2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$34,988

Net Price

82%

Admitted

8%

Enrolled

23%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Iowa Wesleyan University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 825. In 2021, there were 12 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

12

Total Enrollment

825

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Iowa Wesleyan University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology12
Total Graduates12
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 3,934 students applied to the Iowa Wesleyan University. The university admitted 82% and 8% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Iowa universities is 4,350. On average, all Iowa institutions admit 76% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Iowa Wesleyan University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 51%. Compared to all Iowa four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Iowa Wesleyan University is 23%, compared to 60% for all Iowa universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 196%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare IWU to Iowa Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Iowa Wesleyan University to the average of all Iowa four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

IWU

3,934

Applicants

82%

Percent Admitted

8%

Percent Enrolled

51%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

23%

Graduation Rate

IA Colleges

4,350

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 36 or 35% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 68 or 65% part-time faculty members employed at Iowa Wesleyan University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 36 or 35%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

IWU

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

35%

Percent Full-Time

65%

Percent Part-Time

35%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

IA Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Iowa Wesleyan University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $32,550, and the average cost for books and supplies is $0.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,300 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Iowa Wesleyan University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Iowa Wesleyan University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$11,340
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,300
Total Living Expenses$13,640
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$32,550
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$0
Total Undergraduate Expenses$46,190
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,300
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$6,300
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Iowa Wesleyan University is $34,988. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Iowa Wesleyan University to all Iowa universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

IWU

$46,190

Cost to Attend

$11,444

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$34,988

Net Price

IA Colleges

$37,601

Cost to Attend

$16,282

Average Financial Aid

95%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,535

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 205 or 97%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 570 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $11,444.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid570$11,444
Pell Grants336$2,648
Federal Student Loans399$4,838
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Iowa Wesleyan University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

IWU

570

Grant or Scholarship Aid

44%

Grants or Scholarships

336

Number of Pell Grants

26%

Pell Grants

399

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

IA Colleges

2,522

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

980

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,563

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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