Wilberforce University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,020
2022 Average Net Price
$14,070
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
7.19%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
45.1%
4,100 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
656
77.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.1%
85 Graduates

About

Wilberforce University is a higher education institution located in Greene County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wilberforce University were Organizational Leadership (15 degrees awarded), Social Work (14 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (8 degrees).

In 2022, 73 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wilberforce University. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (71 degrees), 71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilberforce University is $12,020, which is $−16,310 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wilberforce University is $12,020, which is $−16,310 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,070.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Wilberforce University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,020
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wilberforce University was $12,020. The cost of tuition at Wilberforce University is $−16,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$14,070
2022 Value
18.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wilberforce University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,070. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wilberforce University grew by 18.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,825
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wilberforce University was of $6,825 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 $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Wilberforce University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.74% with respect to 2021, when 89% 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.
7.19%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wilberforce University was 7.19%, which represents 21 out of the 292 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wilberforce University received 4,100 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 62% annual growth. Out of those 4,100 applicants, 1,850 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.1% acceptance rate.

There were 656 students enrolled at Wilberforce University in 2022. 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

45.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,850
Accepted Out of 4,100

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wilberforce University was 45.1% (1,850 admissions from 4,100 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 38.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 62%, while admissions grew by 88.4%..

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage (2022)
15
Scores Submitted (2022)

6% of enrolled first-time students at Wilberforce University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wilberforce University had a total enrollment of 656 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wilberforce University is 509 students and the part-time enrollment is 147. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at Wilberforce University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wilberforce University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.7% Black or African American, 2.9% Two or More Races, and 1.68% White.

Students enrolled at Wilberforce University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (49.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (36.5%) and Two or More Races Male (1.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (60%), followed by Black or African American Female (40%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wilberforce University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 656 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilberforce University is 509 and the part-time enrollment is 147. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at Wilberforce University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 Wilberforce University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Wilberforce University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    549 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    19 enrolled students
  3. White
    11 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wilberforce University is 83.7% Black or African American, 2.9% Two or More Races, and 1.68% White. 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 29 more women than men received degrees from Wilberforce University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wilberforce University is black or african american (71 degrees awarded). There were 71 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wilberforce University is Organizational Leadership (15 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (14 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (8 degrees).

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 Wilberforce University are Accountants & auditors (1,122,211 people), Other managers (1,055,832 people), Financial managers (595,898 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (541,976 people), and Chief executives & legislators (521,774 people).

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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 Wilberforce University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,217,031 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,032,643 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (939,286 people), Computer Systems Design (741,230 people), and Banking & related activities (614,756 people).

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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 Wilberforce University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 15 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wilberforce University was Organizational Leadership with 15 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

22
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
51
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Wilberforce University, which is 0.431 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (51).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Wilberforce University in Organizational Leadership, which is 1.14 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Wilberforce University in Social Work, which is 6 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from Wilberforce University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (47.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wilberforce University is Female and Black or African American (47.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    71 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wilberforce University is black or african american (71 degrees awarded). There were 71 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

1.37% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    50 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wilberforce University is black or african american female (50 degrees awarded). There were 2.38 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (21 degrees).

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Operations

Wilberforce University employs 8 Assistant professors, 7 Associate professors and 2 Professors. Most academics at Wilberforce University are Male Assistant professor (6), Male Associate professor (4), and Female Associate professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilberforce University are: Service, with 19 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 16 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$6.91M
2022 Salaries
12.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Wilberforce University paid a median of $6.91M in salaries, a 12.9% 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

$1.08M
Instructional Salaries
18
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wilberforce University paid a total of $1.08M to 18 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.6% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
8 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wilberforce University were Assistant professor with 8 employees, Associate professor with 7 employees, and Professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilberforce University were Service with 19 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wilberforce University was Male Assistant professor with 6 employees, Male Associate professor with 4 employees, and Female Associate professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wilberforce University.

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