Weber State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,773
3.51% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$11,098
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.66%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
27,949
41.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
32.7%
402 Graduates

About

Weber State University is a higher education institution located in Weber County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Weber State University were Registered Nursing (341 degrees awarded), Selling Skills & Sales Operations (125 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (101 degrees).

In 2017, 5,191 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Weber State University. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,098 degrees), 7.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (521 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Weber State University is $4,773, which is $-15,960 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Weber State University is $4,773, which is $-15,960 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,098.

In 2017, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,773
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Weber State University was $4,773. The cost of tuition at Weber State University is $-15,960 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,098
2017 Value
19.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Weber State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,098. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Weber State University grew by 19.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,000
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Weber State University was of $8,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 48.1% 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

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
21%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Weber State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 37% 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.
6.66%
2016 Default Rate
241
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Weber State University was 6.66%, which represents 241 out of the 3620 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

Weber State University has a total enrollment of 27,949 students. The full-time enrollment at Weber State University is 11,664 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,285. This means that 41.7% of students enrolled at Weber State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Weber State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.8% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.09% Two or More Races, 1.7% Asian, 1.45% Black or African American, 0.462% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.44% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Weber State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40%), followed by White Male (34.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Weber State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,949 students. The full-time enrollment at Weber State University is 11,664 and the part-time enrollment is 16,285. This means that 41.7% of students enrolled at Weber State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Weber State University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Weber State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    20,896
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,125
  3. Two or More Races
    865

The enrolled student population at Weber State University is 74.8% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.09% Two or More Races, 1.7% Asian, 1.45% Black or African American, 0.462% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.44% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 1,551 students (5.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 711 more women than men received degrees from Weber State University. The majority of degree recipients at Weber State University are white (4,098 degrees awarded). There were 7.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (521 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Weber State University is Registered Nursing (341 degrees awarded), followed by Selling Skills & Sales Operations (125 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (101 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Weber State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (46 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,292 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 Weber State University are Registered nurses (1,306,247 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (163,213 people), Medical & health services managers (139,274 people), Pharmacists (130,123 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (122,368 people).

The most specialized majors at Weber State University are Science Technologies (46 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,292 degrees), Engineering Technologies (169 degrees), and Health (1,618 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 Weber State University are Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Weber State University are Science Technologies (46 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,292 degrees), Engineering Technologies (169 degrees), and Health (1,618 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 Weber State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,453,274 people), Elementary & secondary schools (384,517 people), Outpatient care centers (203,615 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (203,066 people), and Offices of physicians (194,946 people).

The most specialized majors at Weber State University are Science Technologies (46 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,292 degrees), Engineering Technologies (169 degrees), and Health (1,618 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 Weber State University.
Most Common
  1. 341 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 125 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 101 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Weber State University was Registered Nursing with 341 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 2,240
  2. 2,951

In 2017, 2,240 degrees were awarded to men at Weber State University, which is 0.759 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,951).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Weber State University by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 504 degrees were awarded to men at Weber State University in General Studies, which is 0.686 times less than the 735 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 735 degrees were awarded to women at Weber State University in General Studies, which is 1.46 times more than the 504 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Weber State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (44.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Weber State University is Female and Asian (44.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.74% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,098 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    521 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Weber State University is white (4,098 degrees awarded). There were 7.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (521 degrees).

10% of degree recipients (521 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,387 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,711 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Weber State University is white female (2,387 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,711 degrees).

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Operations

Weber State University has an endowment valued at nearly $133M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.6M (12.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Weber State University had a total salary expenditure of $238M. Weber State University employs 196 Assistant professors, 127 Professors, and 120 Instructors. Most academics at Weber State University are Male Assistant professors (107), Female Assistant professors(89), and Male Professors (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Weber State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 400 employees, Service, with 115 employees, and Management with 109 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$133M
2017 Endowment
11.8%
growth from 2016

Weber State University has an endowment valued at about $133M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Weber State University grew 11.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $99.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $379k - Federal
  2. $88.1k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Weber State University received $379k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $88.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$106M
2017 Salaries
4.09%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Weber State University paid a median of $106M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($238M) and a 4.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.54% growth from 2015 and a 3.25% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$39.7M
Instructional Salaries
546
Number of Employees

In 2017, Weber State University paid a total of $39.7M to 546 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
196 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
400 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Weber State University were Assistant professor with 196 employees; Professor with 127 employees; and Professor with 120 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Weber State University were Office and Administrative Support with 400 employees; Service with 115 employees; and Management with 109 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Weber State University was Male Assistant professor with 107 employees, Female Assistant professor with 89 employees, and Male Professor with 84 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Weber State University.

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