Wiley College

Wiley College

Wiley College was established in 1873. It was named in honor of medical missionary, minister and educator, Bishop Isaac T. Wiley. This historically black, liberal arts institute operates on a 134-acre campus in Marshall, Texas.

Wiley College awards Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees. More than 10 majors are offered through the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Arts & Sciences
  • Division of Business & Technology
  • Division of Education & General Studies
  • Division of Education

Wiley College's athletics department sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, track and field, and volleyball. The teams are nicknamed the Wildcats, and are members of the Red River Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Contacting Wiley College

Wiley College
711 Wiley Ave
Marshall , TX 75670
General Phone: (903) 927-3300

Wiley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management68business management, accounting, business and related services
Security and Law Enforcement24corrections and criminal justice
Education and Teaching23secondary teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts16English, sociology, history
Science13biology, chemistry
Hospitality6tourism and travel
Media3mass communication
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy and religious studies
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Wiley College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree15717
Associate's degree11

Wiley College Student Body

Wiley College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Wiley College had a total enrollment of 926 students (822 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 88%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 10%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

Puerto Rico3%

Wiley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 50 %

Wiley College Room and Board (2007)

Wiley College offers campus housing for 562 of its 822 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Marshall, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Wiley College Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Wiley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,970
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,970
Room and board $ 5,620
Room charge $ 2,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,920
Books and supplies $ 286
Other expenses $ 1,560

Financial Aid:
Wiley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 366900)

Wiley College Faculty

Wiley College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3422

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*5$58,344
Assistant professorcalendar year3$56,6371*
Instructorcalendar year1*3$40,000
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$52,3009$52,636

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$48,8010*
Associate professoracademic year8$40,1742*
Assistant professoracademic year11$42,3686$40,889
Instructoracademic year4$26,4066$35,338
All faculty totalacademic year27$40,30614$43,501

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wiley College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Red River Athletic Conference
Baseball Red River Athletic Conference
Track Red River Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports15520

Wiley College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

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What Sets Wiley College Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
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Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Wiley College Minority % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Wiley College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 14%Wiley College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Wiley College % students on athletic fin. aid
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Wiley College Number of students
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Wiley College % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Wiley College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Wiley College Number of degree programs

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checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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