North Carolina Wesleyan College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,750
2.59% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$16,965
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
14.1%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
53%
3,068 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,093
83.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
31.4%
60 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 (128 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (97 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (91 degrees).

In 2017, 575 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Carolina Wesleyan College. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (249 degrees), 1.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (220 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan College is $29,750, which is $4,556 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan College is $29,750, which is $4,556 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,965.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,750
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan College was $29,750. The cost of tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan College is $4,556 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$16,965
2017 Value
4.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 North Carolina Wesleyan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,965. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of North Carolina Wesleyan College grew by 4.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,425
Room and Board
$300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Carolina Wesleyan College was of $9,425 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.76% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at North Carolina Wesleyan College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.18% with respect to 2016, when 85% 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.
14.1%
2016 Default Rate
110
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at North Carolina Wesleyan College was 14.1%, which represents 110 out of the 779 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

North Carolina Wesleyan College received 3,068 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 24% annual decline. Out of those 3,068 applicants, 1,625 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53% acceptance rate.

There were 2,093 students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2017, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Carolina Wesleyan College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,625
Accepted Out of 3,068

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Carolina Wesleyan College was 53% (1,625 admissions from 3,068 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 61.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -24%, while admissions declined by -34.6%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
203
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Carolina Wesleyan College has a total enrollment of 2,093 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 1,754 students and the part-time enrollment is 339. This means that 83.8% 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 42.3% Black or African American, 32.1% White, 3.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 1.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.669% Asian, and 0.0478% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (25.8%), followed by White Female (16.7%) and Black or African American Male (15.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Carolina Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,093 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 1,754 and the part-time enrollment is 339. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 North Carolina Wesleyan College was 61%. 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
    886
  2. White
    671
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    71

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 42.3% Black or African American, 32.1% White, 3.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 1.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.669% Asian, and 0.0478% 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, 274 students (13.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 173 more women than men received degrees from North Carolina Wesleyan College. The majority of degree recipients at North Carolina Wesleyan College are black or african american (249 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (220 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Carolina Wesleyan College is General Business Administration & Management (128 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (97 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (91 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (97 degrees), and Psychology (84 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 (1,125,927 people), Other managers (771,470 people), Software developers (522,014 people), Financial managers (452,339 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (361,446 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (97 degrees), Psychology (84 degrees), Business (280 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Dentists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (97 degrees), Psychology (84 degrees), Business (280 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 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 Computer Systems Design (903,955 people), Elementary & secondary schools (838,795 people), Banking & related activities (578,206 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (559,356 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (523,495 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), Protective Services (97 degrees), Psychology (84 degrees), Business (280 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 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. 128 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 97 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 91 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Carolina Wesleyan College was General Business Administration & Management with 128 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 201
  2. 374

In 2017, 201 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Wesleyan College, which is 0.537 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (374).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 53 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Wesleyan College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.707 times less than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to women at North Carolina Wesleyan College in General Psychology, which is 9.5 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% 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, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Carolina Wesleyan College is Male and Asian (100% 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, 15% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    249 degrees awarded
  2. White
    220 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Carolina Wesleyan College is black or african american (249 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (220 degrees).

8.52% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    178 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    137 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Carolina Wesleyan College is black or african american female (178 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (137 degrees).

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Operations

North Carolina Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $960k (9.04%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, North Carolina Wesleyan College had a total salary expenditure of $30.3M. North Carolina Wesleyan College employs 22 Associate professors, 18 Assistant professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at North Carolina Wesleyan College are Male Associate professors (11), Female Associate professors(11), and Male Assistant professors (11).

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 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 40 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.6M
2017 Endowment
5.36%
growth from 2016

North Carolina Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at about $10.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of North Carolina Wesleyan College grew 5.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.5M 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. $208k - Federal
  2. $428k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, North Carolina Wesleyan College received $208k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $428k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13M
2017 Salaries
6.61%
growth from 2016

In 2017, North Carolina Wesleyan College paid a median of $13M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($30.3M) and a 6.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.96% growth from 2015 and a 19.7% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.23M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2017, North Carolina Wesleyan College paid a total of $3.23M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan College were Associate professor with 22 employees; Assistant professor with 18 employees; and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2017, 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 61 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees; and Management with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan College was Male Associate professor with 11 employees, Female Associate professor with 11 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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

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