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

$13,414

Net Price

62%

Admitted

5%

Enrolled

40%

Graduation Rate

7/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Washington Adventist University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 785. In 2021, there were 83 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #17 in Maryland and ranks #1178 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

83

Total Enrollment

785

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Washington Adventist University

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#17

Maryland Rank

Combining ranking factors for 22 schools that offer psychology degrees in Maryland, Washington Adventist University ranks #17.

#1178

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Washington Adventist University ranks #1178.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Washington Adventist University offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology and General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology1525
Counseling Psychology1525
General Psychology3
Total Graduates3350
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,744 students applied to the Washington Adventist University. The university admitted 62% and 5% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Maryland universities is 9,202. On average, all Maryland institutions admit 75% and 17% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Washington Adventist University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 65%. Compared to all Maryland four or more years colleges, the percentage is 74%.

The overall graduation rate for Washington Adventist University is 40%, compared to 58% for all Maryland universities.

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

Compare WAU to Maryland Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Washington Adventist University to the average of all Maryland 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.

WAU

1,744

Applicants

62%

Percent Admitted

5%

Percent Enrolled

65%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

40%

Graduation Rate

MD Colleges

9,202

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

17%

Percent Enrolled

74%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

58%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 32 or 16% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 166 or 84% part-time faculty members employed at Washington Adventist University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 32 or 16%.

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.

WAU

7 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

16%

Percent Full-Time

84%

Percent Part-Time

16%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MD Colleges

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

48%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Washington Adventist University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $23,400, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $11,160 and the average cost for graduate fees is $250.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Washington Adventist 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 Washington Adventist University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,098
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,000
Total Living Expenses$11,098
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$23,400
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$35,698
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,160
In-State, Graduate Fees$250
Total Graduate Expenses$11,410
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Washington Adventist University is $13,414. 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 Washington Adventist University to all Maryland 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.

WAU

$35,698

Cost to Attend

$11,608

Average Financial Aid

95%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,414

Net Price

MD Colleges

$38,787

Cost to Attend

$16,010

Average Financial Aid

87%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,843

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 83 or 95%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 741 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $11,608.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid741$11,608
Pell Grants400$4,741
Federal Student Loans489$9,240
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Washington Adventist 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.

WAU

741

Grant or Scholarship Aid

45%

Grants or Scholarships

400

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

489

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

MD Colleges

3,906

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,879

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

2,051

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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