The College of Wooster

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$46,430

4.29% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,813

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.72%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

58.2%

5,667 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,003

99% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

76%

469 Graduates

About

The College of Wooster is a higher education institution located in Wayne County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The College of Wooster were General History (47 degrees awarded), General Psychology (36 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (29 degrees).

In 2016, 497 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The College of Wooster. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (366 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of Wooster is $46,430, which is $22,015 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of Wooster is $46,430, which is $22,015 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,813.

In 2016, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,430

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at The College of Wooster was $46,430. The cost of tuition at The College of Wooster is $22,015 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$29,813

2016 Value

6.33%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 The College of Wooster had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,813. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of The College of Wooster grew by 6.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,075

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The College of Wooster was of $7,075 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 31% 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

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at The College of Wooster received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline 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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3.72%

2015 Default Rate

13

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at The College of Wooster was 3.72%, which represents 13 out of the 349 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

The College of Wooster received 5,667 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.41% annual decline. Out of those 5,667 applicants, 3,296 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,003 students enrolled at The College of Wooster in 2016, and 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The College of Wooster has an overall enrollment yield of 16.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,296

Accepted Out of 5,667

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The College of Wooster was 58.2% (3,296 admissions from 5,667 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 55.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -1.41%, while admissions grew by 3.71%.

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SAT Scores

46%

Submission Percentage

248

Scores Submitted

46% of enrolled first-time students at The College of Wooster in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The College of Wooster has a total enrollment of 2,003 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of Wooster is 1,983 students and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 99% of students enrolled at The College of Wooster are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The College of Wooster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.2% White, 8.14% Black or African American, 5.04% Hispanic or Latino, 4.84% Asian, 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0999% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at The College of Wooster in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.14%). 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%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The College of Wooster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,003 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of Wooster is 1,983 and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 99% of students enrolled at The College of Wooster are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

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 The College of Wooster was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), The College of Wooster had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,346

  2. Black or African American

    163

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    101

The enrolled student population at The College of Wooster is 67.2% White, 8.14% Black or African American, 5.04% Hispanic or Latino, 4.84% Asian, 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0999% 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 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, 48 students (2.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 63 more women than men received degrees from The College of Wooster. The majority of degree recipients at The College of Wooster are white (366 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The College of Wooster is General History (47 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (36 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (29 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The College of Wooster, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees awarded), History (47 degrees), and Physical Sciences (52 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 The College of Wooster are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (397,231 people), Miscellaneous managers (333,997 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (231,409 people), Postsecondary teachers (224,884 people), and Chief executives & legislators (124,119 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees awarded), History (47 degrees), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), and Social Sciences (127 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees awarded), History (47 degrees), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), and Social Sciences (127 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 The College of Wooster are Elementary & secondary schools (428,138 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (426,998 people), Legal services (320,855 people), Hospitals (209,464 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (193,019 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees awarded), History (47 degrees), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), and Social Sciences (127 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 47 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The College of Wooster was General History with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 217

  2. 280

In 2016, 217 degrees were awarded to men at The College of Wooster, which is 0.775 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (280).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to men at The College of Wooster in General History, which is 1.76 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to women at The College of Wooster in General Psychology, which is 2.6 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%

100% Completion Time

76%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 70% of students graduating from The College of Wooster completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The College of Wooster is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 4.05% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    366 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The College of Wooster is white (366 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

3.02% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    200 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    166 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The College of Wooster is white female (200 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (166 degrees).

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Operations

The College of Wooster has an endowment valued at nearly $280M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.09M (2.53%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, The College of Wooster had a total expenditure of $88.4M. Of that $88.4M, they spent $38.5M on salaries and $88.4M on benefits.

The College of Wooster employs 60 Associate professors, 60 Assistant professors, and 49 Professors. Most academics at The College of Wooster are Female Associate professors (35), Male Assistant professors(33), and Male Professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of Wooster are: Service, with 114 employees, Management, with 53 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$280M

2015 Endowment

0.842%

growth from 2014

The College of Wooster has an endowment valued at about $280M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of The College of Wooster grew 0.842% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $247M 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. $955k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, The College of Wooster received $955k 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

Primary Expenses

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$38.5M

Salary Expenditure

$88.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, The College of Wooster had a total expenditure of $88.4M. Of that $88.4M, they spent $38.5M on salaries and $88.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$38.5M

2015 Salaries

1.92%

growth from 2014

In 2015, The College of Wooster paid a median of $38.5M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($88.4M) and a 1.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.14% growth from 2013 and a 5.81% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$12.3M

Instructional Salaries

165

Number of Employees

In 2015, The College of Wooster paid a total of $12.3M to 165 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

60 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

114 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at The College of Wooster were Associate professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 60 employees; and Assistant professor with 49 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of Wooster were Service with 114 employees; Management with 53 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The College of Wooster was Female Associate professor with 35 employees, Male Assistant professor with 33 employees, and Male Professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The College of Wooster.

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