Waynesburg University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,690
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,765
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
92.5%
1,589 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,628
83.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66.3%
232 Graduates

About

Waynesburg University is a higher education institution located in Greene County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Waynesburg University were Registered Nursing (77 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (27 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (25 degrees).

In 2019, 451 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Waynesburg University. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (382 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Waynesburg University is $24,690, which is $2,664 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Waynesburg University is $24,690, which is $2,664 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,765.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,690
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Waynesburg University was $24,690. The cost of tuition at Waynesburg University is $2,664 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,765
2019 Value
3.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Waynesburg University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,765. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Waynesburg University grew by 3.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,870
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Waynesburg University was of $8,870 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.99% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Waynesburg University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2018, when 95% 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.
4.7%
2017 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Waynesburg University was 4.7%, which represents 25 out of the 532 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

Waynesburg University received 1,589 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.0629% annual decline. Out of those 1,589 applicants, 1,470 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,628 students enrolled at Waynesburg University in 2019, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Waynesburg University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,470
Accepted Out of 1,589

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Waynesburg University was 92.5% (1,470 admissions from 1,589 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 91.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.0629%, while admissions grew by 1.1%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
278
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Waynesburg University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Waynesburg University has a total enrollment of 1,628 students. The full-time enrollment at Waynesburg University is 1,355 students and the part-time enrollment is 273. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Waynesburg University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Waynesburg University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.8% White, 3.69% Black or African American, 2.76% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Two or More Races, 0.983% Asian, 0.184% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0614% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Waynesburg University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.3%), followed by White Male (35.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.6%), followed by White Male (30.2%) and Black or African American Male (5.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Waynesburg University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,628 students. The full-time enrollment at Waynesburg University is 1,355 and the part-time enrollment is 273. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Waynesburg University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Waynesburg University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Waynesburg University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,365
  2. Black or African American
    60
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    45

The enrolled student population at Waynesburg University is 83.8% White, 3.69% Black or African American, 2.76% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Two or More Races, 0.983% Asian, 0.184% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0614% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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, 91 students (5.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 97 more women than men received degrees from Waynesburg University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Waynesburg University is white (382 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Waynesburg University is Registered Nursing (77 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (27 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (25 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Waynesburg University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (11 degrees awarded), History (10 degrees), and Protective Services (41 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 Waynesburg University are Other managers (220,747 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (167,981 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (152,129 people), Police officers (143,572 people), and Secondary school teachers (130,420 people).

The most specialized majors at Waynesburg University are Theology (11 degrees awarded), History (10 degrees), Protective Services (41 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Communications (27 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 Waynesburg University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Waynesburg University are Theology (11 degrees awarded), History (10 degrees), Protective Services (41 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Communications (27 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 Waynesburg University are Elementary & secondary schools (426,004 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (380,338 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (280,760 people), Computer Systems Design (198,870 people), and Legal services (150,593 people).

The most specialized majors at Waynesburg University are Theology (11 degrees awarded), History (10 degrees), Protective Services (41 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Communications (27 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 Waynesburg University.
Most Common
  1. 77 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 25 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Waynesburg University was Registered Nursing with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

177
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
274
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 177 degrees were awarded to men at Waynesburg University, which is 0.646 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (274).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Waynesburg University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 92 degrees were awarded to women at Waynesburg University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.75 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 58% of students graduating from Waynesburg University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Waynesburg University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.72% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    382 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Waynesburg University is white (382 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

7.1% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    233 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    149 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Waynesburg University is white female (233 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (149 degrees).

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Operations

Waynesburg University has an endowment valued at nearly $46.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.71M (3.69%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Waynesburg University had a total salary expenditure of $41.3M. Waynesburg University employs 23 Assistant professors, 22 Professors, and 19 Instructors. Most academics at Waynesburg University are Female Instructors (15), Male Professors(14), and Female Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waynesburg University are: Management, with 33 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Service with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$46.3M
2019 Endowment
5.58%
decline from 2018

Waynesburg University has an endowment valued at about $46.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Waynesburg University declined 5.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.81M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $841k - Federal
  2. $359k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Waynesburg University received $841k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $359k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.6M
2019 Salaries
0.706%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Waynesburg University paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($41.3M) and a 0.706% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.82% decline from 2017 and a 0.379% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.37M
Instructional Salaries
81
Number of Employees

In 2019, Waynesburg University paid a total of $5.37M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Waynesburg University were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Professor with 22 employees; and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waynesburg University were Management with 33 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Service with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Waynesburg University was Female Instructor with 15 employees, Male Professor with 14 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Waynesburg University.

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