Wesleyan University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$52,174

3.7% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$24,251

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.43%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

16.3%

12,360 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,213

94.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

90.2%

728 Graduates

About

Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wesleyan University were General Economics (113 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (79 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (77 degrees).

In 2017, 1,136 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wesleyan University. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (635 degrees), 6.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (94 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wesleyan University is $52,174, which is $26,980 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wesleyan University is $52,174, which is $26,980 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,251.

In 2017, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,174

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wesleyan University was $52,174. The cost of tuition at Wesleyan University is $26,980 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$24,251

2017 Value

18.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,251. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wesleyan University grew by 18.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,950

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wesleyan University was of $13,950 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.3% 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

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

28%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Wesleyan University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 43% 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.

1.43%

2016 Default Rate

6

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wesleyan University was 1.43%, which represents 6 out of the 419 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

Wesleyan University received 12,360 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.62% annual growth. Out of those 12,360 applicants, 2,013 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,213 students enrolled at Wesleyan University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,013

Accepted Out of 12,360

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wesleyan University was 16.3% (2,013 admissions from 12,360 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 17.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.62%, while admissions declined by -5.45%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Wesleyan University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wesleyan University has a total enrollment of 3,213 students. The full-time enrollment at Wesleyan University is 3,048 students and the part-time enrollment is 165. This means that 94.9% of students enrolled at Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.4% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.66% Asian, 6.88% Black or African American, 5.04% Two or More Races, 0.0934% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0622% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.1%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (25.7%), followed by White Female (19.1%) and Asian Female (3.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,213 students. The full-time enrollment at Wesleyan University is 3,048 and the part-time enrollment is 165. This means that 94.9% of students enrolled at Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

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 Wesleyan University was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wesleyan University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,717

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    344

  3. Asian

    246

The enrolled student population at Wesleyan University is 53.4% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.66% Asian, 6.88% Black or African American, 5.04% Two or More Races, 0.0934% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0622% 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 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, 105 students (3.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 182 more women than men received degrees from Wesleyan University. The majority of degree recipients at Wesleyan University are white (635 degrees awarded). There were 6.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (94 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wesleyan University is General Economics (113 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (79 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (77 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (121 degrees awarded), English (96 degrees), and Social Sciences (278 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 Wesleyan University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (395,692 people), Other managers (300,619 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (286,414 people), Postsecondary teachers (240,119 people), and Chief executives & legislators (126,738 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesleyan University are Cultural & Gender Studies (121 degrees awarded), English (96 degrees), Social Sciences (278 degrees), Physical Sciences (73 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 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 Wesleyan University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Wesleyan University are Cultural & Gender Studies (121 degrees awarded), English (96 degrees), Social Sciences (278 degrees), Physical Sciences (73 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 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 Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (529,430 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (483,690 people), Legal services (326,052 people), Computer Systems Design (227,485 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (217,985 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesleyan University are Cultural & Gender Studies (121 degrees awarded), English (96 degrees), Social Sciences (278 degrees), Physical Sciences (73 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 113 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wesleyan University was General Economics with 113 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 477

  2. 659

In 2017, 477 degrees were awarded to men at Wesleyan University, which is 0.724 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (659).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Wesleyan University in General Economics, which is 1.82 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to women at Wesleyan University in General Psychology, which is 3.33 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

92%

100% Completion Time

94%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 92% of students graduating from Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 94% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 95% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wesleyan University is Female and Black or African American (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, 8.65% of graduates (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    635 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    94 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wesleyan University is white (635 degrees awarded). There were 6.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (94 degrees).

8.27% of degree recipients (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    350 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    285 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wesleyan University is white female (350 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (285 degrees).

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Operations

Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $967M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $119M (12.3%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of $212M. Wesleyan University employs 116 Professors, 110 No academic ranks, and 74 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wesleyan University are Male Professors (82), Male No academic ranks(55), and Female No academic ranks (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesleyan University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 118 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 83 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 80 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$967M

2017 Endowment

20.6%

growth from 2016

Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $967M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wesleyan University grew 20.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $930M 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. $8.26M - Federal

  2. $1.11M - State

  3. $21k - Local

As of 2017, Wesleyan University received $8.26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.11M from state grants and contracts, and $21k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$87.5M

2017 Salaries

5.34%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wesleyan University paid a median of $87.5M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($212M) and a 5.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.53% decline from 2015 and a 3.5% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$40.4M

Instructional Salaries

369

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wesleyan University paid a total of $40.4M to 369 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.1% 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

116 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

118 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wesleyan University were Professor with 116 employees; No academic rank with 110 employees; and No academic rank with 74 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesleyan University were Office and Administrative Support with 118 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 83 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 80 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. Female No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 82 employees, Male No academic rank with 55 employees, and Female No academic rank with 55 employees.

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