Tennessee Wesleyan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,100
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,591
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.55%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
60.7%
968 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,052
86.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50%
96 Graduates

About

Tennessee Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in McMinn County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Tennessee Wesleyan University were Registered Nursing (82 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (56 degrees), and Dental Hygiene (17 degrees).

In 2022, 369 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tennessee Wesleyan University. 72.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (274 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Wesleyan University is $26,100, which is $−2,230 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Wesleyan University is $26,100, which is $−2,230 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,591.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Tennessee Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$26,100
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Tennessee Wesleyan University was $26,100. The cost of tuition at Tennessee Wesleyan University is $−2,230 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$13,591
2022 Value
9.83%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Tennessee Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,591. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Tennessee Wesleyan University grew by 9.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,200
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tennessee Wesleyan University was of $8,200 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.82% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Tennessee Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2021, when 94% 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.
2.55%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Tennessee Wesleyan University was 2.55%, which represents 7 out of the 274 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Tennessee Wesleyan University received 968 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.5% annual growth. Out of those 968 applicants, 588 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,052 students enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2022. 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tennessee Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 34%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
588
Accepted Out of 968

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tennessee Wesleyan University was 60.7% (588 admissions from 968 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 59.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.5%, while admissions grew by 11.6%..

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage (2022)
19
Scores Submitted (2022)

10% of enrolled first-time students at Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tennessee Wesleyan University had a total enrollment of 1,052 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Wesleyan University is 913 students and the part-time enrollment is 139. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.9% White, 6.08% Black or African American, 4.85% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.7%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Male (4.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.8%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,052 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Wesleyan University is 913 and the part-time enrollment is 139. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Tennessee Wesleyan University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Tennessee Wesleyan University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    788 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    64 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    51 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Wesleyan University is 74.9% White, 6.08% Black or African American, 4.85% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.19% 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 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, 32 students (3.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 165 more women than men received degrees from Tennessee Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tennessee Wesleyan University is white (274 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tennessee Wesleyan University is Registered Nursing (82 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (56 degrees) and Dental Hygiene (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Tennessee Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Health (143 degrees), and Business (121 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tennessee Wesleyan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,796,520 people), Registered nurses (1,532,495 people), Accountants & auditors (1,071,933 people), Other managers (848,410 people), and Secondary school teachers (574,110 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Health (143 degrees), Business (121 degrees), Education (35 degrees), and History (3 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Health (143 degrees), Business (121 degrees), Education (35 degrees), and History (3 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,444,865 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,938,738 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (725,081 people), Computer Systems Design (584,951 people), and Banking & related activities (524,793 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Health (143 degrees), Business (121 degrees), Education (35 degrees), and History (3 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 82 degrees awarded
  2. 56 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tennessee Wesleyan University was Registered Nursing with 82 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

102
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
267
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Wesleyan University, which is 0.382 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (267).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.905 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Wesleyan University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.86 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Tennessee Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Tennessee Wesleyan University is Female and Black or African American (75% 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, 3.13% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    274 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tennessee Wesleyan University is white (274 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

4.07% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    209 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tennessee Wesleyan University is white female (209 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (65 degrees).

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Operations

Tennessee Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−6.16%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Tennessee Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of 24.4M. Tennessee Wesleyan University employs 37 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors and 15 Professors. Most academics at Tennessee Wesleyan University are Female Assistant professor (24), Male Assistant professor (13), and Female Associate professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Wesleyan University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 9 employees.

Endowment

$15.3M
2022 Endowment
0.301%
decline from 2021

Tennessee Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $15.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Tennessee Wesleyan University declined 0.301% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34M 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

$9.54M
2022 Salaries
5.89%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Tennessee Wesleyan University paid a median of $9.54M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($24.4M) and a 5.89% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.01M
Instructional Salaries
72
Number of Employees

In 2022, Tennessee Wesleyan University paid a total of $4.01M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 42% 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
37 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tennessee Wesleyan University were Assistant professor with 37 employees, Associate professor with 20 employees, and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Wesleyan University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tennessee Wesleyan University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 11 employees.

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