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IPEDS ID: 168281
OPE ID: 00222700
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Wheaton College
26 E Main St, Norton, Massachusetts 02766
General information:  (508) 285-7722
Website:  www.wheatoncollege.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,654 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty13359
Instructional13359
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$41,084$41,894$43,774$45,0743.0%
Books and supplies$940$940$940$9400.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,180$10,670$11,160$11,5003.0%
Other$1,060$1,060$1,060$1,0600.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,180$10,670$11,160$11,5003.0%
Other$1,060$1,060$1,060$1,0600.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,560$2,560$2,560$2,5600.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$53,264$54,564$56,934$58,5742.9%
Off Campus$53,264$54,564$56,934$58,5742.9%
Off Campus with Family$44,584$45,394$47,274$48,5742.7%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid143293%————
Grant or scholarship aid42291%$10,347,156$24,519
Federal grants7717%$398,656$5,177
Pell grants7616%$312,556$4,113
Other federal grants6915%$86,100$1,248
State/local government grant or scholarships7717%$133,004$1,727
Institutional grants or scholarships42291%$9,815,496$23,259
Student loan aid35075%$2,655,228$7,586
Federal student loans34875%$2,089,868$6,005
Other student loans419%$565,360$13,789
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,31281%$34,088,930$25,982
Pell grants35122%$1,441,438$4,107
Federal student loans96059%$6,387,674$6,654
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$27,451$28,021$32,415
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$15,594$15,641$19,202
$30,001 – $48,000$19,982$18,279$20,787
$48,001 – $75,000$21,717$24,892$26,121
$75,001 – $110,000$29,167$25,130$28,629
$110,001 and more$37,393$36,826$37,705
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,654
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment14
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 35%
Female: 65%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 28%
Out-of-state: 65%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,9441,4192,525
Percent admitted67%61%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%18%17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 86%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 95 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 76%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 73%
6-year: 77%
8-year: 78%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 71%
6-year: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 70%
Female: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 79%
Black or African American: 81%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1
American/United States Studies/Civilization0
Asian Studies/Civilization3
French Studies1
German Studies1
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies11
Italian Studies0
Russian Studies3
Women's Studies3
Category total23
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry9
Bioinformatics0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General16
Neuroscience9
Category total34
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2
Category total2
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing7
English Language and Literature, General26
Category total33
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0
German Language and Literature3
Latin Language and Literature0
Russian Language and Literature1
Category total5
History
History, General16
Category total16
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other0
Mathematics, General9
Category total9
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization0
Mathematics and Computer Science0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other10
Category total10
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science2
Category total2
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy10
Religion/Religious Studies2
Category total12
Physical Sciences
Astronomy0
Chemistry, General8
Physics, General3
Category total11
Psychology
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology12
Psychology, General59
Category total71
Social Sciences
Anthropology, Other17
Economics, General32
International Relations and Affairs19
Political Science and Government, General21
Sociology10
Category total99
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation11
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other6
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1
Fine/Studio Arts, General12
Music, General7
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism0
Category total37
Grand total364
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined3872
Baseball34
Basketball1614
Field Hockey16
Lacrosse2925
Soccer2929
Softball18
Swimming and Diving1920
Synchronized Swimming8
Tennis1613
Volleyball20
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible866
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary7139
Motor vehicle theft001
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible765
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary684
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate5.1%5.5%2.8%
Number in default13168
Number in repayment252289277
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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