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IPEDS ID: 237057
OPE ID: 00380300
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Whitman College
345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
General information:  (509) 527-5111
Website:  www.whitman.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,559 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 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
12%
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty17931
Instructional17431
Research and public service50
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 year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees$52,764$53,820$50,408$55,98211.1%
Books and supplies$1,400$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,118$13,512$13,800$13,8000.0%
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$13,118$13,512$13,800$13,8000.0%
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
On Campus$68,082$69,532$66,408$71,9828.4%
Off Campus$68,082$69,532$66,408$71,9828.4%
Off Campus with Family$54,964$56,020$52,608$58,18210.6%
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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, 2020-2021
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 aid124993%————
Grant or scholarship aid24691%$7,572,201$30,781
Federal grants4316%$296,735$6,901
Pell grants4316%$232,735$5,412
Other federal grants166%$64,000$4,000
State/local government grant or scholarships197%$178,028$9,370
Institutional grants or scholarships24491%$7,097,438$29,088
Student loan aid11442%$628,170$5,510
Federal student loans11242%$543,538$4,853
Other student loans62%$84,632$14,105
  • 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 aid11,190$38,722,823$32,540
Pell grants191$962,001$5,037
Federal student loans492$2,782,201$5,655
  • 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.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$41,822$38,989$35,627
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$22,616$16,202$14,774
$30,001 – $48,000$23,487$18,380$18,861
$48,001 – $75,000$26,974$28,150$30,412
$75,001 – $110,000$33,017$29,459$31,827
$110,001 and more$47,166$47,231$41,899
  • 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 2021
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,559
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment22
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 31%
Out-of-state: 54%
Foreign countries: 15%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2020.
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 (2021-2022): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,1552,1073,048
Percent admitted59%55%62%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%20%13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2021 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT10221%
ACT9319%
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 Writing645725
SAT Math650730
ACT Composite2933
ACT English3135
ACT Math2731
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: 89%
Part-time students: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2020 and Returned in Fall 2021
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, 93 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2021.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 89%
Transfer-out rate: 8%
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 2013]
4-year: 80%
6-year: 90%
8-year: 90%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 78%
6-year: 89%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
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: 85%
Female: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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: 50%
Asian: 89%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 86%
White: 90%
Two or more races: 90%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 78%
Non-resident alien: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
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
Asian Studies/Civilization0
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other2
Category total2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology10
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General33
Environmental Biology10
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other0
Neuroscience0
Category total53
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0
Category total0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other0
Computer and Information Sciences, General18
Category total18
Engineering
Engineering, General0
Pre-Engineering2
Category total2
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General12
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other8
Category total20
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2
French Language and Literature2
German Language and Literature0
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0
Japanese Language and Literature0
Latin Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature2
Category total6
Health Professions and Related Programs
International Public Health/International Health0
Category total0
History
History, General0
History, Other4
Category total4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies4
Category total4
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial Mathematics2
Mathematics, General2
Mathematics, Other0
Category total4
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences0
Mathematics and Computer Science0
Category total0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy6
Religion/Religious Studies2
Category total8
Physical Sciences
Astronomy2
Astrophysics16
Chemistry, General12
Chemistry, Other2
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other2
Geology/Earth Science, General4
Physics, General4
Physics, Other0
Category total42
Psychology
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other32
Category total32
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General6
Anthropology, Other0
Economics, General30
Economics, Other5
Political Science and Government, General18
Political Science and Government, Other6
Social Sciences, Other10
Sociology, General16
Category total91
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4
Film/Cinema/Media Studies8
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other0
Fine/Studio Arts, General12
Jazz/Jazz Studies0
Music History, Literature, and Theory0
Music Performance, General2
Music Theory and Composition0
Music, General1
Category total31
Grand total317
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 7
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: $28,776
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division III without football
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Baseball29
Basketball1215
Golf55
Soccer2518
Swimming1219
Tennis135
Track and Field, Outdoor1211
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Northwest Commission on Colleges and UniversitiesAccredited since (04/01/1918)04/01/2024
  • 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/149198.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape612
d. Fondling283
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary010
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
  • For 2019, Rape On Campus was changed from 0 to 1, Fondling On Campus was changed from 1 to 8, because Title IX data was originally incorrectly omitted. For 2019, Aggravated Assaults On Campus was changed from 0 to 1 because Walla Walla Police Department data was originally incorrectly omitted.
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence020
b. Dating violence312
c. Stalking711
  • For 2019, Domestic Violence On Campus was changed from 0 to 2 because Walla Walla Police Department data was originally incorrectly omitted. For 2019, Stalking On Campus was changed from 2 to 1 because one case was reclassified following additional investigation.
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations363029
c. Liquor law violations18517262
  • With the onset of the coronavirus, Whitman College closed the residence halls and Interest Houses for occupancy in March of 2020. For 2019, Alcohol Violation Referrals On Campus was changed from 122 to 172 because data from Residence Life was originally incorrectly omitted.
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape412
d. Fondling243
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
  • For 2019, Rape in Residence Halls was changed from 0 to 1, Fondling in Residence Halls was changed from 1 to 4, because Title IX data was originally incorrectly omitted.
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence010
b. Dating violence112
c. Stalking110
  • For 2018, Stalking in Residence Halls was changed from 1 to 7 because data was entered incorrectly; this number was correct in the published Annual Security Report. For 2019, Domestic Violence in Residence Halls was changed from 0 to 1 because Walla Walla Police Department data was originally incorrectly omitted.
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations242723
c. Liquor law violations18416162
  • Whitman College had limited student population from March 2020 to December 2020. With the coronavirus impact on our campus, the students were sent home. For 2019, Alcohol Violation Referrals in Residence Halls was changed from 114 to 161 because data from Residence Life was originally incorrectly omitted.
  • 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 Year201820172016
Default rate1.4%1.0%0.4%
Number in default321
Number in repayment207193205
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)