Westmont College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,890

2.49% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$32,699

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.72%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

84.7%

1,818 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,300

99.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

75.2%

248 Graduates

About

Westmont College is a higher education institution located in Santa Barbara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Westmont College were Business & Managerial Economics (54 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (44 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (40 degrees).

In 2017, 358 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Westmont College. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (230 degrees), 5.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westmont College is $42,890, which is $17,696 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Westmont College is $42,890, which is $17,696 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,699.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,890

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Westmont College was $42,890. The cost of tuition at Westmont College is $17,696 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$32,699

2017 Value

6.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Westmont College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,699. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Westmont College grew by 6.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,030

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Westmont College was of $11,030 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 2.18% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Westmont College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

1.72%

2016 Default Rate

5

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Westmont College was 1.72%, which represents 5 out of the 290 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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Admissions

Westmont College received 1,818 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.15% annual decline. Out of those 1,818 applicants, 1,540 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,300 students enrolled at Westmont College in 2017, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Westmont College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,540

Accepted Out of 1,818

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Westmont College was 84.7% (1,540 admissions from 1,818 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -9.15%, while admissions declined by -7%.

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SAT Scores

71%

Submission Percentage

251

Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Westmont College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Westmont College has a total enrollment of 1,300 students. The full-time enrollment at Westmont College is 1,294 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at Westmont College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Westmont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.8% White, 17.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7% Asian, 6.23% Two or More Races, 2% Black or African American, 0.385% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.385% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Westmont College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westmont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,300 students. The full-time enrollment at Westmont College is 1,294 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at Westmont College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 Westmont College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Westmont College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    804

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    226

  3. Asian

    91

The enrolled student population at Westmont College is 61.8% White, 17.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7% Asian, 6.23% Two or More Races, 2% Black or African American, 0.385% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.385% 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 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, 37 students (2.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 96 more women than men received degrees from Westmont College. The majority of degree recipients at Westmont College are white (230 degrees awarded). There were 5.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Westmont College is Business & Managerial Economics (54 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (44 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (40 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Westmont College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), and History (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Westmont College are Elementary & middle school teachers (263,954 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (197,764 people), Postsecondary teachers (193,513 people), Other managers (176,864 people), and Physicians (101,078 people).

The most specialized majors at Westmont College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), History (15 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 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 Westmont College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Westmont College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), History (15 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 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 Westmont College are Elementary & secondary schools (480,449 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (384,775 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (181,254 people), Legal services (158,297 people), and Computer Systems Design (136,948 people).

The most specialized majors at Westmont College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (44 degrees), History (15 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 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 Westmont College.

Most Common

  1. 54 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Westmont College was Business & Managerial Economics with 54 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 131

  2. 227

In 2017, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Westmont College, which is 0.577 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (227).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Westmont College in Business & Managerial Economics, which is 1.35 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Westmont College in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.59 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%

100% Completion Time

77%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 74% of students graduating from Westmont College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Westmont College is Male and Asian (88.9% 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, 1.21% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    230 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    43 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Westmont College is white (230 degrees awarded). There were 5.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

5.87% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    147 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    83 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Westmont College is white female (147 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (83 degrees).

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Operations

Westmont College has an endowment valued at nearly $84M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.96M (10.7%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Westmont College had a total salary expenditure of $61.5M. Westmont College employs 50 Professors, 21 Associate professors, and 19 Assistant professors. Most academics at Westmont College are Male Professors (37), Female Professors(13), and Female Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westmont College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, Service, with 32 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84M

2017 Endowment

12.1%

growth from 2016

Westmont College has an endowment valued at about $84M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Westmont College grew 12.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.9M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $273k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Westmont College received $273k 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

$23.3M

2017 Salaries

0.103%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Westmont College paid a median of $23.3M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($61.5M) and a 0.103% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.57% decline from 2015 and a 2.8% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.64M

Instructional Salaries

95

Number of Employees

In 2017, Westmont College paid a total of $8.64M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

35 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westmont College were Professor with 50 employees; Associate professor with 21 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westmont College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees; Service with 32 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westmont College was Male Professor with 37 employees, Female Professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Westmont College.

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