William Peace University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,500

6.03% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,805

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

59.1%

1,569 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

930

87.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.2%

51 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 General Psychology (35 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (19 degrees).

In 2017, 209 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Peace University. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (112 degrees), 1.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Peace University is $28,500, which is $3,306 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Peace University is $28,500, which is $3,306 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,805.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,500

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at William Peace University was $28,500. The cost of tuition at William Peace University is $3,306 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$22,805

2017 Value

2.31%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 William Peace University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,805. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of William Peace University grew by 2.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,850

Room and Board

$0

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Peace University was of $8,850 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $0. The cost of room and board increased by 3.51% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 100% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at William Peace University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.3% with respect to 2016, when 91% 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.

10.3%

2016 Default Rate

41

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at William Peace University was 10.3%, which represents 41 out of the 400 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 1,569 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.8% annual decline. Out of those 1,569 applicants, 927 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.1% acceptance rate.

There were 930 students enrolled at William Peace University in 2017, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Peace University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

927

Accepted Out of 1,569

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Peace University was 59.1% (927 admissions from 1,569 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 62.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.8%, while admissions declined by -9.56%.

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SAT Scores

67%

Submission Percentage

137

Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at William Peace University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Peace University has a total enrollment of 930 students. The full-time enrollment at William Peace University is 814 students and the part-time enrollment is 116. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at William Peace University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Peace University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.3% White, 27.6% Black or African American, 8.71% Hispanic or Latino, 1.72% Asian, 1.4% Two or More Races, 1.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.215% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William Peace University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.3%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Black or African American Female (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Peace University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 930 students. The full-time enrollment at William Peace University is 814 and the part-time enrollment is 116. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at William Peace University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

2017 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 61%. 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

    440

  2. Black or African American

    257

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    81

The enrolled student population at William Peace University is 47.3% White, 27.6% Black or African American, 8.71% Hispanic or Latino, 1.72% Asian, 1.4% Two or More Races, 1.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.215% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 109 students (11.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 51 more women than men received degrees from William Peace University. The majority of degree recipients at William Peace University are white (112 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Peace University is General Psychology (35 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (19 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 Psychology (38 degrees awarded), Communications (23 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (20 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 William Peace University are Elementary & middle school teachers (409,619 people), Other managers (295,659 people), Postsecondary teachers (204,654 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (173,272 people), and Education administrators (137,098 people).

The most specialized majors at William Peace University are Psychology (38 degrees awarded), Communications (23 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees), Legal (8 degrees), and English (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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at William Peace University are Psychology (38 degrees awarded), Communications (23 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees), Legal (8 degrees), and English (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 (825,726 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (483,554 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (299,777 people), Computer Systems Design (226,603 people), and Legal services (187,014 people).

The most specialized majors at William Peace University are Psychology (38 degrees awarded), Communications (23 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees), Legal (8 degrees), and English (6 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Peace University was General Psychology with 35 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 79

  2. 130

In 2017, 79 degrees were awarded to men at William Peace University, which is 0.608 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (130).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 13 degrees were awarded to men at William Peace University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.18 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to women at William Peace University in General Psychology, which is 10.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 26% of students graduating from William Peace University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Peace University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 43.1% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    112 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    68 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Peace University is white (112 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

5.26% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    61 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    51 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at William Peace University is white female (61 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (51 degrees).

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Operations

William Peace University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $958k (2.69%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, William Peace University had a total salary expenditure of $23.1M. William Peace University employs 20 Assistant professors, 10 Associate professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at William Peace University are Female Assistant professors (12), Male Assistant professors(8), and Male 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 22 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 12 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.6M

2017 Endowment

0.162%

growth from 2016

William Peace University has an endowment valued at about $35.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of William Peace University grew 0.162% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.51M lower 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. $152k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, William Peace University received $152k 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

$7.74M

2017 Salaries

9.34%

growth from 2016

In 2017, William Peace University paid a median of $7.74M in salaries, which represents 33.5% of their overall expenditure ($23.1M) and a 9.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.72% decline from 2015 and a 2.61% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.66M

Instructional Salaries

33

Number of Employees

In 2017, William Peace University paid a total of $1.66M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

22 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Peace University were Assistant professor with 20 employees; Associate professor with 10 employees; and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Peace University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees; and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Peace University was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

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