West Coast Ultrasound Institute

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,500
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,804
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.88%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
809
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
76.3%
142 Graduates

About

West Coast Ultrasound Institute is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Coast Ultrasound Institute were Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (15 degrees awarded) and Cardiovascular Technologist (6 degrees).

In 2020, 448 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Coast Ultrasound Institute. 55.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (199 degrees), 1.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (185 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is $18,500, which is $4,100 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is $18,500, which is $4,100 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,804.

In 2020, 39% of undergraduate students attending West Coast Ultrasound Institute received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$18,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at West Coast Ultrasound Institute was $18,500. The cost of tuition at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is $4,100 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$25,804
2020 Value
0.373%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 West Coast Ultrasound Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,804. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of West Coast Ultrasound Institute grew by 0.373%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,330
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Coast Ultrasound Institute was of $8,330 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

39% of undergraduate students at West Coast Ultrasound Institute received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.63% with respect to 2019, when 38% 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.
8.88%
2018 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at West Coast Ultrasound Institute was 8.88%, which represents 46 out of the 518 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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West Coast Ultrasound Institute has a total enrollment of 809 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is 809 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Coast Ultrasound Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% White, 42.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.19% Asian, 2.72% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Coast Ultrasound Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (31%) and White Male (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Coast Ultrasound Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 809 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is 809 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2020 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 West Coast Ultrasound Institute was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), West Coast Ultrasound Institute had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    402
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    343
  3. Asian
    42

The enrolled student population at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is 49.7% White, 42.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.19% Asian, 2.72% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 48 more women than men received degrees from West Coast Ultrasound Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is white (199 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (185 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (15 degrees awarded), followed by Cardiovascular Technologist (6 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Coast Ultrasound Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (448 degrees awarded).

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 West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Registered nurses (1,293,143 people), Medical & health services managers (143,575 people), Pharmacists (130,778 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,390 people), and Physicians (103,837 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Health (448 degrees awarded).

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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 West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Chief executives & legislators, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Health (448 degrees awarded).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,414,995 people), Outpatient care centers (200,992 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,713 people), Offices of physicians (180,542 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (117,887 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Health (448 degrees awarded).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by West Coast Ultrasound Institute.
Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 6 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Coast Ultrasound Institute was Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician with 15 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

200
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
248
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 200 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast Ultrasound Institute, which is 0.806 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast Ultrasound Institute in Cardiovascular Technologist, which is 0.888 times less than the 107 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 107 degrees were awarded to women at West Coast Ultrasound Institute in Cardiovascular Technologist, which is 1.13 times more than the 95 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is Male and Asian (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    199 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is white (199 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (185 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    124 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is white female (124 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (104 degrees).

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West Coast Ultrasound Institute has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, West Coast Ultrasound Institute had a total salary expenditure of $22.5M. West Coast Ultrasound Institute employs 76 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Male No academic ranks (42), Female No academic ranks(34), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, and Management with 7 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, West Coast Ultrasound Institute 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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Salary Expenditure

$9.67M
2020 Salaries
4.03%
growth from 2019

In 2020, West Coast Ultrasound Institute paid a median of $9.67M in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($22.5M) and a 4.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 30.5% growth from 2018 and a 1.45% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.34M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2020, West Coast Ultrasound Institute paid a total of $4.34M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Coast Ultrasound Institute were No academic rank with 76 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Coast Ultrasound Institute were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; and Management with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Coast Ultrasound Institute was Male No academic rank with 42 employees, and Female No academic rank with 34 employees.

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