Wheaton College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,700
3.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,795
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
0.794%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84.8%
1,889 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,004
86% Full-Time
2019 Graduation Rate
88.8%
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 (75 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (52 degrees), and General Psychology (52 degrees).

In 2019, 885 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheaton College. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (636 degrees), 10.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College is $37,700, which is $10,420 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College is $37,700, which is $10,420 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,795.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,700
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Wheaton College was $37,700. The cost of tuition at Wheaton College is $10,420 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$28,795
2019 Value
2.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Wheaton College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,795. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Wheaton College grew by 2.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,180
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wheaton College was of $10,180 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.46% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Wheaton College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.6% with respect to 2018, when 77% 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.
0.794%
2017 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Wheaton College was 0.794%, which represents 4 out of the 504 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

Wheaton College received 1,889 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.11% annual growth. Out of those 1,889 applicants, 1,602 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,004 students enrolled at Wheaton College in 2019, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wheaton College has an overall enrollment yield of 38.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,602
Accepted Out of 1,889

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wheaton College was 84.8% (1,602 admissions from 1,889 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 82.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.11%, while admissions grew by 4.77%.

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SAT Scores

62%
Submission Percentage
379
Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Wheaton College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wheaton College has a total enrollment of 3,004 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College is 2,584 students and the part-time enrollment is 420. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Wheaton College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.8% White, 8.95% Asian, 6.19% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Two or More Races, 3.23% Black or African American, 0.133% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wheaton College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (32.7%) and Asian Female (5.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.9%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Asian Female (4.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wheaton College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,004 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College is 2,584 and the part-time enrollment is 420. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Wheaton College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2019 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.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,038
  2. Asian
    269
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    186

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College is 67.8% White, 8.95% Asian, 6.19% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Two or More Races, 3.23% Black or African American, 0.133% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 48 students (1.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 121 more women than men received degrees from Wheaton College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wheaton College is white (636 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wheaton College is Business & Managerial Economics (75 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (52 degrees) and General Psychology (52 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 (125 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (39 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (397,797 people), Other managers (279,930 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (205,721 people), Postsecondary teachers (203,450 people), and Secondary school teachers (144,192 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College are Theology (125 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Social Sciences (136 degrees), and English (36 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wheaton College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Physicians, Surgeons, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College are Theology (125 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Social Sciences (136 degrees), and English (36 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 Wheaton College are Elementary & secondary schools (537,555 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (415,300 people), Legal services (314,366 people), Computer Systems Design (218,389 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (198,019 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College are Theology (125 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Social Sciences (136 degrees), and English (36 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 Wheaton College.
Most Common
  1. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 52 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wheaton College was Business & Managerial Economics with 75 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

382
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
503
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 382 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College, which is 0.759 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (503).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College in Business & Managerial Economics, which is 2 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Wheaton College in General Psychology, which is 3.33 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
89%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 80% 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%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wheaton College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (70.6%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    636 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wheaton College is white (636 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (60 degrees).

1.36% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    362 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    274 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wheaton College is white female (362 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (274 degrees).

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Operations

Wheaton College has an endowment valued at nearly $503M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.2M (6.6%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Wheaton College had a total salary expenditure of $131M. Wheaton College employs 89 Associate professors, 62 Professors, and 61 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wheaton College are Male Associate professors (59), Male Professors(44), and Male Assistant professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 121 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, and Management with 73 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$503M
2019 Endowment
2.91%
growth from 2018

Wheaton College has an endowment valued at about $503M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Wheaton College grew 2.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $463M 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. $583k - Federal
  2. $722k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Wheaton College received $583k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $722k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$53.8M
2019 Salaries
3.81%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Wheaton College paid a median of $53.8M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($131M) and a 3.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.3% growth from 2017 and a 2.86% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.4M
Instructional Salaries
218
Number of Employees

In 2019, Wheaton College paid a total of $18.4M to 218 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
89 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
121 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wheaton College were Associate professor with 89 employees; Professor with 62 employees; and Professor with 61 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College were Business and Financial Operations with 121 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees; and Management with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wheaton College was Male Associate professor with 59 employees, Male Professor with 44 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 35 employees.

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

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