Western New England University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,338

2.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$30,305

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.4%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

80.7%

6,645 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,776

81.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60.8%

418 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 (47 degrees awarded), Accounting (39 degrees), and Pharmaceutical Sciences (37 degrees).

In 2017, 1,110 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western New England University. 46% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (797 degrees), 5.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (144 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New England University is $33,338, which is $12,605 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New England University is $33,338, which is $12,605 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 $30,305.

In 2017, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,338

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Western New England University was $33,338. The cost of tuition at Western New England University is $12,605 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$30,305

2017 Value

4.11%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Western New England University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,305. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Western New England University grew by 4.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,472

Room and Board

$1,240

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western New England University was of $11,472 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 1.41% 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

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Western New England University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.22% with respect to 2016, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.4%

2016 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western New England University was 3.4%, which represents 34 out of the 1001 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

Western New England University received 6,645 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.84% annual growth. Out of those 6,645 applicants, 5,363 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,776 students enrolled at Western New England University in 2017, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western New England University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,363

Accepted Out of 6,645

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Western New England University was 80.7% (5,363 admissions from 6,645 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 79.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.84%, while admissions grew by 5.28%.

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SAT Scores

80%

Submission Percentage

616

Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Western New England University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Western New England University has a total enrollment of 3,776 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New England University is 3,085 students and the part-time enrollment is 691. This means that 81.7% 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 69.9% White, 7.79% Hispanic or Latino, 5.83% Black or African American, 3.79% Asian, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western New England University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (47%), followed by White Female (27.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.2%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Asian Female (5.72%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western New England University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,776 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New England University is 3,085 and the part-time enrollment is 691. This means that 81.7% of students enrolled at Western New England University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

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 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

    2,641

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    294

  3. Black or African American

    220

The enrolled student population at Western New England University is 69.9% White, 7.79% Hispanic or Latino, 5.83% Black or African American, 3.79% Asian, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 88 fewer women than men received degrees from Western New England University. The majority of degree recipients at Western New England University are white (797 degrees awarded). There were 5.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (144 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western New England University is Mechanical Engineering (47 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (39 degrees) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (37 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 (130 degrees awarded), Engineering (170 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (40 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 (1,132,693 people), Other managers (957,465 people), Software developers (465,743 people), Financial managers (457,889 people), and Chief executives & legislators (423,757 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Engineering (170 degrees), Engineering Technologies (40 degrees), Business (328 degrees), and Psychology (68 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, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Marketing managers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Engineering (170 degrees), Engineering Technologies (40 degrees), Business (328 degrees), and Psychology (68 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 (842,635 people), Elementary & secondary schools (794,107 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (595,481 people), Construction (591,668 people), and Banking & related activities (561,802 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Engineering (170 degrees), Engineering Technologies (40 degrees), Business (328 degrees), and Psychology (68 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. 47 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western New England University was Mechanical Engineering with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 599

  2. 511

In 2017, 599 degrees were awarded to men at Western New England University, which is 1.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (511).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Western New England University in General Management Information Systems, which is 1.47 times more than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 61 degrees were awarded to women at Western New England University in Law, which is 1.52 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 47% 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, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western New England University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.2% 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

    797 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    144 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western New England University is white (797 degrees awarded). There were 5.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (144 degrees).

13% of degree recipients (144 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    439 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    358 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western New England University is white male (439 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (358 degrees).

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Operations

Western New England University has an endowment valued at nearly $73M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.1M (13.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Western New England University had a total expenditure of $110M. Of that $110M, they spent $49.9M on salaries and $110M on benefits.

Western New England University employs 82 Professors, 73 Assistant professors, and 56 Associate professors. Most academics at Western New England University are Male Professors (50), Male Assistant professors(38), and Male Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New England University are: Service, with 123 employees, Management, with 83 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$73M

2017 Endowment

15.7%

growth from 2016

Western New England University has an endowment valued at about $73M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western New England University grew 15.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.01M - Federal

  2. $457k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western New England University received $1.01M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $457k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$49.9M

Salary Expenditure

$110M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Western New England University had a total expenditure of $110M. Of that $110M, they spent $49.9M on salaries and $110M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$49.9M

2017 Salaries

3.03%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Western New England University paid a median of $49.9M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($110M) and a 3.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.25% decline from 2015 and a 4.22% 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

$21.2M

Instructional Salaries

241

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western New England University paid a total of $21.2M to 241 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

82 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

123 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western New England University were Professor with 82 employees; Assistant professor with 73 employees; and Assistant professor with 56 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New England University were Service with 123 employees; Management with 83 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western New England University was Male Professor with 50 employees, Male Assistant professor with 38 employees, and Male Associate professor with 36 employees.

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