Wheelock College at a Glance

2017-18 Fact Sheet
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Institutional Information

Wheelock College and Boston University have reached an agreement to merge as of June 1, 2018, forming the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development at Boston University. Learn more at wheelock.edu/merger.

(All information is from Wheelock's October 2016 Common Data Set, unless otherwise noted)


Dr. David Chard


A member of the Association of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), Wheelock is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); and Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Visit the Accreditation Information web pages.

Academic Programs

- American Studies
- Communications & Media Literacy
- Early Childhood Education Dual Degree (BS and MS)
- Educational Studies
- Elementary Education
- Environmental Studies
- Humanities and Writing
- Integrated Sciences
- Juvenile Justice & Youth Advocacy
- Mathematics for Teaching
- Mathematics/Science for Teaching
- Performing Arts
- Political Science & Global Studies
- Psychology & Human Development
- Science for Teaching
- Social Work
- Social Work/Juvenile Justice Dual Major (BSW and BS)
- Special Education
- Visual Arts

- Birth to Three: Infant, Toddler, and Family Specialist
- Child Life and Family Centered Care
- Child Life Continuing Student
- Early Childhood Education
- Educational Studies
- Integrated Elementary & Special Education
- Language & Literacy Studies
- Nonprofit Leadership
- Social Work
- Social Work/Nonprofit Leadership Dual Degree
- Teacher of Reading (Reading Specialist)

Full-Time Faculty:

68 (104 full-time equivalent faculty)

Student-Faculty Ratio:

9 to 1

Living Alumni:

more than 19,000

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Science
Master of Social Work

Community Service

-President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll named Wheelock its Presidential Award Winner in the Education Category.
-Wheelock students provide an estimated 210,000 hours of service annually to the community in more than 280 organizations.
- Center of Excellence for Military Children and Families draws attention to services available to aid military children and families.
- Aspire Institute mobilizes the experience of Wheelock faculty and community partners.
- Wheelock Family Theatre makes theatre accessible and affordable to more than 35,000 people annually.

Global Initiatives

- International Degree Programs
- Presidential International Service Learning and Travel-Learn Trips
-Study Abroad Opportunities
-Graduate and Post-Graduate Opportunities


2017-2018 Tuition:

$34,950 (12-20 credits)

2017-2018 Room & Board:





82% Female, 18% Male

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NCAA Division III Sports

- Women's basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, track & field
- Men's basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball


2017-2018 Tuition for On-Campus Courses:

$700 per credit hour for graduate Birth to Three degree program
$990 per credit hour for graduate Nonprofit Leadership degree program and certificates
$1,035 per credit hour for graduate Education degree programs and certificates (including Parenting Education certificate)
$1,080 per credit hour for graduate Child Life degree programs
$1,050 per credit hour for graduate Social Work degree programs and certificates

2017-2018 Tuition for Off-Campus Courses:

$875 per credit hour for MSW degree program in Worcester

2017-2018 Tuition for Online Courses

$595 per credit hour for Education Studies: STEM Education master's degree program

2017- 2018 Tuition for Non-Matriculated Students

$1,080 per credit hour



International and Domestic Off-Campus Programs

Singapore Campus

In Singapore, Wheelock currently offers bachelor's level programs in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and SEED Institute. Additionally, a master's level is offered in conjunction with SEED Institute.

Barbados Campus

Wheelock offers Master's and BA-CERT programs in Barbados.

Worcester, MA Campus

Wheelock offers a Master of Social Work degree program in Worcester, MA.

Wheelock College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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