Kentucky Wesleyan College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,040
5.77% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,735
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.09%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
68.5%
1,434 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
813
91.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
48.7%
94 Graduates

About

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a higher education institution located in Daviess County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Kentucky Wesleyan College were General Business (23 degrees awarded), General Psychology (18 degrees), and Zoology (11 degrees).

In 2022, 166 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kentucky Wesleyan College. 50% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (123 degrees), 8.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky Wesleyan College is $30,040, which is $1,710 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kentucky Wesleyan College is $30,040, which is $1,710 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,735.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Kentucky Wesleyan College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,040
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kentucky Wesleyan College was $30,040. The cost of tuition at Kentucky Wesleyan College is $1,710 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$20,735
2022 Value
7.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kentucky Wesleyan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,735. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kentucky Wesleyan College grew by 7.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,177
Room and Board
$1,298
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kentucky Wesleyan College was of $9,177 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.23% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,298. 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
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Kentucky Wesleyan College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.09% with respect to 2021, when 97% 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.
6.09%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kentucky Wesleyan College was 6.09%, which represents 14 out of the 230 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kentucky Wesleyan College received 1,434 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.36% annual growth. Out of those 1,434 applicants, 983 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.5% acceptance rate.

There were 813 students enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kentucky Wesleyan College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
983
Accepted Out of 1,434

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kentucky Wesleyan College was 68.5% (983 admissions from 1,434 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 67.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.36%, while admissions grew by 7.43%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
20
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kentucky Wesleyan College had a total enrollment of 813 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 747 students and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 91.9% of students enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kentucky Wesleyan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.7% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 4.55% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Asian, 1.11% Two or More Races, and 0.492% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Black or African American Male (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 813 students. The full-time enrollment at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 747 and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 91.9% of students enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
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 Kentucky Wesleyan College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Kentucky Wesleyan College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    542 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    103 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 66.7% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 4.55% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Asian, 1.11% Two or More Races, and 0.492% 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, 95 students (11.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 0 more women than men received degrees from Kentucky Wesleyan College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kentucky Wesleyan College is white (123 degrees awarded). There were 8.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kentucky Wesleyan College is General Business (23 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (18 degrees) and Zoology (11 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Kentucky Wesleyan College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (8 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Physical Sciences (12 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 Kentucky Wesleyan College are Physicians (475,327 people), Other managers (293,711 people), Postsecondary teachers (270,752 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (239,061 people), and Secondary school teachers (180,691 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2022 are History (8 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees), and Biology (18 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 Kentucky Wesleyan College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Wesleyan College are History (8 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees), and Biology (18 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 Kentucky Wesleyan College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (619,816 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (600,781 people), Elementary & secondary schools (578,988 people), Offices of physicians (248,278 people), and Computer Systems Design (222,533 people).

The most specialized majors at Kentucky Wesleyan College are History (8 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees), and Biology (18 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 Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kentucky Wesleyan College was General Business with 23 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

83
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
83
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky Wesleyan College, which is 1 times approximately the same the number of degrees awarded to females (83).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky Wesleyan College in General Business, which is 3.6 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Kentucky Wesleyan College in General Psychology, which is 2.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Kentucky Wesleyan College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kentucky Wesleyan College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    123 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kentucky Wesleyan College is white (123 degrees awarded). There were 8.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

14.5% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    68 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    55 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kentucky Wesleyan College is white female (68 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (55 degrees).

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Operations

Kentucky Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at nearly $38.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 3.23M (8.34%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Kentucky Wesleyan College had a total salary expenditure of 20.6M. Kentucky Wesleyan College employs 27 Assistant professors, 14 Associate professors and 3 Professors. Most academics at Kentucky Wesleyan College are Female Assistant professor (15), Male Assistant professor (12), and Male Associate professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky Wesleyan College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, Management, with 16 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

Endowment

$38.7M
2022 Endowment
8.14%
decline from 2021

Kentucky Wesleyan College has an endowment valued at about $38.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Kentucky Wesleyan College declined 8.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.6M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.43M
2022 Salaries
7.52%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Kentucky Wesleyan College paid a median of $7.43M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($20.6M) and a 7.52% 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

$2.51M
Instructional Salaries
46
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kentucky Wesleyan College paid a total of $2.51M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kentucky Wesleyan College were Assistant professor with 27 employees, Associate professor with 14 employees, and Professor with 3 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kentucky Wesleyan College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees, Management with 16 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 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 Kentucky Wesleyan College was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

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

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