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Wofford College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Wofford College Ranked?

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2022 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.

Wofford College was awarded 106 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Wofford landed the #333 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Wofford also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in South Carolina ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Wofford?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Wofford College is a competitive 53%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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Wofford College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Wofford, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 Wofford College is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Wofford College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Wofford College has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Wofford for first-time, full-time students is 77%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

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Wofford College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,764 undergraduates at Wofford with 1,753 being full-time and 11 being part-time.

How Much Does Wofford College Cost?

The overall average net price of Wofford is $25,674. 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 Wofford

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,618 $17,668 $24,109 $28,717 $31,319

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 Wofford, 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 Wofford, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $9,406 a year. That adds up to $37,624 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wofford is 1.2%. 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 Wofford Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Wofford with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $51,500 in their early years. This is good news for future Wofford graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Wofford College

Wofford College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The city atmosphere of Spartanburg makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Wofford are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 429 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663
Phone: 864-597-4000
Website: www.wofford.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woffordcollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/woffordcollege

Wofford College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 75 $19,683
Finance & Financial Management 52 $51,482
Accounting 32 $41,025
General Psychology 29 $24,730
Business/Managerial Economics 28 $46,087
Romance Languages 27 $32,382
Political Science & Government 23 $27,488
Economics 22 $49,683
General English Literature 21 $32,925
Computer Science 21 $54,661

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

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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