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 Southern Wesleyan University

Southern Wesleyan University - Central, SC

907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, South Carolina 29630-1020

General information:(864)644-5000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,872(1,433 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
89
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
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $18,700 $19,500 $20,550 -5%
Out-of-state $18,700 $19,500 $20,550 -5%
Books and supplies $950 $950 $1,020 -7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,800 $8,150 $8,410 -3%
Other $1,900 $1,900 $2,020 -6%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,600 $5,600 $5,720 -2%
Other $1,950 $1,950 $2,010 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,850 $1,850 $1,890 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $29,350 $30,500 $32,000 -6%
Off Campus $27,200 $28,000 $29,300 -3%
Off Campus with Family $21,500 $22,300 $23,460 -4%
Out-of-state
On Campus $29,350 $30,500 $32,000 -6%
Off Campus $27,200 $28,000 $29,300 -3%
Off Campus with Family $21,500 $22,300 $23,460 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $19,950
In-state fees $600
Out-of-state tuition $19,950
Out-of-state fees $600
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,975
In-state fee $1,680
Out-of-state tuition $9,975
Out-of-state fees $1,680
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 157 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 157 100% $2,202,542 $14,029
Federal grants 85 54% $421,061 $4,954
Pell grants 82 52% $341,561 $4,165
Other federal grants 70 45% $79,500 $1,136
State/local government grant or scholarships 96 61% $503,826 $5,248
Institutional grants or scholarships 152 97% $1,277,655 $8,406
Student loan aid 115 73% $701,480 $6,100
Federal student loans 115 73% $665,330 $5,785
Other student loans 5 3% $36,150 $7,230
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,191 82% $11,087,617 $9,310
Pell grants 693 48% $2,567,927 $3,706
Federal student loans 1,087 75% $9,133,460 $8,402

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,872
Undergraduate enrollment 1,433
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 51
Graduate enrollment 439
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 606 258 348
Percent admitted 97% 98% 97%
Percent admitted who enrolled 98% 18% 21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 89 74%
ACT 50 42%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 410 510
SAT Math 430 520
SAT Writing 390 510
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NAIA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 30-
Basketball 1611
Golf 8-
Soccer 1920
Softball -18
Track and Field, X-Country 76
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1973 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2008 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

04/17/2008 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 005
Motor vehicle theft 101
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 004
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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 YEAR2009
Default Rate12.5%
Number in default127
Number in repayment1,016

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00342200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Master's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9--
Category total9--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting1--
Business Administration and Management, General10-
Business/Commerce, General056-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce0--
Human Resources Development--37
Information Resources Management1--
Operations Management and Supervision--69
Category total21456106
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2--
Category total2--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General6--
Category total6--
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2--
Education, General-00
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances0--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation3--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities0--
Elementary Education and Teaching3--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0--
Mathematics Teacher Education3--
Music Teacher Education3--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4--
Special Education and Teaching, General0--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth--216
Category total480216
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1--
Category total5--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0--
Pre-Dentistry Studies0--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies1--
Category total1--
History Colleges
History, General1--
Category total1--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminalistics and Criminal Science0--
Forensic Science and Technology1--
Category total1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies012-
Category total012-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0--
Category total0--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other8--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0--
Category total8--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies1-1
Category total14-1
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1--
Category total1--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General11--
Category total11--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General8--
Category total8--
Social Sciences Colleges
Criminology3--
Social Sciences, General2--
Category total5--
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Religious/Sacred Music0--
Category total0--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Music, General1--
Category total4--
Grand total1168323