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IPEDS ID: 491631
OPE ID: 04265200
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Women's Institute of Torah Seminary and College
6602 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215-3009
General information:  (410) 358-3144
Website:  www.wits.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  147 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Admissionswww.wits.edu/
Financial Aidwww.wits.edu/
Net Price Calculatorwww.wits.edu/net-price-calculator
Disability Serviceswww.wits.edu/
Mission Statement
  The mission of The Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary (WITS)/Maalot Baltimore is to provide Orthodox Jewish women with an in-depth, values-centered, academic experience. The rigorous study of classical and contemporary Jewish schools of thought, in-depth textual study and experiential programs at WITS serve as a foundation for the enhancement of Jewish life in the home and community, as a link in the perpetuation of the Orthodox tradition and as preparation for careers in Jewish communal life. WITS’ General Studies program provides an intellectual foundation in core subject areas including arts, English language and composition, humanities, natural and social sciences, and mathematics, as well as pre-professional coursework. A WITS education enables graduates to enter professions in numerous fields or pursue further study in graduate schools. WITS is dedicated to the promotion of traditional Jewish standards and a valuesoriented approach in all of its academic programs. WITS graduates are prepared to take their places in the Jewish and secular worlds. They are stimulated to think critically and analytically. The broad-based program promotes growth in knowledge, perspective and skills to enhance personal and academic accomplishment.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
None
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty038
Instructional038
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 year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$9,650$9,850$10,066$10,3663.0%
Books and supplies$200$200$200$2000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$13,840$14,214$14,560$14,9862.9%
Other$3,800$3,800$3,800$3,8000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$5,600$5,600$5,600$5,6000.0%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Off Campus$27,490$28,064$28,626$29,3522.5%
Off Campus with Family$15,450$15,650$15,866$16,1661.9%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
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 aid13100%————
Grant or scholarship aid3100%$3,700$1,233
Federal grants3100%$3,700$1,233
Pell grants00%$0
Other federal grants3100%$3,700$1,233
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans00%$0
  • 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 aid180$135,765$1,697
Pell grants20$101,215$5,061
Federal student loans0$0
  • 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.
2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Average net price$18,886
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-2020
$0 – $30,000
$30,001 – $48,000
$48,001 – $75,000
$75,001 – $110,000
$110,001 and more
  • 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 2020
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)147
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment76
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%Student Gender:
Male: 0%
Female: 100%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 100%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 10%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 13%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 69%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $150
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2020
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants52052
Percent admitted81%-81%
Percent admitted who enrolled98%-98%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
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: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • 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 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 56%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 73%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2012-13
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
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.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Talmudic Studies41
Category total41
Grand total41
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Association of Institutions of Jewish StudiesAccredited since (11/05/2009)02/25/2029
  • 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/237905.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0
b. Negligent manslaughter0
c. Rape0
d. Fondling0
e. Incest0
f. Statutory Rape0
g. Robbery0
h. Aggravated assault0
i. Burglary0
j. Motor vehicle theft0
k. Arson0
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence0
b. Dating violence0
c. Stalking0
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.0
b. Drug abuse violations0
c. Liquor law violations0
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.0
b. Drug abuse violations0
c. Liquor law violations0
  • 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
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.