Wheelock College (168290)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,950
4.02% growth from 2016
2018 Average Net Price
$22,261
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
9.86%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
890
79.6% Full-Time

About

Wheelock College (168290) is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2018, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Wheelock College (168290) were Social Work (63 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (29 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (26 degrees).

In 2018, 549 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheelock College (168290). 92% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 8.01% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (330 degrees), 5.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wheelock College (168290) is $34,950, which is $10,954 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2017, the median undergraduate tuition at Wheelock College (168290) is $34,950

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,261.

In 2018, 97% of undergraduate students attending Wheelock College (168290) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,950
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wheelock College (168290) was $34,950.

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Average Net Price

$22,261
2018 Value
22.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2018 Wheelock College (168290) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,261. Between 2017 and 2018, the average net price of Wheelock College (168290) grew by 22.8%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Wheelock College (168290) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2018. This represents a decline of 1.02% with respect to 2017, when 98% 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.
9.86%
2015 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Wheelock College (168290) was 9.86%, which represents 41 out of the 416 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

Wheelock College (168290) had a total enrollment of 890 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Wheelock College (168290) is 708 students and the part-time enrollment is 182. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Wheelock College (168290) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wheelock College (168290), both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, and 0.225% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wheelock College (168290) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (9.57%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wheelock College (168290) in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 890 students. The full-time enrollment at Wheelock College (168290) is 708 and the part-time enrollment is 182. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Wheelock College (168290) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2017 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 Wheelock College (168290) was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Wheelock College (168290) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    495 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    120 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    108 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wheelock College (168290) is 55.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 2.7% Two or More Races, and 0.225% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 103 students (11.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2018, 461 more women than men received degrees from Wheelock College (168290). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wheelock College (168290) is white (330 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Wheelock College (168290) is Social Work (63 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (29 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (26 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wheelock College (168290), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (40 degrees), and Education (202 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wheelock College (168290) 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 Wheelock College (168290) in 2018 are Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (40 degrees), Education (202 degrees), Psychology (91 degrees), and Math & Statistics (17 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Wheelock College (168290) are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Wheelock College (168290) are Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (40 degrees), Education (202 degrees), Psychology (91 degrees), and Math & Statistics (17 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Wheelock College (168290) 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 Wheelock College (168290) are Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (40 degrees), Education (202 degrees), Psychology (91 degrees), and Math & Statistics (17 degrees) (as of 2018).

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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 Wheelock College (168290).
Most Common (2018)
  1. 47 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wheelock College (168290) was Developmental & Child Psychology with 47 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

44
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
505
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Wheelock College (168290), which is 0.0871 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (505).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Wheelock College (168290) in Social Work, which is 0.116 times less than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Wheelock College (168290) in Social Work, which is 8.64 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2018 at Wheelock College (168290) is Male and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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 (2018)
  1. White
    330 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wheelock College (168290) is white (330 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

12.2% of degree recipients (67 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. White Female
    307 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    55 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wheelock College (168290) is white female (307 degrees awarded). There were 5.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (55 degrees).

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Operations

Wheelock College (168290) employs 24 Associate professors, 12 Instructors and 12 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wheelock College (168290) are Female Associate professor (19), Female Instructor (11), and Female Assistant professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheelock College (168290) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 18 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$19.3M
2018 Salaries
0.886%
decline from 2017

In 2018, Wheelock College (168290) paid a median of $19.3M in salaries, a 0.886% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.61M
Instructional Salaries
53
Number of Employees

In 2017, Wheelock College (168290) paid a total of $3.61M to 53 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wheelock College (168290) were Associate professor with 24 employees, Instructor with 12 employees, and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wheelock College (168290) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees, Management with 21 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wheelock College (168290) was Female Associate professor with 19 employees, Female Instructor with 11 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wheelock College (168290).

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