Wesley College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,646

2.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,619

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

13.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

60.5%

3,463 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,473

94.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

22.4%

113 Graduates

About

Wesley College is a higher education institution located in Kent County, DE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wesley College were Registered Nursing (25 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees).

In 2016, 212 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wesley College. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (118 degrees), 2.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wesley College is $25,646, which is $1,231 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wesley College is $25,646, which is $1,231 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,619.

In 2016, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 88% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,646

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Wesley College was $25,646. The cost of tuition at Wesley College is $1,231 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$23,619

2016 Value

1.96%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Wesley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,619. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Wesley College grew by 1.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,970

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wesley College was of $10,970 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.735% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Wesley College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2015, 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.

13.4%

2015 Default Rate

86

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Wesley College was 13.4%, which represents 86 out of the 640 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

Wesley College received 3,463 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.5% annual decline. Out of those 3,463 applicants, 2,094 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,473 students enrolled at Wesley College in 2016, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wesley College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,094

Accepted Out of 3,463

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wesley College was 60.5% (2,094 admissions from 3,463 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -145%, while admissions declined by -174%.

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SAT Scores

85%

Submission Percentage

341

Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Wesley College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wesley College has a total enrollment of 1,473 students. The full-time enrollment at Wesley College is 1,387 students and the part-time enrollment is 86. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at Wesley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wesley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.8% Black or African American, 38.7% White, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0.543% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wesley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (23.3%), followed by White Female (22.5%) and Black or African American Male (20.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.8%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Black or African American Female (13.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wesley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,473 students. The full-time enrollment at Wesley College is 1,387 and the part-time enrollment is 86. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at Wesley College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%

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 Wesley College was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Wesley College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    601

  2. White

    570

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    90

The enrolled student population at Wesley College is 40.8% Black or African American, 38.7% White, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0.543% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.204% 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 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, 94 students (6.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 38 more women than men received degrees from Wesley College. The majority of degree recipients at Wesley College are white (118 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wesley College is Registered Nursing (25 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wesley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (3 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 Wesley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (123,844 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (109,794 people), Miscellaneous managers (105,383 people), Postsecondary teachers (57,371 people), and Secondary school teachers (43,559 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesley College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and Legal (9 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The most specialized majors at Wesley College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and Legal (9 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 Wesley College are Elementary & secondary schools (224,278 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (131,465 people), Legal services (100,399 people), Hospitals (96,055 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (63,634 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesley College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and Legal (9 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 Wesley College.

Most Common

  1. 25 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wesley College was Registered Nursing with 25 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 87

  2. 125

In 2016, 87 degrees were awarded to men at Wesley College, which is 0.696 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (125).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Wesley College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.11 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Wesley College in Registered Nursing, which is 3.83 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 17% of students graduating from Wesley College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (36.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wesley College is Female and White (36.4% 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, 0.885% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    118 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    58 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wesley College is white (118 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

6.13% of degree recipients (13 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

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wesley College is white female (69 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (49 degrees).

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Operations

Wesley College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.65M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $983k (14.8%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Wesley College had a total expenditure of $33.3M. Of that $33.3M, they spent $13.3M on salaries and $33.3M on benefits.

Wesley College employs 24 Assistant professors, 21 Professors, and 21 Associate professors. Most academics at Wesley College are Female Assistant professors (16), Female Associate professors(12), and Male Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 20 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.65M

2015 Endowment

2.79%

decline from 2014

Wesley College has an endowment valued at about $6.65M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Wesley College declined 2.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.41M - Federal

  2. $250k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Wesley College received $1.41M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $250k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$13.3M

Salary Expenditure

$33.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Wesley College had a total expenditure of $33.3M. Of that $33.3M, they spent $13.3M on salaries and $33.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$13.3M

2015 Salaries

14.6%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Wesley College paid a median of $13.3M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($33.3M) and a 14.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.46% growth from 2013 and a 1.71% decline from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.72M

Instructional Salaries

73

Number of Employees

In 2015, Wesley College paid a total of $4.72M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

24 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

37 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wesley College were Assistant professor with 24 employees; Professor with 21 employees; and Professor with 21 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesley College were Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wesley College was Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

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

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