Waynesburg University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,160

3.49% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,429

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.41%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

95.3%

1,608 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,736

81.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

66.5%

262 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 (110 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (36 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (29 degrees).

In 2017, 530 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Waynesburg University. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (502 degrees), 29.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Waynesburg University is $23,160, which is $2,427 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Waynesburg University is $23,160, which is $2,427 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,429.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,160

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Waynesburg University was $23,160. The cost of tuition at Waynesburg University is $2,427 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$19,429

2017 Value

5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Waynesburg University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,429. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Waynesburg University grew by 5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,290

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Waynesburg University was of $8,290 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.02% 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

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Waynesburg University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.05% with respect to 2016, when 99% 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.

4.41%

2016 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Waynesburg University was 4.41%, which represents 27 out of the 612 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 1,608 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,608 applicants, 1,533 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,736 students enrolled at Waynesburg University in 2017, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Waynesburg University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,533

Accepted Out of 1,608

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Waynesburg University was 95.3% (1,533 admissions from 1,608 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 93.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 8.8%, while admissions grew by 10.7%.

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SAT Scores

79%

Submission Percentage

315

Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Waynesburg University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Waynesburg University has a total enrollment of 1,736 students. The full-time enrollment at Waynesburg University is 1,415 students and the part-time enrollment is 321. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Waynesburg University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Waynesburg University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.9% White, 4.21% Black or African American, 2.65% Two or More Races, 1.56% Hispanic or Latino, 0.806% Asian, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Waynesburg University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (51.9%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Black or African American Male (2.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.5%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (1.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Waynesburg University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,736 students. The full-time enrollment at Waynesburg University is 1,415 and the part-time enrollment is 321. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Waynesburg University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Waynesburg University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    1,456

  2. Black or African American

    73

  3. Two or More Races

    46

The enrolled student population at Waynesburg University is 83.9% White, 4.21% Black or African American, 2.65% Two or More Races, 1.56% Hispanic or Latino, 0.806% Asian, 0.288% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 111 students (6.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 120 more women than men received degrees from Waynesburg University. The majority of degree recipients at Waynesburg University are white (502 degrees awarded). There were 29.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Waynesburg University is Registered Nursing (110 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (36 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (29 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 Protective Services (49 degrees awarded), Psychology (46 degrees), and Communications (30 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 Waynesburg University are Elementary & middle school teachers (345,446 people), Other managers (266,449 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (179,058 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,066 people), and Social workers, all other (139,105 people).

The most specialized majors at Waynesburg University are Protective Services (49 degrees awarded), Psychology (46 degrees), Communications (30 degrees), English (14 degrees), and Theology (6 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Waynesburg University are Protective Services (49 degrees awarded), Psychology (46 degrees), Communications (30 degrees), English (14 degrees), and Theology (6 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 (733,045 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (403,142 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,584 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (282,322 people), and Computer Systems Design (183,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Waynesburg University are Protective Services (49 degrees awarded), Psychology (46 degrees), Communications (30 degrees), English (14 degrees), and Theology (6 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 110 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Waynesburg University was Registered Nursing with 110 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 205

  2. 325

In 2017, 205 degrees were awarded to men at Waynesburg University, which is 0.631 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (325).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Waynesburg University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 125 degrees were awarded to women at Waynesburg University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.62 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 56% of students graduating from Waynesburg University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Waynesburg University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.53% 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

    502 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Waynesburg University is white (502 degrees awarded). There were 29.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

0.566% 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

    309 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    193 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Waynesburg University is white female (309 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (193 degrees).

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Operations

Waynesburg University has an endowment valued at nearly $48.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.48M (11.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Waynesburg University had a total salary expenditure of $42.5M. Waynesburg University employs 27 Assistant professors, 20 Professors, and 19 Instructors. Most academics at Waynesburg University are Male Assistant professors (15), Female Instructors(14), and Male Professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waynesburg University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, Management, with 39 employees, and Service with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$48.7M

2017 Endowment

9.99%

growth from 2016

Waynesburg University has an endowment valued at about $48.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Waynesburg University grew 9.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.5M 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. $768k - Federal

  2. $368k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Waynesburg University received $768k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $368k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.7M

2017 Salaries

0.379%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Waynesburg University paid a median of $16.7M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($42.5M) and a 0.379% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.55% decline from 2015 and a 1.03% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.01M

Instructional Salaries

78

Number of Employees

In 2017, Waynesburg University paid a total of $5.01M to 78 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

27 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

42 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Waynesburg University were Assistant professor with 27 employees; Professor with 20 employees; and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waynesburg University were Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees; Management with 39 employees; and Service with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Waynesburg University was Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, Female Instructor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 13 employees.

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

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