Whitworth University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$39,600

3.75% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,826

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.67%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

88.6%

3,262 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,634

90.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

72.6%

496 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 (48 degrees awarded), General Psychology (46 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (40 degrees).

In 2016, 780 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Whitworth University. 63.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (615 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Whitworth University is $39,600, which is $19,440 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Whitworth University is $39,600, which is $19,440 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,826.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,600

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Whitworth University was $39,600. The cost of tuition at Whitworth University is $19,440 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$27,826

2016 Value

1.68%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Whitworth University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,826. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Whitworth University grew by 1.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,877

Room and Board

$888

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Whitworth University was of $7,877 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $888. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.543% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Whitworth University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

2.67%

2015 Default Rate

20

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Whitworth University was 2.67%, which represents 20 out of the 750 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

Whitworth University received 3,262 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 28.2% annual decline. Out of those 3,262 applicants, 2,889 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,634 students enrolled at Whitworth University in 2016, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Whitworth University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,889

Accepted Out of 3,262

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Whitworth University was 88.6% (2,889 admissions from 3,262 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -28.2%, while admissions grew by 1.83%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

420

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Whitworth University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Whitworth University has a total enrollment of 2,634 students. The full-time enrollment at Whitworth University is 2,381 students and the part-time enrollment is 253. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Whitworth University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Whitworth University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.8% White, 8.43% Hispanic or Latino, 6.15% Two or More Races, 4.29% Asian, 1.97% Black or African American, 0.645% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.228% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Whitworth University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (57.3%), followed by White Male (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Whitworth University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,634 students. The full-time enrollment at Whitworth University is 2,381 and the part-time enrollment is 253. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Whitworth University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2016 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    1,945

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    222

  3. Two or More Races

    162

The enrolled student population at Whitworth University is 73.8% White, 8.43% Hispanic or Latino, 6.15% Two or More Races, 4.29% Asian, 1.97% Black or African American, 0.645% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.228% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 32 students (1.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 214 more women than men received degrees from Whitworth University. The majority of degree recipients at Whitworth University are white (615 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Whitworth University is Biological & Physical Sciences (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (46 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (40 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 Physical Sciences (52 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and Math & Statistics (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 (233,421 people), Postsecondary teachers (229,744 people), Miscellaneous managers (182,200 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (119,603 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (105,790 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Physical Sciences (52 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (39 degrees), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), and English (40 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 Whitworth University are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Credit counselors & loan officers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Physical Sciences (52 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (39 degrees), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), and English (40 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 (426,439 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (385,281 people), Computer Systems Design (165,304 people), Hospitals (143,647 people), and Legal services (104,313 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Physical Sciences (52 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (39 degrees), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), and English (40 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 48 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Whitworth University was Biological & Physical Sciences with 48 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 283

  2. 497

In 2016, 283 degrees were awarded to men at Whitworth University, which is 0.569 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (497).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Whitworth University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.3 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 58 degrees were awarded to women at Whitworth University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 6.44 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%

100% Completion Time

75%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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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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 (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Whitworth University is Male and Two or More Races (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.41% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    615 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Whitworth University is white (615 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

1.67% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    397 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    218 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Whitworth University is white female (397 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (218 degrees).

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Operations

Whitworth University has an endowment valued at nearly $129M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.55M (4.29%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Whitworth University had a total expenditure of $75.3M. Of that $75.3M, they spent $30.9M on salaries and $75.3M on benefits.

Whitworth University employs 50 Assistant professors, 44 Professors, and 43 Associate professors. Most academics at Whitworth University are Male Professors (33), Male Assistant professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitworth University are: Management, with 63 employees, Service, with 52 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$129M

2015 Endowment

2.78%

growth from 2014

Whitworth University has an endowment valued at about $129M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Whitworth University grew 2.78% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $101M 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. $920k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Whitworth University received $920k 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

Primary Expenses

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$30.9M

Salary Expenditure

$75.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Whitworth University had a total expenditure of $75.3M. Of that $75.3M, they spent $30.9M on salaries and $75.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Whitworth University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$30.9M

2015 Salaries

4.28%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Whitworth University paid a median of $30.9M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($75.3M) and a 4.28% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.04% growth from 2013 and a 4.68% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.8M

Instructional Salaries

187

Number of Employees

In 2015, Whitworth University paid a total of $11.8M to 187 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

63 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Whitworth University were Assistant professor with 50 employees; Professor with 44 employees; and Professor with 43 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitworth University were Management with 63 employees; Service with 52 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Whitworth University was Male Professor with 33 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Whitworth University.

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