Western Connecticut State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,464
4.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$15,862
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.79%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
83.5%
5,093 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,417
73.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50.7%
417 Graduates

About

Western Connecticut State University is a higher education institution located in null. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Western Connecticut State University were Criminal Justice - Police Science (92 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (84 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees).

In 2022, 1,126 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Connecticut State University. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (700 degrees), 3.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (210 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Connecticut State University is $6,464, which is $−17,532 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Western Connecticut State University is $6,464, which is $−17,532 less 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 $15,862.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending Western Connecticut State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,464
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Western Connecticut State University was $6,464. The cost of tuition at Western Connecticut State University is $−17,532 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$15,862
2022 Value
1.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Western Connecticut State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,862. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Western Connecticut State University grew by 1.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,664
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Connecticut State University was of $13,664 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Western Connecticut State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 30.6% with respect to 2021, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.79%
2019 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western Connecticut State University was 2.79%, which represents 37 out of the 1325 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

Western Connecticut State University received 5,093 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.64% annual growth. Out of those 5,093 applicants, 4,253 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,417 students enrolled at Western Connecticut State University in 2022. 32% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western Connecticut State University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,253
Accepted Out of 5,093

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Western Connecticut State University was 83.5% (4,253 admissions from 5,093 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 84.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.64%, while admissions grew by 6.91%..

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SAT Scores

32%
Submission Percentage (2022)
202
Scores Submitted (2022)

32% of enrolled first-time students at Western Connecticut State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Western Connecticut State University had a total enrollment of 4,417 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western Connecticut State University is 3,234 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,183. This means that 73.2% of students enrolled at Western Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Connecticut State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.6% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 8.72% Black or African American, 4.78% Two or More Races, 4.57% Asian, and 0.317% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Western Connecticut State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.3%), followed by White Female (25.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Black or African American Female (8.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Connecticut State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,417 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Connecticut State University is 3,234 and the part-time enrollment is 1,183. This means that 73.2% of students enrolled at Western Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Connecticut State University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Western Connecticut State 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
    2,369 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,104 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    385 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western Connecticut State University is 53.6% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 8.72% Black or African American, 4.78% Two or More Races, 4.57% Asian, and 0.317% 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 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, 115 students (2.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 180 more women than men received degrees from Western Connecticut State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Connecticut State University is white (700 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (210 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Connecticut State University is Criminal Justice - Police Science (92 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (84 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Connecticut State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (39 degrees awarded), History (22 degrees), and Psychology (140 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Connecticut State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (351,407 people), Other managers (302,765 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (259,813 people), Postsecondary teachers (216,584 people), and Secondary school teachers (187,506 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Connecticut State University in 2022 are English (39 degrees awarded), History (22 degrees), Psychology (140 degrees), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (97 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 Western Connecticut State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Western Connecticut State University are English (39 degrees awarded), History (22 degrees), Psychology (140 degrees), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (97 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 Connecticut State University are Elementary & secondary schools (907,174 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (505,624 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (435,912 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (299,213 people), and Legal services (236,882 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Connecticut State University are English (39 degrees awarded), History (22 degrees), Psychology (140 degrees), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (97 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 Connecticut State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 92 degrees awarded
  2. 84 degrees awarded
  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Connecticut State University was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 92 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

473
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
653
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 473 degrees were awarded to men at Western Connecticut State University, which is 0.724 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (653).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Western Connecticut State University in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 1 times approximately the same the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Western Connecticut State University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.64 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Western Connecticut State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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

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American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Western Connecticut State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    700 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    210 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Connecticut State University is white (700 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (210 degrees).

3.46% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    394 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    306 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    127 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Connecticut State University is white female (394 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (306 degrees).

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Operations

Western Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at nearly $23.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 66.2k (0.283%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Western Connecticut State University had a total salary expenditure of 162M. Western Connecticut State University employs 108 Professors, 56 Associate professors and 30 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western Connecticut State University are Female Professor (57), Male Professor (51), and Male Associate professor (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Connecticut State University are: Service, with 59 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees.

Endowment

$23.4M
2022 Endowment
11.9%
decline from 2021

Western Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at about $23.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Connecticut State University declined 11.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$62.7M
2022 Salaries
1.83%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Western Connecticut State University paid a median of $62.7M in salaries, which represents 38.8% of their overall expenditure ($162M) and a 1.83% growth 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

$21M
Instructional Salaries
194
Number of Employees

In 2022, Western Connecticut State University paid a total of $21M to 194 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% 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
108 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Connecticut State University were Professor with 108 employees, Associate professor with 56 employees, and Assistant professor with 30 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Connecticut State University were Service with 59 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Connecticut State University was Female Professor with 57 employees, Male Professor with 51 employees, and Male Associate professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Western Connecticut State University.

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