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Details for N.C. Wesleyan College


N.C. Wesleyan College is a four-year coeducational, liberal arts college located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Founded in 1956, the school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a number of pre-professional programs.

Read more about North Carolina Wesleyan College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 2.90
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1155-1440
ACT Score: 15-22
6-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
Acceptance Rate: 54%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1402
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist Church
Location: Suburban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: No
Academic Transparency: Not Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $26,531.00
Out of State Tuition: $26,531.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $39,800.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: N/A
Good Economic Value?: Good
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 10.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 4.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Unbalanced: Republican
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles are primarily about NC Wesleyan College:

Commission Turns Thumbs Down on UNC-Rocky Mount Proposal: Says UNC can help Rocky Mount in other ways (April 5, 2007)

Study group says no to UNC-Rocky Mount: Costs seen as prohibitive (March 28, 2007)

UNC-Rocky Mount Doesn't Stand Up to Fiscal Analysis: Wesleyan should not be part of the UNC system. (March 4, 2007)

Does UNC Need to Expand?: Why UNC-Rocky Mount is a Bad Idea (May 25, 2006)

My exchange with a student of Jane Christensen's (May 25, 2005)

Seriously, professor, did you really say that the Holocaust was "the greatest hoax of all?" (May 2, 2005)

These articles mention NC Wesleyan College:

Reforming College Sports: We need a "firewall" between big-time sports and university academics. (January 20, 2012)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

Democrats at the Podium: In today’s college environment, commencement speakers’ politics should come as no surprise. (May 4, 2009)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)

The Top 10 Nuttiest Campus Events in 2006: A look back (December 27, 2006)

From the Home Office in Chapel Hill, the Top 15 Pork Barrel Higher Education Projects: NCWC Study among the biggest pork projects in budget (July 6, 2006)

The Top 10 Nuttiest Campus Events in N.C. 2005: A look back on the year that was (December 29, 2005)