Western New England University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,750
10.7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,214
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.7%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88%
6,128 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,430
86.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
67.5%
487 Graduates

About

Western New England University is a higher education institution located in Hampden County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Western New England University were Law (78 degrees awarded), Pharmacy (58 degrees), and Occupational Therapy (30 degrees).

In 2022, 1,084 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western New England University. 46.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (820 degrees), 10.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western New England University is $41,750, which is $17,754 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Western New England University is $41,750, which is $17,754 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 $30,214.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Western New England University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$41,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Western New England University was $41,750. The cost of tuition at Western New England University is $17,754 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$30,214
2022 Value
0.622%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Western New England University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,214. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Western New England University grew by 0.622%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,265
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western New England University was of $11,265 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.823% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Western New England University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.7%
2019 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western New England University was 1.7%, which represents 17 out of the 1000 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Western New England University received 6,128 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.03% annual growth. Out of those 6,128 applicants, 5,393 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88% acceptance rate.

There were 3,430 students enrolled at Western New England University in 2022. 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western New England University has an overall enrollment yield of 10.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,393
Accepted Out of 6,128

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Western New England University was 88% (5,393 admissions from 6,128 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.03%, while admissions declined by −6.03%..

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage (2022)
128
Scores Submitted (2022)

22% of enrolled first-time students at Western New England University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Western New England University had a total enrollment of 3,430 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western New England University is 2,958 students and the part-time enrollment is 472. This means that 86.2% of students enrolled at Western New England University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western New England University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.9% White, 9.53% Hispanic or Latino, 6.01% Black or African American, 3.44% Asian, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.0875% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0583% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western New England University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.9%), followed by White Female (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western New England University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,430 students. The full-time enrollment at Western New England University is 2,958 and the part-time enrollment is 472. This means that 86.2% of students enrolled at Western New England University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Western New England University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Western New England 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
    2,433 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    327 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    206 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western New England University is 70.9% White, 9.53% Hispanic or Latino, 6.01% Black or African American, 3.44% Asian, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.0875% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0583% 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 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, 157 students (4.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 74 fewer women than men received degrees from Western New England University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western New England University is white (820 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Western New England University is Law (78 degrees awarded), followed by Pharmacy (58 degrees) and Occupational Therapy (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Western New England University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (98 degrees awarded), Engineering (158 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees).

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 Western New England University are Accountants & auditors (1,071,056 people), Other managers (1,045,760 people), Software developers (563,606 people), Financial managers (532,391 people), and Chief executives & legislators (504,442 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New England University in 2022 are Legal (98 degrees awarded), Engineering (158 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees), Psychology (89 degrees), and Business (357 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 Western New England University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (98 degrees awarded), Engineering (158 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees), Psychology (89 degrees), and Business (357 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 Western New England University are Computer Systems Design (966,132 people), Elementary & secondary schools (916,433 people), Construction (678,529 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (661,042 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (586,647 people).

The most specialized majors at Western New England University are Legal (98 degrees awarded), Engineering (158 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees), Psychology (89 degrees), and Business (357 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 Western New England University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 47 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western New England University was Sport & Fitness Management with 47 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

579
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
505
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 579 degrees were awarded to men at Western New England University, which is 1.15 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (505).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Western New England University in General Management Information Systems, which is 1.93 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Western New England University in General Management Information Systems, which is 0.519 times less than the 81 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 58% of students graduating from Western New England University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Western New England University is Female and White (80.5% 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, 2.26% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    820 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western New England University is white (820 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

6.83% of degree recipients (74 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    433 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    387 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western New England University is white male (433 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (387 degrees).

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Operations

Western New England University has an endowment valued at nearly $59.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−19.6%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Western New England University had a total salary expenditure of 110M. Western New England University employs 86 Professors, 56 Associate professors and 49 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western New England University are Male Professor (46), Female Professor (40), and Male Associate professor (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New England University are: Service, with 105 employees, Management, with 103 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

Endowment

$59.5M
2022 Endowment
34%
decline from 2021

Western New England University has an endowment valued at about $59.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Western New England University declined 34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$51.5M
2022 Salaries
0.703%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Western New England University paid a median of $51.5M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($110M) and a 0.703% decline 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

$20.4M
Instructional Salaries
213
Number of Employees

In 2022, Western New England University paid a total of $20.4M to 213 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.7% 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
86 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
105 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western New England University were Professor with 86 employees, Associate professor with 56 employees, and Assistant professor with 49 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western New England University were Service with 105 employees, Management with 103 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western New England University was Male Professor with 46 employees, Female Professor with 40 employees, and Male Associate professor with 35 employees.

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