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Wilberforce University Student Population

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by

Wilberforce University has a total enrollment of 566 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilberforce University is 499 students and the part-time enrollment is 67. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Wilberforce University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wilberforce University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 96.5% Black or African American, 2.47% White, 0.707% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wilberforce University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (59%), followed by Black or African American Male (38.8%) and White Male (0.604%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment
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FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT
The total enrollment at Wilberforce University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 566 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilberforce University is 499 and the part-time enrollment is 67. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Wilberforce University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Wilberforce University (in red) compares to similar universities.

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Retention Rate over Time
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Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Wilberforce University was 47%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Wilberforce University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Wilberforce University (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity
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The enrolled student population at Wilberforce University is 96.5% Black or African American, 2.47% White, 0.707% Two or More Races, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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ADMISSIONS


Wilberforce University received 3,544 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.645% annual decline. Out of those 3,544 applicants, 1,384 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.1% acceptance rate.

There were 566 students enrolled at Wilberforce University in 2019, and 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wilberforce University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.75%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate
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ACCEPTANCE RATE IN 2019
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In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wilberforce University was 39.1% (1,384 admissions from 3,544 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.645%, while admissions declined by −42.4%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Wilberforce University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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SAT Scores


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31% of enrolled first-time students at Wilberforce University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

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