Wabash College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,600
3.56% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,976
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.05%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
61.5%
1,914 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
835
99.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
75.3%
162 Graduates

About

Wabash College is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, IN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wabash College were Rhetoric & Composition (28 degrees awarded), General Economics (23 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (21 degrees).

In 2022, 244 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wabash College. 0% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 100% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (181 degrees), 6.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wabash College is $46,600, which is $18,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wabash College is $46,600, which is $18,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,976.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Wabash College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$46,600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wabash College was $46,600. The cost of tuition at Wabash College is $18,270 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$22,976
2022 Value
7.03%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wabash College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,976. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wabash College grew by 7.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,300
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wabash College was of $8,300 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Wabash College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.05%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wabash College was 1.05%, which represents 2 out of the 191 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wabash College received 1,914 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 17.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,914 applicants, 1,177 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.5% acceptance rate.

There were 835 students enrolled at Wabash College in 2022. 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wabash College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,177
Accepted Out of 1,914

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wabash College was 61.5% (1,177 admissions from 1,914 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 61.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 17.1%, while admissions grew by 16.9%..

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage (2022)
134
Scores Submitted (2022)

52% of enrolled first-time students at Wabash College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wabash College had a total enrollment of 835 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wabash College is 834 students and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.9% of students enrolled at Wabash College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wabash College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.9% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.07% Two or More Races, 3.59% Black or African American, and 1.56% Asian.

Students enrolled at Wabash College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (72.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (11.4%) and Two or More Races Male (4.08%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wabash College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 835 students. The full-time enrollment at Wabash College is 834 and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.9% of students enrolled at Wabash College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
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 Wabash College was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Wabash College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    609 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    95 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    34 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wabash College is 72.9% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.07% Two or More Races, 3.59% Black or African American, and 1.56% Asian. 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, 10 students (1.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 244 fewer women than men received degrees from Wabash College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wabash College is white (181 degrees awarded). There were 6.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wabash College is Rhetoric & Composition (28 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (23 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wabash College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), English (35 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (17 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wabash College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (217,292 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (213,556 people), Postsecondary teachers (189,045 people), Secondary school teachers (179,430 people), and Other managers (157,496 people).

The most specialized majors at Wabash College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), English (35 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Math & Statistics (26 degrees), and History (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 Wabash College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Wabash College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), English (35 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Math & Statistics (26 degrees), and History (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 Wabash College are Elementary & secondary schools (531,892 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (346,919 people), Computer Systems Design (177,154 people), Legal services (173,499 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (108,659 people).

The most specialized majors at Wabash College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), English (35 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Math & Statistics (26 degrees), and History (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 Wabash College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 28 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wabash College was Rhetoric & Composition with 28 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

244
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
0
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Wabash College in Rhetoric & Composition. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 72% of students graduating from Wabash College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wabash 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.

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, 3.09% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    181 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wabash College is white (181 degrees awarded). There were 6.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

1.23% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    181 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wabash College is white male (181 degrees awarded). There were 6.46 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (28 degrees).

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Operations

Wabash College has an endowment valued at nearly $385M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.79%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Wabash College had a total salary expenditure of 60M. Wabash College employs 40 Associate professors, 29 Assistant professors and 24 Professors. Most academics at Wabash College are Male Associate professor (23), Male Professor (17), and Female Associate professor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wabash College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 58 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

Endowment

$385M
2022 Endowment
8.27%
decline from 2021

Wabash College has an endowment valued at about $385M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wabash College declined 8.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $336M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.5M
2022 Salaries
5.59%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Wabash College paid a median of $21.5M in salaries, which represents 35.9% of their overall expenditure ($60M) and a 5.59% 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

$7.74M
Instructional Salaries
95
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wabash College paid a total of $7.74M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wabash College were Associate professor with 40 employees, Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wabash College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 58 employees, Management with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wabash College was Male Associate professor with 23 employees, Male Professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 17 employees.

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

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