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Washington Adventist University Data & Information Overview

62% Acceptance Rate
8% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Washington Adventist University Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

Washington Adventist University was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Washington Adventist University?

62% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Washington Adventist University has an acceptance rate of 62%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Washington Adventist University.

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Washington Adventist University Faculty

7 to 1 Student to Faculty
20% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Washington Adventist University it is much better at 7 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Washington Adventist University is 20%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  20 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Washington Adventist University

65% Freshmen Retention
17% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Washington Adventist University is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Washington Adventist University is 17%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100

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Washington Adventist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

624 Full-Time Undergraduates
78.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
68.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 845 undergraduates at Washington Adventist University with 624 being full-time and 221 being part-time.

How Much Does Washington Adventist University Cost?

$17,504 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
$28,408 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Washington Adventist University is $17,504. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Washington Adventist University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,874 $18,413 $16,868 $19,957 $22,429

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Washington Adventist University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Washington Adventist University, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,102 a year. That adds up to $28,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Washington Adventist University is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Washington Adventist University Graduates Make?

$54,932 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Washington Adventist University make about $54,932 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Washington Adventist University students since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Washington Adventist University

Maryland State
624 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Washington Adventist University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Takoma Park, Maryland. The suburban atmosphere of Takoma Park makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Washington Adventist University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7600 Flower Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 301-891-4000

Washington Adventist University Majors

44 Majors With Completions
210 Undergraduate Degrees
58 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Washington Adventist University. Of these students, 210 received undergraduate degrees and 58 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 67 NA
Business Administration & Management 17 NA
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 15 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 11 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 9 NA
Allied Health Professions 9 NA
Communication & Media Studies 7 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 7 NA
Political Science & Government 6 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Washington Adventist University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Washington Adventist University

53% Take At Least One Class Online
6% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 418 students took at least one online class at Washington Adventist University. This is a decrease from the 825 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 418 47
2019-2020 825 481
2018-2019 186 20
2017-2018 162 23
2016-2017 146 27

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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