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William Jewell College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how William Jewell College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is William Jewell College Ranked?

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2020 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.

William Jewell College was awarded 12 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked William Jewell as #506 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

William Jewell also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into William Jewell?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to William Jewell College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 48%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to William Jewell submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 630. Math scores were between 550 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for William Jewell College  ( 440 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for William Jewell College  ( 550 to 610 )
William Jewell received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for William Jewell College  ( 23 to 28 )

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William Jewell College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at William Jewell is an impressive 10 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 William Jewell College is 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at William Jewell College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like William Jewell College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At William Jewell the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 56%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at William Jewell

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 928 undergraduates at William Jewell with 909 being full-time and 19 being part-time.

William Jewell Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

William Jewell scored 46.74 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  46.74 out of 100
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How Much Does William Jewell College Cost?

The overall average net price of William Jewell is $21,134. 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 William Jewell

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,821 $14,521 $19,438 $22,589 $23,650

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 William Jewell, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At William Jewell, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $7,019 a year. That adds up to $28,076 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William Jewell is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do William Jewell Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from William Jewell make about $45,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future William Jewell graduates since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at William Jewell College make the most money.

Location of William Jewell College

William Jewell College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Liberty, Missouri. Liberty is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of William Jewell College

Contact details for William Jewell are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 College Hill, Liberty, MO 64068-1896
Phone: 816-415-5979

William Jewell College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 28 majors graduated from William Jewell College. Of these students, 344 received undergraduate degrees and 5 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 93 $57,100
Business Administration & Management 43 $36,800
Liberal Arts General Studies 30 $45,000
General Psychology 25 $28,500
General Biology 16 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 NA
Political Science & Government 16 NA
Accounting 13 NA
Economics 11 NA
Music 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at William Jewell College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at William Jewell

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 138 students took at least one online class at William Jewell College. This is an increase from the 49 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 138 0
2016-2017 49 0
2015-2016 144 2
2014-2015 57 5
2013-2014 65 5

Learn more about online learning at William Jewell College.

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