Private 4 Year

Wiley College

Marshall, Texas

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Wiley College overview
Location Marshall, Texas
Online wileyc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Wiley College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Wiley College, located in Marshall, Texas, is a private, historically black, liberal arts institution founded in 1873. Situated just 40 minutes west of Shreveport, Louisiana, the college emanates historical significance as one of the oldest predominantly African American colleges west of the Mississippi River. The campus boasts traditional architectural elements reflective of its rich heritage. Home to around 1,000 undergraduate students, Wiley College offers a variety of bachelor's degree programs, with noted strengths in education, business, and social sciences. Admissions at Wiley College are characteristically inclusive, focusing on a holistic review of applicants. Residential life is an integral part of the student experience, with housing options available on campus. Academically, the school is particularly renowned for its debate team, celebrated historically and in contemporary practice. Although Wiley College does not emphasize athletics to the same extent as larger institutions, it competes in the Red River Athletic Conference under the team name "Wildcats."

Wiley College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  652 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 46 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $12,500 plus fees of $1,000.

Wiley College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Wiley College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$1,000
Room and Board $5,000
Budget for Other Expenses$1,200
Total One Year Cost$20,300

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$29,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

18% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Wiley College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 45%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 23%
Education 16%
Social Sciences 6%
Biology 5%

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