William Woods University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,000
4.38% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,051
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.3%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
62.5%
1,463 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,114
36% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
52.7%
99 Graduates

About

William Woods University is a higher education institution located in Callaway County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at William Woods University were Sign Language Interpretation & Translation (34 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees), and Equestrian Studies (28 degrees).

In 2020, 758 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Woods University. 66.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (669 degrees), 23.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Woods University is $25,000, which is $2,470 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Woods University is $25,000, which is $2,470 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,051.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,000
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at William Woods University was $25,000. The cost of tuition at William Woods University is $2,470 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$25,051
2020 Value
5.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 William Woods University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,051. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of William Woods University grew by 5.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,366
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Woods University was of $8,366 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 2.34% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at William Woods University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.38% with respect to 2019, 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.
3.3%
2018 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at William Woods University was 3.3%, which represents 23 out of the 697 total borrowers.

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Admissions

William Woods University received 1,463 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 60.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,463 applicants, 915 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,114 students enrolled at William Woods University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Woods University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
915
Accepted Out of 1,463

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Woods University was 62.5% (915 admissions from 1,463 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 64%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 60.1%, while admissions grew by 56.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at William Woods University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Woods University has a total enrollment of 2,114 students. The full-time enrollment at William Woods University is 760 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,354. This means that 36% of students enrolled at William Woods University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Woods University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.5% White, 5.11% Black or African American, 3.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.662% Asian, 0.568% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0473% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William Woods University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.2%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.4%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Black or African American Male (7.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Woods University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,114 students. The full-time enrollment at William Woods University is 760 and the part-time enrollment is 1,354. This means that 36% of students enrolled at William Woods University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 Woods University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), William Woods University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,681
  2. Black or African American
    108
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    76

The enrolled student population at William Woods University is 79.5% White, 5.11% Black or African American, 3.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.662% Asian, 0.568% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0473% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 256 more women than men received degrees from William Woods University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William Woods University is white (669 degrees awarded). There were 23.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Woods University is Sign Language Interpretation & Translation (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees) and Equestrian Studies (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at William Woods University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (477 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (42 degrees), and Agriculture (35 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 Woods University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,472,546 people), Secondary school teachers (508,391 people), Education administrators (255,564 people), Special education teachers (203,572 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (187,711 people).

The most specialized majors at William Woods University are Education (477 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (42 degrees), Agriculture (35 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and Legal (10 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 Woods University are Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at William Woods University are Education (477 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (42 degrees), Agriculture (35 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and Legal (10 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 Woods University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,738,530 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,038 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (155,998 people), Child day care services (100,071 people), and Construction (86,582 people).

The most specialized majors at William Woods University are Education (477 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (42 degrees), Agriculture (35 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and Legal (10 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 Woods University.
Most Common
  1. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Woods University was Sign Language Interpretation & Translation with 34 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

251
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
507
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 251 degrees were awarded to men at William Woods University, which is 0.495 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (507).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 121 degrees were awarded to men at William Woods University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 1.03 times more than the 118 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 118 degrees were awarded to women at William Woods University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.975 times less than the 121 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 48% of students graduating from William Woods University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Woods University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    669 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Woods University is white (669 degrees awarded). There were 23.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

1.45% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    455 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    214 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at William Woods University is white female (455 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (214 degrees).

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Operations

William Woods University has an endowment valued at nearly $20.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $529k (2.61%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, William Woods University had a total salary expenditure of $25.3M. William Woods University employs 35 Assistant professors, 16 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at William Woods University are Female Assistant professors (20), Male Assistant professors(15), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Woods University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$20.3M
2020 Endowment
1.21%
decline from 2019

William Woods University has an endowment valued at about $20.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of William Woods University declined 1.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.3M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.82M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, William Woods University received $3.82M 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

$12.7M
2020 Salaries
1.13%
decline from 2019

In 2020, William Woods University paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, which represents 50.1% of their overall expenditure ($25.3M) and a 1.13% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.96% growth from 2018 and a 3.92% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.29M
Instructional Salaries
64
Number of Employees

In 2020, William Woods University paid a total of $3.29M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Woods University were Assistant professor with 35 employees; Associate professor with 16 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Woods University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Woods University was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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