Whitman College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$58,200
4.75% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$39,935
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
47.7%
5,497 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,493
97.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
90.4%
366 Graduates

About

Whitman College is a higher education institution located in Walla Walla County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Whitman College were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (34 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (33 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (25 degrees).

In 2022, 389 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Whitman College. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (264 degrees), 9.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Whitman College is $58,200, which is $29,870 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Whitman College is $58,200, which is $29,870 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,935.

In 2022, 90% of undergraduate students attending Whitman College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$58,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Whitman College was $58,200. The cost of tuition at Whitman College is $29,870 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$39,935
2022 Value
12.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Whitman College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,935. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Whitman College grew by 12.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,800
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Whitman College was of $13,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Whitman College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Whitman College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 208 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Whitman College received 5,497 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.63% annual growth. Out of those 5,497 applicants, 2,622 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,493 students enrolled at Whitman College in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Whitman College has an overall enrollment yield of 12.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,622
Accepted Out of 5,497

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Whitman College was 47.7% (2,622 admissions from 5,497 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 59%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.63%, while admissions declined by −13.7%..

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
48
Scores Submitted (2022)

14% of enrolled first-time students at Whitman College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Whitman College had a total enrollment of 1,493 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Whitman College is 1,450 students and the part-time enrollment is 43. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Whitman College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Whitman College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.1% White, 9.24% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Two or More Races, 6.16% Asian, 2.61% Black or African American, 0.335% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Whitman College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.2%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Whitman College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,493 students. The full-time enrollment at Whitman College is 1,450 and the part-time enrollment is 43. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Whitman College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2022 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 Whitman College was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Whitman College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    898 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    138 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    103 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Whitman College is 60.1% White, 9.24% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Two or More Races, 6.16% Asian, 2.61% Black or African American, 0.335% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 41 students (2.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 89 more women than men received degrees from Whitman College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Whitman College is white (264 degrees awarded). There were 9.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Whitman College is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (33 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (25 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Whitman College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (29 degrees), and History (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Whitman College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (222,433 people), Postsecondary teachers (215,056 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (202,548 people), Other managers (183,424 people), and Secondary school teachers (157,726 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitman College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (29 degrees), History (21 degrees), Physical Sciences (30 degrees), and English (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Whitman College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Whitman College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (29 degrees), History (21 degrees), Physical Sciences (30 degrees), and English (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Whitman College are Elementary & secondary schools (495,965 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (405,439 people), Legal services (177,124 people), Computer Systems Design (162,015 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (154,425 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitman College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (29 degrees), History (21 degrees), Physical Sciences (30 degrees), and English (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Whitman College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Whitman College was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 34 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

150
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
239
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Whitman College, which is 0.628 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (239).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Whitman College in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 0.789 times less than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Whitman College in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.67 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

79%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 79% of students graduating from Whitman College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Whitman College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 4.64% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    264 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Whitman College is white (264 degrees awarded). There were 9.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

2.57% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    166 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    98 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Whitman College is white female (166 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (98 degrees).

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Operations

Whitman College has an endowment valued at nearly $684M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−24.8%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Whitman College had a total salary expenditure of 90.6M. Whitman College employs 60 Associate professors, 48 Assistant professors and 46 Professors. Most academics at Whitman College are Female Associate professor (33), Male Professor (32), and Male Associate professor (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitman College are: Management, with 62 employees, Service, with 52 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

Endowment

$684M
2022 Endowment
18.6%
decline from 2021

Whitman College has an endowment valued at about $684M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Whitman College declined 18.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $634M 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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Salary Expenditure

$38.5M
2022 Salaries
6.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Whitman College paid a median of $38.5M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($90.6M) and a 6.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.3M
Instructional Salaries
182
Number of Employees

In 2022, Whitman College paid a total of $16.3M to 182 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Whitman College were Associate professor with 60 employees, Assistant professor with 48 employees, and Professor with 46 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitman College were Management with 62 employees, Service with 52 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Whitman College was Female Associate professor with 33 employees, Male Professor with 32 employees, and Male Associate professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Whitman College.

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