North Carolina Wesleyan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,952
2.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,701
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.27%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
68.4%
2,379 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,337
82.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38.4%
122 Graduates

About

North Carolina Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Nash County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at North Carolina Wesleyan University were General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (89 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (67 degrees).

In 2022, 584 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Carolina Wesleyan University. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (225 degrees), 1.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (181 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan University is $33,952, which is $5,622 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan University is $33,952, which is $5,622 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,701.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending North Carolina Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$33,952
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan University was $33,952. The cost of tuition at North Carolina Wesleyan University is $5,622 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$18,701
2022 Value
7.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 North Carolina Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,701. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of North Carolina Wesleyan University grew by 7.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,459
Room and Board
$300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Carolina Wesleyan University was of $10,459 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.16% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at North Carolina Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.56% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.27%
2019 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at North Carolina Wesleyan University was 3.27%, which represents 27 out of the 826 total borrowers.

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Admissions

North Carolina Wesleyan University received 2,379 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.16% annual growth. Out of those 2,379 applicants, 1,628 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,337 students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan University in 2022. 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Carolina Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,628
Accepted Out of 2,379

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Carolina Wesleyan University was 68.4% (1,628 admissions from 2,379 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 28%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.16%, while admissions grew by 162%..

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage (2021)
68
Scores Submitted (2021)

35% of enrolled first-time students at North Carolina Wesleyan University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Carolina Wesleyan University had a total enrollment of 1,337 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Wesleyan University is 1,101 students and the part-time enrollment is 236. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.2% Black or African American, 27.4% White, 4.56% Two or More Races, 3.07% Hispanic or Latino, 1.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.449% Asian, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (19.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.6%) and White Male (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (32.8%), followed by White Female (24.6%) and Black or African American Male (19.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Carolina Wesleyan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,337 students. The full-time enrollment at North Carolina Wesleyan University is 1,101 and the part-time enrollment is 236. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 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 University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), North Carolina Wesleyan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    537 enrolled students
  2. White
    366 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    61 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at North Carolina Wesleyan University is 40.2% Black or African American, 27.4% White, 4.56% Two or More Races, 3.07% Hispanic or Latino, 1.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.449% Asian, and 0.15% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 135 students (10.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 158 more women than men received degrees from North Carolina Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Carolina Wesleyan University is black or african american (225 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (181 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Carolina Wesleyan University is General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (89 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (67 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at North Carolina Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (107 degrees awarded), Business (279 degrees), and Psychology (55 degrees).

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 University are Accountants & auditors (1,058,800 people), Other managers (845,210 people), Financial managers (521,992 people), Chief executives & legislators (424,566 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (372,289 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan University in 2022 are Protective Services (107 degrees awarded), Business (279 degrees), Psychology (55 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan University are Protective Services (107 degrees awarded), Business (279 degrees), Psychology (55 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,034,550 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (600,679 people), Computer Systems Design (593,530 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (575,087 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (561,234 people).

The most specialized majors at North Carolina Wesleyan University are Protective Services (107 degrees awarded), Business (279 degrees), Psychology (55 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Carolina Wesleyan University was General Business Administration & Management with 106 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

213
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
371
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 213 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Wesleyan University, which is 0.574 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (371).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.687 times less than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 99 degrees were awarded to men at North Carolina Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.46 times more than the 68 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 24% of students graduating from North Carolina Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at North Carolina Wesleyan University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 14.8% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    225 degrees awarded
  2. White
    181 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Carolina Wesleyan University is black or african american (225 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (181 degrees).

11.8% of degree recipients (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    163 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Carolina Wesleyan University is black or african american female (163 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (121 degrees).

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Operations

North Carolina Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.91%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, North Carolina Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of 34.9M. North Carolina Wesleyan University employs 25 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors and 9 Professors. Most academics at North Carolina Wesleyan University are Female Assistant professor (14), Male Associate professor (11), and Male Assistant professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 50 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 32 employees, and Management with 25 employees.

Endowment

$13.3M
2022 Endowment
9.18%
decline from 2021

North Carolina Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $13.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of North Carolina Wesleyan University declined 9.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.9M 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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Salary Expenditure

$13.3M
2022 Salaries
1.23%
decline from 2021

In 2022, North Carolina Wesleyan University paid a median of $13.3M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($34.9M) and a 1.23% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.42M
Instructional Salaries
60
Number of Employees

In 2022, North Carolina Wesleyan University paid a total of $3.42M to 60 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan University were Assistant professor with 25 employees, Associate professor with 20 employees, and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 50 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees, and Management with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Carolina Wesleyan University was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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

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