Wheeling University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,090
2022 Average Net Price
$19,998
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.35%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
72.7%
1,576 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
749
76.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.7%
88 Graduates

About

Wheeling University is a higher education institution located in Ohio County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wheeling University were General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (17 degrees), and Registered Nursing (12 degrees).

In 2022, 176 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheeling University. 47.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (138 degrees), 4.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheeling University is $29,090, which is $5,094 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wheeling University is $29,090, which is $5,094 more 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 $19,998.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Wheeling University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$29,090
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wheeling University was $29,090. The cost of tuition at Wheeling University is $5,094 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,998
2022 Value
30.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wheeling University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,998. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wheeling University grew by 30.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,450
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wheeling University was of $7,450 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 6.93% 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

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Wheeling University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 12% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.35%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wheeling University was 1.35%, which represents 5 out of the 370 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wheeling University received 1,576 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 23.4% annual growth. Out of those 1,576 applicants, 1,145 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.7% acceptance rate.

There were 749 students enrolled at Wheeling University in 2022. 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wheeling University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,145
Accepted Out of 1,576

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wheeling University was 72.7% (1,145 admissions from 1,576 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 23.4%, while admissions grew by 14.8%..

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage (2021)
30
Scores Submitted (2021)

20% of enrolled first-time students at Wheeling University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wheeling University had a total enrollment of 749 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wheeling University is 574 students and the part-time enrollment is 175. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at Wheeling University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wheeling University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29% White, 12.3% Black or African American, 1.2% Asian, 0.935% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.534% Two or More Races, and 0.267% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Wheeling University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (13.4%), followed by White Female (12.3%) and Black or African American Male (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (13.2%), followed by White Female (5.88%) and Black or African American Male (2.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wheeling University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 749 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheeling University is 574 and the part-time enrollment is 175. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at Wheeling University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Wheeling University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Wheeling 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
    217 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    92 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    9 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wheeling University is 29% White, 12.3% Black or African American, 1.2% Asian, 0.935% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.534% Two or More Races, and 0.267% Hispanic or Latino. 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, 384 students (51.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 8 fewer women than men received degrees from Wheeling University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wheeling University is white (138 degrees awarded). There were 4.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wheeling University is General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (17 degrees) and Registered Nursing (12 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wheeling University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees awarded), Protective Services (11 degrees), and Health (64 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wheeling University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,762,425 people), Registered nurses (1,536,489 people), Accountants & auditors (1,072,675 people), Other managers (847,040 people), and Secondary school teachers (537,210 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheeling University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees awarded), Protective Services (11 degrees), Health (64 degrees), Education (19 degrees), and Business (48 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 Wheeling University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Wheeling University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees awarded), Protective Services (11 degrees), Health (64 degrees), Education (19 degrees), and Business (48 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 Wheeling University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,364,666 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,941,127 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (680,803 people), Computer Systems Design (574,164 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (550,577 people).

The most specialized majors at Wheeling University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees awarded), Protective Services (11 degrees), Health (64 degrees), Education (19 degrees), and Business (48 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 Wheeling University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 17 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wheeling University was General Business Administration & Management with 38 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

92
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
84
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Wheeling University, which is 1.1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (84).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Wheeling University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 5.71 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Wheeling University in Family Practice Nurse. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 0% of students graduating from Wheeling University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wheeling University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    138 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wheeling University is white (138 degrees awarded). There were 4.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

1.14% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    78 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wheeling University is white female (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (60 degrees).

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Operations

Wheeling University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.25M (18.9%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Wheeling University had a total salary expenditure of 21.7M. Wheeling University employs 11 Assistant professors, 8 Instructors and 8 Professors. Most academics at Wheeling University are Male Assistant professor (7), Female Instructor (6), and Female Professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheeling University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 21 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 11 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees.

Endowment

$11.9M
2022 Endowment
0.000185%
decline from 2021

Wheeling University has an endowment valued at about $11.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wheeling University declined 0.000185% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.75M
2022 Salaries
0.0591%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Wheeling University paid a median of $6.75M in salaries, which represents 31.1% of their overall expenditure ($21.7M) and a 0.0591% decline 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

$1.74M
Instructional Salaries
28
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wheeling University paid a total of $1.74M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% 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

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wheeling University were Assistant professor with 11 employees, Instructor with 8 employees, and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheeling University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wheeling University was Male Assistant professor with 7 employees, Female Instructor with 6 employees, and Female Professor with 6 employees.

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

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