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IPEDS ID: 206589
OPE ID: 00303700
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The College of Wooster
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691
General information:  (330) 263-2000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,050 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
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
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty16545
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$39,810$41,680$43,350$44,9503.7%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,590$9,920$10,250$10,6503.9%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$51,300$53,500$55,500$57,5003.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid154399%————
Grant or scholarship aid54399%$14,912,121$27,462
Federal grants10619%$581,251$5,484
Pell grants10619%$442,536$4,175
Other federal grants10619%$138,715$1,309
State/local government grant or scholarships336%$76,496$2,318
Institutional grants or scholarships54399%$14,254,374$26,251
Student loan aid30255%$2,016,174$6,676
Federal student loans30155%$1,730,411$5,749
Other student loans244%$285,763$11,907
  • 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 aid11,99697%$52,886,041$26,496
Pell grants39719%$1,673,250$4,215
Federal student loans1,04751%$7,087,184$6,769
  • 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$25,978$28,016$28,038
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$11,364$14,854$14,555
$30,001 – $48,000$13,250$15,491$15,436
$48,001 – $75,000$16,301$18,144$20,844
$75,001 – $110,000$23,149$25,053$23,773
$110,001 and more$32,178$31,586$32,371
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,050
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 31%
Out-of-state: 55%
Foreign countries: 12%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
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 (2015-2016): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants5,7482,7632,985
Percent admitted55%53%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%19%17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (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 Reading540670
SAT Math560680
SAT Writing540650
ACT Composite2530
ACT English2532
ACT Math2429
ACT Writing89
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: 88%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 82%
Transfer-out rate: 6%
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 2007]
4-year: 70%
6-year: 75%
8-year: 75%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 77%
6-year: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 75%
Female: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 76%
Black or African American: 81%
Hispanic/Latino: 64%
White: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 83%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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
Area Studies, Other0
East Asian Studies2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other2
German Studies3
Russian Studies1
Women's Studies0
Category total9
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology18
Biology/Biological Sciences, General30
Category total66
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric24
Category total24
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science3
Category total3
Music Teacher Education2
Category total2
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General24
Category total24
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General5
Comparative Literature0
French Language and Literature6
German Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature3
Category total16
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General12
Music Therapy/Therapist6
Category total18
History, General38
Category total38
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General15
Category total15
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other5
Category total5
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies12
Category total34
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics0
Chemistry, General16
Geology/Earth Science, General11
Physics, General8
Category total35
Psychology, General22
Category total22
Social Sciences
Economics, General8
Economics, Other12
International Relations and Affairs14
Political Science and Government, General21
Urban Studies/Affairs4
Category total110
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6
Dance, General2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0
Fine/Studio Arts, General12
Music Performance, General3
Music Theory and Composition1
Music, General4
Category total28
Grand total449
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
  • Credit for military courses are considered for credit on the basis of the recommendations of the ACE. Suzanne Bates, Registrar, School Certifying Official.
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 10
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 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: $18,411
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined122104
Field Hockey18
Swimming and Diving2424
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1915 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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(!)9/1/1947 -  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 schools4/21/2010 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations323137
Liquor law violations42110
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations252829
Liquor law violations2107
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible33
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible23
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate1.1%2.5%6.6%
Number in default4919
Number in repayment344350287
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)