Ohio Wesleyan University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,770

2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,967

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.22%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

71.5%

4,123 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,638

99.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

67%

372 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 (51 degrees awarded), Zoology (34 degrees), and Business & Managerial Economics (33 degrees).

In 2016, 536 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio Wesleyan University. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (385 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University is $43,770, which is $19,355 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University is $43,770, which is $19,355 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,967.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,770

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University was $43,770. The cost of tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University is $19,355 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$27,967

2016 Value

5.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Ohio Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,967. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Ohio Wesleyan University grew by 5.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,265

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ohio Wesleyan University was of $9,265 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.93% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 43.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Ohio Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.03% with respect to 2015, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.22%

2015 Default Rate

17

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio Wesleyan University was 4.22%, which represents 17 out of the 403 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ohio Wesleyan University received 4,123 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.41% annual growth. Out of those 4,123 applicants, 2,950 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,638 students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,950

Accepted Out of 4,123

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio Wesleyan University was 71.5% (2,950 admissions from 4,123 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 74.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.41%, while admissions declined by -0.169%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ohio Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 1,638 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University is 1,623 students and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ohio Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.5% White, 8.73% Black or African American, 5.07% Hispanic or Latino, 4.88% Two or More Races, 3.3% Asian, 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0611% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (33%) and Black or African American Male (5.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,638 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University is 1,623 and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

2016 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,139

  2. Black or African American

    143

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    83

The enrolled student population at Ohio Wesleyan University is 69.5% White, 8.73% Black or African American, 5.07% Hispanic or Latino, 4.88% Two or More Races, 3.3% Asian, 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0611% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 45 students (2.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 88 more women than men received degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University. The majority of degree recipients at Ohio Wesleyan University are white (385 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio Wesleyan University is General Psychology (51 degrees awarded), followed by Zoology (34 degrees) and Business & Managerial Economics (33 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 Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), and History (18 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 & surgeons (411,369 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (222,284 people), Miscellaneous managers (196,183 people), Postsecondary teachers (184,550 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (131,384 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), History (18 degrees), Biology (74 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 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 Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), History (18 degrees), Biology (74 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 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 Ohio Wesleyan University are Hospitals (533,623 people), Elementary & secondary schools (402,444 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (374,055 people), Offices of physicians (170,080 people), and Scientific research & development services (118,338 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), History (18 degrees), Biology (74 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 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. 51 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio Wesleyan University was General Psychology with 51 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 224

  2. 312

In 2016, 224 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Wesleyan University, which is 0.718 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (312).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Wesleyan University in Business & Managerial Economics, which is 3.71 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Ohio Wesleyan University in General Psychology, which is 4.1 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 60% of students graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (76.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ohio Wesleyan University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (76.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.34% 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

    385 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    33 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio Wesleyan University is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

1.49% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    228 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    157 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ohio Wesleyan University is white female (228 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (157 degrees).

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Operations

Ohio Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $216M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.93M (2.75%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Ohio Wesleyan University had a total expenditure of $69.9M. Of that $69.9M, they spent $28.7M on salaries and $69.9M on benefits.

Ohio Wesleyan University employs 63 Professors, 41 Associate professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ohio Wesleyan University are Male Professors (44), Male Associate professors(22), and Female Professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 97 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 48 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$216M

2015 Endowment

2.05%

growth from 2014

Ohio Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $216M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio Wesleyan University grew 2.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $182M 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. $2.67M - Federal

  2. $414k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Ohio Wesleyan University received $2.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $414k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$28.7M

Salary Expenditure

$69.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Ohio Wesleyan University had a total expenditure of $69.9M. Of that $69.9M, they spent $28.7M on salaries and $69.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Ohio Wesleyan University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$28.7M

2015 Salaries

4.95%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Ohio Wesleyan University paid a median of $28.7M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($69.9M) and a 4.95% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.14% growth from 2013 and a 2.38% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.5M

Instructional Salaries

140

Number of Employees

In 2015, Ohio Wesleyan University paid a total of $10.5M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

63 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

97 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University were Professor with 63 employees; Associate professor with 41 employees; and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 97 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 44 employees, Male Associate professor with 22 employees, and Female Professor with 19 employees.

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

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