|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|
|Number of Full-time Faculty||68|
|% of Male/% of Female Students||41/59|
|% 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|
Address:711 Wiley Ave., Marshall, TX 75670
UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT: 1,172
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 campus, is a welcoming place.
Recent milestones at Wiley College include the addition of three fully online degree programs, the opening of the Student Success Academy, and its 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.
Wiley earned international visibility with the 2007 release of the film “The Great Debaters, celebrating the 1935 victory of Wiley’s debate team. The debate program has since been re-established, thanks in part to generous donation from Denzel Washington, the film’s director and star. In 2014 and 2016, the team won the Overall Sweepstakes Championship at the 103rd Annual Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament, becoming the first historically black college to earn this national award.
Wiley College’s a cappella choir has performed at the White House, while a choral ensemble recently performed to Japan. Fraternities and sororities are also part of campus life. Athletic teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Red River Athletic Conference and have won multiple team championships.
Wiley College is an affiliate college of The United Methodist Church and The United Negro College Fund. The school is situated in Harrison County, with Dallas 145 miles to the west and Shreveport 38 miles to the east. This location offers access to the amenities of both cities while also providing an environment for students’ intellectual growth away from the distractions of big-city life.