 8.53% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.9M
Instructional Salaries
34
Number of Employees

In 2019, Iowa Wesleyan University paid a total of $1.9M to 34 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
14 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University were Assistant professor with 16 employees; Associate professor with 10 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Iowa Wesleyan University was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Female Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 6 employees.

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

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