The College of Wooster

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$53,550
3.88% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,923
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.46%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
65.3%
5,582 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,924
99.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
74%
404 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 Political Science & Government (36 degrees awarded), Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (35 degrees), and General Psychology (35 degrees).

In 2020, 480 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The College of Wooster. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (317 degrees), 9.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of Wooster is $53,550, which is $25,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of Wooster is $53,550, which is $25,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,923.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending The College of Wooster received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,550
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at The College of Wooster was $53,550. The cost of tuition at The College of Wooster is $25,150 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$27,923
2020 Value
1.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 The College of Wooster had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,923. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of The College of Wooster grew by 1.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,175
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The College of Wooster was of $8,175 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.51% 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

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at The College of Wooster received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 96% 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.
2.46%
2018 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at The College of Wooster was 2.46%, which represents 9 out of the 366 total borrowers.

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Admissions

The College of Wooster received 5,582 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.1% annual decline. Out of those 5,582 applicants, 3,645 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,924 students enrolled at The College of Wooster in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The College of Wooster has an overall enrollment yield of 14.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,645
Accepted Out of 5,582

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The College of Wooster was 65.3% (3,645 admissions from 5,582 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 54.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −12.1%, while admissions grew by 4.98%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at The College of Wooster in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The College of Wooster has a total enrollment of 1,924 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of Wooster is 1,921 students and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% 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 59.7% White, 9.41% Black or African American, 6.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.47% Two or More Races, 3.48% Asian, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The College of Wooster in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.2%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Black or African American Male (4.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The College of Wooster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,924 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of Wooster is 1,921 and the part-time enrollment is 3. This means that 99.8% of students enrolled at The College of Wooster are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 The College of Wooster was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    1,148
  2. Black or African American
    181
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    129

The enrolled student population at The College of Wooster is 59.7% White, 9.41% Black or African American, 6.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.47% Two or More Races, 3.48% Asian, 0.104% 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, 54 more women than men received degrees from The College of Wooster. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The College of Wooster is white (317 degrees awarded). There were 9.61 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 The College of Wooster is General Political Science & Government (36 degrees awarded), followed by Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (35 degrees) and General Psychology (35 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 (19 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), and History (26 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 The College of Wooster are Postsecondary teachers (175,214 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (145,835 people), Other managers (136,308 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (136,285 people), and Secondary school teachers (97,724 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), History (26 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and Math & Statistics (30 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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Aerospace engineers

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), History (26 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and Math & Statistics (30 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (308,663 people), Elementary & secondary schools (306,222 people), Computer Systems Design (147,416 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (118,092 people), and Legal services (112,883 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), History (26 degrees), Physical Sciences (32 degrees), and Math & Statistics (30 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 The College of Wooster.
Most Common
  1. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The College of Wooster was General Political Science & Government with 36 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

213
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
267
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 213 degrees were awarded to men at The College of Wooster, which is 0.798 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (267).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 22 degrees were awarded to men at The College of Wooster in General Political Science & Government, which is 1.57 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 29 degrees were awarded to women at The College of Wooster in General Psychology, which is 4.83 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 72% 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, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The College of Wooster is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 1.73% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    317 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The College of Wooster is white (317 degrees awarded). There were 9.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

0.625% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    179 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The College of Wooster is white female (179 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (138 degrees).

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Operations

The College of Wooster has an endowment valued at nearly $331M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.9M (4.19%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, The College of Wooster had a total salary expenditure of $97.5M. The College of Wooster employs 78 Assistant professors, 50 Associate professors, and 47 Professors. Most academics at The College of Wooster are Female Assistant professors (44), Male Assistant professors(34), and Male Professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of Wooster are: Service, with 139 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, and Management with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$331M
2020 Endowment
0.668%
growth from 2019

The College of Wooster has an endowment valued at about $331M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of The College of Wooster grew 0.668% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $291M 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. $752k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, The College of Wooster received $752k 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

$44.7M
2020 Salaries
11.5%
growth from 2019

In 2020, The College of Wooster paid a median of $44.7M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($97.5M) and a 11.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.36% growth from 2018 and a 3.34% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$13.2M
Instructional Salaries
183
Number of Employees

In 2020, The College of Wooster paid a total of $13.2M to 183 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% 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
78 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
139 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at The College of Wooster were Assistant professor with 78 employees; Associate professor with 50 employees; and Associate professor with 47 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of Wooster were Service with 139 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees; and Management with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The College of Wooster was Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, Male Assistant professor with 34 employees, and Male Professor with 28 employees.

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

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