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Welch College Overview

Located in Gallatin, Tennessee, Welch College is a private not-for-profit institution. The rural area surrounding Welch is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Welch College Known For?

64 Undergraduate Awards
$28,584 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Welch since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • Students at Welch have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Welch.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Welch College?

Contact details for Welch are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1045 Bison Trail, Gallatin, TN 37066-8460
Phone: 615-675-5255
Website: www.welch.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WelchCollege
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/welchcollege

How Do I Get Into Welch?

You can apply to Welch online at: welch.edu/admissions/apply/

Welch College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Welch College?

$28,584 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Welch is $28,584. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Welch, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,891 a year. That adds up to $23,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Welch is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Welch College Undergraduate Student Diversity

236 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 393 undergraduate students at Welch, with 236 being full-time and 157 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Welch

There are also 33 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 236 full-time undergraduates at Welch, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Welch

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Welch College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Welch Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 199
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Welch College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Welch College

29 Took All Classes Online
32 Took At Least One Class Online
-10.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at Welch. In 2017-2018, 32 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Welch has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 42nd most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Welch

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Welch College was -10.7%. This is the #2,584 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Welch regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Welch majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 17%
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 45%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Welch ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Welch.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biblical Studies #66
Theology & Religious Vocations #165

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Welch College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Biblical Studies 0 21 0 21
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 5 6 11
General Biology 8 0 0 8
Business Administration & Management 3 4 0 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2 4 0 6
General Psychology 0 5 0 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 0 0 4
General English Literature 0 2 0 2
Health & Physical Education 0 2 0 2
Missionary Studies 0 2 0 2
History 0 1 0 1
Music 0 1 0 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 0 0
Sacred Music 0 0 0 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 17 47 6 70

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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