Wheaton College (168281)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$50,520

3.75% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$31,814

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.52%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

47.9%

6,089 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,688

99.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

78%

341 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 Psychology (58 degrees awarded), General Economics (36 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees).

In 2017, 451 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheaton College (168281). 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (295 degrees), 9.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College (168281) is $50,520, which is $25,326 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College (168281) is $50,520, which is $25,326 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,814.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,520

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wheaton College (168281) was $50,520. The cost of tuition at Wheaton College (168281) is $25,326 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$31,814

2017 Value

3.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wheaton College (168281) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,814. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wheaton College (168281) grew by 3.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,500

Room and Board

$940

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wheaton College (168281) was of $12,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $940. The cost of room and board increased by 2.75% 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

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Wheaton College (168281) received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.4% with respect to 2016, when 91% 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.

2.52%

2016 Default Rate

8

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wheaton College (168281) was 2.52%, which represents 8 out of the 317 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wheaton College (168281) received 6,089 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 46.1% annual growth. Out of those 6,089 applicants, 2,916 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,688 students enrolled at Wheaton College (168281) in 2017, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wheaton College (168281) has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,916

Accepted Out of 6,089

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wheaton College (168281) was 47.9% (2,916 admissions from 6,089 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 46.1%, while admissions grew by 4.93%.

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SAT Scores

42%

Submission Percentage

212

Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at Wheaton College (168281) in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wheaton College (168281) has a total enrollment of 1,688 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College (168281) is 1,675 students and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Wheaton College (168281) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College (168281), both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.3% White, 8.23% Hispanic or Latino, 5.81% Black or African American, 5.09% Asian, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.0592% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0592% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wheaton College (168281) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wheaton College (168281), both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,688 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College (168281) is 1,675 and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Wheaton College (168281) are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%

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 (168281) was 88%. 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

    1,103

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    139

  3. Black or African American

    98

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College (168281) is 65.3% White, 8.23% Hispanic or Latino, 5.81% Black or African American, 5.09% Asian, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.0592% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0592% 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 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, 27 students (1.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 143 more women than men received degrees from Wheaton College (168281). The majority of degree recipients at Wheaton College (168281) are white (295 degrees awarded). There were 9.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wheaton College (168281) is General Psychology (58 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (36 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (35 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 (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), and Math & Statistics (22 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 (168281) are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (387,530 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (304,779 people), Other managers (275,093 people), Postsecondary teachers (212,514 people), and Chief executives & legislators (121,906 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College (168281) are Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Math & Statistics (22 degrees), English (27 degrees), and Social Sciences (87 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Chemists & materials scientists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College (168281) are Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Math & Statistics (22 degrees), English (27 degrees), and Social Sciences (87 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 (564,990 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (418,790 people), Legal services (319,211 people), Computer Systems Design (235,839 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (187,503 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College (168281) are Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Math & Statistics (22 degrees), English (27 degrees), and Social Sciences (87 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 58 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wheaton College (168281) was General Psychology with 58 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 154

  2. 297

In 2017, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College (168281), which is 0.519 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (297).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College (168281) in General Economics, which is 1.77 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Wheaton College (168281) in General Psychology, which is 8.67 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 76% of students graduating from Wheaton College (168281) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wheaton College (168281) is Male and Black or African American (90% 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, 0.587% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    295 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wheaton College (168281) is white (295 degrees awarded). There were 9.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (31 degrees).

2% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    183 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    112 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wheaton College (168281) is white female (183 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (112 degrees).

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Operations

Wheaton College (168281) has an endowment valued at nearly $205M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $24.8M (12.1%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Wheaton College (168281) had a total salary expenditure of $79.6M. Wheaton College (168281) employs 52 Professors, 44 Associate professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wheaton College (168281) are Male Professors (27), Female Professors(25), and Female Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College (168281) are: Management, with 71 employees, Service, with 64 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$205M

2017 Endowment

11%

growth from 2016

Wheaton College (168281) has an endowment valued at about $205M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wheaton College (168281) grew 11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $168M 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. $565k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wheaton College (168281) received $565k 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

$32.8M

2017 Salaries

1.43%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wheaton College (168281) paid a median of $32.8M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($79.6M) and a 1.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.07% decline from 2015 and a 1.68% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$11.7M

Instructional Salaries

137

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wheaton College (168281) paid a total of $11.7M to 137 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

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

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

52 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

71 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wheaton College (168281) were Professor with 52 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College (168281) were Management with 71 employees; Service with 64 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wheaton College (168281) was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Professor with 25 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

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