Walla Walla University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,672
4.02% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,314
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.426%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,432
90% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62.4%
229 Graduates

About

Walla Walla University is a higher education institution located in Walla Walla County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Walla Walla University were Social Work (77 degrees awarded), General Education (16 degrees), and Curriculum & Instruction (5 degrees).

In 2022, 422 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Walla Walla University. 55.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (284 degrees), 4.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Walla Walla University is $30,672, which is $6,676 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Walla Walla University is $30,672, which is $6,676 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,314.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Walla Walla University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,672
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Walla Walla University was $30,672. The cost of tuition at Walla Walla University is $6,676 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$25,314
2022 Value
0.421%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Walla Walla University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,314. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Walla Walla University grew by 0.421%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,441
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Walla Walla University was of $9,441 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 12.1% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 7.65% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Walla Walla University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 88% 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.
0.426%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Walla Walla University was 0.426%, which represents 2 out of the 470 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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Enrollment

Walla Walla University had a total enrollment of 1,432 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Walla Walla University is 1,289 students and the part-time enrollment is 143. This means that 90% of students enrolled at Walla Walla University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Walla Walla University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.94% Two or More Races, 5.1% Asian, 3.07% Black or African American, 0.419% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.349% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Walla Walla University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.5%), followed by White Female (24.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.7%) and White Male (15.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Walla Walla University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,432 students. The full-time enrollment at Walla Walla University is 1,289 and the part-time enrollment is 143. This means that 90% of students enrolled at Walla Walla University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 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 Walla Walla University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Walla Walla University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    759 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    309 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    128 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Walla Walla University is 53% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.94% Two or More Races, 5.1% Asian, 3.07% Black or African American, 0.419% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.349% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 13 students (0.908%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 50 more women than men received degrees from Walla Walla University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Walla Walla University is white (284 degrees awarded). There were 4.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Walla Walla University is Social Work (77 degrees awarded), followed by General Education (16 degrees) and Curriculum & Instruction (5 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Walla Walla University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (85 degrees awarded), Theology (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Walla Walla University are Social workers, all other (156,038 people), Clergy (112,190 people), Other managers (69,789 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (67,514 people), and Postsecondary teachers (57,673 people).

The most specialized majors at Walla Walla University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (85 degrees awarded), Theology (8 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Transportation (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Walla Walla University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Walla Walla University are Public Administration and Social Service (85 degrees awarded), Theology (8 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Transportation (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Walla Walla University are Elementary & secondary schools (195,449 people), Religious organizations (125,500 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (119,952 people), Individual & family services (108,538 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (90,971 people).

The most specialized majors at Walla Walla University are Public Administration and Social Service (85 degrees awarded), Theology (8 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Transportation (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Walla Walla University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 66 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Walla Walla University was Registered Nursing with 66 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

186
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
236
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Walla Walla University, which is 0.788 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (236).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Walla Walla University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.57 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Walla Walla University in Social Work, which is 7.5 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from Walla Walla University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Walla Walla University is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.31% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    284 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Walla Walla University is white (284 degrees awarded). There were 4.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    166 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    118 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Walla Walla University is white female (166 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (118 degrees).

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Operations

Walla Walla University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−11.9%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Walla Walla University had a total salary expenditure of 51.4M. Walla Walla University employs 33 Professors, 25 Assistant professors and 16 Associate professors. Most academics at Walla Walla University are Male Professor (20), Female Assistant professor (16), and Female Professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Walla Walla University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 33 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

Endowment

$36.7M
2022 Endowment
9.44%
decline from 2021

Walla Walla University has an endowment valued at about $36.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Walla Walla University declined 9.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.84M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$20.6M
2022 Salaries
5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Walla Walla University paid a median of $20.6M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($51.4M) and a 5% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.52M
Instructional Salaries
81
Number of Employees

In 2022, Walla Walla University paid a total of $5.52M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Walla Walla University were Professor with 33 employees, Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Walla Walla University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees, Management with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Walla Walla University was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Female Professor with 13 employees.

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