Tennessee Wesleyan University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,600
2.93% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,183
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.76%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
60.9%
1,039 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,116
92.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.6%
91 Graduates

About

Tennessee Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in McMinn County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tennessee Wesleyan University were Registered Nursing (76 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (47 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (18 degrees).

In 2020, 322 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tennessee Wesleyan University. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (245 degrees), 9.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Wesleyan University is $24,600, which is $−3,800 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tennessee Wesleyan University is $24,600, which is $−3,800 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,183.

In 2020, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Tennessee Wesleyan University was $24,600. The cost of tuition at Tennessee Wesleyan University is $−3,800 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$13,183
2020 Value
9.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Tennessee Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,183. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Tennessee Wesleyan University grew by 9.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,525
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tennessee Wesleyan University was of $7,525 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.14% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Tennessee Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.09% with respect to 2019, when 97% 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.
7.76%
2018 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Tennessee Wesleyan University was 7.76%, which represents 28 out of the 361 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

Tennessee Wesleyan University received 1,039 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 18.5% annual growth. Out of those 1,039 applicants, 633 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,116 students enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2020, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tennessee Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
633
Accepted Out of 1,039

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tennessee Wesleyan University was 60.9% (633 admissions from 1,039 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 61.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 18.5%, while admissions grew by 17.4%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
27
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tennessee Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 1,116 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Wesleyan University is 1,031 students and the part-time enrollment is 85. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.4% White, 9.32% Black or African American, 5.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.986% Asian, 0.358% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.4%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Black or African American Male (6.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (79.5%), followed by White Male (14.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tennessee Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,116 students. The full-time enrollment at Tennessee Wesleyan University is 1,031 and the part-time enrollment is 85. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Tennessee 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
    819
  2. Black or African American
    104
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    59

The enrolled student population at Tennessee Wesleyan University is 73.4% White, 9.32% Black or African American, 5.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.986% Asian, 0.358% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 108 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 (245 degrees awarded). There were 9.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tennessee Wesleyan University is Registered Nursing (76 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (47 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (18 degrees).

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 (31 degrees awarded), Business (108 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,623,483 people), Registered nurses (1,488,822 people), Accountants & auditors (1,014,012 people), Other managers (805,423 people), and Secondary school teachers (572,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees awarded), Business (108 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Health (100 degrees), and Education (26 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees awarded), Business (108 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Health (100 degrees), and Education (26 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,281,211 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,836,878 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (662,242 people), Computer Systems Design (520,163 people), and Banking & related activities (506,835 people).

The most specialized majors at Tennessee Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees awarded), Business (108 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Health (100 degrees), and Education (26 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 Tennessee Wesleyan University.
Most Common
  1. 76 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tennessee Wesleyan University was Registered Nursing with 76 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

107
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
215
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Wesleyan University, which is 0.498 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (215).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Tennessee Wesleyan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 68 degrees were awarded to women at Tennessee Wesleyan University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.5 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 25% of students graduating from Tennessee Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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 Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tennessee Wesleyan University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.1% 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
    245 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tennessee Wesleyan University is white (245 degrees awarded). There were 9.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

5.59% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    174 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tennessee Wesleyan University is white female (174 degrees awarded). There were 2.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (71 degrees).

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Operations

Tennessee Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $436k (3.42%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Tennessee Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of $20.8M. Tennessee Wesleyan University employs 38 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors, and 15 Professors. Most academics at Tennessee Wesleyan University are Female Assistant professors (25), Male Assistant professors(13), and Male Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Wesleyan University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 29 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 24 employees, and Management with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.8M
2020 Endowment
0.215%
growth from 2019

Tennessee Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $12.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Tennessee Wesleyan University grew 0.215% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.1M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.34M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Tennessee Wesleyan University received $3.34M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.48M
2020 Salaries
13.2%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Tennessee Wesleyan University paid a median of $8.48M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($20.8M) and a 13.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.93% growth from 2018 and a 5.35% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.82M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2020, Tennessee Wesleyan University paid a total of $3.82M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 45% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tennessee Wesleyan University were Assistant professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tennessee Wesleyan University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees; and Management with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tennessee Wesleyan University was Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

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

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