Waldorf University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,108
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,620
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.59%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
73.9%
1,056 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,763
64.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25.9%
30 Graduates

About

Waldorf University is a higher education institution located in Winnebago County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Waldorf University were Organizational Leadership (174 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (17 degrees), and Adult & Continuing Education (16 degrees).

In 2022, 919 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Waldorf University. 38.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 61.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (339 degrees), 4.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Waldorf University is $23,108, which is $−5,222 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Waldorf University is $23,108, which is $−5,222 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,620.

In 2022, 69% of undergraduate students attending Waldorf University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$23,108
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Waldorf University was $23,108. The cost of tuition at Waldorf University is $−5,222 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$18,620
2022 Value
13.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Waldorf University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,620. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Waldorf University grew by 13.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,062
Room and Board
$1,386
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Waldorf University was of $8,062 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.49% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,386. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.32% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Waldorf University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 11.3% with respect to 2021, when 62% 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.
1.59%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Waldorf University was 1.59%, which represents 12 out of the 757 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

Waldorf University received 1,056 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.74% annual growth. Out of those 1,056 applicants, 780 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,763 students enrolled at Waldorf University in 2022.

Waldorf University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
780
Accepted Out of 1,056

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Waldorf University was 73.9% (780 admissions from 1,056 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 72.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.74%, while admissions declined by −1.64%..

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Enrollment

Waldorf University had a total enrollment of 2,763 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Waldorf University is 1,772 students and the part-time enrollment is 991. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at Waldorf University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Waldorf University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.3% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 2.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.688% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.507% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Waldorf University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.4%), followed by White Female (18.6%) and Black or African American Male (8.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.4%), followed by White Female (18.5%) and Black or African American Female (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Waldorf University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,763 students. The full-time enrollment at Waldorf University is 1,772 and the part-time enrollment is 991. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at Waldorf University 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 Waldorf University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Waldorf University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,306 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    308 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    80 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Waldorf University is 47.3% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 2.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.688% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.507% 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, 892 students (32.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 215 fewer women than men received degrees from Waldorf University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Waldorf University is white (339 degrees awarded). There were 4.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Waldorf University is Organizational Leadership (174 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (17 degrees) and Adult & Continuing Education (16 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Waldorf University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (141 degrees awarded), Protective Services (194 degrees), and Business (344 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Waldorf University are Accountants & auditors (1,052,132 people), Other managers (829,402 people), Financial managers (512,203 people), Chief executives & legislators (409,959 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (320,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Waldorf University in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (141 degrees awarded), Protective Services (194 degrees), Business (344 degrees), Psychology (82 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 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 Waldorf University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Waldorf University are Engineering Technologies (141 degrees awarded), Protective Services (194 degrees), Business (344 degrees), Psychology (82 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 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 Waldorf University are Elementary & secondary schools (907,329 people), Computer Systems Design (601,838 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (548,541 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (543,420 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (540,046 people).

The most specialized majors at Waldorf University are Engineering Technologies (141 degrees awarded), Protective Services (194 degrees), Business (344 degrees), Psychology (82 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 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 Waldorf University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 108 degrees awarded
  2. 103 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Waldorf University was Occupational Safety & Health Technology with 108 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

567
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
352
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 567 degrees were awarded to men at Waldorf University, which is 1.61 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (352).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Waldorf University in Organizational Leadership, which is 2.11 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Waldorf University in General Psychology, which is 3.1 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from Waldorf University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

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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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Waldorf University is Female and Black or African American (60% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    339 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Waldorf University is white (339 degrees awarded). There were 4.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (70 degrees).

46.5% of degree recipients (427 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    216 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    123 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Waldorf University is white male (216 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (123 degrees).

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Operations

Waldorf University employs 17 Assistant professors, 11 Associate professors and 10 Professors. Most academics at Waldorf University are Male Assistant professor (12), Male Associate professor (7), and Male Professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waldorf University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 45 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$12.1M
2022 Salaries
1.25%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Waldorf University paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, a 1.25% 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

$2.28M
Instructional Salaries
43
Number of Employees

In 2022, Waldorf University paid a total of $2.28M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Waldorf University were Assistant professor with 17 employees, Associate professor with 11 employees, and Professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waldorf University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Waldorf University was Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Associate professor with 7 employees, and Male Professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Waldorf University.

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