All of the teaching faculty in the conservatory hold doctorates.
There are approximately 200 music majors in the conservatory, with a student-faculty ratio of 7:1.
Wheaton is noted for its "twin traditions of quality academics and deep faith," Wheaton College was founded in 1860, its predecessor, the Illinois Institute, had been founded in late 1853 by Wesleyan Methodists as a college and preparatory school.
Wheaton's first president, Jonathan Blanchard, was a former president of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and a staunch abolitionist with ties to Oberlin College.
Kiplinger's rates Wheaton 17th for Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges 2010–11.
Kiplinger's rankings measure academic quality and affordability, with quality accounting for two-thirds of the total.
Wheaton College was a stop on the Underground Railroad and graduated one of Illinois' first African-American college graduates.In 2010, Wheaton College become the first American Associate University of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Faith and Globalization Initiative.Tony Blair noted that the partnership will "give emerging leaders in the United States and the United Kingdom the opportunity to explore in depth the critical issues of how faith impacts the modern world today through different faith and cultural lenses" and that Wheaton's participation will "greatly enrich the Initiative".Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Wheaton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.