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Washington Adventist University Data & Information Overview

30 awards Ranking Badges
94% Acceptance Rate
8% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Washington Adventist University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Washington Adventist University was awarded 30 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Washington Adventist University was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into Washington Adventist University?

94% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 94%, Washington Adventist University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

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Washington Adventist University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
20% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Washington Adventist University is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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

67% 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 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 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
67% Take Out Loans
$39,836 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 67% of students took out student loans averaging $9,959 a year. That adds up to $39,836 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
215 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, 215 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
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 NA
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 15 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 11 NA
Allied Health Professions 9 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 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

85% Take At Least One Class Online
50% 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 2019-2020, 825 students took at least one online class at Washington Adventist University. This is an increase from the 186 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 825 481
2018-2019 186 20
2017-2018 162 23
2016-2017 146 27
2015-2016 140 31

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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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