Westminster College (216807)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,000
0.983% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,645
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.95%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
75.3%
2,225 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,211
86.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62.2%
230 Graduates

About

Westminster College (216807) is a higher education institution located in Lawrence County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Westminster College (216807) were General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (19 degrees), and Other Education (17 degrees).

In 2022, 319 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Westminster College (216807). 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (240 degrees), 30 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westminster College (216807) is $38,000, which is $9,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Westminster College (216807) is $38,000, which is $9,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,645.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Westminster College (216807) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$38,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Westminster College (216807) was $38,000. The cost of tuition at Westminster College (216807) is $9,670 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$22,645
2022 Value
11.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Westminster College (216807) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,645. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Westminster College (216807) grew by 11.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,670
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Westminster College (216807) was of $11,670 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.04% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Westminster College (216807) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.17% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.95%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Westminster College (216807) was 1.95%, which represents 6 out of the 308 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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Admissions

Westminster College (216807) received 2,225 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.1% annual growth. Out of those 2,225 applicants, 1,675 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,211 students enrolled at Westminster College (216807) in 2022. 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Westminster College (216807) has an overall enrollment yield of 17.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,675
Accepted Out of 2,225

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Westminster College (216807) was 75.3% (1,675 admissions from 2,225 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.1%, while admissions declined by −17.6%..

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage (2021)
96
Scores Submitted (2021)

31% of enrolled first-time students at Westminster College (216807) in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Westminster College (216807) had a total enrollment of 1,211 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Westminster College (216807) is 1,046 students and the part-time enrollment is 165. This means that 86.4% of students enrolled at Westminster College (216807) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Westminster College (216807), both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.9% White, 5.37% Black or African American, 3.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.47% Two or More Races, 0.826% Asian, 0.413% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Westminster College (216807) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45%), followed by White Male (34.5%) and Black or African American Male (4.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.57%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westminster College (216807) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,211 students. The full-time enrollment at Westminster College (216807) is 1,046 and the part-time enrollment is 165. This means that 86.4% of students enrolled at Westminster College (216807) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Westminster College (216807) was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Westminster College (216807) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    931 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    65 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    42 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Westminster College (216807) is 76.9% White, 5.37% Black or African American, 3.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.47% Two or More Races, 0.826% Asian, 0.413% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 112 students (9.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 31 more women than men received degrees from Westminster College (216807). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Westminster College (216807) is white (240 degrees awarded). There were 30 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Westminster College (216807) is General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (19 degrees) and Other Education (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Westminster College (216807), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), and Education (52 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Westminster College (216807) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,730,853 people), Secondary school teachers (592,910 people), Physicians (427,089 people), Education administrators (325,525 people), and Postsecondary teachers (294,219 people).

The most specialized majors at Westminster College (216807) in 2022 are History (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Education (52 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and English (8 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 Westminster College (216807) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Westminster College (216807) are History (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Education (52 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and English (8 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 Westminster College (216807) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,139,528 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (660,528 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (631,541 people), Offices of physicians (238,830 people), and Computer Systems Design (185,951 people).

The most specialized majors at Westminster College (216807) are History (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Education (52 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and English (8 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 Westminster College (216807).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Westminster College (216807) was General Business Administration & Management with 38 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

144
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
175
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Westminster College (216807), which is 0.823 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (175).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Westminster College (216807) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Westminster College (216807) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.6 times less than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 60% of students graduating from Westminster College (216807) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 Westminster College (216807) 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, 22.6% of graduates (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Westminster College (216807) is white (240 degrees awarded). There were 30 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

19.1% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    134 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    106 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Westminster College (216807) is white female (134 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (106 degrees).

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Operations

Westminster College (216807) has an endowment valued at nearly $133M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.274%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Westminster College (216807) had a total salary expenditure of 40.6M. Westminster College (216807) employs 25 Associate professors, 18 Professors and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at Westminster College (216807) are Female Associate professor (14), Male Professor (11), and Male Associate professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westminster College (216807) are: Service, with 32 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

Endowment

$133M
2022 Endowment
4.01%
decline from 2021

Westminster College (216807) has an endowment valued at about $133M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Westminster College (216807) declined 4.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $83.5M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13M
2022 Salaries
4.98%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Westminster College (216807) paid a median of $13M in salaries, which represents 32.1% of their overall expenditure ($40.6M) and a 4.98% 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

$4.64M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2022, Westminster College (216807) paid a total of $4.64M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% 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
25 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westminster College (216807) were Associate professor with 25 employees, Professor with 18 employees, and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westminster College (216807) were Service with 32 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westminster College (216807) was Female Associate professor with 14 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Westminster College (216807).

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