Ohio Wesleyan University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,870
3.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,242
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.57%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.3%
4,281 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,494
99.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
67.4%
362 Graduates

About

Ohio Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Delaware County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ohio Wesleyan University were General Psychology (28 degrees awarded), Zoology (24 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (18 degrees).

In 2019, 395 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio Wesleyan University. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (269 degrees), 9.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University is $46,870, which is $19,590 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University is $46,870, which is $19,590 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,242.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,870
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University was $46,870. The cost of tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University is $19,590 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$27,242
2019 Value
2.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Ohio Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,242. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Ohio Wesleyan University grew by 2.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,725
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ohio Wesleyan University was of $9,725 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.58% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Ohio Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 99% 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.
4.57%
2017 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio Wesleyan University was 4.57%, which represents 18 out of the 394 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ohio Wesleyan University received 4,281 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.01% annual decline. Out of those 4,281 applicants, 2,881 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,494 students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,881
Accepted Out of 4,281

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio Wesleyan University was 67.3% (2,881 admissions from 4,281 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 69%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −9.01%, while admissions declined by −11.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ohio Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 1,494 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University is 1,487 students and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ohio Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.3% White, 8.1% Black or African American, 5.96% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Two or More Races, 3.21% Asian, 0.201% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.24%). 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

99.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,494 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University is 1,487 and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Ohio Wesleyan University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Ohio Wesleyan University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,035
  2. Black or African American
    121
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    89

The enrolled student population at Ohio Wesleyan University is 69.3% White, 8.1% Black or African American, 5.96% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Two or More Races, 3.21% Asian, 0.201% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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, 24 students (1.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 61 more women than men received degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ohio Wesleyan University is white (269 degrees awarded). There were 9.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio Wesleyan University is General Psychology (28 degrees awarded), followed by Zoology (24 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ohio Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 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 Ohio Wesleyan University are Physicians (401,317 people), Other managers (157,562 people), Postsecondary teachers (142,306 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (115,703 people), and Secondary school teachers (104,840 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Biology (65 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees).

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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 Ohio Wesleyan University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Actuaries, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Biology (65 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (484,478 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,947 people), Elementary & secondary schools (308,205 people), Offices of physicians (211,894 people), and Scientific research & development services (133,947 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Biology (65 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (11 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 Ohio Wesleyan University.
Most Common
  1. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio Wesleyan University was General Psychology with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

167
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
228
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 167 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Wesleyan University, which is 0.732 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (228).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Wesleyan University in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.25 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Ohio Wesleyan University in General Psychology, which is 8.33 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 62% of students graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ohio Wesleyan University is Female and Asian (85.7% 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, 1.93% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    269 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio Wesleyan University is white (269 degrees awarded). There were 9.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

2.78% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    159 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ohio Wesleyan University is white female (159 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (110 degrees).

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Operations

Ohio Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $243M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.67M (3.98%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Ohio Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of $74.4M. Ohio Wesleyan University employs 55 Professors, 42 Associate professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ohio Wesleyan University are Male Professors (41), Male Associate professors(21), and Female Associate professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 74 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$243M
2019 Endowment
1.44%
growth from 2018

Ohio Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $243M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio Wesleyan University grew 1.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $202M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.89M - Federal
  2. $580k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Ohio Wesleyan University received $2.89M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $580k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.5M
2019 Salaries
1.34%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Ohio Wesleyan University paid a median of $28.5M in salaries, which represents 38.3% of their overall expenditure ($74.4M) and a 1.34% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.81% growth from 2017 and a 2.35% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.1M
Instructional Salaries
128
Number of Employees

In 2019, Ohio Wesleyan University paid a total of $10.1M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
74 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University were Professor with 55 employees; Associate professor with 42 employees; and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 74 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 41 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 21 employees.

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

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