University of Western States

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2016 Student Loan

3.64%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,041

52.7% Full-Time

About

University of Western States is a higher education institution located in Multnomah County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Western States were Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences (104 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 411 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Western States. 52.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (286 degrees), 9.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Western States is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Western States is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2017, 31% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

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2017 Value

In 2017 University of Western States had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Western States grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

31% of undergraduate students at University of Western States received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 13.9% with respect to 2016, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at University of Western States (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

3.64%

2016 Default Rate

8

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Western States was 3.64%, which represents 8 out of the 220 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 Western States has a total enrollment of 1,041 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Western States is 549 students and the part-time enrollment is 492. This means that 52.7% of students enrolled at University of Western States are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Western States, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50% White, 7.2% Two or More Races, 2.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.21% Black or African American, 1.83% Asian, 0.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0961% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Western States in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A. Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (24.6%), followed by White Female (17.7%) and Two or More Races Male (3.83%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Western States, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,041 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Western States is 549 and the part-time enrollment is 492. This means that 52.7% of students enrolled at University of Western States are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Western States was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), University of Western States had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    520

  2. Two or More Races

    75

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25

The enrolled student population at University of Western States is 50% White, 7.2% Two or More Races, 2.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.21% Black or African American, 1.83% Asian, 0.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0961% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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, 88 students (8.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 17 more women than men received degrees from University of Western States. The majority of degree recipients at University of Western States are white (286 degrees awarded). There were 9.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Western States is Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences (104 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Western States, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Health (306 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1 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 Western States are Registered nurses (1,365,427 people), Physicians (485,029 people), Medical & health services managers (181,764 people), Pharmacists (180,854 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (169,350 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Western States are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Health (306 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1 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 Western States are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Western States are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Health (306 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1 degrees).

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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 University of Western States are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,876,263 people), Elementary & secondary schools (405,819 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (390,827 people), Offices of physicians (364,383 people), and Outpatient care centers (287,635 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Western States are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Health (306 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (1 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 Western States.

Most Common

  1. 104 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Western States was Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences with 104 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 197

  2. 214

In 2017, 197 degrees were awarded to men at University of Western States, which is 0.921 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (214).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to men at University of Western States in Chiropractic, which is 1.55 times more than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to women at University of Western States in Clinical Nutritionist, which is 5.43 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Western States is N/A and N/A (N/A% 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    286 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Western States is white (286 degrees awarded). There were 9.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (29 degrees).

2.43% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    151 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    135 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Western States is white female (151 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (135 degrees).

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Operations

University of Western States has an endowment valued at nearly $3.02M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.15M (38%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, University of Western States had a total salary expenditure of $22.5M. University of Western States employs 21 Assistant professors, 11 Associate professors, and 4 No academic ranks. Most academics at University of Western States are Female Assistant professors (12), Male Assistant professors(9), and Male Associate professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Western States are: Management, with 54 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 16 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.02M

2017 Endowment

15.6%

growth from 2016

University of Western States has an endowment valued at about $3.02M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Western States grew 15.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.08M lower than 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 Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $291k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Western States received $291k 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

$11.7M

2017 Salaries

0.105%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Western States paid a median of $11.7M in salaries, which represents 52.2% of their overall expenditure ($22.5M) and a 0.105% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.13% growth from 2015 and a 10.6% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.94M

Instructional Salaries

41

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Western States paid a total of $2.94M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 25% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.33M (32.3%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

21 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

54 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Western States were Assistant professor with 21 employees; Associate professor with 11 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Western States were Management with 54 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Western States was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Associate professor with 7 employees.

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

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