William Woods University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,500
2.91% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,363
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.67%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
61.5%
1,487 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,508
46.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
55.3%
104 Graduates

About

William Woods University is a higher education institution located in Callaway County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at William Woods University were Superintendency & Educational System Administration (110 degrees awarded), General Educational Leadership & Administration (107 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees).

In 2022, 699 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Woods University. 66% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (576 degrees), 19.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Woods University is $26,500, which is $2,504 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at William Woods University is $26,500, which is $2,504 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 $23,363.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending William Woods University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$26,500
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at William Woods University was $26,500. The cost of tuition at William Woods University is $2,504 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$23,363
2022 Value
0.616%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 William Woods University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,363. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of William Woods University grew by 0.616%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,991
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Woods University was of $8,991 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.53% 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

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at William Woods University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.27% with respect to 2021, when 79% 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.
1.67%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at William Woods University was 1.67%, which represents 11 out of the 658 total borrowers.

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Admissions

William Woods University received 1,487 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.28% annual growth. Out of those 1,487 applicants, 914 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,508 students enrolled at William Woods University in 2022.

William Woods University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
914
Accepted Out of 1,487

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Woods University was 61.5% (914 admissions from 1,487 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.28%, while admissions declined by −6.16%..

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Enrollment

William Woods University had a total enrollment of 1,508 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at William Woods University is 703 students and the part-time enrollment is 805. This means that 46.6% of students enrolled at William Woods University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Woods University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.6% White, 5.5% Black or African American, 4.24% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% Two or More Races, 0.796% Asian, 0.332% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0663% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William Woods University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Black or African American Male (3.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.9%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Black or African American Male (3.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Woods University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,508 students. The full-time enrollment at William Woods University is 703 and the part-time enrollment is 805. This means that 46.6% of students enrolled at William Woods University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 William Woods University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), William Woods 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
    1,155 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    83 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    64 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at William Woods University is 76.6% White, 5.5% Black or African American, 4.24% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% Two or More Races, 0.796% Asian, 0.332% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0663% 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 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, 112 students (7.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 223 more women than men received degrees from William Woods University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William Woods University is white (576 degrees awarded). There were 19.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at William Woods University is Superintendency & Educational System Administration (110 degrees awarded), followed by General Educational Leadership & Administration (107 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at William Woods University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (70 degrees awarded), Education (388 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Woods University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,737,424 people), Accountants & auditors (1,053,014 people), Other managers (782,112 people), Secondary school teachers (539,643 people), and Financial managers (510,601 people).

The most specialized majors at William Woods University in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (70 degrees awarded), Education (388 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Business (119 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (12 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 William Woods University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at William Woods University are Language & Linguistics (70 degrees awarded), Education (388 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Business (119 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (12 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 William Woods University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,237,537 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (597,842 people), Computer Systems Design (544,123 people), Banking & related activities (506,968 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (500,267 people).

The most specialized majors at William Woods University are Language & Linguistics (70 degrees awarded), Education (388 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Business (119 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (12 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 William Woods University.

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at William Woods University was Superintendency & Educational System Administration with 110 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

238
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
461
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 238 degrees were awarded to men at William Woods University, which is 0.516 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (461).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at William Woods University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.976 times less than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at William Woods University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 1.02 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 45% of students graduating from William Woods University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% 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

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at William Woods University is Female and Two or More Races (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, 2.88% 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
    576 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Woods University is white (576 degrees awarded). There were 19.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

5.87% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

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

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at William Woods University is white female (382 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (194 degrees).

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Operations

William Woods University has an endowment valued at nearly $23M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−13.8%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, William Woods University had a total salary expenditure of 25.3M. William Woods University employs 32 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors and 8 Professors. Most academics at William Woods University are Female Assistant professor (19), Male Assistant professor (13), and Male Associate professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Woods University are: Management, with 26 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 23 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Endowment

$23M
2022 Endowment
11.6%
decline from 2021

William Woods University has an endowment valued at about $23M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of William Woods University declined 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.6M
2022 Salaries
0.679%
decline from 2021

In 2022, William Woods University paid a median of $11.6M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($25.3M) and a 0.679% 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

$3.38M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2022, William Woods University paid a total of $3.38M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.3% 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
32 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Woods University were Assistant professor with 32 employees, Associate professor with 17 employees, and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Woods University were Management with 26 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Woods University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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