College Portrait of Undergraduate Education

College Portrait of Undergraduate Education

College Portrait Comparison Results

Cost Comparison for Two Universities
Costs Western Carolina University
Total Estimated Costs In state Out of state
Tuition $3,779 $14,172
Required fees $3,124 $3,124
Room & board (on campus) $8,131 $8,131
Other expenses (books, transportation, etc.) $3,263 $3,263
Total $18,297 $28,690
Financial Aid
Average annual award of full-time beginning undergrads receiving grants and scholarships $5,755 (70% of undergrads)
Average annual loan of full-time beginning undergrads receiving loans $6,039 (62% of undergrads)
Percent of students that borrow 69%
Average indebtedness at graduation $26,578
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Student Success Comparison for Two Universities
Student Success & Progress Western Carolina University
Percent of students that returned after 1 year 80%
Percent of students graduated or were still enrolled in a college after 4 years 85%

Student Comparison for Two Universities
Students At: Western Carolina University
Total students 10,340
Total undergraduates 8,821
Average age of undergraduates 23
Women 4,836 (55%)
Men 3,985 (45%)
Student Residency

Campus Life Comparison for Two Universities
Campus Life Western Carolina University
Students per faculty 16 to 1
Women faculty 49%
Faculty of color 12%
Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students 96%
Percent of new freshmen who live on campus 98%

Applicant Information Comparison for Two Universities
Applicant Information Western Carolina University
Term Fall 2015
New Student Applications
Western Carolina University

Comparison Overview

Please note that not all data lends itself well to the simple side-by-side comparison offered on this page. We encourage you to visit the full College Portrait sites for the institutions you are interested in to view all of their information, including student experiences and student learning outcomes.