Western New England University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,606
3.25% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$30,630
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.25%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
89.4%
6,235 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,673
81.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63.8%
481 Graduates

About

Western New England University is a higher education institution located in Hampden County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western New England University were Mechanical Engineering (52 degrees awarded), General Psychology (48 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (45 degrees).

In 2020, 1,116 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western New England University. 44.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (825 degrees), 8.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New England University is $36,606, which is $14,076 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New England University is $36,606, which is $14,076 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,630.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,606
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Western New England University was $36,606. The cost of tuition at Western New England University is $14,076 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$30,630
2020 Value
1.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Western New England University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,630. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Western New England University grew by 1.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,882
Room and Board
$1,305
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western New England University was of $11,882 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,305. The cost of room and board increased by 1.9% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Western New England University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.09% with respect to 2019, when 92% 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.
3.25%
2018 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Western New England University was 3.25%, which represents 33 out of the 1015 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Western New England University received 6,235 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.14% annual decline. Out of those 6,235 applicants, 5,576 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,673 students enrolled at Western New England University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western New England University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,576
Accepted Out of 6,235

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Western New England University was 89.4% (5,576 admissions from 6,235 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 85.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.14%, while admissions declined by −4.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Western New England University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Western New England University has a total enrollment of 3,673 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New England University is 2,983 students and the part-time enrollment is 690. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at Western New England University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western New England University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.9% White, 8.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.45% Black or African American, 3.29% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western New England University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (45.3%), followed by White Female (30.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western New England University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,673 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New England University is 2,983 and the part-time enrollment is 690. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at Western New England University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 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 Western New England University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Western New England University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,677
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    327
  3. Black or African American
    200

The enrolled student population at Western New England University is 72.9% White, 8.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.45% Black or African American, 3.29% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 118 fewer women than men received degrees from Western New England University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western New England University is white (825 degrees awarded). There were 8.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western New England University is Mechanical Engineering (52 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (48 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western New England University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (114 degrees awarded), Engineering (182 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 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 Western New England University are Accountants & auditors (1,019,945 people), Other managers (1,019,878 people), Software developers (530,141 people), Financial managers (527,824 people), and Chief executives & legislators (494,905 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (114 degrees awarded), Engineering (182 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees), Psychology (81 degrees), and Business (367 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 Western New England University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Computer hardware engineers, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (114 degrees awarded), Engineering (182 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees), Psychology (81 degrees), and Business (367 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 Western New England University are Computer Systems Design (896,348 people), Elementary & secondary schools (873,725 people), Construction (646,699 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (642,910 people), and Banking & related activities (545,018 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (114 degrees awarded), Engineering (182 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees), Psychology (81 degrees), and Business (367 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 Western New England University.
Most Common
  1. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western New England University was Mechanical Engineering with 52 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

617
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
499
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 617 degrees were awarded to men at Western New England University, which is 1.24 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (499).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Western New England University in General Management Information Systems, which is 1.76 times more than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 58 degrees were awarded to women at Western New England University in Law, which is 1.87 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 52% of students graduating from Western New England University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western New England University is Female and White (77.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.04% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    825 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    94 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western New England University is white (825 degrees awarded). There were 8.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

4.66% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    454 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    371 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western New England University is white male (454 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (371 degrees).

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Operations

Western New England University has an endowment valued at nearly $67.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $160k (0.238%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Western New England University had a total salary expenditure of $108M. Western New England University employs 85 Professors, 66 Associate professors, and 56 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western New England University are Male Professors (47), Male Associate professors(39), and Female Professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New England University are: Service, with 116 employees, Management, with 91 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$67.3M
2020 Endowment
0.496%
growth from 2019

Western New England University has an endowment valued at about $67.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Western New England University grew 0.496% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.6M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.64M - Federal
  2. $513k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Western New England University received $3.64M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $513k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$52.7M
2020 Salaries
0.926%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Western New England University paid a median of $52.7M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($108M) and a 0.926% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.06% growth from 2018 and a 0.424% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.1M
Instructional Salaries
233
Number of Employees

In 2020, Western New England University paid a total of $21.1M to 233 employees working as instructors, which represents 40% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
116 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western New England University were Professor with 85 employees; Associate professor with 66 employees; and Associate professor with 56 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New England University were Service with 116 employees; Management with 91 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western New England University was Male Professor with 47 employees, Male Associate professor with 39 employees, and Female Professor with 38 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Western New England University.

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