Willamette University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,000
3.45% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$32,957
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.579%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.6%
3,994 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,909
96.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
76.1%
359 Graduates

About

Willamette University is a higher education institution located in Marion County, OR. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Willamette University were General Business Administration & Management (101 degrees awarded), Data Science, General (12 degrees), and International Law & Legal Studies (7 degrees).

In 2022, 609 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Willamette University. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (385 degrees), 4.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Willamette University is $45,000, which is $16,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Willamette University is $45,000, which is $16,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,957.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Willamette University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$45,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Willamette University was $45,000. The cost of tuition at Willamette University is $16,670 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$32,957
2022 Value
11.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Willamette University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,957. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Willamette University grew by 11.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,480
Room and Board
$1,042
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Willamette University was of $13,480 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.14% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,042. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 5.27% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Willamette University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.06% with respect to 2021, when 97% 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.
0.579%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Willamette University was 0.579%, which represents 3 out of the 518 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Willamette University received 3,994 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.53% annual growth. Out of those 3,994 applicants, 3,219 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,909 students enrolled at Willamette University in 2022.

Willamette University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,219
Accepted Out of 3,994

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Willamette University was 80.6% (3,219 admissions from 3,994 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.53%, while admissions grew by 9.86%..

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Enrollment

Willamette University had a total enrollment of 1,909 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Willamette University is 1,850 students and the part-time enrollment is 59. This means that 96.9% of students enrolled at Willamette University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Willamette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.18% Two or More Races, 4.3% Asian, 2.2% Black or African American, 0.786% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.524% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Willamette University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.4%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Willamette University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,909 students. The full-time enrollment at Willamette University is 1,850 and the part-time enrollment is 59. This means that 96.9% of students enrolled at Willamette University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Willamette University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Willamette 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
    1,203 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    261 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    118 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Willamette University is 63% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.18% Two or More Races, 4.3% Asian, 2.2% Black or African American, 0.786% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.524% 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 54.3% 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, 120 students (6.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 85 more women than men received degrees from Willamette University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Willamette University is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (81 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Willamette University is General Business Administration & Management (101 degrees awarded), followed by Data Science, General (12 degrees) and International Law & Legal Studies (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Willamette University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (103 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), and History (18 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Willamette University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (440,315 people), Other managers (320,698 people), Postsecondary teachers (216,624 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (203,001 people), and Chief executives & legislators (146,526 people).

The most specialized majors at Willamette University in 2022 are Legal (103 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), History (18 degrees), Social Sciences (96 degrees), and Physical Sciences (20 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 Willamette University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Willamette University are Legal (103 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), History (18 degrees), Social Sciences (96 degrees), and Physical Sciences (20 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 Willamette University are Elementary & secondary schools (505,081 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (444,476 people), Legal services (355,505 people), Computer Systems Design (250,990 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (212,822 people).

The most specialized majors at Willamette University are Legal (103 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), History (18 degrees), Social Sciences (96 degrees), and Physical Sciences (20 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 Willamette University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Willamette University was General Economics with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

262
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
347
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 262 degrees were awarded to men at Willamette University, which is 0.755 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (347).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Willamette University in Law, which is 1 times approximately the same the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Willamette University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.1 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 67% of students graduating from Willamette University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Willamette University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 3.34% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    385 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Willamette University is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (81 degrees).

7.72% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    222 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    163 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Willamette University is white female (222 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (163 degrees).

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Operations

Willamette University has an endowment valued at nearly $307M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.8%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Willamette University had a total salary expenditure of 110M. Willamette University employs 77 Professors, 47 Associate professors and 20 Assistant professors. Most academics at Willamette University are Male Professor (43), Female Professor (34), and Female Associate professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Willamette University are: Management, with 157 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees.

Endowment

$307M
2022 Endowment
13.7%
decline from 2021

Willamette University has an endowment valued at about $307M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Willamette University declined 13.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $257M 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. $7.62M - Federal
  2. $60k - State
  3. $25k - Local

As of 2022, Willamette University received $7.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $60k from state grants and contracts, and $25k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$49M
2022 Salaries
21.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Willamette University paid a median of $49M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($110M) and a 21.6% 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

$16.1M
Instructional Salaries
163
Number of Employees

In 2022, Willamette University paid a total of $16.1M to 163 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% 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
77 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
157 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Willamette University were Professor with 77 employees, Associate professor with 47 employees, and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Willamette University were Management with 157 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Willamette University was Male Professor with 43 employees, Female Professor with 34 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Willamette University.

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