Wheaton College

Add Comparison
2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,190
3.35% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$30,021
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
0.949%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
85%
1,693 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,900
88% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
88.9%
530 Graduates

About

Wheaton College is a higher education institution located in DuPage County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wheaton College were Business & Managerial Economics (64 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (56 degrees), and General Health Services (45 degrees).

In 2017, 899 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheaton College. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (658 degrees), 9.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (71 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College is $35,190, which is $9,996 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College is $35,190, which is $9,996 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,021.

In 2017, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,190
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wheaton College was $35,190. The cost of tuition at Wheaton College is $9,996 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Wheaton College (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$30,021
2017 Value
7.83%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wheaton College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,021. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wheaton College grew by 7.83%.

This chart compares the average net price of Wheaton College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$9,560
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wheaton College was of $9,560 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.91% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 28.6% during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Wheaton College (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Wheaton College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.67% with respect to 2016, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Wheaton College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
0.949%
2016 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wheaton College was 0.949%, which represents 5 out of the 527 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

Wheaton College received 1,693 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.49% annual decline. Out of those 1,693 applicants, 1,439 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85% acceptance rate.

There were 2,900 students enrolled at Wheaton College in 2017, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wheaton College has an overall enrollment yield of 40.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,439
Accepted Out of 1,693

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wheaton College was 85% (1,439 admissions from 1,693 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -8.49%, while admissions declined by -1.1%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Wheaton College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

47%
Submission Percentage
270
Scores Submitted

47% of enrolled first-time students at Wheaton College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

Wheaton College has a total enrollment of 2,900 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College is 2,551 students and the part-time enrollment is 349. This means that 88% of students enrolled at Wheaton College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.8% White, 8.34% Asian, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Two or More Races, 3.03% Black or African American, 0.345% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wheaton College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Asian Female (5.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (16.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wheaton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,900 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College is 2,551 and the part-time enrollment is 349. This means that 88% of students enrolled at Wheaton College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Wheaton College (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

93%
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 Wheaton College was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wheaton College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Wheaton College (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,052
  2. Asian
    242
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    153

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College is 70.8% White, 8.34% Asian, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Two or More Races, 3.03% Black or African American, 0.345% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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, 70 students (2.41%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2017, 121 more women than men received degrees from Wheaton College. The majority of degree recipients at Wheaton College are white (658 degrees awarded). There were 9.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (71 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wheaton College is Business & Managerial Economics (64 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (56 degrees) and General Health Services (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wheaton College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (129 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), and English (56 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 Wheaton College are Elementary & middle school teachers (246,183 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (198,999 people), Postsecondary teachers (142,588 people), Clergy (126,022 people), and Other managers (121,876 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College are Theology (129 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), English (56 degrees), Language & Linguistics (27 degrees), and History (24 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Wheaton College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College are Theology (129 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), English (56 degrees), Language & Linguistics (27 degrees), and History (24 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Wheaton College are Elementary & secondary schools (451,875 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (272,008 people), Legal services (159,680 people), Religious organizations (150,348 people), and Computer Systems Design (96,684 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College are Theology (129 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), English (56 degrees), Language & Linguistics (27 degrees), and History (24 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wheaton College.
Most Common
  1. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wheaton College was Business & Managerial Economics with 64 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at Wheaton College according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 389
  2. 510

In 2017, 389 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College, which is 0.763 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (510).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Wheaton College by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College in Business & Managerial Economics, which is 2.05 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 45 degrees were awarded to women at Wheaton College in Clinical Psychology, which is 3.46 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

81%
100% Completion Time
89%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 81% of students graduating from Wheaton College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 89% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wheaton College is Male 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    658 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wheaton College is white (658 degrees awarded). There were 9.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (71 degrees).

2% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    365 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    293 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wheaton College is white female (365 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (293 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Wheaton College has an endowment valued at nearly $446M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $80.6M (18.1%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Wheaton College had a total salary expenditure of $125M. Wheaton College employs 87 Associate professors, 70 Professors, and 60 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wheaton College are Male Associate professors (57), Male Professors(52), and Male Assistant professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 124 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 98 employees, and Service with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$446M
2017 Endowment
15%
growth from 2016

Wheaton College has an endowment valued at about $446M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wheaton College grew 15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $409M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Wheaton College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $833k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wheaton College received $833k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$50.1M
2017 Salaries
2.86%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Wheaton College paid a median of $50.1M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($125M) and a 2.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.8% decline from 2015 and a 0.615% decline from 2014.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$18.3M
Instructional Salaries
223
Number of Employees

In 2017, Wheaton College paid a total of $18.3M to 223 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
87 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
124 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wheaton College were Associate professor with 87 employees; Professor with 70 employees; and Professor with 60 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College were Business and Financial Operations with 124 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 98 employees; and Service with 65 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wheaton College was Male Associate professor with 57 employees, Male Professor with 52 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 35 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart