William Penn University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,100
4.95% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,640
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
58.2%
1,620 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,258
88.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
34.3%
87 Graduates

About

William Penn University is a higher education institution located in Mahaska County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at William Penn University were General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (27 degrees), and General Psychology (26 degrees).

In 2019, 331 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Penn University. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (228 degrees), 6.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Penn University is $26,100, which is $4,074 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Penn University is $26,100, which is $4,074 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,640.

In 2019, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,100
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at William Penn University was $26,100. The cost of tuition at William Penn University is $4,074 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$20,640
2019 Value
12.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 William Penn University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,640. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of William Penn University grew by 12.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,538
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Penn University was of $6,538 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 1.02% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.12% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at William Penn University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 90% 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.
14.8%
2017 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at William Penn University was 14.8%, which represents 82 out of the 554 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 Penn University received 1,620 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.43% annual growth. Out of those 1,620 applicants, 943 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,258 students enrolled at William Penn University in 2019, and 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Penn University has an overall enrollment yield of 38.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
943
Accepted Out of 1,620

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Penn University was 58.2% (943 admissions from 1,620 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 55.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.43%, while admissions grew by 13.2%.

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage
123
Scores Submitted

34% of enrolled first-time students at William Penn University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Penn University has a total enrollment of 1,258 students. The full-time enrollment at William Penn University is 1,110 students and the part-time enrollment is 148. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at William Penn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Penn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.2% White, 20.5% Black or African American, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 5.17% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.795% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William Penn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Male (17.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (15.8%) and Black or African American Male (5.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Penn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,258 students. The full-time enrollment at William Penn University is 1,110 and the part-time enrollment is 148. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at William Penn University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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 Penn University was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), William Penn University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    682
  2. Black or African American
    258
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    99

The enrolled student population at William Penn University is 54.2% White, 20.5% Black or African American, 7.87% Hispanic or Latino, 5.17% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.795% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.477% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 71 students (5.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 29 more women than men received degrees from William Penn University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William Penn University is white (228 degrees awarded). There were 6.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Penn University is General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (27 degrees) and General Psychology (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at William Penn University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), and History (5 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 Penn University are Social workers, all other (257,067 people), Other managers (200,522 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (184,651 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (147,374 people), and Postsecondary teachers (104,661 people).

The most specialized majors at William Penn University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees), and Psychology (26 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 Penn University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Computer hardware engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at William Penn University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees), and Psychology (26 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 Penn University are Elementary & secondary schools (580,504 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (292,527 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (269,248 people), Individual & family services (221,933 people), and Outpatient care centers (219,051 people).

The most specialized majors at William Penn University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (17 degrees), History (5 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees), and Psychology (26 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 Penn University.
Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 26 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Penn University was General Business Administration & Management with 51 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

151
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
180
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 151 degrees were awarded to men at William Penn University, which is 0.839 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (180).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 26 degrees were awarded to men at William Penn University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 26 degrees were awarded to women at William Penn University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 26 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 17% of students graduating from William Penn University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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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 (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Penn University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 3.45% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    228 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Penn University is white (228 degrees awarded). There were 6.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

3.32% 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
    134 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    94 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at William Penn University is white female (134 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (94 degrees).

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Operations

William Penn University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.86M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $198k (2.9%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, William Penn University had a total salary expenditure of $23M. William Penn University employs 16 Assistant professors, 15 Instructors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at William Penn University are Male Assistant professors (9), Female Instructors(8), and Male Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Penn University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 18 employees, and Management with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.86M
2019 Endowment
13.5%
decline from 2018

William Penn University has an endowment valued at about $6.86M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of William Penn University declined 13.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.6M lower 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. $323k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, William Penn University received $323k 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

$7.49M
2019 Salaries
3.71%
decline from 2018

In 2019, William Penn University paid a median of $7.49M in salaries, which represents 32.5% of their overall expenditure ($23M) and a 3.71% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.48% decline from 2017 and a 0.213% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.43M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2019, William Penn University paid a total of $2.43M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Penn University were Assistant professor with 16 employees; Instructor with 15 employees; and Instructor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Penn University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees; and Management with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Penn University was Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, Female Instructor with 8 employees, and Male Instructor with 7 employees.

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

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