Wheaton College (168281)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,118
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$29,688
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.17%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
73.9%
3,459 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,774
99.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
78.1%
363 Graduates

About

Wheaton College (168281) is a higher education institution located in Bristol County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wheaton College (168281) were General Business Administration & Management (62 degrees awarded), General Psychology (46 degrees), and Neuroscience (21 degrees).

In 2019, 391 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheaton College (168281). 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (240 degrees), 8.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College (168281) is $54,118, which is $26,838 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College (168281) is $54,118, which is $26,838 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,688.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,118
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Wheaton College (168281) was $54,118. The cost of tuition at Wheaton College (168281) is $26,838 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$29,688
2019 Value
10.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Wheaton College (168281) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,688. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Wheaton College (168281) grew by 10.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,424
Room and Board
$940
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wheaton College (168281) was of $13,424 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $940. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% 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

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Wheaton College (168281) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
3.17%
2017 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Wheaton College (168281) was 3.17%, which represents 11 out of the 347 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 (168281) received 3,459 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.85% annual decline. Out of those 3,459 applicants, 2,556 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,774 students enrolled at Wheaton College (168281) in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wheaton College (168281) has an overall enrollment yield of 17.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,556
Accepted Out of 3,459

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wheaton College (168281) was 73.9% (2,556 admissions from 3,459 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 69.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -5.85%, while admissions declined by -0.39%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Wheaton College (168281) in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wheaton College (168281) has a total enrollment of 1,774 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College (168281) is 1,764 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Wheaton College (168281) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College (168281), both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.5% White, 8.62% Hispanic or Latino, 5.47% Black or African American, 4.51% Two or More Races, 4.45% Asian, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wheaton College (168281) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wheaton College (168281), both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,774 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College (168281) is 1,764 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Wheaton College (168281) are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 (168281) was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wheaton College (168281) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,179
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    153
  3. Black or African American
    97

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College (168281) is 66.5% White, 8.62% Hispanic or Latino, 5.47% Black or African American, 4.51% Two or More Races, 4.45% Asian, 0.113% 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 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, 41 students (2.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 115 more women than men received degrees from Wheaton College (168281). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wheaton College (168281) is white (240 degrees awarded). There were 8.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wheaton College (168281) is General Business Administration & Management (62 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (46 degrees) and Neuroscience (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wheaton College (168281), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), History (18 degrees), and English (21 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 Wheaton College (168281) are Physicians (413,412 people), Postsecondary teachers (238,611 people), Other managers (221,885 people), Secondary school teachers (207,988 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (202,676 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College (168281) are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), History (18 degrees), English (21 degrees), Biology (55 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 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 Wheaton College (168281) are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College (168281) are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), History (18 degrees), English (21 degrees), Biology (55 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 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 (168281) are Elementary & secondary schools (558,501 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (524,200 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (480,251 people), Offices of physicians (220,846 people), and Computer Systems Design (191,361 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College (168281) are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), History (18 degrees), English (21 degrees), Biology (55 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 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 (168281).
Most Common
  1. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wheaton College (168281) was General Business Administration & Management with 62 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

138
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
253
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College (168281), which is 0.545 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (253).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College (168281) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.7 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 36 degrees were awarded to women at Wheaton College (168281) in General Psychology, which is 3.6 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%
100% Completion Time
78%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 74% of students graduating from Wheaton College (168281) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% within 200%.

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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.

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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 (168281) is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.65% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    240 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wheaton College (168281) is white (240 degrees awarded). There were 8.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

1.02% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    162 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    78 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wheaton College (168281) is white female (162 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (78 degrees).

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Operations

Wheaton College (168281) has an endowment valued at nearly $213M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.2M (4.32%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Wheaton College (168281) had a total salary expenditure of $84.4M. Wheaton College (168281) employs 51 Professors, 45 Associate professors, and 29 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wheaton College (168281) are Male Professors (27), Female Professors(24), and Male Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College (168281) are: Management, with 67 employees, Service, with 57 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$213M
2019 Endowment
0.52%
growth from 2018

Wheaton College (168281) has an endowment valued at about $213M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Wheaton College (168281) grew 0.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $172M 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. $515k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Wheaton College (168281) received $515k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35M
2019 Salaries
2.89%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Wheaton College (168281) paid a median of $35M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($84.4M) and a 2.89% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.66% growth from 2017 and a 1.43% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$11.6M
Instructional Salaries
135
Number of Employees

In 2019, Wheaton College (168281) paid a total of $11.6M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wheaton College (168281) were Professor with 51 employees; Associate professor with 45 employees; and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College (168281) were Management with 67 employees; Service with 57 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wheaton College (168281) was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Wheaton College (168281).

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