William Jewell College

William Jewell College

William Jewell College, commonly referred to as WJC or Jewel, was established by members of the Missouri Baptist Convention in 1849. It was named in honor of its benefactor, Dr. William Jewell. This private, liberal arts college in Liberty, Missouri was named as the Liberal Arts College of the Year in 2001 by The Time Magazine.

William Jewell College offers a number of majors in the fields of accounting, art, business administration, theater, communication, sciences, music, and nursing, among others. Various pre-professional and certificate programs are also available.

William Jewell College's sports teams are nicknamed the Cardinals. The athletics department of the college is a member of the NAIA's Heart of America Conference. The Cardinals participate in sports like basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, cross country, tennis, and golf.

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William Jewell College
500 College Hill
Liberty , MO 64068-1896
General Phone: (816) 781-7700

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William Jewell College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine62registered nursing
Business and Management52business management, accounting, managerial economics, international business
Liberal Arts47Japanese studies, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, economics, international relations, ...
Therapy and Counseling33psychology
Science29biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, anatomical sciences, ecology, chemistry, physics
Education and Teaching17elementary school teaching, teacher ed, music teaching, physical education teaching, drama and dance teaching
Media16communication studies, radio and television, organizational communications, public relations
Art Studies10art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9parks and recreation studies
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies, religious music
Computer Science and Engineering5information science, computer science
Music4music, music performance, music theory and composition
Mathematics3mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree29549

William Jewell College Student Body

In 2007-2008, William Jewell College had a total enrollment of 1,329 students (1,187 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 34%
20-21 36%
22-24 12%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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


William Jewell College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

William Jewell College Room and Board (2007)

William Jewell College offers campus housing for 896 of its 1,187 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

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

William Jewell College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540670
SAT Math500610
ACT Verbal2230
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT12%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

William Jewell College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,000
Room and board $ 6,130
Room charge $ 2,610
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,520
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
William Jewell College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 252400)

William Jewell College Faculty

William Jewell College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track810
Non-tenured and not on tenure track710

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$75,2301*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*4$43,500
All faculty totalcalendar year5$75,2305$50,860

*: 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 year21$66,50315$61,027
Associate professoracademic year3$58,9305$55,185
Assistant professoracademic year10$53,75216$48,388
Instructoracademic year4$45,1825$46,397
All faculty totalacademic year38$60,30541$53,598

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

William Jewell College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heart of America Athletic Conference
Basketball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Baseball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Track Heart of America Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4891139

William Jewell College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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