North Carolina Wesleyan College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,400
2.86% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,772
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.2%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
47.6%
3,358 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,720
85.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31.4%
100 Graduates

About

North Carolina Wesleyan College is a higher education institution located in Nash County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Carolina Wesleyan College were General Business Administration & Management (92 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (84 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (81 degrees).

In 2020, 516 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Carolina Wesleyan College. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (188 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan College is $32,400, which is $4,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan College is $32,400, which is $4,000 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,772.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students attending North Carolina Wesleyan College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,400
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan College was $32,400. The cost of tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan College is $4,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$16,772
2020 Value
8.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 North Carolina Wesleyan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,772. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of North Carolina Wesleyan College grew by 8.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,075
Room and Board
$300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Carolina Wesleyan College was of $10,075 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.77% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at North Carolina Wesleyan College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2019, when 87% 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.
11.2%
2018 Default Rate
92
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at North Carolina Wesleyan College was 11.2%, which represents 92 out of the 818 total borrowers.

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Admissions

North Carolina Wesleyan College received 3,358 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.9% annual growth. Out of those 3,358 applicants, 1,598 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,720 students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2020, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Carolina Wesleyan College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,598
Accepted Out of 3,358

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Carolina Wesleyan College was 47.6% (1,598 admissions from 3,358 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 62.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 5.9%, while admissions declined by −19.1%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
134
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Carolina Wesleyan College has a total enrollment of 1,720 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 1,470 students and the part-time enrollment is 250. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.8% Black or African American, 29% White, 3.9% Two or More Races, 3.14% Hispanic or Latino, 1.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.349% Asian, and 0.0581% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (22.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.7%) and White Female (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (41.1%), followed by White Female (18.9%) and White Male (15.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Carolina Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,720 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 1,470 and the part-time enrollment is 250. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 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 North Carolina Wesleyan College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), North Carolina Wesleyan College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    736
  2. White
    499
  3. Two or More Races
    67

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 42.8% Black or African American, 29% White, 3.9% Two or More Races, 3.14% Hispanic or Latino, 1.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.349% Asian, and 0.0581% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 205 students (11.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 120 more women than men received degrees from North Carolina Wesleyan College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Carolina Wesleyan College is white (188 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Carolina Wesleyan College is General Business Administration & Management (92 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (84 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (81 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at North Carolina Wesleyan College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (96 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Psychology (68 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 North Carolina Wesleyan College are Accountants & auditors (1,055,823 people), Other managers (739,940 people), Financial managers (471,496 people), Chief executives & legislators (381,106 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (358,694 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan College are Protective Services (96 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Psychology (68 degrees), Business (245 degrees), and History (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 North Carolina Wesleyan College are Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan College are Protective Services (96 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Psychology (68 degrees), Business (245 degrees), and History (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 North Carolina Wesleyan College are Elementary & secondary schools (904,095 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (556,722 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (538,097 people), Banking & related activities (513,549 people), and Computer Systems Design (497,144 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan College are Protective Services (96 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Psychology (68 degrees), Business (245 degrees), and History (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 North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Most Common
  1. 92 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 81 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Carolina Wesleyan College was General Business Administration & Management with 92 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

198
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
318
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 198 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Wesleyan College, which is 0.623 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (318).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 49 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Wesleyan College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.845 times less than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to women at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 2.1 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% of students graduating from North Carolina Wesleyan College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Carolina Wesleyan College is Female and Two or More Races (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 22% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    188 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    176 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Carolina Wesleyan College is white (188 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (176 degrees).

17.4% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    124 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    114 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Carolina Wesleyan College is black or african american female (124 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (114 degrees).

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Operations

North Carolina Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $268k (2.49%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, North Carolina Wesleyan College had a total salary expenditure of $32.4M. North Carolina Wesleyan College employs 20 Associate professors, 20 Assistant professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at North Carolina Wesleyan College are Female Assistant professors (14), Male Associate professors(11), and Male Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.8M
2020 Endowment
4.88%
growth from 2019

North Carolina Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at about $10.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of North Carolina Wesleyan College grew 4.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.1M 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. $4.4M - Federal
  2. $1.01M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, North Carolina Wesleyan College received $4.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.01M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14M
2020 Salaries
5.15%
decline from 2019

In 2020, North Carolina Wesleyan College paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($32.4M) and a 5.15% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.07% growth from 2018 and a 9.74% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.37M
Instructional Salaries
60
Number of Employees

In 2020, North Carolina Wesleyan College paid a total of $3.37M to 60 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan College were Associate professor with 20 employees; Assistant professor with 20 employees; and Assistant professor with 14 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees; and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan College was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Male Professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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