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Edgewood College is located in Madison, Wisconsin, giving you the opportunity to spend your free time enjoying everything else the city has to offer. You may want to go to Henry Vilas Zoo, the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, or to find a fun place to eat with your friends. There are plenty of options. Edgewood College itself is small, with fewer than 2,200 students enrolled. Edgewood high school is even located on the college campus, though the campus itself isn’t huge. You should be able to find your way around campus within a few days.
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Overview of Edgewood College
The college is a private, not-for-profit school, affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. There is campus housing available, in which you and your roommates may choose to live while you’re in school.
As a student, you’re able to earn certificates (one- and two-year) and degrees ranging from bachelor’s up to doctor’s degrees (both research-based and for professional practice). The student-to-faculty ratio is excellent at 10 to 1, so you’ll be able to see your professor quickly if you have questions about your classes.
If you took AP classes and passed an AP exam, you’ll be able to receive college credit for them. Dual-credit students are also able to earn college credit for their classes. If you spent some time volunteering with disadvantaged groups, you may also receive credit for life experiences. This is especially helpful for adults returning to earn their bachelor’s or a master’s degree.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||10:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Required|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||August 15|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
While Edgewood College is a small school, it has a mid-sized cost. Private colleges and universities often cost more than their public counterparts. The total price includes tuition, books, supplies, room and board, and other various costs like entertainment. The entire cost averages around $45,662. Once financial aid has been applied, the remaining cost is usually significantly less.
This remaining cost is the average net price. As of a recent academic year, the average net price was $26,959. Most colleges and universities end up costing variable amounts for families who earn different incomes. This is because families who earn less are eligible for more in financial aid.
- Families earning up to $30,000 pay around $20,237
- Families earning between $30,000 and $48,000 pay around $20,212
- Families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $22,583
- Families earning between $75,001 and $100,000 pay around $26,301
- Families earning more than $110,001 pay around $32,013.
The number of freshmen students receiving financial aid numbered 253 in a recent year. Almost 100% of those students received grants and scholarships averaging $16,499. And 246 (96%) received institutional grants and scholarships averaging $13,618.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$16,499|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||99%|
|Room & Board||$11,350|
- Tuition In-State - $30,600
- Tuition Out-of-State - $30,600
- Books and Supplies - $800
- Room & Board - $11,350
- Other - $2,912
You’re in school to learn - but you may also have a part-time job so you can earn the money you need for necessities. However, working hours often interfere with scheduled classes, so what do you do? If you’re willing to make the effort to talk to your advisor or the Dean of Students, you’ll learn that Edgewood College does offer both evening classes (not degree programs) and distance (online) classes (again, not degree programs). You’ll be able to work and attend at least some classes, which can make your schooling that much easier to complete on schedule.
The retention rate, or how many students remain at Edgewood College after their freshman year, is 78%. The 4-year graduation rate is 41% and the 6-year graduation rate is 64% - some students may have decided to remain in college longer to finish degree programs that require higher credits or because they shifted their majors partway through their college years.
The degree programs offered include: biological and biomedical sciences; business, management, marketing and related support services; communication, journalism and related programs; computer and information sciences and support services; education; health professions and related programs; homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services; physical sciences; psychology; social sciences; and visual and performing arts.
Student Population Total
Student Population 2,190
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Health Professions and Related Programs||124 Total Graduates / 31%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||112 Graduates|
|Art Therapy/Therapist||10 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||68 Total Graduates / 17%|
|Business/Commerce, General||34 Graduates|
|Business Administration and Management, General||16 Graduates|
|Organizational Behavior Studies||8 Graduates|
|Organizational Behavior Studies||8 Graduates|
|All Education Majors||44 Total Graduates / 11%|
|Education, Other||18 Graduates|
|Elementary Education and Teaching||16 Graduates|
|Early Childhood Education and Teaching||6 Graduates|
|Art Teacher Education||2 Graduates|
|All Psychology Majors||28 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Psychology, General||28 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||24 Total Graduates / 6%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||17 Graduates|
|Biomedical Sciences, General||6 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||27%|
Outcome & Salary
Your salary after graduation has every possibility of surpassing the 4-year cost of education, which is usually right around $269,590. Your early-career salary should average around $49,500, your total average salary may be $62,010, and your mid-career salary is likely to average $87,500.
Next, it might be good to think about your return on investment (ROI). Your 10-year salary earnings potential is $620,100 and your 20-year salary earnings potential $1,495,100. This makes your 10-year projected ROI $350,510 and your 20-year projected ROI $1,225,510.
In contrast, high school students earn a national average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$49,500|
|College Grads Average Salary||$62,010|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$87,500|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$620,100|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,495,100|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$269,590|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$350,510|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,225,510|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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