William Peace University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,200
4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,984
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.86%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
50.5%
2,133 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
889
90.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
37.3%
84 Graduates

About

William Peace University is a higher education institution located in Wake County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at William Peace University were Criminology (27 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees), and General Psychology (21 degrees).

In 2019, 213 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Peace University. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (110 degrees), 1.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Peace University is $31,200, which is $3,920 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Peace University is $31,200, which is $3,920 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,984.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,200
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at William Peace University was $31,200. The cost of tuition at William Peace University is $3,920 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,984
2019 Value
0.572%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 William Peace University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,984. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of William Peace University grew by 0.572%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,225
Room and Board
$N/A
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Peace University was of $9,225 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board increased by 1.65% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNk% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at William Peace University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.25% with respect to 2018, 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.
7.86%
2017 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at William Peace University was 7.86%, which represents 25 out of the 318 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

William Peace University received 2,133 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 13% annual growth. Out of those 2,133 applicants, 1,077 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.5% acceptance rate.

There were 889 students enrolled at William Peace University in 2019, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Peace University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,077
Accepted Out of 2,133

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Peace University was 50.5% (1,077 admissions from 2,133 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 13%, while admissions declined by −0.0928%.

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SAT Scores

67%
Submission Percentage
124
Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at William Peace University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Peace University has a total enrollment of 889 students. The full-time enrollment at William Peace University is 802 students and the part-time enrollment is 87. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at William Peace University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Peace University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.8% White, 24.1% Black or African American, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.39% Two or More Races, 2.02% Asian, 0.787% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William Peace University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.1%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Black or African American Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Peace University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 889 students. The full-time enrollment at William Peace University is 802 and the part-time enrollment is 87. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at William Peace University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 William Peace University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), William Peace University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    469
  2. Black or African American
    214
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    106

The enrolled student population at William Peace University is 52.8% White, 24.1% Black or African American, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.39% Two or More Races, 2.02% Asian, 0.787% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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 (3.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 19 more women than men received degrees from William Peace University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William Peace University is white (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Peace University is Criminology (27 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees) and General Psychology (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at William Peace University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (34 degrees), and Communications (17 degrees).

Workforce

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 William Peace University are Other managers (463,038 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (397,041 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (304,909 people), Postsecondary teachers (232,897 people), and Chief executives & legislators (193,510 people).

The most specialized majors at William Peace University are Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (34 degrees), Communications (17 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and Legal (6 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 William Peace University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at William Peace University are Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (34 degrees), Communications (17 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and Legal (6 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 William Peace University are Elementary & secondary schools (852,434 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (584,609 people), Legal services (349,800 people), Computer Systems Design (341,740 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (326,756 people).

The most specialized majors at William Peace University are Visual & Performing Arts (28 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (34 degrees), Communications (17 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and Legal (6 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 William Peace University.
Most Common
  1. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Peace University was Criminology with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

97
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
116
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 97 degrees were awarded to men at William Peace University, which is 0.836 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (116).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 13 degrees were awarded to men at William Peace University in Criminology, which is 0.929 times less than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to women at William Peace University in General Psychology, which is 4.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 32% of students graduating from William Peace 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 41% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Peace University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 4.76% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    110 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Peace University is white (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

8.92% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    66 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at William Peace University is white female (66 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (44 degrees).

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Operations

William Peace University has an endowment valued at nearly $50.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.85M (3.68%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, William Peace University had a total salary expenditure of $23.8M. William Peace University employs 26 Assistant professors, 8 Associate professors, and 5 Professors. Most academics at William Peace University are Female Assistant professors (18), Male Assistant professors(8), and Female Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Peace University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 13 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$50.2M
2019 Endowment
40.9%
growth from 2018

William Peace University has an endowment valued at about $50.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of William Peace University grew 40.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.52M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $181k - Federal
  2. $19k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, William Peace University received $181k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.73M
2019 Salaries
3.97%
growth from 2018

In 2019, William Peace University paid a median of $8.73M in salaries, which represents 36.7% of their overall expenditure ($23.8M) and a 3.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.55% growth from 2017 and a 9.34% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.03M
Instructional Salaries
39
Number of Employees

In 2019, William Peace University paid a total of $2.03M to 39 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Peace University were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Associate professor with 8 employees; and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Peace University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Peace University was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Female Associate professor with 5 employees.

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

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