Whitworth University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,800
2.96% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,249
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.61%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.4%
3,817 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,814
89.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
78.5%
494 Graduates

About

Whitworth University is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Whitworth University were Biological & Physical Sciences (57 degrees awarded), General Psychology (45 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (38 degrees).

In 2019, 805 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Whitworth University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (609 degrees), 8.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (72 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Whitworth University is $43,800, which is $21,774 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Whitworth University is $43,800, which is $21,774 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,249.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,800
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Whitworth University was $43,800. The cost of tuition at Whitworth University is $21,774 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$26,249
2019 Value
7.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Whitworth University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,249. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Whitworth University grew by 7.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,680
Room and Board
$864
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Whitworth University was of $10,680 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $864. The cost of room and board increased by 0.807% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.86% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Whitworth University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.09% with respect to 2018, when 97% 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.
2.61%
2017 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Whitworth University was 2.61%, which represents 19 out of the 727 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Whitworth University received 3,817 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.31% annual growth. Out of those 3,817 applicants, 3,488 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,814 students enrolled at Whitworth University in 2019, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Whitworth University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,488
Accepted Out of 3,817

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Whitworth University was 91.4% (3,488 admissions from 3,817 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 90.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.31%, while admissions grew by 2.98%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
518
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Whitworth University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Whitworth University has a total enrollment of 2,814 students. The full-time enrollment at Whitworth University is 2,513 students and the part-time enrollment is 301. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Whitworth University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Whitworth University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.6% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.06% Two or More Races, 4.41% Asian, 2.13% Black or African American, 1.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.711% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Whitworth University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.3%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Whitworth University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,814 students. The full-time enrollment at Whitworth University is 2,513 and the part-time enrollment is 301. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Whitworth University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Whitworth University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Whitworth University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,874
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    318
  3. Two or More Races
    255

The enrolled student population at Whitworth University is 66.6% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.06% Two or More Races, 4.41% Asian, 2.13% Black or African American, 1.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.711% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 22 students (0.782%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 239 more women than men received degrees from Whitworth University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Whitworth University is white (609 degrees awarded). There were 8.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (72 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Whitworth University is Biological & Physical Sciences (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (45 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Whitworth University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), and Physical Sciences (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 Whitworth University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,492,268 people), Secondary school teachers (548,387 people), Education administrators (267,407 people), Postsecondary teachers (236,501 people), and Special education teachers (204,341 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), Education (181 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (57 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 Whitworth University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), Education (181 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (57 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 Whitworth University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,808,494 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (439,663 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (236,829 people), Computer Systems Design (179,723 people), and Child day care services (103,021 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), Physical Sciences (39 degrees), Education (181 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (57 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 Whitworth University.
Most Common
  1. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Whitworth University was Biological & Physical Sciences with 57 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

283
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
522
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 283 degrees were awarded to men at Whitworth University, which is 0.542 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (522).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Whitworth University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.61 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Whitworth University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 7.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 65% of students graduating from Whitworth University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% within 200%.

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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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Whitworth University is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.01% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    609 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    72 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Whitworth University is white (609 degrees awarded). There were 8.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (72 degrees).

0.621% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    396 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    213 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Whitworth University is white female (396 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (213 degrees).

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Operations

Whitworth University has an endowment valued at nearly $156M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.5M (7.37%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Whitworth University had a total salary expenditure of $81.3M. Whitworth University employs 53 Associate professors, 48 Professors, and 41 Assistant professors. Most academics at Whitworth University are Male Professors (34), Female Associate professors(28), and Male Associate professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitworth University are: Management, with 62 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 60 employees, and Service with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$156M
2019 Endowment
3.22%
growth from 2018

Whitworth University has an endowment valued at about $156M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Whitworth University grew 3.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $118M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.26M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Whitworth University received $1.26M 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

$33.2M
2019 Salaries
0.65%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Whitworth University paid a median of $33.2M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($81.3M) and a 0.65% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.55% growth from 2017 and a 0.193% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.7M
Instructional Salaries
187
Number of Employees

In 2019, Whitworth University paid a total of $12.7M to 187 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Whitworth University were Associate professor with 53 employees; Professor with 48 employees; and Professor with 41 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitworth University were Management with 62 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees; and Service with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Whitworth University was Male Professor with 34 employees, Female Associate professor with 28 employees, and Male Associate professor with 25 employees.

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