Wofford College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,760
4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$31,192
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.1%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
60.2%
4,425 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,823
99.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
82.5%
363 Graduates

About

Wofford College is a higher education institution located in Spartanburg County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wofford College were General Biological Sciences (82 degrees awarded), General Finance (74 degrees), and Spanish Language & Literature (40 degrees).

In 2022, 517 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wofford College. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (424 degrees), 12.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wofford College is $49,760, which is $21,430 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wofford College is $49,760, which is $21,430 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,192.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Wofford College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$49,760
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wofford College was $49,760. The cost of tuition at Wofford College is $21,430 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$31,192
2022 Value
1.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wofford College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,192. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wofford College grew by 1.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,011
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wofford College was of $11,011 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.59% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. 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
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Wofford College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.1%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wofford College was 1.1%, which represents 3 out of the 272 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wofford College received 4,425 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.7% annual growth. Out of those 4,425 applicants, 2,663 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,823 students enrolled at Wofford College in 2022. 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wofford College has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,663
Accepted Out of 4,425

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wofford College was 60.2% (2,663 admissions from 4,425 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 52.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.7%, while admissions grew by 16.7%..

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SAT Scores

30%
Submission Percentage (2022)
152
Scores Submitted (2022)

30% of enrolled first-time students at Wofford College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wofford College had a total enrollment of 1,823 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wofford College is 1,807 students and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Wofford College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wofford College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.9% White, 6.64% Black or African American, 5.65% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, and 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wofford College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.8%), followed by White Male (37.3%) and Black or African American Male (4.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wofford College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,823 students. The full-time enrollment at Wofford College is 1,807 and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Wofford College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 Wofford College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Wofford College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,457 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    121 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    103 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wofford College is 79.9% White, 6.64% Black or African American, 5.65% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, and 0.329% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 69 more women than men received degrees from Wofford College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wofford College is white (424 degrees awarded). There were 12.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wofford College is General Biological Sciences (82 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (74 degrees) and Spanish Language & Literature (40 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wofford College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (51 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Biology (82 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 Wofford College are Physicians (488,466 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (434,276 people), Other managers (423,337 people), Postsecondary teachers (352,127 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (291,485 people).

The most specialized majors at Wofford College in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (51 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), Biology (82 degrees), English (22 degrees), and Social Sciences (81 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Wofford College are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (51 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), Biology (82 degrees), English (22 degrees), and Social Sciences (81 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 Wofford College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (746,173 people), Elementary & secondary schools (713,499 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (646,268 people), Legal services (350,232 people), and Computer Systems Design (322,895 people).

The most specialized majors at Wofford College are Language & Linguistics (51 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), Biology (82 degrees), English (22 degrees), and Social Sciences (81 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 Wofford College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 82 degrees awarded
  2. 74 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wofford College was General Biological Sciences with 82 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

224
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
293
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 224 degrees were awarded to men at Wofford College, which is 0.765 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (293).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Wofford College in General Finance, which is 1.55 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Wofford College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.83 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 77% of students graduating from Wofford College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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 Wofford 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, 0.826% 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
    424 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wofford College is white (424 degrees awarded). There were 12.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (33 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    241 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    183 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wofford College is white female (241 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (183 degrees).

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Operations

Wofford College has an endowment valued at nearly $379M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.9%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Wofford College had a total salary expenditure of 80.8M. Wofford College employs 49 Professors, 48 Associate professors and 34 Assistant professors. Most academics at Wofford College are Male Professor (25), Male Associate professor (25), and Female Professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wofford College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 70 employees, Service, with 69 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 40 employees.

Endowment

$379M
2022 Endowment
13.4%
decline from 2021

Wofford College has an endowment valued at about $379M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wofford College declined 13.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $330M 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

$28.2M
2022 Salaries
3.21%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Wofford College paid a median of $28.2M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($80.8M) and a 3.21% 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

$12M
Instructional Salaries
150
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wofford College paid a total of $12M to 150 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.3% 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
49 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wofford College were Professor with 49 employees, Associate professor with 48 employees, and Assistant professor with 34 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wofford College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 70 employees, Service with 69 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wofford College was Male Professor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 25 employees, and Female Professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wofford College.

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