Wofford College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,135
4.25% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,033
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.24%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
59.8%
3,786 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,720
99.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
80.5%
352 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 (59 degrees awarded), General Finance (49 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (37 degrees).

In 2019, 476 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wofford College. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (390 degrees), 11.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wofford College is $44,135, which is $16,855 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wofford College is $44,135, which is $16,855 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,033.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,135
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Wofford College was $44,135. The cost of tuition at Wofford College is $16,855 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$28,033
2019 Value
0.211%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Wofford College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,033. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Wofford College grew by 0.211%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,528
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wofford College was of $9,528 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.94% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Wofford College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
1.24%
2017 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Wofford College was 1.24%, which represents 3 out of the 242 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 3,786 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.56% annual growth. Out of those 3,786 applicants, 2,265 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,720 students enrolled at Wofford College in 2019, and 43% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wofford College has an overall enrollment yield of 20.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,265
Accepted Out of 3,786

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wofford College was 59.8% (2,265 admissions from 3,786 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 63.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.56%, while admissions grew by 1.21%.

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SAT Scores

43%
Submission Percentage
203
Scores Submitted

43% of enrolled first-time students at Wofford College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wofford College has a total enrollment of 1,720 students. The full-time enrollment at Wofford College is 1,709 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 80.1% White, 8.37% Black or African American, 4.42% Hispanic or Latino, 2.91% Two or More Races, 1.92% Asian, 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wofford College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (37.4%) and Black or African American Male (5.03%). 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 1,720 students. The full-time enrollment at Wofford College is 1,709 and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Wofford College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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 Wofford College was 92%. 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
    1,377
  2. Black or African American
    144
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    76

The enrolled student population at Wofford College is 80.1% White, 8.37% Black or African American, 4.42% Hispanic or Latino, 2.91% Two or More Races, 1.92% Asian, 0.116% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 4 students (0.233%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 54 more women than men received degrees from Wofford College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wofford College is white (390 degrees awarded). There were 11.1 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 Wofford College is General Biological Sciences (59 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (49 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (37 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 (52 degrees awarded), English (37 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (17 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 Wofford College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (206,132 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (169,315 people), Postsecondary teachers (149,713 people), Other managers (143,259 people), and Secondary school teachers (139,163 people).

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (52 degrees awarded), English (37 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and History (15 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (52 degrees awarded), English (37 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and History (15 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 Wofford College are Elementary & secondary schools (431,637 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (296,049 people), Legal services (161,325 people), Computer Systems Design (107,779 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (90,667 people).

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (52 degrees awarded), English (37 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and History (15 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. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wofford College was General Biological Sciences with 59 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

211
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
265
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 211 degrees were awarded to men at Wofford College, which is 0.796 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (265).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Wofford College in General Finance, which is 1.88 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Wofford College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.36 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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

In 2019, 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 Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wofford College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.568% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    390 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wofford College is white (390 degrees awarded). There were 11.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

0.21% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    227 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    163 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wofford College is white female (227 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (163 degrees).

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Operations

Wofford College has an endowment valued at nearly $212M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.68M (4.1%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Wofford College had a total salary expenditure of $75.2M. Wofford College employs 53 Professors, 42 Associate professors, and 34 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wofford College are Male Professors (33), Male Associate professors(24), and Female Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wofford College are: Service, with 64 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 60 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$212M
2019 Endowment
2.76%
growth from 2018

Wofford College has an endowment valued at about $212M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Wofford College grew 2.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $171M 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. $567k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Wofford College received $567k 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

$29.3M
2019 Salaries
1.22%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Wofford College paid a median of $29.3M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($75.2M) and a 1.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.14% decline from 2017 and a 12% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.7M
Instructional Salaries
143
Number of Employees

In 2019, Wofford College paid a total of $10.7M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
53 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
64 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wofford College were Professor with 53 employees; Associate professor with 42 employees; and Associate professor with 34 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wofford College were Service with 64 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 60 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wofford College was Male Professor with 33 employees, Male Associate professor with 24 employees, and Female Professor with 20 employees.

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

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