Waynesburg University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,300
3.49% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,281
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.19%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
75.6%
2,157 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,366
84.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.6%
254 Graduates

About

Waynesburg University is a higher education institution located in Greene County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Waynesburg University were Registered Nursing (65 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (34 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2022, 415 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Waynesburg University. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (363 degrees), 27.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Waynesburg University is $27,300, which is $3,304 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Waynesburg University is $27,300, which is $3,304 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 $22,281.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Waynesburg University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,300
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Waynesburg University was $27,300. The cost of tuition at Waynesburg University is $3,304 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,281
2022 Value
0.956%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Waynesburg University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,281. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Waynesburg University grew by 0.956%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,800
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Waynesburg University was of $9,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.14% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Waynesburg University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.04% with respect to 2021, 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.
1.19%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Waynesburg University was 1.19%, which represents 6 out of the 506 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Waynesburg University received 2,157 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.94% annual growth. Out of those 2,157 applicants, 1,630 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,366 students enrolled at Waynesburg University in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Waynesburg University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,630
Accepted Out of 2,157

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Waynesburg University was 75.6% (1,630 admissions from 2,157 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.94%, while admissions grew by 7.8%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
85
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Waynesburg University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Waynesburg University had a total enrollment of 1,366 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Waynesburg University is 1,157 students and the part-time enrollment is 209. This means that 84.7% of students enrolled at Waynesburg University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Waynesburg University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.8% White, 5.71% Black or African American, 3.51% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 0.732% Asian, 0.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.22% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Waynesburg University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.5%), followed by White Male (35%) and Black or African American Male (3.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.8%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Black or African American Female (5.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Waynesburg University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,366 students. The full-time enrollment at Waynesburg University is 1,157 and the part-time enrollment is 209. This means that 84.7% of students enrolled at Waynesburg University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Waynesburg University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Waynesburg 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
    1,145 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    78 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    48 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Waynesburg University is 83.8% White, 5.71% Black or African American, 3.51% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 0.732% Asian, 0.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.22% 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, 31 students (2.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 75 more women than men received degrees from Waynesburg University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Waynesburg University is white (363 degrees awarded). There were 27.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Waynesburg University is Registered Nursing (65 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (34 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Waynesburg University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (61 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), and Business (107 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 Waynesburg University are Accountants & auditors (1,064,611 people), Other managers (851,491 people), Financial managers (528,716 people), Chief executives & legislators (432,042 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (371,668 people).

The most specialized majors at Waynesburg University in 2022 are Protective Services (61 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Business (107 degrees), History (4 degrees), and Psychology (25 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 Waynesburg University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Waynesburg University are Protective Services (61 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Business (107 degrees), History (4 degrees), and Psychology (25 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 Waynesburg University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,049,609 people), Computer Systems Design (646,257 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (633,344 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (565,479 people), and Banking & related activities (540,281 people).

The most specialized majors at Waynesburg University are Protective Services (61 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Business (107 degrees), History (4 degrees), and Psychology (25 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 Waynesburg University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Waynesburg University was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

170
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
245
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 170 degrees were awarded to men at Waynesburg University, which is 0.694 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (245).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Waynesburg University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.44 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Waynesburg University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.56 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 57% of students graduating from Waynesburg University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 Waynesburg University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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
    363 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Waynesburg University is white (363 degrees awarded). There were 27.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

3.61% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    214 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    149 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Waynesburg University is white female (214 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (149 degrees).

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Operations

Waynesburg University has an endowment valued at nearly $41M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−15.2%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Waynesburg University had a total salary expenditure of 43.1M. Waynesburg University employs 23 Assistant professors, 22 Professors and 16 Associate professors. Most academics at Waynesburg University are Male Professor (14), Female Assistant professor (14), and Female Instructor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waynesburg University are: Management, with 33 employees, Service, with 32 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

Endowment

$41M
2022 Endowment
21.4%
decline from 2021

Waynesburg University has an endowment valued at about $41M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Waynesburg University declined 21.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.54M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.6M
2022 Salaries
0.706%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Waynesburg University paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 36.3% of their overall expenditure ($43.1M) and a 0.706% 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

$4.9M
Instructional Salaries
74
Number of Employees

In 2022, Waynesburg University paid a total of $4.9M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Waynesburg University were Assistant professor with 23 employees, Professor with 22 employees, and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waynesburg University were Management with 33 employees, Service with 32 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Waynesburg University was Male Professor with 14 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Instructor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Waynesburg University.

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