Wilkes University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,946

3.75% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$25,025

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.89%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

75.9%

4,245 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,552

51.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

61.5%

307 Graduates

About

Wilkes University is a higher education institution located in Luzerne County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wilkes University were Registered Nursing (70 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (65 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (53 degrees).

In 2016, 1,387 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wilkes University. 57.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,142 degrees), 31.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilkes University is $31,946, which is $11,786 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilkes University is $31,946, which is $11,786 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 $25,025.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,946

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Wilkes University was $31,946. The cost of tuition at Wilkes University is $11,786 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$25,025

2016 Value

7.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Wilkes University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,025. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Wilkes University grew by 7.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,533

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wilkes University was of $10,533 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.73% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Wilkes University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 84% 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.

5.89%

2015 Default Rate

55

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Wilkes University was 5.89%, which represents 55 out of the 933 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

Wilkes University received 4,245 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 34.2% annual growth. Out of those 4,245 applicants, 3,223 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.9% acceptance rate.

There were 5,552 students enrolled at Wilkes University in 2016, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

75.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,223

Accepted Out of 4,245

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wilkes University was 75.9% (3,223 admissions from 4,245 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 81.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 34.2%, while admissions grew by 24.6%.

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SAT Scores

89%

Submission Percentage

589

Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Wilkes University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wilkes University has a total enrollment of 5,552 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilkes University is 2,847 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,705. This means that 51.3% of students enrolled at Wilkes University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wilkes University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.6% White, 5.19% Black or African American, 4.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.25% Two or More Races, 2.18% Asian, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wilkes University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (37%), followed by White Female (35.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (54.6%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wilkes University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,552 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilkes University is 2,847 and the part-time enrollment is 2,705. This means that 51.3% of students enrolled at Wilkes University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Wilkes University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Wilkes University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,251

  2. Black or African American

    288

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    254

The enrolled student population at Wilkes University is 76.6% White, 5.19% Black or African American, 4.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.25% Two or More Races, 2.18% Asian, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% 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, 256 students (4.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 201 more women than men received degrees from Wilkes University. The majority of degree recipients at Wilkes University are white (1,142 degrees awarded). There were 31.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wilkes University is Registered Nursing (70 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (65 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (53 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wilkes University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (563 degrees awarded), English (45 degrees), and Engineering (110 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 Wilkes University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,066,905 people), Miscellaneous managers (533,258 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (405,454 people), Secondary school teachers (393,048 people), and Postsecondary teachers (315,154 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilkes University are Education (563 degrees awarded), English (45 degrees), Engineering (110 degrees), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), and History (11 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 Wilkes University are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Wilkes University are Education (563 degrees awarded), English (45 degrees), Engineering (110 degrees), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), and History (11 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 Wilkes University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,097,474 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (572,525 people), Computer Systems Design (508,286 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (427,750 people), and Construction (308,158 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilkes University are Education (563 degrees awarded), English (45 degrees), Engineering (110 degrees), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), and History (11 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 70 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wilkes University was Registered Nursing with 70 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 593

  2. 794

In 2016, 593 degrees were awarded to men at Wilkes University, which is 0.747 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (794).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Wilkes University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 158 degrees were awarded to women at Wilkes University in Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, which is 3.67 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 45% of students graduating from Wilkes University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (90.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wilkes University is Female and Asian (90.9% 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, 16.6% of graduates (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,142 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    36 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wilkes University is white (1,142 degrees awarded). There were 31.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

2.31% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    706 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    436 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wilkes University is white female (706 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (436 degrees).

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Operations

Wilkes University has an endowment valued at nearly $43.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.53M (3.52%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Wilkes University had a total expenditure of $84.2M. Of that $84.2M, they spent $39.6M on salaries and $84.2M on benefits.

Wilkes University employs 64 Associate professors, 55 Assistant professors, and 39 Professors. Most academics at Wilkes University are Male Associate professors (33), Female Associate professors(31), and Male Assistant professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilkes University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 98 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 68 employees, and Service with 61 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$43.4M

2015 Endowment

0.742%

decline from 2014

Wilkes University has an endowment valued at about $43.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Wilkes University declined 0.742% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.5M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.23M - Federal

  2. $1.85M - State

  3. $25k - Local

As of 2015, Wilkes University received $1.23M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.85M from state grants and contracts, and $25k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$39.6M

Salary Expenditure

$84.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Wilkes University had a total expenditure of $84.2M. Of that $84.2M, they spent $39.6M on salaries and $84.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$39.6M

2015 Salaries

7.74%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Wilkes University paid a median of $39.6M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($84.2M) and a 7.74% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.57% growth from 2013 and a 1.52% 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

$14.3M

Instructional Salaries

173

Number of Employees

In 2015, Wilkes University paid a total of $14.3M to 173 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

64 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

98 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wilkes University were Associate professor with 64 employees; Assistant professor with 55 employees; and Assistant professor with 39 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilkes University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 98 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 68 employees; and Service with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wilkes University was Male Associate professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 31 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 30 employees.

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

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