Wartburg College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,740
3.41% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,683
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.735%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
97.4%
2,779 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,444
96% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
67.2%
297 Graduates

About

Wartburg College is a higher education institution located in Bremer County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wartburg College were General Business (76 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (31 degrees), and General Psychology (24 degrees).

In 2022, 398 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wartburg College. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (320 degrees), 17.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wartburg College is $46,740, which is $18,410 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wartburg College is $46,740, which is $18,410 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,683.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Wartburg College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$46,740
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wartburg College was $46,740. The cost of tuition at Wartburg College is $18,410 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,683
2022 Value
2.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wartburg College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,683. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wartburg College grew by 2.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,990
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wartburg College was of $9,990 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.15% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Wartburg College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.06% 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.
0.735%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wartburg College was 0.735%, which represents 3 out of the 408 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wartburg College received 2,779 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 30.9% annual growth. Out of those 2,779 applicants, 2,708 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,444 students enrolled at Wartburg College in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wartburg College has an overall enrollment yield of 13%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,708
Accepted Out of 2,779

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wartburg College was 97.4% (2,708 admissions from 2,779 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 30.9%, while admissions declined by −18.7%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2022)
17
Scores Submitted (2022)

5% of enrolled first-time students at Wartburg College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wartburg College had a total enrollment of 1,444 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wartburg College is 1,386 students and the part-time enrollment is 58. This means that 96% of students enrolled at Wartburg College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wartburg College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.4% White, 4.29% Black or African American, 4.09% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.623% Asian, 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wartburg College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (37.1%) and Black or African American Male (2.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (65.2%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wartburg College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,444 students. The full-time enrollment at Wartburg College is 1,386 and the part-time enrollment is 58. This means that 96% of students enrolled at Wartburg College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 Wartburg College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Wartburg 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
    1,146 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    62 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    59 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wartburg College is 79.4% White, 4.29% Black or African American, 4.09% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.623% Asian, 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% 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, 34 students (2.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 42 more women than men received degrees from Wartburg College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wartburg College is white (320 degrees awarded). There were 17.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wartburg College is General Business (76 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (31 degrees) and General Psychology (24 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wartburg College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Biology (55 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (9 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 Wartburg College are Physicians (420,190 people), Other managers (190,614 people), Postsecondary teachers (185,654 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (179,635 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (169,672 people).

The most specialized majors at Wartburg College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Biology (55 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and History (6 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 Wartburg 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 Wartburg College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Biology (55 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and History (6 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 Wartburg College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (538,569 people), Elementary & secondary schools (446,503 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (428,893 people), Offices of physicians (214,110 people), and Scientific research & development services (147,551 people).

The most specialized majors at Wartburg College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Biology (55 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and History (6 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 Wartburg College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wartburg College was General Business with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

178
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
220
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Wartburg College, which is 0.809 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (220).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Wartburg College in General Business, which is 1.53 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Wartburg College in General Business, which is 0.652 times less than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 64% of students graduating from Wartburg College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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 Wartburg 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, 1.01% 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
    320 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wartburg College is white (320 degrees awarded). There were 17.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

0.503% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    179 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wartburg College is white female (179 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (141 degrees).

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Operations

Wartburg College has an endowment valued at nearly $94.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.42%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Wartburg College had a total salary expenditure of 51.1M. Wartburg College employs 26 Professors, 24 Associate professors and 23 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wartburg College are Male Professor (14), Female Professor (12), and Male Associate professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wartburg College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 74 employees, Service, with 50 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

Endowment

$94.2M
2022 Endowment
5.02%
decline from 2021

Wartburg College has an endowment valued at about $94.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wartburg College declined 5.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.9M 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

$19.3M
2022 Salaries
3.91%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Wartburg College paid a median of $19.3M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($51.1M) and a 3.91% 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

$5.06M
Instructional Salaries
80
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wartburg College paid a total of $5.06M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.3% 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
26 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
74 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wartburg College were Professor with 26 employees, Associate professor with 24 employees, and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wartburg College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 74 employees, Service with 50 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 Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wartburg College was Male Professor with 14 employees, Female Professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 12 employees.

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