William Penn University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,800
2.21% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,922
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
57.7%
1,264 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,473
90.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29.9%
69 Graduates

About

William Penn University is a higher education institution located in Mahaska County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at William Penn University were Elementary Education & Teaching (41 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees), and General Psychology (18 degrees).

In 2022, 257 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Penn University. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (168 degrees), 4.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (34 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Penn University is $27,800, which is $3,804 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at William Penn University is $27,800, which is $3,804 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,922.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending William Penn University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at William Penn University was $27,800. The cost of tuition at William Penn University is $3,804 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$20,922
2022 Value
0.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 William Penn University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,922. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of William Penn University grew by 0.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,894
Room and Board
$1,318
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Penn University was of $6,894 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.34% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,318. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.38% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at William Penn University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2021, when 95% 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.
5%
2019 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at William Penn University was 5%, which represents 25 out of the 500 total borrowers.

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Admissions

William Penn University received 1,264 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.87% annual growth. Out of those 1,264 applicants, 729 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,473 students enrolled at William Penn University in 2022. 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Penn University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
729
Accepted Out of 1,264

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Penn University was 57.7% (729 admissions from 1,264 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 57.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.87%, while admissions declined by −8.88%..

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage (2022)
57
Scores Submitted (2022)

18% of enrolled first-time students at William Penn University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Penn University had a total enrollment of 1,473 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at William Penn University is 1,333 students and the part-time enrollment is 140. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at William Penn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Penn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.9% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 9.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.48% Two or More Races, 0.95% Asian, 0.95% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.611% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at William Penn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34%), followed by White Male (22.6%) and Black or African American Male (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.5%), followed by White Female (16.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Penn University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,473 students. The full-time enrollment at William Penn University is 1,333 and the part-time enrollment is 140. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at William Penn University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 William Penn University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), William Penn University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    853 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    232 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    140 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at William Penn University is 57.9% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 9.5% Hispanic or Latino, 4.48% Two or More Races, 0.95% Asian, 0.95% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.611% 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, 66 students (4.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 23 more women than men received degrees from William Penn University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William Penn University is white (168 degrees awarded). There were 4.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (34 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Penn University is Elementary Education & Teaching (41 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees) and General Psychology (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at William Penn University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees awarded), Education (52 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Penn University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,607,471 people), Secondary school teachers (494,958 people), Education administrators (279,240 people), Special education teachers (191,720 people), and Other managers (186,335 people).

The most specialized majors at William Penn University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees awarded), Education (52 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Engineering Technologies (9 degrees), and History (3 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 William Penn University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at William Penn University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees awarded), Education (52 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Engineering Technologies (9 degrees), and History (3 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 William Penn University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,873,406 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (324,440 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (224,728 people), Individual & family services (150,212 people), and Computer Systems Design (127,309 people).

The most specialized majors at William Penn University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees awarded), Education (52 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Engineering Technologies (9 degrees), and History (3 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 William Penn University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 41 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Penn University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 41 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

117
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
140
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 117 degrees were awarded to men at William Penn University, which is 0.836 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (140).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at William Penn University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 1.85 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to men at William Penn University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 19.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from William Penn University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at William Penn University is Female and Asian (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.

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, 5.8% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    168 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Penn University is white (168 degrees awarded). There were 4.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (34 degrees).

3.5% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    104 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at William Penn University is white female (104 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (64 degrees).

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Operations

William Penn University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−9%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, William Penn University had a total salary expenditure of 24.5M. William Penn University employs 18 Instructors, 18 Assistant professors and 5 Professors. Most academics at William Penn University are Male Instructor (9), Female Instructor (9), and Male Assistant professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Penn University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 37 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, and Management with 9 employees.

Endowment

$7.4M
2022 Endowment
1.58%
decline from 2021

William Penn University has an endowment valued at about $7.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of William Penn University declined 1.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.87M
2022 Salaries
4.96%
growth from 2021

In 2022, William Penn University paid a median of $8.87M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($24.5M) and a 4.96% growth 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

$2.58M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2022, William Penn University paid a total of $2.58M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.1% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Penn University were Instructor with 18 employees, Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Professor with 5 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Penn University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees, and Management with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Penn University was Male Instructor with 9 employees, Female Instructor with 9 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 9 employees.

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