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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
Website:  www.wooster.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,942 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Admissionswww.wooster.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.wooster.edu/admissions/apply/
Financial Aidwww.wooster.edu/admissions/aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.wooster.edu/admissions/aid/calc/calc/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veterans
Disability Serviceswww.wooster.edu/offices/learning/disability/
Athletic Graduation Rates
Mission Statement
  www.wooster.edu/about/mission/
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
11%
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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty18645
Instructional18645
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees$46,860$48,600$50,250$52,0003.5%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,040$11,400$11,850$12,2503.4%
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$3,500$3,500$3,500$2,500-28.6%
Other$600$600$600$1,00066.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$600$600$600$1,00066.7%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
On Campus$59,800$61,900$64,000$66,1503.4%
Off Campus$51,960$53,700$55,350$56,5002.1%
Off Campus with Family$48,460$50,200$51,850$54,0004.1%
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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, 2018-2019
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 aid156499%————
Grant or scholarship aid56499%$20,161,882$35,748
Federal grants13123%$750,948$5,732
Pell grants13123%$582,387$4,446
Other federal grants13023%$168,561$1,297
State/local government grant or scholarships377%$103,328$2,793
Institutional grants or scholarships56499%$19,307,606$34,233
Student loan aid28650%$2,109,173$7,375
Federal student loans28550%$1,469,998$5,158
Other student loans427%$639,175$15,218
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,930$62,650,072$32,461
Pell grants382$1,740,835$4,557
Federal student loans964$6,037,198$6,263
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$28,928$28,715$28,209
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$13,183$13,127$14,942
$30,001 – $48,000$16,105$17,025$18,208
$48,001 – $75,000$19,183$20,029$20,798
$75,001 – $110,000$24,704$25,727$25,786
$110,001 and more$32,986$32,090$32,688
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,942
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment9
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 16%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 29%
Out-of-state: 52%
Foreign countries: 17%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
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 Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,3523,1543,198
Percent admitted55%51%58%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%17%14%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2019 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT32059%
ACT31257%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580680
SAT Math570700
ACT Composite2431
ACT English2333
ACT Math2328
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 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 98 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 77%
(*) 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 2011]
4-year: 72%
6-year: 77%
8-year: 77%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 75%
6-year: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
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: 74%
Female: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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: 80%
Asian: 85%
Black or African American: 70%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 77%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 80%
Non-resident alien: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 76%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 79%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 75%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
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 Studies1
Chinese Studies1
East Asian Studies1
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other3
French Studies1
German Studies1
Russian Studies2
Category total10
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology28
Biology/Biological Sciences, General39
Neuroscience20
Category total87
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Managerial Economics18
Category total18
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General13
Category total13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science15
Category total15
Education
Music Teacher Education0
Category total0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General30
Category total30
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2
Comparative Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature3
Category total5
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General11
Music Therapy/Therapist1
Category total12
History
History, General31
Category total31
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General24
Category total24
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3
Category total3
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy14
Religion/Religious Studies2
Category total16
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics0
Chemistry, General20
Geology/Earth Science, General14
Physics, General11
Category total45
Psychology
Psychology, General35
Category total35
Social Sciences
Anthropology10
Archeology8
Economics, General12
International Relations and Affairs8
Political Science and Government, General32
Sociology14
Urban Studies/Affairs1
Category total85
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2
Fine/Studio Arts, General9
Music Performance, General2
Music Theory and Composition1
Music, General5
Category total21
Grand total450
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.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 11
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: $29,773
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined110108
Baseball36
Basketball2316
Field Hockey17
Football90
Golf119
Lacrosse3524
Soccer3134
Softball20
Swimming and Diving2829
Tennis129
Volleyball19
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1915)08/31/2023
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1947 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since (04/21/2010)12/31/2014
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/137227.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape8513
d. Fondling2211
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault001
i. Burglary110
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson210
  • In 2017 we had an increase in reported rape cases as well as forcible fondling cases. It is unclear if the outreach of our new Title IX Coordinator is the reason more students are reporting incidents.
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence034
c. Stalking212
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations392735
c. Liquor law violations312
  • We saw an increase in drug incidents that resulted in students being arrested or cited by the local police.
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations203721
c. Liquor law violations182131110
  • We saw more incidents of arrest from drug use and thus the number of disciplinary cases went down. We also increased of alcohol education so the number of incidents decreased.
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape8512
d. Fondling2211
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary110
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
  • Again the outreach of our new Title IX Coordinator has us seeing an increase in reported cases of both rapes and forcible fondling.
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence033
c. Stalking100
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations351831
c. Liquor law violations210
  • Again we saw an increase in drug use and thus an increase in arrest.
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations173521
c. Liquor law violations13710383
  • The same information applies here. More arrest led to decrease in disciplinary cases.
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate2.7%3.7%1.8%
Number in default11136
Number in repayment394349332
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)