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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:  3,979 (3,362 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
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
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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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty187208
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$26,396$27,060$27,840$28,8143.5%
Books and supplies$1,334$1,360$1,400$1,4564.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,346$7,520$7,740$8,0484.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,966$8,040$8,000$7,966-0.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$37,776$38,370$39,230$41,5085.8%
Off Campus$39,896$41,444$40,990$42,9604.8%
Off Campus with Family$31,930$33,404$32,990$34,9205.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
  • * Conservatory tuition is slightly higher at $31,216. * Baldwin Wallace University requires first-time, first-year students to live on campus; however, exceptions can be made to the "live-on" policy via a residency exemption form.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
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 aid1762100%————
Grant or scholarship aid762100%$13,778,063$18,081
Federal grants28037%$1,545,010$5,518
Pell grants28037%$1,399,510$4,998
Other federal grants14319%$145,500$1,017
State/local government grant or scholarships17423%$447,012$2,569
Institutional grants or scholarships761100%$11,786,041$15,488
Student loan aid71694%$5,847,686$8,167
Federal student loans71694%$4,633,577$6,471
Other student loans14219%$1,214,109$8,550
  • 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 aid13,06189%$48,567,681$15,867
Pell grants1,16834%$4,858,101$4,159
Federal student loans2,79782%$21,247,507$7,597
  • 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$20,294$19,503$20,360
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$15,313$14,658$15,034
$30,001 – $48,000$17,080$15,005$16,109
$48,001 – $75,000$19,448$18,380$18,528
$75,001 – $110,000$22,152$21,204$22,085
$110,001 and more$23,230$22,313$24,988
  • 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 enrollment3,979
Undergraduate enrollment3,362
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment230
Graduate enrollment617
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
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: 79%
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: 76%
Out-of-state: 22%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants4,2241,9832,241
Percent admitted64%63%65%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%26%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
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: 81%
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, 72 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: 68%
(*) 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 2006]
4-year: 50%
6-year: 68%
8-year: 69%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 51%
6-year: 68%
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: 68%
Female: 68%
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: 100%
Asian: 88%
Black or African American: 43%
Hispanic/Latino: 66%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 43%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 100%
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 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, General30--
Exercise Physiology21--
Category total55--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General49850
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0--
Finance, General14--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General8165
International Business/Trade/Commerce5120
Marketing/Marketing Management, General17--
Small Business Administration/Management-15-
Category total1381647
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia6--
Mass Communication/Media Studies9--
Public Relations/Image Management12--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric17--
Category total44--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science3--
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst5--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications6--
Category total14--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching34--
Education, General-9d-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities819d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-8d-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-16-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching20--
Music Teacher Education18--
Reading Teacher Education-11-
Category total8063d-
Computer Software Engineering0--
Category total0--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing7--
English Language and Literature, General25--
Category total32--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1--
German Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature3--
Category total6--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer7--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General15--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other19--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management14--
Music Therapy/Therapist4--
Physician Assistant-0-
Public Health Education and Promotion8--
Public Health, General0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse18--
Category total850-
History, General22--
Public/Applied History0-0
Category total22-0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies24--
Category total24--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General10--
Category total10--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences1--
International/Global Studies8--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other17-2
Category total26-2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resource Economics621
Category total621
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General7--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management24--
Category total31--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies2--
Category total4--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General13--
Physics, General5--
Category total18--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0--
Psychology, General38--
Category total38--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration0--
Category total0--
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3--
Economics, General3--
National Security Policy Studies0--
Political Science and Government, General15--
Category total32--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3--
Art/Art Studies, General0--
Directing and Theatrical Production0--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other2--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies10--
Fine/Studio Arts, General3--
Graphic Design0--
Keyboard Instruments1--
Music History, Literature, and Theory0--
Music Performance, General19--
Music Theory and Composition5--
Music, General7--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other15--
Voice and Opera6--
Category total81--
Grand total74622910
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
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 70
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 19
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $18,224
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,939
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined7466
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1913 - 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
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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession201
Drug law violations077
Liquor law violations071
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations054
Liquor law violations030
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible231
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault101
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible231
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 Year201220112010
Default rate3.3%3.1%3.7%
Number in default383435
Number in repayment1,1511,073934
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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