Warren Wilson College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,600
2.99% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,959
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.59%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84.6%
1,195 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
791
97.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
52.3%
112 Graduates

About

Warren Wilson College is a higher education institution located in Buncombe County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Warren Wilson College were Environmental Studies (26 degrees awarded), General Psychology (12 degrees), and Sociology (11 degrees).

In 2019, 153 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Warren Wilson College. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (119 degrees), 13.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Warren Wilson College is $36,600, which is $9,320 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Warren Wilson College is $36,600, which is $9,320 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,959.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,600
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Warren Wilson College was $36,600. The cost of tuition at Warren Wilson College is $9,320 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,959
2019 Value
9.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Warren Wilson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,959. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Warren Wilson College grew by 9.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,980
Room and Board
$850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Warren Wilson College was of $10,980 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2018 and 2019. 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
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Warren Wilson College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2018, 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.
3.59%
2017 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Warren Wilson College was 3.59%, which represents 8 out of the 223 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Warren Wilson College received 1,195 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 18% annual growth. Out of those 1,195 applicants, 1,011 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.6% acceptance rate.

There were 791 students enrolled at Warren Wilson College in 2019, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Warren Wilson College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,011
Accepted Out of 1,195

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Warren Wilson College was 84.6% (1,011 admissions from 1,195 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 85.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 18%, while admissions grew by 16.6%.

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage
11
Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Warren Wilson College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Warren Wilson College has a total enrollment of 791 students. The full-time enrollment at Warren Wilson College is 771 students and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 97.5% of students enrolled at Warren Wilson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Warren Wilson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.8% White, 7.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.56% Black or African American, 4.8% Two or More Races, 1.64% Asian, 1.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Warren Wilson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.1%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Asian Female (9.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Warren Wilson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 791 students. The full-time enrollment at Warren Wilson College is 771 and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 97.5% of students enrolled at Warren Wilson College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2019 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 Warren Wilson College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Warren Wilson College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    592
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    62
  3. Black or African American
    44

The enrolled student population at Warren Wilson College is 74.8% White, 7.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.56% Black or African American, 4.8% Two or More Races, 1.64% Asian, 1.14% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 13 students (1.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 31 more women than men received degrees from Warren Wilson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Warren Wilson College is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Warren Wilson College is Environmental Studies (26 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (12 degrees) and Sociology (11 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Warren Wilson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees awarded), English (50 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 Warren Wilson College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (475,202 people), Other managers (324,329 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (225,762 people), Postsecondary teachers (206,639 people), and Secondary school teachers (166,146 people).

The most specialized majors at Warren Wilson College are Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees awarded), English (50 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), History (4 degrees), and Social Sciences (22 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 Warren Wilson College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Warren Wilson College are Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees awarded), English (50 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), History (4 degrees), and Social Sciences (22 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 Warren Wilson College are Elementary & secondary schools (594,356 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (440,301 people), Legal services (369,408 people), Computer Systems Design (233,830 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (221,517 people).

The most specialized majors at Warren Wilson College are Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees awarded), English (50 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), History (4 degrees), and Social Sciences (22 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 Warren Wilson College.
Most Common
  1. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Warren Wilson College was Environmental Studies with 26 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

61
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
92
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Warren Wilson College, which is 0.663 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (92).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Warren Wilson College in Creative Writing, which is 0.567 times less than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Warren Wilson College in Creative Writing, which is 1.76 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 41% of students graduating from Warren Wilson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Warren Wilson College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    119 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Warren Wilson College is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (9 degrees).

0.654% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    69 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Warren Wilson College is white female (69 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (50 degrees).

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Operations

Warren Wilson College has an endowment valued at nearly $51.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-1.03M (-2%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Warren Wilson College had a total salary expenditure of $28.2M. Warren Wilson College employs 55 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Warren Wilson College are Female No academic ranks (35), Male No academic ranks(20), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Warren Wilson College are: Management, with 35 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, and Service with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$51.7M
2019 Endowment
1.7%
decline from 2018

Warren Wilson College has an endowment valued at about $51.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Warren Wilson College declined 1.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11M 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. $2.15M - Federal
  2. $833k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Warren Wilson College received $2.15M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $833k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.4M
2019 Salaries
29.8%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Warren Wilson College paid a median of $11.4M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($28.2M) and a 29.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.8% decline from 2017 and a 7.52% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.18M
Instructional Salaries
55
Number of Employees

In 2019, Warren Wilson College paid a total of $3.18M to 55 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Warren Wilson College were No academic rank with 55 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Warren Wilson College were Management with 35 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees; and Service with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Warren Wilson College was Female No academic rank with 35 employees, Male No academic rank with 20 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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