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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:  3,996 (3,369 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 & 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
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty201204
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$27,060$27,840$28,814$29,9083.8%
Books and supplies$1,360$1,400$1,456$1,5144.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,520$7,740$8,048$8,3704.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,040$8,000$7,966$8,88211.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$38,370$39,230$41,508$43,3324.4%
Off Campus$41,444$40,990$42,960$45,4945.9%
Off Campus with Family$33,404$32,990$34,920$36,4624.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
  • Conservatory tuition is slightly higher at $32,402. 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, 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 aid1715100%————
Grant or scholarship aid715100%$13,763,551$19,250
Federal grants26938%$1,278,178$4,752
Pell grants26938%$1,169,478$4,348
Other federal grants10915%$108,700$997
State/local government grant or scholarships29040%$820,631$2,830
Institutional grants or scholarships715100%$11,664,742$16,314
Student loan aid67794%$5,470,986$8,081
Federal student loans67794%$4,376,287$6,464
Other student loans11716%$1,094,699$9,356
  • 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 aid12,81384%$48,222,808$17,143
Pell grants1,02731%$4,401,356$4,286
Federal student loans2,55076%$18,831,096$7,385
  • 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$19,503$20,360$21,465
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$14,658$15,034$16,393
$30,001 – $48,000$15,005$16,109$17,945
$48,001 – $75,000$18,380$18,528$19,355
$75,001 – $110,000$21,204$22,085$22,480
$110,001 and more$22,313$24,988$26,008
  • 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 enrollment3,996
Undergraduate enrollment3,369
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment210
Graduate enrollment627
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%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: 78%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 11%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 76%
Out-of-state: 22%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 61%
Part-time: 39%
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: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants4,3632,0182,345
Percent admitted60%62%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled29%31%28%
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: 83%
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, 75 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: 67%
(*) 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 2007]
4-year: 55%
6-year: 71%
8-year: 72%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 51%
6-year: 67%
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: 65%
Female: 68%
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:
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 26%
Hispanic/Latino: 58%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 60%
Non-resident alien: 63%
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 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 Physiology17--
Category total55--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General46980
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0--
Finance, General15--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General8122
International Business/Trade/Commerce8100
Management Science-0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General11--
Small Business Administration/Management-10-
Category total1181474
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia4--
Mass Communication/Media Studies10--
Public Relations/Image Management25--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10--
Category total49--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science12--
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst3--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications4--
Category total19--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching35--
Education, General-5d-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities610d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-16d-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-8-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching15--
Music Teacher Education13--
Reading Teacher Education-13-
Category total6952d-
Computer Software Engineering3--
Category total3--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing6--
English Language and Literature, General11--
Category total17--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature4--
Category total4--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer4--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General12--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other19--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management9--
Music Therapy/Therapist2--
Physician Assistant-17-
Public Health Education and Promotion0--
Public Health, General2--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse26--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-0-
Category total7417-
History, General21--
Public/Applied History0-0
Category total21-0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies16--
Category total16--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General8--
Category total8--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences0--
International/Global Studies8--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other14-1
Category total22-1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resource Economics750
Category total750
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General10--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management20--
Category total30--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1--
Category total4--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General8--
Physics, General5--
Category total13--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0--
Psychology, General38--
Category total38--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration0--
Category total0--
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1--
Economics, General3--
National Security Policy Studies0--
Political Science and Government, General11--
Category total19--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5--
Art/Art Studies, General4--
Directing and Theatrical Production1--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other1--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies5--
Fine and Studio Arts Management0--
Fine/Studio Arts, General4--
Graphic Design0--
Keyboard Instruments3--
Music History, Literature, and Theory1--
Music Performance, General15--
Music Theory and Composition5--
Music, General4--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology2--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other13--
Voice and Opera4--
Category total80--
Grand total6662215
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
  • *BW is a Yellow Ribbon program participant. *BW awards up to 25 semester hours of military-related college credit to honorably discharged veterans. Veterans may receive a waiver for the international studies core requirement based on overseas deployment or duty stations of nine months or more. *BW has a Veteran Student Services Coordinator and Veteran Support Team comprised of subject-matter experts in key campus offices. *There is a Student Veterans of America chapter on campus.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
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
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined7565
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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations773
Liquor law violations716
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations543
Liquor law violations304
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible31
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • For year 2014, line K was changed from 18 to 2 because we had a series of burglaries over the past three years during holiday periods at a campus housing facility. Changes were made in security procedures which resulted in lower incidents of crime.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible31
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 rate4.1%3.3%3.1%
Number in default483834
Number in repayment1,1601,1511,073
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)