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IPEDS ID: 154518
OPE ID: 00189500
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Waldorf College
106 S Sixth St, Forest City, Iowa 50436-1713
General information:  (641) 585-2450
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,426 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  26 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
  Waldorf College's mission is to educate the whole person emphasizing integrity and equipping students to succeed and to serve the communities where they live and work.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
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
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty4120
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$18,876$19,820$20,316$20,3160.0%
Books and supplies$1,040$1,040$1,114$1,1644.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,370$6,688$6,856$6,8560.0%
Off Campus
Room and board-$5,350$5,350$5,3500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$29,333$30,782$31,560$31,6300.2%
Off Campus$19,916$28,797$29,407$29,4570.2%
Off Campus with Family$19,916$23,365$23,975$24,0520.3%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid1119100%————
Grant or scholarship aid119100%$1,409,937$11,848
Federal grants6454%$261,703$4,089
Pell grants6353%$234,353$3,720
Other federal grants6454%$27,350$427
State/local government grant or scholarships2521%$45,809$1,832
Institutional grants or scholarships119100%$1,102,425$9,264
Student loan aid9176%$647,474$7,115
Federal student loans8975%$623,182$7,002
Other student loans(*)2%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid193982%$7,893,660$8,406
Pell grants65457%$2,299,519$3,516
Federal student loans1,02089%$7,486,418$7,340
  • 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.
Average net price$18,353$19,306$19,521
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$19,343$19,402$18,715
$30,001 – $48,000$17,841$17,183$22,241
$48,001 – $75,000$18,075$19,040$21,663
$75,001 – $110,000$21,257$20,225$21,268
$110,001 and more$20,989$20,050$21,298
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,426
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment222
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 79%
Part-time: 21%Student Gender:
Male: 63%
Female: 37%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 50%
25 and over: 50%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 23%
Out-of-state: 63%
Foreign countries: 14%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 57%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 41%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants748430318
Percent admitted69%64%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled29%33%24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading420490
SAT Math400540
ACT Composite1721
ACT English1522
ACT Math1622
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: 54%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 34 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 33%
Transfer-out rate: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2006]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 43%
8-year: 43%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 31%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 18%
Female: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 41%
Two or more races: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-2
Category total-2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General-47d
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0d
Organizational Behavior Studies-15d
Category total-62d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-7d
Category total-7d
Education, Other-5
Elementary Education and Teaching-9
Music Teacher Education-2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-2
Secondary Education and Teaching-3
Category total-21
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician-0d
Category total-0d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-0
English Language and Literature, General-2
Category total-2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-5
Category total-5
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0d
Category total-0d
History, General-2
Category total-2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-24d
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-0d
Fire Services Administration-89d
Homeland Security-0d
Category total-113d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies28d-
Category total28d0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-0
Category total-0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-1d
Category total-1d
Psychology, General-16d
Category total-16d
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-0
Music, General-2
Category total-2
Grand total28233
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 67
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 127
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $37
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $374
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country57
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1948 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault123
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The College added 17 security camera's to areas of concern on campus to prevent and reduce crime. The College has also taken a vested interest In emphasizing and educating all students and employees on general theft related security and preventing burglary therefore reducing the number of these crimes. Emphasis with students includes residence hall meetings, orientation and first year seminar for new students to campus. HR has also emphasized to new employees the importance of office and area security.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault112
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate12.6%11.8%7.4%
Number in default322814
Number in repayment252237189
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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