Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC
Main St, Boiling Springs, NC 28017-0997

Gardner-Webb University is a private, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Founded in 1905 as Boiling Springs High School, it was established as a four-year institution in 1927 and renamed Gardner-Webb College after its founding president, Robert Lee Gardner. The university offers bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, nursing, and the liberal arts.

Gardner-Webb is committed to a strong liberal arts foundation and offers a wide range of programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The university also has a number of professional programs, including business, education, and nursing. Gardner-Webb is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

The university enrolls approximately 4,000 students from 37 states and 30 countries. Gardner-Webb's campus covers more than 200 acres and includes a variety of academic, athletic, and residential buildings. The university is home to a number of student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and offers a variety of extracurricular activities.

Gardner-Webb University is committed to providing a quality education at an affordable price. The university offers a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and loans, to help students pay for their education. Gardner-Webb also offers a number of payment plans to make college more affordable.

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 3536

Acceptance Rate: 77.95%

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $46820

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $46820

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Gardner-Webb University is $169813.23. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Gardner-Webb University. For graduates of Gardner-Webb University, we saw an average early-career income of $45100.00 and mid-career income of $73500.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.