Wartburg College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$38,710

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,976

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.66%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

76.9%

4,342 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,529

96.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

65.5%

334 Graduates

About

Wartburg College is a higher education institution located in Bremer County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wartburg College were General Business (55 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (49 degrees), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (26 degrees).

In 2017, 356 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wartburg College. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (273 degrees), 21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wartburg College is $38,710, which is $13,516 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wartburg College is $38,710, which is $13,516 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,976.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,710

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wartburg College was $38,710. The cost of tuition at Wartburg College is $13,516 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$22,976

2017 Value

2.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wartburg College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,976. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wartburg College grew by 2.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,460

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wartburg College was of $9,460 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 4.99% between 2016 and 2017. 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

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Wartburg College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2016, 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.

5.66%

2016 Default Rate

24

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wartburg College was 5.66%, which represents 24 out of the 424 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

Wartburg College received 4,342 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.8% annual growth. Out of those 4,342 applicants, 3,339 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,529 students enrolled at Wartburg College in 2017, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wartburg College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,339

Accepted Out of 4,342

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wartburg College was 76.9% (3,339 admissions from 4,342 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 68.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.8%, while admissions grew by 21.5%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

38

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Wartburg College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wartburg College has a total enrollment of 1,529 students. The full-time enrollment at Wartburg College is 1,476 students and the part-time enrollment is 53. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Wartburg College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wartburg College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.1% White, 4.77% Hispanic or Latino, 4.71% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.0654% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wartburg College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wartburg College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,529 students. The full-time enrollment at Wartburg College is 1,476 and the part-time enrollment is 53. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Wartburg College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 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 Wartburg College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wartburg College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,149

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    73

  3. Black or African American

    72

The enrolled student population at Wartburg College is 75.1% White, 4.77% Hispanic or Latino, 4.71% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.0654% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 53 students (3.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 30 more women than men received degrees from Wartburg College. The majority of degree recipients at Wartburg College are white (273 degrees awarded). There were 21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wartburg College is General Business (55 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (49 degrees) and Mass Communication & Media Studies (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wartburg College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Biology (71 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (10 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 Wartburg College are Physicians (407,383 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (201,608 people), Postsecondary teachers (196,695 people), Other managers (156,202 people), and Other Physical Scientists (86,981 people).

The most specialized majors at Wartburg College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Biology (71 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 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 Wartburg College are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Wartburg College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Biology (71 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 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 Wartburg College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (521,063 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (408,328 people), Elementary & secondary schools (380,122 people), Offices of physicians (192,732 people), and Scientific research & development services (126,799 people).

The most specialized majors at Wartburg College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees awarded), Biology (71 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 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 Wartburg College.

Most Common

  1. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wartburg College was General Business with 55 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 163

  2. 193

In 2017, 163 degrees were awarded to men at Wartburg College, which is 0.845 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (193).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Wartburg College in General Business, which is 1.5 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Wartburg College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.45 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 65% of students graduating from Wartburg College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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 Wartburg College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.898% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    273 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wartburg College is white (273 degrees awarded). There were 21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

1.97% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    152 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    121 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wartburg College is white female (152 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (121 degrees).

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Operations

Wartburg College has an endowment valued at nearly $73.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.04M (12.2%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Wartburg College had a total salary expenditure of $49.9M. Wartburg College employs 33 Professors, 24 Associate professors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wartburg College are Male Professors (21), Female Associate professors(15), and Female Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wartburg College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 63 employees, Service, with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$73.9M

2017 Endowment

15%

growth from 2016

Wartburg College has an endowment valued at about $73.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wartburg College grew 15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.7M 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. $343k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wartburg College received $343k 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

$18.1M

2017 Salaries

4.23%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Wartburg College paid a median of $18.1M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($49.9M) and a 4.23% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.16% decline from 2015 and a 0.888% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.62M

Instructional Salaries

94

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wartburg College paid a total of $5.62M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

33 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

63 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wartburg College were Professor with 33 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wartburg College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees; Service with 41 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wartburg College was Male Professor with 21 employees, Female Associate professor with 15 employees, and Female Professor with 12 employees.

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

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