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This Indiana Wesleyan campus is a faith-based university located approximately an hour and a half north of Indianapolis, in Marion, IN. The university offers degrees and minors for students from the associate through master's level. Residential undergraduates who are seeking a bachelor's degree can choose degrees from 16 schools and divisions such as Art & Design, Communication and Theatre, Music, and Natural Sciences.
Overview of Indiana Wesleyan University–Marion
On the other hand, Indiana Wesleyan also offers a wide range of online degree programs. Virtual students have an even wider range of program options. Students in pursuit of a bachelor's degree have many choices, including, but not limited to accounting, cyber security, web development, management, and marketing.
Meanwhile, back on the real campus, residential students find plenty of extra-curricular activities to help them unwind from their studies. IWU provides a healthy assortment of athletic and recreational activities to suit all tastes. There are intramural sports such as flag football, racquetball, and ultimate Frisbee, but also a whole recreation center that includes fitness machines, a weight room, and a climbing wall. If that weren't enough, there's always the option of venturing off campus on an adventure trip that will create memories for a lifetime.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||Town: Distant|
|Student Faculty Ratio||13:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Considered But Not Required|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||March 1|
|Common Application Accepted||No|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Wesleyan is a private university and so their tuition is the same for all students, regardless of their state of residence. Thus, all full-time students pay tuition of $27,000 plus books and supplies, which are estimated to cost $1,300. The room and board for an on-campus student is currently around $10,000 that includes those ancillary expenses we all pay. The total cost of a year at Wesleyan is thus around $39,000.
To help cover these costs, most students pursue some form of financial aid. In fact, 100% of all students receive grants or scholarships that average $16,000 per student. This alone reduces tuition costs to $11,000. Then, 65% of students take student loans that average $7,600.
When all is said and done, the net cost of a year at Wesleyan ranges from $17,000 to $26,000, depending on a family's income bracket. The middle of the pack, families with an income of $48,000-$75,000 face a net educational cost of $18,000. Given the long-term value of an education, this is terrific.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$16,864|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||100%|
|Room & Board||$8,768|
- Tuition In-State - $27,296
- Tuition Out-of-State - $27,296
- Books and Supplies - $1,384
- Room & Board - $8,768
- Other - $2,084
The Wesleyan name is synonymous with strong academics and Indiana's Marion campus is no exception. The educational statistics demonstrate that students are very pleased with their education. In fact, they are not only retained for a second year, but they tend to continue on and graduate. There are surely many factors at play here, but one chief academic fact in play are favorable class sizes.
First year students on Wesleyan's Marion campus tend to return to campus in high numbers. That is, 79% of students find the school's classes, campus resources, and social outlets of high value, and something worth returning for. Just as importantly, a high percentage of students graduate. The school reports that 71% of first-year students graduate from the school. Thus, the students who meet at first-year orientation have a better-than-chance likelihood of graduating together, or within a year or two.
The factor that may explain these terrific retention and graduation numbers is class size. At Indiana Wesleyan – Marion, the average class size is 13, a figure that any student or administrator should be happy with. In fact, most students will find that their upper level courses have far fewer than 13 students, so they can pursue topics in greater depth and detail.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Health Professions and Related Programs||194 Total Graduates / 30%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||158 Graduates|
|Athletic Training/Trainer||12 Graduates|
|Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies||9 Graduates|
|Art Therapy/Therapist||8 Graduates|
|Theology and Religious Vocations||79 Total Graduates / 12%|
|Pastoral Studies/Counseling||38 Graduates|
|Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other||11 Graduates|
|Youth Ministry||10 Graduates|
|Religious/Sacred Music||8 Graduates|
|All Education Majors||57 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Elementary Education and Teaching||30 Graduates|
|Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor||6 Graduates|
|English/Language Arts Teacher Education||5 Graduates|
|Music Teacher education||5 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||50 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||45 Graduates|
|Finance, General||8 Graduates|
|Business Administration and Management, General||8 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||40 Total Graduates / 6%|
|Exercise Physiology||23 Graduates|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||13 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||35%|
Outcome & Salary
Given the price of an education, students and their families are usually interested to know what their return on investment will be. While there is no way to truly place a dollar figure on an education, we can look at starting salaries for graduates. Considering all graduates and all degree types, the base salary range is $23,000 to $62,000. the top earners from Wesleyan have bachelor's degrees in some form of nursing. Of the top ten degree types, the lowest earners are teachers with education degrees, who enter their classrooms earning $35,000.
Regardless of how much a graduate earns in their first years in the workforce, Wesleyan alumni have such a strong academic background that they are sure to thrive over the long-term.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$41,700|
|College Grads Average Salary||$65,175|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$59,400|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$651,750|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,245,750|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$86,476|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$565,274|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,159,274|
|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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