Warren Wilson College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,260

4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$26,713

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.31%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82%

948 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

716

99.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

50.7%

111 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 (39 degrees awarded), General History (18 degrees), and General Psychology (18 degrees).

In 2016, 237 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Warren Wilson College. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (202 degrees), 16.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Warren Wilson College is $33,260, which is $8,845 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Warren Wilson College is $33,260, which is $8,845 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,713.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,260

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Warren Wilson College was $33,260. The cost of tuition at Warren Wilson College is $8,845 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$26,713

2016 Value

9.39%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Warren Wilson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,713. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Warren Wilson College grew by 9.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,900

Room and Board

$850

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Warren Wilson College was of $9,900 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. The cost of room and board increased by 6.68% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.66% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Warren Wilson College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.3% with respect to 2015, when 91% 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.

4.31%

2015 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Warren Wilson College was 4.31%, which represents 10 out of the 232 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

Warren Wilson College received 948 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.2% annual growth. Out of those 948 applicants, 777 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82% acceptance rate.

There were 716 students enrolled at Warren Wilson College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Warren Wilson College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

777

Accepted Out of 948

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Warren Wilson College was 82% (777 admissions from 948 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 83.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 17.2%, while admissions grew by 14.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Warren Wilson College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Warren Wilson College has a total enrollment of 716 students. The full-time enrollment at Warren Wilson College is 710 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Warren Wilson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Warren Wilson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.1% White, 8.38% Hispanic or Latino, 5.31% Black or African American, 2.37% Two or More Races, 1.82% Asian, 1.4% 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 majority White Female (45.7%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (15.2%) and Asian Female (9.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Warren Wilson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 716 students. The full-time enrollment at Warren Wilson College is 710 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Warren Wilson College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 Warren Wilson College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    516

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60

  3. Black or African American

    38

The enrolled student population at Warren Wilson College is 72.1% White, 8.38% Hispanic or Latino, 5.31% Black or African American, 2.37% Two or More Races, 1.82% Asian, 1.4% 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 55.6% 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, 47 students (6.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 37 more women than men received degrees from Warren Wilson College. The majority of degree recipients at Warren Wilson College are white (202 degrees awarded). There were 16.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Warren Wilson College is Environmental Studies (39 degrees awarded), followed by General History (18 degrees) and General Psychology (18 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 (39 degrees awarded), English (52 degrees), and History (18 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (256,548 people), Miscellaneous managers (227,708 people), Postsecondary teachers (201,059 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (171,205 people), and Physicians & surgeons (122,458 people).

The most specialized majors at Warren Wilson College are Natural Resources & Conservation (39 degrees awarded), English (52 degrees), History (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (13 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (14 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Warren Wilson College are Natural Resources & Conservation (39 degrees awarded), English (52 degrees), History (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (13 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (14 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 (462,284 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (372,562 people), Hospitals (223,279 people), Legal services (146,296 people), and Computer Systems Design (137,398 people).

The most specialized majors at Warren Wilson College are Natural Resources & Conservation (39 degrees awarded), English (52 degrees), History (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (13 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (14 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. 39 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Warren Wilson College was Environmental Studies with 39 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 100

  2. 137

In 2016, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Warren Wilson College, which is 0.73 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (137).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Warren Wilson College in Environmental Studies, which is 1.17 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Warren Wilson College in Creative Writing, which is 2.08 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 42% of students graduating from Warren Wilson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Warren Wilson College is Female and Asian (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, 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

    202 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Warren Wilson College is white (202 degrees awarded). There were 16.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

1.27% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    117 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    85 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Warren Wilson College is white female (117 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (85 degrees).

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Operations

Warren Wilson College has an endowment valued at nearly $54.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $506k (0.922%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Warren Wilson College had a total expenditure of $32M. Of that $32M, they spent $11.3M on salaries and $32M on benefits.

Warren Wilson College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Warren Wilson College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Warren Wilson College are: Management, with 30 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$54.9M

2015 Endowment

2.03%

growth from 2014

Warren Wilson College has an endowment valued at about $54.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Warren Wilson College grew 2.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.3M 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. $2.55M - Federal

  2. $618k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Warren Wilson College received $2.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $618k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$11.3M

Salary Expenditure

$32M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Warren Wilson College had a total expenditure of $32M. Of that $32M, they spent $11.3M on salaries and $32M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Warren Wilson College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.3M

2015 Salaries

3.36%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Warren Wilson College paid a median of $11.3M in salaries, which represents 35.2% of their overall expenditure ($32M) and a 3.36% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.12% growth from 2013 and a 7.03% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.2M

Instructional Salaries

68

Number of Employees

In 2015, Warren Wilson College paid a total of $4.2M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% 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

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Warren Wilson College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Warren Wilson College were Management with 30 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Warren Wilson College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Warren Wilson College.

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