West Coast Ultrasound Institute

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,200
4.72% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$27,560
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
8.04%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
822
100% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
76.3%
142 Graduates

About

West Coast Ultrasound Institute is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Coast Ultrasound Institute were .

In 2017, 445 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Coast Ultrasound Institute. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (216 degrees), 1.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (153 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is $20,200, which is $6,200 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is $20,200, which is $6,200 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,560.

In 2017, 36% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 82% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,200
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at West Coast Ultrasound Institute was $20,200. The cost of tuition at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is $6,200 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$27,560
2017 Value
16%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 West Coast Ultrasound Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,560. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of West Coast Ultrasound Institute grew by 16%.

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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 2017. 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 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

36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

36% of undergraduate students at West Coast Ultrasound Institute received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 50.7% with respect to 2016, when 73% 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.
8.04%
2016 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at West Coast Ultrasound Institute was 8.04%, which represents 52 out of the 647 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

West Coast Ultrasound Institute has a total enrollment of 822 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is 822 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 48.4% White, 42.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.23% Asian, 3.16% 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 majority White Female (35.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (31.6%) and White Male (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority 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 822 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is 822 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 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 West Coast Ultrasound Institute was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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
    398
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    353
  3. Asian
    43

The enrolled student population at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is 48.4% White, 42.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.23% Asian, 3.16% 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 97 more women than men received degrees from West Coast Ultrasound Institute. The majority of degree recipients at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are white (216 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (153 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is N/A, followed by N/A 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 (445 degrees awarded).

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 West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Registered nurses (1,293,105 people), Medical & health services managers (134,634 people), Pharmacists (128,892 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,345 people), and Physicians (99,786 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Health (445 degrees awarded).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Health (445 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 (1,404,787 people), Elementary & secondary schools (203,475 people), Outpatient care centers (190,696 people), Offices of physicians (183,832 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (124,020 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Health (445 degrees awarded).

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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 West Coast Ultrasound Institute.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Coast Ultrasound Institute was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 174
  2. 271

In 2017, 174 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast Ultrasound Institute, which is 0.642 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (271).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 75 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast Ultrasound Institute in Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician, which is 0.434 times less than the 173 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 173 degrees were awarded to women at West Coast Ultrasound Institute in Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician, which is 2.31 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 69% of students graduating from West Coast Ultrasound Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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 (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 (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. White
    216 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    153 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is white (216 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (153 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. White Female
    134 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    104 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is white female (134 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (104 degrees).

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Operations

West Coast Ultrasound Institute has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, West Coast Ultrasound Institute had a total salary expenditure of $17.1M. West Coast Ultrasound Institute employs 80 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are Male No academic ranks (45), Female No academic ranks(35), 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 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Management with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

West Coast Ultrasound Institute has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of West Coast Ultrasound Institute stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions 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, 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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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.02M
2017 Salaries
28.8%
decline from 2016

In 2017, West Coast Ultrasound Institute paid a median of $7.02M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($17.1M) and a 28.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.81% decline from 2015 and a 8.58% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.3M
Instructional Salaries
80
Number of Employees

In 2017, West Coast Ultrasound Institute paid a total of $4.3M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 61.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $656k (28.3%) for similar Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Coast Ultrasound Institute were No academic rank with 80 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, 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 38 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; and Management with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Coast Ultrasound Institute was Male No academic rank with 45 employees, Female No academic rank with 35 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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