Wheaton College (Massachusetts)

Norton, MA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,698
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 82.06%

Male/Female: 36% / 64% (2017)

First generation college students: 14.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled:
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,280
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1160 - 1360

2022 Median Admit ACT: 30
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 28 - 32

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 75.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 72.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 69.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 63.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 70.1%
Black: 5.9%
Hispanic: 6.1%
Asian: 4.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 4.6%
Non-resident alien: 4.8%
Unknown race: 4.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $69,940
In-State tuition: $58,180
Out-of-State tuition: $58,180

Estimated books and supplies: $940 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $14,670 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,060 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $14,670 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,060 (2022)

Average Family Income: $92,001 (2013)
Median Family Income: $84,390 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 20.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 60.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $26,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $276 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $20,988
$30k-48k $21,587
$48k-75k $23,577
$75k-110k $26,292
$110k+ $30,872

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 65%
6-year graduation rate: 73%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $26,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $23,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 82.0% (2015)
@3 year 83.4% (2017)
@5 year 93.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 67.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 70.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $31,982 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,392 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 18 $25,000 $265 $34,911 ($2,909) $55,761 ($4,647)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 4
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 62 $27,000 $286 $42,039 ($3,503) $60,188 ($5,016)
Bachelor's Degree History. 18 $25,990 $276 $24,399 ($2,033)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 13
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 14 $26,748 $280 $40,583 ($3,382)
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 18 $24,000 $254 $25,784 ($2,149) $43,914 ($3,660)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 13
Bachelor's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 21 $27,000 $286 $37,351 ($3,113) $52,713 ($4,393)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 16
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 6
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 6
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 46 $27,000 $286 $31,529 ($2,627) $48,396 ($4,033)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 18 $27,000 $286 $54,614 ($4,551) $59,327 ($4,944)
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 13 $26,298 $279 $35,401 ($2,950) $56,936 ($4,745)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 15 $27,000 $286
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 7
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 4 $24,250 $257 $25,324 ($2,110)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 17 $36,729 ($3,061)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 2


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $80,955
Full time faculty: 73%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 12.0

School's endowment start of year: $210,646,508 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $266,877,707 (2022)