The College of Wooster

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,050
3.63% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,976
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
56.3%
7,251 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,967
99.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
74%
402 Graduates

About

The College of Wooster is a higher education institution located in Wayne County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at The College of Wooster were General Political Science & Government (32 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (31 degrees), and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (31 degrees).

In 2022, 505 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The College of Wooster. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (317 degrees), 9.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (34 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of Wooster is $57,050, which is $28,720 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at The College of Wooster is $57,050, which is $28,720 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,976.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending The College of Wooster received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$57,050
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at The College of Wooster was $57,050. The cost of tuition at The College of Wooster is $28,720 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$28,976
2022 Value
16.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 The College of Wooster had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,976. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of The College of Wooster grew by 16.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,300
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The College of Wooster was of $8,300 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.15% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at The College of Wooster received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.17%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at The College of Wooster was 1.17%, which represents 4 out of the 342 total borrowers.

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Admissions

The College of Wooster received 7,251 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.68% annual growth. Out of those 7,251 applicants, 4,080 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,967 students enrolled at The College of Wooster in 2022. 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The College of Wooster has an overall enrollment yield of 14.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,080
Accepted Out of 7,251

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The College of Wooster was 56.3% (4,080 admissions from 7,251 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 60.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.68%, while admissions grew by 1.8%..

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage (2022)
171
Scores Submitted (2022)

31% of enrolled first-time students at The College of Wooster in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The College of Wooster had a total enrollment of 1,967 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at The College of Wooster is 1,958 students and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at The College of Wooster are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The College of Wooster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.6% White, 9.56% Black or African American, 6.25% Hispanic or Latino, 4.02% Asian, 4.02% Two or More Races, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0508% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The College of Wooster in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (28.1%) and Black or African American Male (5.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The College of Wooster in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,967 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of Wooster is 1,958 and the part-time enrollment is 9. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at The College of Wooster 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 The College of Wooster was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), The College of Wooster had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,172 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    188 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    123 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at The College of Wooster is 59.6% White, 9.56% Black or African American, 6.25% Hispanic or Latino, 4.02% Asian, 4.02% Two or More Races, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0508% 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, 27 students (1.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 111 more women than men received degrees from The College of Wooster. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The College of Wooster is white (317 degrees awarded). There were 9.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (34 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The College of Wooster is General Political Science & Government (32 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (31 degrees) and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at The College of Wooster, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), History (25 degrees), and Physical Sciences (28 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (448,874 people), Other managers (342,461 people), Postsecondary teachers (256,506 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (211,617 people), and Secondary school teachers (162,486 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), History (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Math & Statistics (28 degrees), and Social Sciences (95 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 The College of Wooster 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 The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), History (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Math & Statistics (28 degrees), and Social Sciences (95 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 The College of Wooster are Elementary & secondary schools (541,196 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (497,609 people), Legal services (350,952 people), Computer Systems Design (313,652 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (218,894 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of Wooster are Philosophy and Religious Studies (20 degrees awarded), History (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (28 degrees), Math & Statistics (28 degrees), and Social Sciences (95 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 The College of Wooster.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 32 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The College of Wooster was General Political Science & Government with 32 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

197
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
308
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 197 degrees were awarded to men at The College of Wooster, which is 0.64 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (308).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 19 degrees were awarded to men at The College of Wooster in Computer Science, which is 3.17 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at The College of Wooster in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 2.88 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 70% of students graduating from The College of Wooster 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at The College of Wooster is Female and Asian (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, 1.24% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    317 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The College of Wooster is white (317 degrees awarded). There were 9.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (34 degrees).

0.792% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    199 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    118 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The College of Wooster is white female (199 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (118 degrees).

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Operations

The College of Wooster has an endowment valued at nearly $375M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.3%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, The College of Wooster had a total salary expenditure of 102M. The College of Wooster employs 67 Assistant professors, 60 Professors and 44 Associate professors. Most academics at The College of Wooster are Female Assistant professor (37), Male Professor (35), and Male Assistant professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of Wooster are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 69 employees, Management, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees.

Endowment

$375M
2022 Endowment
13%
decline from 2021

The College of Wooster has an endowment valued at about $375M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of The College of Wooster declined 13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $326M 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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Salary Expenditure

$37.9M
2022 Salaries
6.04%
growth from 2021

In 2022, The College of Wooster paid a median of $37.9M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($102M) and a 6.04% 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

$13.7M
Instructional Salaries
177
Number of Employees

In 2022, The College of Wooster paid a total of $13.7M to 177 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at The College of Wooster were Assistant professor with 67 employees, Professor with 60 employees, and Associate professor with 44 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of Wooster were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees, Management with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The College of Wooster was Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, Male Professor with 35 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 30 employees.

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