Whitworth University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,700
2.91% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,299
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.651%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
90.5%
4,126 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,415
89.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
75.7%
448 Graduates

About

Whitworth University is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Whitworth University were General Psychology (57 degrees awarded), Biological & Physical Sciences (55 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees).

In 2022, 811 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Whitworth University. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (588 degrees), 7.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Whitworth University is $47,700, which is $23,704 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Whitworth University is $47,700, which is $23,704 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 $28,299.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Whitworth University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$47,700
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Whitworth University was $47,700. The cost of tuition at Whitworth University is $23,704 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$28,299
2022 Value
3.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Whitworth University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,299. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Whitworth University grew by 3.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,574
Room and Board
$936
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Whitworth University was of $11,574 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.22% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $936. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Whitworth University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.651%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Whitworth University was 0.651%, which represents 5 out of the 768 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Whitworth University received 4,126 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.61% annual growth. Out of those 4,126 applicants, 3,735 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,415 students enrolled at Whitworth University in 2022. 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Whitworth University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,735
Accepted Out of 4,126

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Whitworth University was 90.5% (3,735 admissions from 4,126 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 91.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.61%, while admissions grew by 3.55%..

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SAT Scores

30%
Submission Percentage (2022)
134
Scores Submitted (2022)

30% of enrolled first-time students at Whitworth University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Whitworth University had a total enrollment of 2,415 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Whitworth University is 2,159 students and the part-time enrollment is 256. This means that 89.4% of students enrolled at Whitworth University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Whitworth University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.07% Two or More Races, 3.98% Asian, 2.82% Black or African American, 1.66% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.455% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Whitworth University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.4%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Whitworth University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,415 students. The full-time enrollment at Whitworth University is 2,159 and the part-time enrollment is 256. This means that 89.4% of students enrolled at Whitworth University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Whitworth University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Whitworth 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
    1,534 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    302 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    219 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Whitworth University is 63.5% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.07% Two or More Races, 3.98% Asian, 2.82% Black or African American, 1.66% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.455% 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, 19 students (0.787%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 183 more women than men received degrees from Whitworth University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Whitworth University is white (588 degrees awarded). There were 7.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Whitworth University is General Psychology (57 degrees awarded), followed by Biological & Physical Sciences (55 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Whitworth University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (48 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Math & Statistics (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 Whitworth University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,586,622 people), Secondary school teachers (517,487 people), Education administrators (265,593 people), Postsecondary teachers (249,121 people), and Special education teachers (183,525 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University in 2022 are Physical Sciences (48 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Math & Statistics (28 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Education (176 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 Whitworth University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Physical Sciences (48 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Math & Statistics (28 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Education (176 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 Whitworth University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,817,455 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,171 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (197,225 people), Computer Systems Design (183,454 people), and Child day care services (98,673 people).

The most specialized majors at Whitworth University are Physical Sciences (48 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Math & Statistics (28 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Education (176 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 Whitworth University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 57 degrees awarded
  2. 55 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Whitworth University was General Psychology with 57 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

314
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
497
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 314 degrees were awarded to men at Whitworth University, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (497).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Whitworth University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.37 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Whitworth University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 9.8 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 66% of students graduating from Whitworth University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Whitworth University is Female 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.

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, 0.67% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    588 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Whitworth University is white (588 degrees awarded). There were 7.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

0.74% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    368 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    220 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Whitworth University is white female (368 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (220 degrees).

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Operations

Whitworth University has an endowment valued at nearly $183M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.06%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Whitworth University had a total salary expenditure of 90.5M. Whitworth University employs 53 Associate professors, 50 Professors and 45 Assistant professors. Most academics at Whitworth University are Male Professor (32), Female Associate professor (27), and Male Associate professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitworth University are: Management, with 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

Endowment

$183M
2022 Endowment
9.87%
decline from 2021

Whitworth University has an endowment valued at about $183M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Whitworth University declined 9.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $137M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$37.4M
2022 Salaries
4.77%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Whitworth University paid a median of $37.4M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($90.5M) and a 4.77% 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

$13.7M
Instructional Salaries
192
Number of Employees

In 2022, Whitworth University paid a total of $13.7M to 192 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
53 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Whitworth University were Associate professor with 53 employees, Professor with 50 employees, and Assistant professor with 45 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whitworth University were Management with 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Whitworth University was Male Professor with 32 employees, Female Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Associate professor with 26 employees.

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