Gardner-Webb University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,220
2022 Average Net Price
$22,339
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.84%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.9%
5,728 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,144
60.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.6%
229 Graduates

About

Gardner-Webb University is a higher education institution located in Cleveland County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Gardner-Webb University were General Business Administration & Management (130 degrees awarded), General Educational Leadership & Administration (37 degrees), and Physician Assistant (37 degrees).

In 2022, 1,135 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gardner-Webb University. 71.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (678 degrees), 2.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (262 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gardner-Webb University is $31,220, which is $1,070 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Gardner-Webb University is $31,220, which is $1,070 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,339.

In 2022, 87% of undergraduate students attending Gardner-Webb University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,220
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Gardner-Webb University was $31,220. The cost of tuition at Gardner-Webb University is $1,070 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$22,339
2022 Value
10.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Gardner-Webb University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,339. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Gardner-Webb University grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,120
Room and Board
$1,850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gardner-Webb University was of $8,120 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.85% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,850. The cost of books and supplies increased by 54.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Gardner-Webb University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.14% 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.
1.84%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Gardner-Webb University was 1.84%, which represents 23 out of the 1252 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Gardner-Webb University received 5,728 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.26% annual growth. Out of those 5,728 applicants, 4,293 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,144 students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University in 2022. 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gardner-Webb University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.39%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,293
Accepted Out of 5,728

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gardner-Webb University was 74.9% (4,293 admissions from 5,728 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.26%, while admissions declined by −3.87%..

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SAT Scores

16%
Submission Percentage (2022)
65
Scores Submitted (2022)

16% of enrolled first-time students at Gardner-Webb University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gardner-Webb University had a total enrollment of 3,144 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Gardner-Webb University is 1,906 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,238. This means that 60.6% of students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gardner-Webb University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.2% White, 24.6% Black or African American, 3.47% Hispanic or Latino, 2.39% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.668% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Black or African American Male (8.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.7%) and White Male (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gardner-Webb University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,144 students. The full-time enrollment at Gardner-Webb University is 1,906 and the part-time enrollment is 1,238. This means that 60.6% of students enrolled at Gardner-Webb University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 Gardner-Webb University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Gardner-Webb University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,641 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    772 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    109 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Gardner-Webb University is 52.2% White, 24.6% Black or African American, 3.47% Hispanic or Latino, 2.39% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.668% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.35% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 477 students (15.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 489 more women than men received degrees from Gardner-Webb University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gardner-Webb University is white (678 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (262 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Gardner-Webb University is General Business Administration & Management (130 degrees awarded), followed by General Educational Leadership & Administration (37 degrees) and Physician Assistant (37 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Gardner-Webb University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (289 degrees awarded), Theology (23 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,638,719 people), Secondary school teachers (511,727 people), Education administrators (288,336 people), Special education teachers (190,962 people), and Postsecondary teachers (184,250 people).

The most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University in 2022 are Education (289 degrees awarded), Theology (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and English (20 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 Gardner-Webb University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Education (289 degrees awarded), Theology (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and English (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 Gardner-Webb University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,909,279 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (387,067 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (199,891 people), Religious organizations (171,521 people), and Computer Systems Design (119,577 people).

The most specialized majors at Gardner-Webb University are Education (289 degrees awarded), Theology (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and English (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 Gardner-Webb University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 96 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gardner-Webb University was Registered Nursing with 96 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

323
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
812
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 323 degrees were awarded to men at Gardner-Webb University, which is 0.398 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (812).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Gardner-Webb University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 89 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 163 degrees were awarded to men at Gardner-Webb University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 3.47 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 45% of students graduating from Gardner-Webb University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Gardner-Webb University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (80% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    678 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    262 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gardner-Webb University is white (678 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (262 degrees).

8.9% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    493 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    188 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    185 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gardner-Webb University is white female (493 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (188 degrees).

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Operations

Gardner-Webb University has an endowment valued at nearly $70.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.72%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Gardner-Webb University had a total salary expenditure of 68.8M. Gardner-Webb University employs 57 Professors, 41 Assistant professors and 31 Associate professors. Most academics at Gardner-Webb University are Male Professor (33), Female Assistant professor (30), and Female Professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 102 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, and Management with 41 employees.

Endowment

$70.4M
2022 Endowment
11.7%
decline from 2021

Gardner-Webb University has an endowment valued at about $70.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Gardner-Webb University declined 11.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $302M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$27.1M
2022 Salaries
0.858%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Gardner-Webb University paid a median of $27.1M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($68.8M) and a 0.858% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.91M
Instructional Salaries
147
Number of Employees

In 2022, Gardner-Webb University paid a total of $9.91M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
57 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
102 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University were Professor with 57 employees, Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gardner-Webb University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 102 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees, and Management with 41 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 Gardner-Webb University was Male Professor with 33 employees, Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female Professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Gardner-Webb University.

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