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Student Body Diversity

In the fall of 2016, total enrollment was 1,034 as reported to IPEDs, including both traditional undergraduates and professional adults enrolled in the School of Professional Studies (SPS).

Traditional Undergraduate 

Of the traditional undergraduate population, 56% were female and 44% were male. Of traditional day students, roughly 31% were Black, non-Hispanic; 1% American Indian/Alaska Native; 1% Asian/Pacific Islander; 7% Hispanic; 46% White, non-Hispanic; 11% Unknown; and .1% Nonresident alien.

School of Professional Studies

Of professional adults enrolled in SPS, 70% were female and 30% were male. Of professional adults, roughly 38% were Black, non-Hispanic; 1% American Indian/Alaska Native; 2% Asian/Pacific Islander; 5% Hispanic; 45% White, non-Hispanic; 7% Unknown; and .4% Nonresident alien.

Completion/Graduation Rates

William Peace University’s graduation rates for students entering in 2009 are*:

  • 4-year graduation rate:  25%
  • 6-year graduation rate:  43%

*updated according to IPEDS report scheduling

Retention Rate
  • Retention of first-time, full-time, degree seeking undergraduates for those students entering fall of 2015 was 69%
  • Retention of first-time, full-time, degree seeking undergraduates for those students entering fall of 2014 was 59%
  • Retention of first-time, full-time, degree seeking undergraduates for those students entering fall of 2013 was 60%
  • Retention of first-time, full-time, degree seeking undergraduates for those students entering fall of 2012 was 67%
Placement in Employment

The WPU Office of Career Services annually reports further education/job placement information. Methodology is filed with the following departments: Office of Student Services, Office of Academic Affairs, every Academic Major Program, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Disclosures of placement rates for publications are provided to the Office of Communications and Marketing and the Office of Admissions by request.

Job Placement Rates

For the Class of 2015, 96% of WPU graduates either gained employment or continued their education in attending graduate, medical, or law school. Data was based on a University questionnaire answered by 78% of 2015 graduates, collected 12 months following graduation.

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Information on methodology of placement rates is provided to the Office of Communications and Marketing and the Office of Admissions annually. Information given to perspectiveve students and parents at Open Houses and as requested provides the methodology of data collection: i.e., data collected 12 months post-graduation with a response rate if written on all information from Career Services.

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