Wofford College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,010
4.25% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$30,431
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.769%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
53%
4,102 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,764
99.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
80.5%
392 Graduates

About

Wofford College is a higher education institution located in Spartanburg County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wofford College were General Biological Sciences (75 degrees awarded), General Finance (52 degrees), and Accounting (32 degrees).

In 2020, 461 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wofford College. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (362 degrees), 9.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wofford College is $46,010, which is $17,610 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wofford College is $46,010, which is $17,610 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,431.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Wofford College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,010
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Wofford College was $46,010. The cost of tuition at Wofford College is $17,610 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$30,431
2020 Value
8.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Wofford College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,431. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Wofford College grew by 8.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,451
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wofford College was of $10,451 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 9.69% 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%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Wofford College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2019, when 94% 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.
0.769%
2018 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Wofford College was 0.769%, which represents 2 out of the 260 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

Wofford College received 4,102 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.35% annual growth. Out of those 4,102 applicants, 2,174 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53% acceptance rate.

There were 1,764 students enrolled at Wofford College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wofford College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,174
Accepted Out of 4,102

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wofford College was 53% (2,174 admissions from 4,102 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 59.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 8.35%, while admissions declined by −4.02%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Wofford College has a total enrollment of 1,764 students. The full-time enrollment at Wofford College is 1,753 students and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Wofford College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wofford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.6% White, 7.77% Black or African American, 4.65% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 1.64% Asian, 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0567% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wofford College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.6%), followed by White Male (37%) and Black or African American Male (4.45%). 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

99.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wofford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,764 students. The full-time enrollment at Wofford College is 1,753 and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Wofford College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 Wofford College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wofford College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,421
  2. Black or African American
    137
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    82

The enrolled student population at Wofford College is 80.6% White, 7.77% Black or African American, 4.65% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 1.64% Asian, 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0567% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 23 more women than men received degrees from Wofford College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wofford College is white (362 degrees awarded). There were 9.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wofford College is General Biological Sciences (75 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (52 degrees) and Accounting (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wofford College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (32 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and History (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 Wofford College are Physicians (392,959 people), Postsecondary teachers (182,355 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (173,354 people), Other managers (168,619 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (160,982 people).

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (32 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), History (16 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), and Biology (75 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 Wofford College are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (32 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), History (16 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), and Biology (75 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 Wofford College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (470,333 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (389,788 people), Elementary & secondary schools (367,519 people), Offices of physicians (186,305 people), and Scientific research & development services (129,680 people).

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (32 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), History (16 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), and Biology (75 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 Wofford College.
Most Common
  1. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wofford College was General Biological Sciences with 75 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

219
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
242
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Wofford College, which is 0.905 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (242).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Wofford College in General Finance, which is 2.47 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 48 degrees were awarded to women at Wofford College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.78 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 77% of students graduating from Wofford College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wofford College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 0.255% 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
    362 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wofford College is white (362 degrees awarded). There were 9.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

1.08% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    196 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    166 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wofford College is white female (196 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (166 degrees).

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Operations

Wofford College has an endowment valued at nearly $208M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.1M (0.528%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Wofford College had a total salary expenditure of $74.7M. Wofford College employs 51 Professors, 43 Associate professors, and 38 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wofford College are Male Professors (30), Male Associate professors(23), and Female Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wofford College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 56 employees, Service, with 56 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$208M
2020 Endowment
1.71%
decline from 2019

Wofford College has an endowment valued at about $208M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Wofford College declined 1.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $168M 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. $1.56M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Wofford College received $1.56M 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

$27.6M
2020 Salaries
5.58%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Wofford College paid a median of $27.6M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($74.7M) and a 5.58% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.22% growth from 2018 and a 1.14% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.6M
Instructional Salaries
142
Number of Employees

In 2020, Wofford College paid a total of $10.6M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.5% 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
51 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wofford College were Professor with 51 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 38 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wofford College were Business and Financial Operations with 56 employees; Service with 56 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wofford College was Male Professor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wofford College.

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