Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$59,750
3.55% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$32,863
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.14%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
79.5%
4,031 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,667
99.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
79.7%
421 Graduates

About

Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is a higher education institution located in Bristol County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) were General Psychology (53 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (31 degrees).

In 2022, 493 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281). 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (363 degrees), 10.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is $59,750, which is $31,420 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is $59,750, which is $31,420 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,863.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$59,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) was $59,750. The cost of tuition at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is $31,420 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$32,863
2022 Value
13.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,863. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) grew by 13.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,670
Room and Board
$940
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) was of $14,670 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.03% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $940. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 99% 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.
1.14%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) was 1.14%, which represents 4 out of the 352 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

Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) received 4,031 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.24% annual growth. Out of those 4,031 applicants, 3,204 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,667 students enrolled at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) in 2022. 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) has an overall enrollment yield of 15.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,204
Accepted Out of 4,031

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) was 79.5% (3,204 admissions from 4,031 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.24%, while admissions grew by 4.84%..

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage (2022)
122
Scores Submitted (2022)

25% of enrolled first-time students at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) had a total enrollment of 1,667 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is 1,656 students and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281), both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.4% White, 6.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 4.56% Two or More Races, 4.08% Asian, and 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.1%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,667 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is 1,656 and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,173 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    114 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    93 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is 70.4% White, 6.84% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 4.56% Two or More Races, 4.08% Asian, and 0.12% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 66 students (3.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 105 more women than men received degrees from Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is white (363 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is General Psychology (53 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), English (33 degrees), and History (17 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (513,162 people), Other managers (386,877 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (332,605 people), Postsecondary teachers (259,232 people), and Secondary school teachers (201,339 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), English (33 degrees), History (17 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (66 degrees), and Social Sciences (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), English (33 degrees), History (17 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (66 degrees), and Social Sciences (72 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 Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) are Elementary & secondary schools (784,413 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (552,929 people), Legal services (414,565 people), Computer Systems Design (318,394 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (239,015 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) are Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees awarded), English (33 degrees), History (17 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (66 degrees), and Social Sciences (72 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 Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 53 degrees awarded
  2. 52 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) was General Psychology with 53 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

194
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
299
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 194 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281), which is 0.649 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (299).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.25 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) in General Psychology, which is 3.42 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 72% of students graduating from Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 2.61% 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
    363 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is white (363 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 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
    225 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) is white female (225 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (138 degrees).

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Operations

Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) has an endowment valued at nearly $241M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.34%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) had a total salary expenditure of 82.5M. Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) employs 51 Professors, 42 Assistant professors and 32 Associate professors. Most academics at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) are Male Professor (30), Female Assistant professor (26), and Female Professor (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) are: Management, with 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 55 employees, and Service with 38 employees.

Endowment

$241M
2022 Endowment
9.52%
decline from 2021

Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) has an endowment valued at about $241M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) declined 9.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $192M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$33.7M
2022 Salaries
4.88%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) paid a median of $33.7M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($82.5M) and a 4.88% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M
Instructional Salaries
139
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) paid a total of $11.2M to 139 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) were Professor with 51 employees, Assistant professor with 42 employees, and Associate professor with 32 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) were Management with 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 55 employees, and Service with 38 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 Wheaton College (Massachusetts) (168281) was Male Professor with 30 employees, Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Female Professor with 21 employees.

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