University of the West

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,040

5.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,883

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.38%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

356

73.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

50%

2 Graduates

About

University of the West is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of the West were General Psychology (6 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (6 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (4 degrees).

In 2017, 64 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the West. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were asian (14 degrees), 2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the West is $11,040, which is $-14,154 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the West is $11,040, which is $-14,154 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,883.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,040

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of the West was $11,040. The cost of tuition at University of the West is $-14,154 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$12,883

2017 Value

3.28%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of the West had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,883. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of the West grew by 3.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,824

Room and Board

$1,790

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the West was of $9,824 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,790. The cost of room and board increased by 4.01% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.52% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

25%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at University of the West received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.11% with respect to 2016, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

9.38%

2016 Default Rate

3

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of the West was 9.38%, which represents 3 out of the 32 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

University of the West has a total enrollment of 356 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the West is 261 students and the part-time enrollment is 95. This means that 73.3% of students enrolled at University of the West are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the West, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% Asian, 11.5% White, 1.12% Black or African American, 0.843% Two or More Races, 0.281% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the West in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (18.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.7%) and Asian Male (6.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (15.3%), followed by Asian Male (9.91%) and Asian Female (5.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the West, both undergraduate and graduate, is 356 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the West is 261 and the part-time enrollment is 95. This means that 73.3% of students enrolled at University of the West are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of the West was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), University of the West had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    81

  2. Asian

    44

  3. White

    41

The enrolled student population at University of the West is 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% Asian, 11.5% White, 1.12% Black or African American, 0.843% Two or More Races, 0.281% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5 students (1.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 12 more women than men received degrees from University of the West. The majority of degree recipients at University of the West are asian (14 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the West is General Psychology (6 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (6 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (4 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the West, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Theology (8 degrees), and English (4 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the West are Accountants & auditors (1,112,782 people), Other managers (706,254 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (449,317 people), Financial managers (439,730 people), and Chief executives & legislators (348,821 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the West are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Theology (8 degrees), English (4 degrees), Psychology (8 degrees), and Business (27 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the West are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of the West are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Theology (8 degrees), English (4 degrees), Psychology (8 degrees), and Business (27 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the West are Elementary & secondary schools (964,712 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (591,904 people), Banking & related activities (521,558 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (496,109 people), and Computer Systems Design (486,843 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the West are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Theology (8 degrees), English (4 degrees), Psychology (8 degrees), and Business (27 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of the West.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the West was General Psychology with 6 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 26

  2. 38

In 2017, 26 degrees were awarded to men at University of the West, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (38).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 12 degrees were awarded to men at University of the West in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.8 times less than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 15 degrees were awarded to women at University of the West in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.25 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 0% of students graduating from University of the West completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the West is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    14 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

  3. White

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the West is asian (14 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Asian Female

    8 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the West is asian female (8 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (6 degrees).

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Operations

University of the West has an endowment valued at nearly $13.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1M (7.58%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, University of the West had a total salary expenditure of $8.62M. University of the West employs 7 Assistant professors, 3 Associate professors, and 2 Instructors. Most academics at University of the West are Female Assistant professors (4), Male Assistant professors(3), and Male No academic ranks (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the West are: Management, with 16 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 13 employees, and Service with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.2M

2017 Endowment

7.55%

growth from 2016

University of the West has an endowment valued at about $13.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the West grew 7.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.9M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of the West received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.09M

2017 Salaries

0.737%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of the West paid a median of $4.09M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($8.62M) and a 0.737% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.47% growth from 2015 and a 7.76% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.1M

Instructional Salaries

16

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of the West paid a total of $1.1M to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

7 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

16 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the West were Assistant professor with 7 employees; Associate professor with 3 employees; and Associate professor with 2 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the West were Management with 16 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees; and Service with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the West was Female Assistant professor with 4 employees, Male Assistant professor with 3 employees, and Male No academic rank with 2 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of the West.

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