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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,735 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
2,901 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
81% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
404 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Western Oregon University is $7,575, which is $584 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $21,735, which is 286% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,359 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,486.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Western Oregon University received 2,901 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.8% annual decline. Out of those 2,901 applicants, 2,546 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,382 students enrolled at Western Oregon University in 2016, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western Oregon University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Western Oregon University has a total enrollment of 5,382 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Oregon University is 4,360 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,022. This means that 81% of students enrolled at Western Oregon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Oregon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Asian, 3.64% Black or African American, 2.69% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.15% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Western Oregon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (17.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.75%), followed by White Male (1.24%) and Black or African American Male (0.09%).

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In 2016, 439 more women than men graduated from Western Oregon University. The majority of students graduating from Western Oregon University are White. These 1,105 graduates mean that there were 10.2 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 108 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Western Oregon University is General Business with 140 graduates, followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 106 graduates and General Psychology with 86 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Western Oregon University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 603 graduates, followed by Interdisciplinary Studies with 132 graduates and Language & Linguistics with 46 graduates.


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Western Oregon University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $557,492 (4.11%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Western Oregon University had a total expenditure of $95.9M. Of that $95.9M, they spent $42.7M on salaries and $15.1M on benefits.

Western Oregon University employs 93 Professors, 57 Instructors, and 44 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western Oregon University are Male Professors (54), Female Professors (39), and Female Assistant professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Oregon University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 96 employees, Service, with 72 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 66 employees.



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