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IPEDS ID: 201195
OPE ID: 00301400
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Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Rd, Berea, Ohio 44017-2088
General information:  (440) 826-2900
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,053 (3,425 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Baldwin Wallace University is an academic community committed to the liberal arts and sciences as the foundation for lifelong learning.
The University fulfills this mission through a rigorous academic program that is characterized by excellence in teaching and learning within a challenging, supportive environment that enhances students' intellectual and spiritual growth.
Baldwin Wallace assists students in their preparation to become contributing, compassionate citizens of an increasingly global society and encourages their pursuit of personal and professional excellence.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
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
3% or lessView note
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty177246
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$25,260$26,396$27,060$27,8402.9%
Books and supplies$1,272$1,334$1,360$1,4002.9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,028$7,346$7,520$7,7402.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,872$7,966$8,040$8,000-0.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$36,015$37,776$38,370$39,2302.2%
Off Campus$38,359$39,896$41,444$40,990-1.1%
Off Campus with Family$30,487$31,930$33,404$32,990-1.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
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 aid1712100%————
Grant or scholarship aid712100%$12,718,545$17,863
Federal grants29241%$1,365,686$4,677
Pell grants29241%$1,239,406$4,245
Other federal grants12518%$126,280$1,010
State/local government grant or scholarships20228%$500,279$2,477
Institutional grants or scholarships712100%$10,852,580$15,242
Student loan aid68897%$5,596,963$8,135
Federal student loans68897%$4,476,469$6,506
Other student loans13819%$1,120,494$8,120
  • 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 aid13,03787%$46,344,220$15,260
Pell grants1,16833%$4,742,127$4,060
Federal student loans2,76379%$21,294,108$7,707
  • 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$19,346$20,294$19,503
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$14,996$15,313$14,658
$30,001 – $48,000$15,972$17,080$15,005
$48,001 – $75,000$18,712$19,448$18,380
$75,001 – $110,000$21,259$22,152$21,204
$110,001 and more$22,016$23,230$22,313
  • 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 enrollment4,053
Undergraduate enrollment3,425
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment201
Graduate enrollment628
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 80%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 81%
Out-of-state: 19%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 57%
Part-time: 43%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants4,2201,9802,240
Percent admitted64%63%65%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%29%27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (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 Reading470610
SAT Math480590
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2027
ACT Math2026
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: 79%
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, 74 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: 71%
(*) 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:
4-year: 52%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 65%
Female: 76%
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: 100%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 54%
Hispanic/Latino: 61%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 91%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 60%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • 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, General40--
Exercise Physiology25--
Category total74--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General5497d0
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0--
Finance, General17--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General1558
International Business/Trade/Commerce7180
Marketing/Marketing Management, General28--
Organizational Behavior Studies--1
Small Business Administration/Management-11-
Category total168176d10
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia7--
Mass Communication/Media Studies8--
Public Relations/Image Management24--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric16--
Category total55--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science9--
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst4--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications7--
Information Science/Studies1--
Category total21--
Curriculum and Instruction-1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching36--
Education, General-18-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities530-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-7-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-11-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching14--
Music Teacher Education14--
Reading Teacher Education-12-
Category total6979-
Computer Software Engineering0--
Category total2--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing8--
English Language and Literature, General23--
Category total31--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0--
German Language and Literature3--
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total4--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer4--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General16--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other17--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management10--
Music Therapy/Therapist3--
Physician Assistant-0-
Public Health Education and Promotion0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1--
Category total510-
History, General24--
Category total24--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies22--
Category total22--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General8--
Category total8--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences2--
International/Global Studies5--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other7d-0
Category total14d-0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resource Economics834
Category total834
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General11--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management22--
Category total33--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1--
Category total3--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General10--
Physics, General7--
Category total17--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0--
Psychology, General35--
Category total35--
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1--
Economics, General5--
National Security Policy Studies0--
Political Science and Government, General16--
Category total27--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4--
Art/Art Studies, General2--
Directing and Theatrical Production0--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other14--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies5--
Fine/Studio Arts, General5--
Keyboard Instruments2--
Music History, Literature, and Theory1--
Music Performance, General10--
Music Theory and Composition1--
Music, General4--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology1--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other13--
Voice and Opera5--
Category total68--
Grand total73425814
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined7083
Swimming and Diving1716
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1913 - 1/1/1914Resigned
1/1/1915 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/22/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1930 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1967 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations407
Liquor law violations507
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations405
Liquor law violations203
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible023
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible023
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
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 Year20102009
Default rate3.7%3.4%
Number in default3534
Number in repayment934988
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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