Wittenberg University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,630
2.99% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,901
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.92%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
97.4%
2,807 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,488
94.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63%
325 Graduates

About

Wittenberg University is a higher education institution located in Clark County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wittenberg University were General Biological Sciences (44 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (32 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (30 degrees).

In 2020, 453 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wittenberg University. 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (360 degrees), 10.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wittenberg University is $40,630, which is $12,230 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wittenberg University is $40,630, which is $12,230 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,901.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,630
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Wittenberg University was $40,630. The cost of tuition at Wittenberg University is $12,230 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$21,901
2020 Value
5.03%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Wittenberg University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,901. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Wittenberg University grew by 5.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,564
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wittenberg University was of $10,564 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 2.01% 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

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Wittenberg University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 96% 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.
5.92%
2018 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Wittenberg University was 5.92%, which represents 33 out of the 557 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wittenberg University received 2,807 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 17.3% annual growth. Out of those 2,807 applicants, 2,735 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,488 students enrolled at Wittenberg University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wittenberg University has an overall enrollment yield of 14%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,735
Accepted Out of 2,807

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wittenberg University was 97.4% (2,735 admissions from 2,807 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 17.3%, while admissions grew by 25.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Wittenberg University has a total enrollment of 1,488 students. The full-time enrollment at Wittenberg University is 1,409 students and the part-time enrollment is 79. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Wittenberg University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wittenberg University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.4% White, 9.21% Black or African American, 5.31% Two or More Races, 4.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.08% Asian, 0.134% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wittenberg University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.9%), followed by White Male (34.5%) and Black or African American Male (5.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (47.6%), followed by White Female (28.6%) and Two or More Races Male (9.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wittenberg University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,488 students. The full-time enrollment at Wittenberg University is 1,409 and the part-time enrollment is 79. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Wittenberg University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Wittenberg University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wittenberg University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,151
  2. Black or African American
    137
  3. Two or More Races
    79

The enrolled student population at Wittenberg University is 77.4% White, 9.21% Black or African American, 5.31% Two or More Races, 4.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.08% Asian, 0.134% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 29 students (1.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 37 more women than men received degrees from Wittenberg University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wittenberg University is white (360 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wittenberg University is General Biological Sciences (44 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (32 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (30 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wittenberg University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees awarded), English (23 degrees), and Physical Sciences (16 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 Wittenberg University are Physicians (477,977 people), Postsecondary teachers (271,731 people), Other managers (259,603 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (214,613 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (205,236 people).

The most specialized majors at Wittenberg University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees awarded), English (23 degrees), Physical Sciences (16 degrees), History (9 degrees), and Biology (46 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 Wittenberg University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Actuaries, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Wittenberg University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees awarded), English (23 degrees), Physical Sciences (16 degrees), History (9 degrees), and Biology (46 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wittenberg University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (607,096 people), Elementary & secondary schools (581,110 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (571,756 people), Offices of physicians (255,135 people), and Scientific research & development services (190,281 people).

The most specialized majors at Wittenberg University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees awarded), English (23 degrees), Physical Sciences (16 degrees), History (9 degrees), and Biology (46 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 Wittenberg University.
Most Common
  1. 44 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wittenberg University was General Biological Sciences with 44 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

208
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
245
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 208 degrees were awarded to men at Wittenberg University, which is 0.849 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (245).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Wittenberg University in General Finance, which is 5.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Wittenberg University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 6.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 56% of students graduating from Wittenberg University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wittenberg University is Female and Asian (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.308% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    360 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wittenberg University is white (360 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

1.32% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    204 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    156 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wittenberg University is white female (204 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (156 degrees).

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Operations

Wittenberg University has an endowment valued at nearly $116M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $769k (0.66%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Wittenberg University had a total salary expenditure of $53.8M. Wittenberg University employs 38 Professors, 31 Associate professors, and 30 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wittenberg University are Male Professors (21), Female Associate professors(19), and Female Professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wittenberg University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 46 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$116M
2020 Endowment
2.23%
decline from 2019

Wittenberg University has an endowment valued at about $116M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Wittenberg University declined 2.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $76.6M 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. $2.74M - Federal
  2. $109k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Wittenberg University received $2.74M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $109k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.3M
2020 Salaries
4.51%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Wittenberg University paid a median of $21.3M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($53.8M) and a 4.51% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.59% growth from 2018 and a 2.34% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.83M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2020, Wittenberg University paid a total of $6.83M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
46 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wittenberg University were Professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wittenberg University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wittenberg University was Male Professor with 21 employees, Female Associate professor with 19 employees, and Female Professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wittenberg University.

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