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Consumer Information

The U.S. Department of Education required higher education institutions to provide the following consumer information listed below. William Penn University emails such notices to all enrolled students, faculty, and staff, at the start of every term. Please contact the department responsible with the questions, concerns, or requests for paper copies. Staff is available during regular business hours, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, to assist prospective students, current students, as well as prospective and current employees, to obtain consumer information.

U.S. Department of Education Transparency Tools

Contact: Aleesha Rabedeaux | Director of Athletics
(641) 673-1103

  • Equity in Athletics Report (EADA)

Contact: Bonnie Johnson | Vice President of Financial Operations
Phone: (641) 673-1036

Contact: Dana Oswald | Assist. Prof. of Education/Licensure Official & Assessment Coordinator
Phone: (641) 673-1113

Contact: Kerra Strong, V.P. of Retention and Institutional Research
Phone: 641-673-1014

Undergraduate Program Retention & Graduation Rates
  • Retention Rate 
    • 62% of first-time full-time undergraduates that entered in Fall 2021 to Fall 2022
  • Graduation Rates 
    • 30% of students that entered Fall 2017 graduated within 6 years with a Bachelor’s Degree
    • 32% of students that entered Fall 2014 graduated within 8 years with a Bachelor’s Degree
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Graduate Program Retention & Graduation Rates
  • Retention Rate
    • 84% of graduate students that entered in Fall 2022 retained to Fall 2023
  • Graduation Rate
    • 69% of students that entered in Fall 2021 graduated within 2 years
    • 73% of students that entered in Fall 2020 graduated within 3 years

Contact: Cyndi Peiffer, Director of Financial Aid
Phone: 641-673-1040

Contact: Debbie Stevens, Career Services Coordinator
Phone: 641-673-2173

  • First Destination Report for 2023 Graduates
    • Because William Penn University’s mission is educational as opposed to job training, William Penn University does not place students in jobs and does not calculate or advertise placement rates as trade schools do.  While William Penn University does not guarantee employment, our graduates certainly have success in finding employment and in pursing further educational opportunities.

Contact: Stephen Henderson, Associate Academic Dean Chair | Associate Professor – Education Division
Phone: 641-673-1335

Contact: Troy Boston, Campus Safety Director
(641) 673-1170

  • Drug / Alcohol Policy
    • The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the institution’s drug/alcohol policy. The annual report also provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.
  • Missing Student Policy and Notification Procedures
    • William Penn University’s missing student policy and notification procedures to be followed when an WPU student has been reported missing for more than 24 hours are available in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report also includes directions for students on how to submit emergency contact and missing person contact information.
  • Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Crime Statistics, Campus Security Policies, Crime Log, and Fire Log)
    • Information regarding public safety at William Penn University is provided in the  Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Report includes crime statistics and policy statements as required; information about police and public safety resources; reporting crimes; coordination between law enforcement agencies; fire and medical emergencies; emergency notification, response and evaluation; missing student policy; crime prevention; victim support services; the law and William Penn University policies; campus facilities; residence hall security; the WPU Policy on Sexual Harassment; sex offender registry; and the William Penn University Drug/Alcohol Policy.
    • To obtain a paper copy of the the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contact the William Penn University Security Department (641) 673-1170 or stop by the Security office located in the Dana M. Atkins Memorial Union on the Oskaloosa campus.

Contact: Heidi Scholes, Director of Residence Life
(641) 673-1084

  • Vaccination Policy
    • William Penn University follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for immunizations. Mahaska Health Partnership (MHP) operates the on-campus health clinic, located on the second level of the Penn Activity Center (PAC). Students are encouraged to bring their immunization records with them while attending William Penn University. A copy of these records will be helpful if they seek medical care at the on-campus health clinic or at any medical facility away from their primary care provider.
    • The state of Iowa requires that all colleges and universities provide information on the meningitis vaccination to incoming students. If you will be living in the residence halls, it is recommended by the CDC that you will receive this vaccination. The vaccination is not required, but it is recommended.
      • According to the CDC website, “meningitis is in inflammation (swelling) of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. A bacterial or viral infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord usually comes with swelling. However, injuries, cancer, certain drugs, and other types of infections also can cause meningitis.
      • It is important to know the specific cause of meningitis because the treatment differs depending on the cause. Additional information regarding meningitis can be found at: or contact your primary care provider.


  • Specific requirements for vaccinations in the William Penn University Division of Nursing

Contact: Kimberly Brown, Director of Nursing
Phone: (641) 673-1182

    • William Penn University nursing students are required to verify the following immunizations: Tetanus Diphtheria every 10 years, Mantoux 2 step upon admission and yearly there-after, seasonal influenza, Chickenpox (Varicella Zoster), Mumps, Measles, and Rubella, and Hepatitis B vaccine or waiver. If there is no history of the disease, a titer or immunization must be obtained. Immunizations and vaccinations (including COVID) are subject to change according to clinical guidelines. For additional guidelines and policies please refer to the William Penn University Nursing Student Guidebook, Infection Control Policy and Guidelines and Medical Requirements sections.

Contact: Caree Gordon, Mental Health Coordinator | Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (641) 673-1703

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, including a copy of the Iowa voter registration application form, may be accessed at the Iowa Secretary of State website, and the Mahaska County Auditor’s Election Information website

Employees are available during normal operating hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM) to help prospective and current students and employees to obtain consumer information.

Financial Aid

NameOffice PhoneEmailTitleOffice
Kendra Heaton641-673-1061emailAssociate Director of Financial AidPAC 204
Jenn Jennings641-673-1724emailFinancial Aid Counselor-Verification | Federal Work-Study SpecialistPAC 204
Tabitha McClendon641-673-1060emailAdministrative Assistant - Financial AidPAC 204
Cyndi Peiffer641-673-1040emailDirector of Financial AidPAC 204