Kentucky Wesleyan College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,270
4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,912
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
62.4%
1,693 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
863
93% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42%
66 Graduates

About

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a higher education institution located in Daviess County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kentucky Wesleyan College were General Psychology (14 degrees awarded), General Health Services (13 degrees), and General Business (13 degrees).

In 2019, 142 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kentucky Wesleyan College. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (119 degrees), 7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky Wesleyan College is $26,270, which is $-1,010 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky Wesleyan College is $26,270, which is $-1,010 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,912.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,270
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kentucky Wesleyan College was $26,270. The cost of tuition at Kentucky Wesleyan College is $-1,010 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$17,912
2019 Value
32.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kentucky Wesleyan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,912. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kentucky Wesleyan College grew by 32.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,764
Room and Board
$1,298
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kentucky Wesleyan College was of $9,764 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,298. The cost of room and board increased by 1.75% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 7.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Kentucky Wesleyan College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.26% with respect to 2018, when 95% 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.
16.9%
2017 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kentucky Wesleyan College was 16.9%, which represents 36 out of the 213 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kentucky Wesleyan College received 1,693 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.35% annual growth. Out of those 1,693 applicants, 1,057 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.4% acceptance rate.

There were 863 students enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2019, and 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kentucky Wesleyan College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,057
Accepted Out of 1,693

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kentucky Wesleyan College was 62.4% (1,057 admissions from 1,693 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 64.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.35%, while admissions grew by 2.52%.

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage
46
Scores Submitted

19% of enrolled first-time students at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kentucky Wesleyan College has a total enrollment of 863 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 803 students and the part-time enrollment is 60. This means that 93% of students enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kentucky Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.5% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 3.13% Hispanic or Latino, 1.39% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, 0.695% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Black or African American Male (9.84%). 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

93%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kentucky Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 863 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 803 and the part-time enrollment is 60. This means that 93% of students enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Kentucky Wesleyan College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Kentucky Wesleyan College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    591
  2. Black or African American
    105
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27

The enrolled student population at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 68.5% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 3.13% Hispanic or Latino, 1.39% Two or More Races, 1.16% Asian, 0.695% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 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, 105 students (12.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 18 more women than men received degrees from Kentucky Wesleyan College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kentucky Wesleyan College is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kentucky Wesleyan College is General Psychology (14 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (13 degrees) and General Business (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kentucky Wesleyan College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), and Physical Sciences (5 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 Kentucky Wesleyan College are Other managers (275,876 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (253,428 people), Postsecondary teachers (229,571 people), Secondary school teachers (170,004 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (168,653 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Wesleyan College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), Physical Sciences (5 degrees), History (3 degrees), and Psychology (14 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 Kentucky Wesleyan College are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Computer hardware engineers, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Wesleyan College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), Physical Sciences (5 degrees), History (3 degrees), and Psychology (14 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 Kentucky Wesleyan College are Elementary & secondary schools (731,117 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (506,411 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (318,026 people), Outpatient care centers (195,911 people), and Computer Systems Design (195,666 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Wesleyan College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), Physical Sciences (5 degrees), History (3 degrees), and Psychology (14 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 Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Most Common
  1. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kentucky Wesleyan College was General Psychology with 14 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

62
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
80
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky Wesleyan College, which is 0.775 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (80).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 3 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to women at Kentucky Wesleyan College in General Psychology, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 24% of students graduating from Kentucky Wesleyan College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kentucky Wesleyan College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% 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, 7.58% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    119 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kentucky Wesleyan College is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

3.52% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    72 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kentucky Wesleyan College is white female (72 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (47 degrees).

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Operations

Kentucky Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at nearly $35.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $955k (2.69%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Kentucky Wesleyan College had a total salary expenditure of $17.3M. Kentucky Wesleyan College employs 31 Assistant professors, 11 Associate professors, and 2 Professors. Most academics at Kentucky Wesleyan College are Female Assistant professors (18), Male Assistant professors(13), and Female Associate professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky Wesleyan College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Management with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.5M
2019 Endowment
3.5%
decline from 2018

Kentucky Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at about $35.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kentucky Wesleyan College declined 3.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.23M 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. $620k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Kentucky Wesleyan College received $620k 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

$6.37M
2019 Salaries
0.509%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Kentucky Wesleyan College paid a median of $6.37M in salaries, which represents 36.7% of their overall expenditure ($17.3M) and a 0.509% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.71% decline from 2017 and a 9.38% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.19M
Instructional Salaries
45
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kentucky Wesleyan College paid a total of $2.19M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% 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
31 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kentucky Wesleyan College were Assistant professor with 31 employees; Associate professor with 11 employees; and Associate professor with 2 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky Wesleyan College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees; and Management with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kentucky Wesleyan College was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

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