Wesley College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,934
2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,549
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.36%
on Student Loans
2020 Enrolled Students
917
93.8% Full-Time

About

Wesley College is a higher education institution located in Kent County, DE. In 2021, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wesley College were Registered Nursing (47 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees).

In 2021, 285 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wesley College. 68.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (148 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (115 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wesley College is $26,934, which is $−1,396 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2020, the median undergraduate tuition at Wesley College is $26,934

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,549.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students attending Wesley College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$26,934
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Wesley College was $26,934.

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Average Net Price

$25,549
2020 Value
3.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Wesley College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,549. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Wesley College grew by 3.42%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Wesley College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
5.36%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wesley College was 5.36%, which represents 29 out of the 541 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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Enrollment

Wesley College had a total enrollment of 917 students in 2020. The full-time enrollment at Wesley College is 860 students and the part-time enrollment is 57. This means that 93.8% of students enrolled at Wesley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wesley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.3% White, 37.5% Black or African American, 8.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.65% Two or More Races, 1.09% Asian, and 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wesley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (24%) and Black or African American Female (18.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.6%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Black or African American Female (9.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wesley College in 2020, both undergraduate and graduate, is 917 students. The full-time enrollment at Wesley College is 860 and the part-time enrollment is 57. This means that 93.8% of students enrolled at Wesley College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%
2020 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 Wesley College was 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Wesley College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2020)
  1. White
    370 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    344 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    77 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wesley College is 40.3% White, 37.5% Black or African American, 8.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.65% Two or More Races, 1.09% Asian, and 0.109% 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, 51 students (5.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2021, 103 more women than men received degrees from Wesley College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wesley College is white (148 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (115 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wesley College is Registered Nursing (47 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees).

In 2021,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wesley College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Legal (9 degrees), and Math & Statistics (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wesley College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesley College in 2021 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Legal (9 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), Education (36 degrees), and Health (102 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Wesley College are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Wesley College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Legal (9 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), Education (36 degrees), and Health (102 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Wesley College are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Wesley College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Legal (9 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), Education (36 degrees), and Health (102 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Wesley College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 47 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wesley College was Registered Nursing with 47 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

91
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
194
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Wesley College, which is 0.469 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (194).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Wesley College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 6.67 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Wesley College in Registered Nursing, which is 13 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Wesley College is Male 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    148 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    115 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wesley College is white (148 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (115 degrees).

3.16% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. White Female
    104 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wesley College is white female (104 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (71 degrees).

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Operations

Wesley College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.16M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−10.1%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Wesley College had a total salary expenditure of 30M. Wesley College employs 22 Professors, 20 Associate professors and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wesley College are Female Associate professor (15), Female Assistant professor (12), and Male Professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 13 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

Endowment

$3.16M
2020 Endowment
8.49%
decline from 2019

Wesley College has an endowment valued at about $3.16M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Wesley College declined 8.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.3M
2020 Salaries
6.73%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Wesley College paid a median of $12.3M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($30M) and a 6.73% 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

$4.26M
Instructional Salaries
67
Number of Employees

In 2020, Wesley College paid a total of $4.26M to 67 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
16 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wesley College were Professor with 22 employees, Associate professor with 20 employees, and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wesley College were Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2020)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wesley College was Female Associate professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wesley College.

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