Southern Wesleyan University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,660

2.78% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,914

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.86%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

55%

896 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,880

48.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60.1%

92 Graduates

About

Southern Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Pickens County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Wesleyan University were General Business Administration & Management (150 degrees awarded), General Human Services (52 degrees), and Religious Studies (16 degrees).

In 2016, 589 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Wesleyan University. 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (355 degrees), 3.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (95 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Wesleyan University is $23,660, which is $3,500 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Wesleyan University is $23,660, which is $3,500 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,914.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,660

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southern Wesleyan University was $23,660. The cost of tuition at Southern Wesleyan University is $3,500 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,914

2016 Value

6.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southern Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,914. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southern Wesleyan University grew by 6.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,228

Room and Board

$1,060

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Wesleyan University was of $7,228 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,060. The cost of room and board increased by 0.627% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Southern Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.25% with respect to 2015, when 80% 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.

6.86%

2015 Default Rate

48

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Wesleyan University was 6.86%, which represents 48 out of the 700 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

Southern Wesleyan University received 896 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.52% annual growth. Out of those 896 applicants, 493 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55% acceptance rate.

There were 1,880 students enrolled at Southern Wesleyan University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

493

Accepted Out of 896

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Wesleyan University was 55% (493 admissions from 896 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.52%, while admissions declined by -9.38%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Wesleyan University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 1,880 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Wesleyan University is 912 students and the part-time enrollment is 968. This means that 48.5% of students enrolled at Southern Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.7% White, 24.8% Black or African American, 3.56% Hispanic or Latino, 0.213% Asian, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Southern Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.2%), followed by White Male (29.4%) and Black or African American Male (9.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (36.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (29.9%) and White Male (15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,880 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Wesleyan University is 912 and the part-time enrollment is 968. This means that 48.5% of students enrolled at Southern Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 Southern Wesleyan University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southern Wesleyan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,047

  2. Black or African American

    466

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67

The enrolled student population at Southern Wesleyan University is 55.7% White, 24.8% Black or African American, 3.56% Hispanic or Latino, 0.213% Asian, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 257 students (13.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 187 more women than men received degrees from Southern Wesleyan University. The majority of degree recipients at Southern Wesleyan University are white (355 degrees awarded). There were 3.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (95 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Wesleyan University is General Business Administration & Management (150 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Services (52 degrees) and Religious Studies (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees), and Education (140 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Wesleyan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,035,878 people), Accountants & auditors (1,097,127 people), Miscellaneous managers (768,865 people), Financial managers (431,537 people), and Secondary school teachers (342,142 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees), Education (140 degrees), Business (243 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 Southern Wesleyan University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Southern Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees), Education (140 degrees), Business (243 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 Southern Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,148,798 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (577,895 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (527,174 people), Banking & related activities (498,302 people), and Hospitals (490,697 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Wesleyan University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees), Education (140 degrees), Business (243 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 150 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Wesleyan University was General Business Administration & Management with 150 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 201

  2. 388

In 2016, 201 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Wesleyan University, which is 0.518 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (388).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 74 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.974 times less than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 37% of students graduating from Southern Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Wesleyan University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.09% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    355 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    95 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Wesleyan University is white (355 degrees awarded). There were 3.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (95 degrees).

6.11% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    236 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    119 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Wesleyan University is white female (236 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (119 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.85M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $145k (2.99%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Southern Wesleyan University had a total expenditure of $25.8M. Of that $25.8M, they spent $10.4M on salaries and $25.8M on benefits.

Southern Wesleyan University employs 21 Assistant professors, 17 Professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Southern Wesleyan University are Male Professors (13), Male Assistant professors(11), and Female Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Wesleyan University are: Management, with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.85M

2015 Endowment

8.68%

growth from 2014

Southern Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $4.85M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Wesleyan University grew 8.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $110k - Federal

  2. $573k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Southern Wesleyan University received $110k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $573k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$10.4M

Salary Expenditure

$25.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southern Wesleyan University had a total expenditure of $25.8M. Of that $25.8M, they spent $10.4M on salaries and $25.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$10.4M

2015 Salaries

0.972%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Southern Wesleyan University paid a median of $10.4M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($25.8M) and a 0.972% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.557% decline from 2013 and a 3.46% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.9M

Instructional Salaries

53

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southern Wesleyan University paid a total of $2.9M to 53 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

21 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

37 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Wesleyan University were Assistant professor with 21 employees; Professor with 17 employees; and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Wesleyan University were Management with 37 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 13 employees, Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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

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