Western New England University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,524

2.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,109

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.97%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

79.6%

6,399 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,810

80% 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 Accounting (49 degrees awarded), General Psychology (47 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (41 degrees).

In 2016, 1,128 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western New England University. 46.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (822 degrees), 6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (137 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New England University is $32,524, which is $12,364 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New England University is $32,524, which is $12,364 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,109.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,524

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Western New England University was $32,524. The cost of tuition at Western New England University is $12,364 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$29,109

2016 Value

0.532%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Western New England University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,109. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Western New England University grew by 0.532%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,312

Room and Board

$1,240

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western New England University was of $11,312 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 0.919% 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

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Western New England University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2015, 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.

2.97%

2015 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Western New England University was 2.97%, which represents 27 out of the 909 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 6,399 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.09% annual growth. Out of those 6,399 applicants, 5,094 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,810 students enrolled at Western New England University in 2016, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western New England University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,094

Accepted Out of 6,399

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Western New England University was 79.6% (5,094 admissions from 6,399 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 80.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.09%, while admissions grew by 1.39%.

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SAT Scores

81%

Submission Percentage

585

Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Western New England University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Western New England University has a total enrollment of 3,810 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New England University is 3,048 students and the part-time enrollment is 762. This means that 80% 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% White, 7.09% Hispanic or Latino, 5.93% Black or African American, 3.46% Asian, 1.13% Two or More Races, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western New England University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (46%), followed by White Female (28.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western New England University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,810 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New England University is 3,048 and the part-time enrollment is 762. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Western New England University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

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 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

    2,630

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    270

  3. Black or African American

    226

The enrolled student population at Western New England University is 69% White, 7.09% Hispanic or Latino, 5.93% Black or African American, 3.46% Asian, 1.13% Two or More Races, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 325 students (8.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 80 fewer women than men received degrees from Western New England University. The majority of degree recipients at Western New England University are white (822 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (137 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western New England University is Accounting (49 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (47 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (41 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 (127 degrees awarded), Engineering (136 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 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 (1,110,306 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,089,647 people), Financial managers (457,151 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (442,652 people), and Chief executives & legislators (422,126 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (127 degrees awarded), Engineering (136 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Business (362 degrees), and Psychology (76 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (127 degrees awarded), Engineering (136 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Business (362 degrees), and Psychology (76 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 Elementary & secondary schools (808,429 people), Computer Systems Design (778,600 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (620,499 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (578,106 people), and Hospitals (574,542 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (127 degrees awarded), Engineering (136 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Business (362 degrees), and Psychology (76 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. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 47 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western New England University was Accounting with 49 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 604

  2. 524

In 2016, 604 degrees were awarded to men at Western New England University, which is 1.15 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (524).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Western New England University in General Management Information Systems, which is 1.3 times more than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 63 degrees were awarded to women at Western New England University in General Psychology, which is 4.85 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 50% 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, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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

    822 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    137 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western New England University is white (822 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (137 degrees).

12.1% of degree recipients (137 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    433 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    389 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western New England University is white male (433 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (389 degrees).

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Operations

Western New England University has an endowment valued at nearly $66.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.23M (1.85%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Western New England University had a total expenditure of $105M. Of that $105M, they spent $51.1M on salaries and $105M on benefits.

Western New England University employs 82 Professors, 76 Assistant professors, and 53 Associate professors. Most academics at Western New England University are Male Professors (50), Male Assistant professors(50), and Female Professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New England University are: Service, with 124 employees, Management, with 87 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$66.2M

2015 Endowment

2.2%

growth from 2014

Western New England University has an endowment valued at about $66.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Western New England University grew 2.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.3M 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. $1.15M - Federal

  2. $935k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Western New England University received $1.15M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $935k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$51.1M

Salary Expenditure

$105M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Western New England University had a total expenditure of $105M. Of that $105M, they spent $51.1M on salaries and $105M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$51.1M

2015 Salaries

4.22%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Western New England University paid a median of $51.1M in salaries, which represents 48.8% of their overall expenditure ($105M) and a 4.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.602% growth from 2013 and a 4.76% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.8M

Instructional Salaries

229

Number of Employees

In 2015, Western New England University paid a total of $19.8M to 229 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

82 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

124 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western New England University were Professor with 82 employees; Assistant professor with 76 employees; and Assistant professor with 53 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New England University were Service with 124 employees; Management with 87 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western New England University was Male Professor with 50 employees, Male Assistant professor with 50 employees, and Female Professor with 32 employees.

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

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