Whittier College (125763)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,924
2022 Average Net Price
$28,368
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.78%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
75.4%
3,014 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,192
94% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
65.6%
278 Graduates

About

Whittier College (125763) is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Whittier College (125763) were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (46 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (31 degrees).

In 2022, 383 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Whittier College (125763). 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (212 degrees), 2.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (85 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Whittier College (125763) is $48,924, which is $20,594 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Whittier College (125763) is $48,924, which is $20,594 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,368.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Whittier College (125763) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$48,924
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Whittier College (125763) was $48,924. The cost of tuition at Whittier College (125763) is $20,594 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$28,368
2022 Value
28.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Whittier College (125763) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,368. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Whittier College (125763) grew by 28.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,234
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Whittier College (125763) was of $12,234 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.47% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Whittier College (125763) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.06% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.78%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Whittier College (125763) was 1.78%, which represents 10 out of the 561 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Whittier College (125763) received 3,014 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.51% annual growth. Out of those 3,014 applicants, 2,274 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,192 students enrolled at Whittier College (125763) in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Whittier College (125763) has an overall enrollment yield of 10.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,274
Accepted Out of 3,014

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Whittier College (125763) was 75.4% (2,274 admissions from 3,014 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.51%, while admissions declined by −4.41%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
22
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at Whittier College (125763) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Whittier College (125763) had a total enrollment of 1,192 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Whittier College (125763) is 1,120 students and the part-time enrollment is 72. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Whittier College (125763) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Whittier College (125763), both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.4% Hispanic or Latino, 26.2% White, 6.63% Asian, 6.38% Two or More Races, 4.87% Black or African American, and 0.419% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Whittier College (125763) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17%) and White Female (13.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and White Female (17.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Whittier College (125763) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,192 students. The full-time enrollment at Whittier College (125763) is 1,120 and the part-time enrollment is 72. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Whittier College (125763) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Whittier College (125763) was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Whittier College (125763) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    529 enrolled students
  2. White
    312 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    79 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Whittier College (125763) is 44.4% Hispanic or Latino, 26.2% White, 6.63% Asian, 6.38% Two or More Races, 4.87% Black or African American, and 0.419% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 48 students (4.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 65 more women than men received degrees from Whittier College (125763). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Whittier College (125763) is hispanic or latino (212 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (85 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Whittier College (125763) is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (46 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Whittier College (125763), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (20 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and History (15 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Whittier College (125763) are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (420,388 people), Other managers (293,996 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (247,805 people), Postsecondary teachers (156,615 people), and Secondary school teachers (140,132 people).

The most specialized majors at Whittier College (125763) in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (20 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), History (15 degrees), Human Sciences (24 degrees), and Social Sciences (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Whittier College (125763) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Whittier College (125763) are Language & Linguistics (20 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), History (15 degrees), Human Sciences (24 degrees), and Social Sciences (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Whittier College (125763) are Elementary & secondary schools (596,762 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (366,029 people), Legal services (332,351 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (218,238 people), and Computer Systems Design (216,561 people).

The most specialized majors at Whittier College (125763) are Language & Linguistics (20 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), History (15 degrees), Human Sciences (24 degrees), and Social Sciences (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Whittier College (125763).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 46 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Whittier College (125763) was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 46 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

159
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
224
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 159 degrees were awarded to men at Whittier College (125763), which is 0.71 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (224).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Whittier College (125763) in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.88 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Whittier College (125763) in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.1 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 59% of students graduating from Whittier College (125763) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (79%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Whittier College (125763) is Female and White (79% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.16% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    212 degrees awarded
  2. White
    85 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Whittier College (125763) is hispanic or latino (212 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (85 degrees).

1.31% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    127 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    85 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Whittier College (125763) is hispanic or latino female (127 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (85 degrees).

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Operations

Whittier College (125763) has an endowment valued at nearly $126M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.8%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Whittier College (125763) had a total salary expenditure of 57M. Whittier College (125763) employs 38 Professors, 29 Associate professors and 24 Lecturers. Most academics at Whittier College (125763) are Male Professor (21), Female Professor (17), and Female Associate professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whittier College (125763) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 58 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

Endowment

$126M
2022 Endowment
11.9%
decline from 2021

Whittier College (125763) has an endowment valued at about $126M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Whittier College (125763) declined 11.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $77.2M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$27.5M
2022 Salaries
18.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Whittier College (125763) paid a median of $27.5M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($57M) and a 18.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.85M
Instructional Salaries
102
Number of Employees

In 2022, Whittier College (125763) paid a total of $8.85M to 102 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Whittier College (125763) were Professor with 38 employees, Associate professor with 29 employees, and Lecturer with 24 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whittier College (125763) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Whittier College (125763) was Male Professor with 21 employees, Female Professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 16 employees.

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