Ohio Wesleyan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,262
2.05% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,311
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.82%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
52.2%
5,324 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,410
99.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66%
321 Graduates

About

Ohio Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Delaware County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Ohio Wesleyan University were Zoology (35 degrees awarded), General Psychology (35 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (18 degrees).

In 2022, 406 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio Wesleyan 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 (301 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University is $49,262, which is $20,932 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University is $49,262, which is $20,932 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,311.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Ohio Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$49,262
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University was $49,262. The cost of tuition at Ohio Wesleyan University is $20,932 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$27,311
2022 Value
7.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Ohio Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,311. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Ohio Wesleyan University grew by 7.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,894
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ohio Wesleyan University was of $9,894 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.213% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Ohio Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.82%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio Wesleyan University was 1.82%, which represents 7 out of the 385 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ohio Wesleyan University received 5,324 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 46.2% annual growth. Out of those 5,324 applicants, 2,778 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,410 students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2022. 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,778
Accepted Out of 5,324

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio Wesleyan University was 52.2% (2,778 admissions from 5,324 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 74%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 46.2%, while admissions grew by 3.08%..

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage (2022)
66
Scores Submitted (2022)

15% of enrolled first-time students at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ohio Wesleyan University had a total enrollment of 1,410 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University is 1,398 students and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ohio Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.3% White, 6.88% Black or African American, 5.46% Hispanic or Latino, 4.54% Two or More Races, 3.19% Asian, 0.213% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0709% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (31%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.72%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,410 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan University is 1,398 and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Ohio Wesleyan University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Ohio Wesleyan 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
    1,006 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    97 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    77 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Ohio Wesleyan University is 71.3% White, 6.88% Black or African American, 5.46% Hispanic or Latino, 4.54% Two or More Races, 3.19% Asian, 0.213% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0709% 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 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, 15 students (1.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 92 more women than men received degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ohio Wesleyan University is white (301 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio Wesleyan University is Zoology (35 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (35 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Ohio Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Biology (76 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are Physicians (475,359 people), Postsecondary teachers (239,906 people), Other managers (234,840 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (188,874 people), and Other Physical Scientists (164,561 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Biology (76 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Physical Sciences (12 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 Ohio Wesleyan University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Biology (76 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Physical Sciences (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (590,073 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (524,445 people), Elementary & secondary schools (476,294 people), Offices of physicians (240,187 people), and Scientific research & development services (204,076 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Wesleyan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Biology (76 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Physical Sciences (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 Ohio Wesleyan University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 35 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio Wesleyan University was Zoology with 35 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

157
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
249
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 157 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Wesleyan University, which is 0.631 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (249).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Wesleyan University in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.57 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Wesleyan University in General Psychology, which is 4.83 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 60% of students graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Ohio Wesleyan University is Female and Black or African American (85.7% 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.

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, 2.18% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    301 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio Wesleyan University is white (301 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

1.48% 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
    182 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ohio Wesleyan University is white female (182 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (119 degrees).

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Operations

Ohio Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $278M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.81%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Ohio Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of 67.7M. Ohio Wesleyan University employs 32 Professors, 32 Assistant professors and 31 Associate professors. Most academics at Ohio Wesleyan University are Male Professor (23), Female Associate professor (17), and Female Assistant professor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 80 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 31 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

Endowment

$278M
2022 Endowment
9.82%
decline from 2021

Ohio Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $278M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio Wesleyan University declined 9.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $228M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$22.9M
2022 Salaries
2.1%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Ohio Wesleyan University paid a median of $22.9M in salaries, which represents 33.8% of their overall expenditure ($67.7M) and a 2.1% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.02M
Instructional Salaries
96
Number of Employees

In 2022, Ohio Wesleyan University paid a total of $7.02M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% 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
32 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
80 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University were Professor with 32 employees, Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 80 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio Wesleyan University was Male Professor with 23 employees, Female Associate professor with 17 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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