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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,172
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $318
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $318
Yearly Room and Board $5,001-$7,000
% of Students on Financial Aid 100
Median SAT/ACT N/A / 16
% of African American Students 83
% of Asian American Students 0
% of Hispanic Students 4
% of International Students 10
Student/Teacher Ratio 18:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 68
% of Male/% of Female Students 41/59
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 78
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years N/A
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 20
% of Freshmen Who Return 52
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 16

Wiley College

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711 Wiley Ave., Marshall, TX 75670












Points of Distinction

  • Popular business degree has an entrepreneurial focus.
  • First accredited black college west of the Mississippi.
  • Weekly chapel and Sunday vespers services.
  • Now offering three fully online degree programs.

WILEY COLLEGE WAS FOUNDED by the Freedman’s Aid Society in 1873 to train teachers for careers in African American elementary and secondary schools. Today, Wiley has a focused curriculum that includes 15 distinct degree programs.

More and more, students of all races and many nationalities find that Wiley, with its intimate Marshall, TX campus, is a welcoming place offering access to the amenities of Dallas and Shreveport while also providing an environment for students’ intellectual growth away from the distractions of big-city life.

Recent milestones at Wiley College include the expansion of its program offerings to include three fully online degree programs, the opening of the Student Success Academy to impact the achievement and persistence of new students through intensive advisement and coaching, and being named one of a few colleges by the state of Texas to help launch its Teacher Preparation Initiative to help train future educators to promote a “college-going” culture in their classrooms and to teach in a manner that allows students to be college-ready.

Thanks to the success of the movie “The Great Debaters” in 2007, our debate program has been reestablished and in 2009 the team won its first debate after an eighty-year hiatus and, in 2016, the team won the Overall Sweepstakes Championship at the 103rd Annual Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament.

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