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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:  1,475 (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
9%
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty18752
Instructional18152
Research and public service60
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$46,138$47,862$49,780$52,7646.0%
Books and supplies$1,400$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,564$11,910$12,524$13,1184.7%
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,564$11,910$12,524$13,1184.7%
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$59,902$61,972$64,504$68,0825.5%
Off Campus$59,902$61,972$64,504$68,0825.5%
Off Campus with Family$48,338$50,062$51,980$54,9645.7%
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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, 2017-2018
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 aid132985%————
Grant or scholarship aid31781%$8,367,074$26,395
Federal grants4913%$246,060$5,022
Pell grants4913%$189,380$3,865
Other federal grants154%$56,680$3,779
State/local government grant or scholarships92%$74,514$8,279
Institutional grants or scholarships31781%$8,046,500$25,383
Student loan aid16943%$1,075,657$6,365
Federal student loans16743%$880,583$5,273
Other student loans133%$195,074$15,006
  • 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 aid11,141$28,868,626$25,301
Pell grants170$741,873$4,364
Federal student loans546$3,042,976$5,573
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$34,272$38,144$38,109
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$15,238$25,630$13,619
$30,001 – $48,000$17,942$30,251$18,674
$48,001 – $75,000$21,821$28,418$22,698
$75,001 – $110,000$26,877$35,557$28,404
$110,001 and more$43,539$51,769$43,279
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,475
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment17
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 27%
Out-of-state: 66%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • 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: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,2262,1033,123
Percent admitted50%48%52%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%17%16%
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 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT15837%
ACT22954%
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 Writing610710
SAT Math620740
ACT Composite2732
ACT English2635
ACT Math2531
  • Applicants are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process. For applicants who submitted test scores, those scores will be one of many factors considered in the application review process. Home schooled applicants and applicants from secondary schools that provide written evaluations rather than grades are required to submit ACT or SAT test results. International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an ACT or SAT test score when available.
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: 90%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 92 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 87%
Transfer-out rate: 5%
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 2010]
4-year: 83%
6-year: 88%
8-year: 89%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 89%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 100%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 100%
Hispanic/Latino: 89%
White: 87%
Two or more races: 84%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 91%
Non-resident alien: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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, Other6
Category total6
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology24
Biology/Biological Sciences, General37
Environmental Biology5
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other1
Category total67
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5
Category total5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other1
Computer and Information Sciences, General2
Category total3
Engineering
Engineering, General1
Pre-Engineering5
Category total6
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General12
Category total12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
French Language and Literature3
German Language and Literature2
Latin Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature5
Category total11
History
History, General13
History, Other1
Category total14
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies15
Category total15
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial Mathematics10
Mathematics, General6
Mathematics, Other1
Category total17
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science2
Category total2
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy9
Religion/Religious Studies4
Category total13
Physical Sciences
Astronomy0
Astrophysics7
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General0
Chemistry, General9
Chemistry, Other0
Geochemistry2
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other7
Geology/Earth Science, General12
Physics, General3
Physics, Other1
Category total41
Psychology
Psychology, General29
Category total29
Social Sciences
Anthropology10
Anthropology, Other1
Economics, General27
Economics, Other3
Political Science and Government, General25
Political Science and Government, Other7
Social Sciences, Other7
Sociology13
Category total93
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General8
Film/Cinema/Video Studies9
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other0
Fine/Studio Arts, General17
Jazz/Jazz Studies1
Music History, Literature, and Theory0
Music Performance, General1
Music Theory and Composition1
Music, General2
Category total42
Grand total376
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, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
Baseball37
Basketball1515
Golf99
Lacrosse15
Soccer2524
Swimming1518
Tennis198
Track and Field, X-Country917
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Northwest Commission on Colleges and UniversitiesAccredited since (04/01/1918)TBD
  • 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.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape467
Fondling203
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault000
Burglary122
Motor vehicle theft021
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape467
Fondling202
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary101
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate0.4%1.2%0.0%
Number in default130
Number in repayment205249230
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)