West Coast University-Orange County

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,615
24.8% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$33,823
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.66%
Default Rate
2018 Acceptance Rate
95.3%
43 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,976
63.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
36.4%
8 Graduates

About

West Coast University-Orange County is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Coast University-Orange County were Registered Nursing (684 degrees awarded), Dental Hygiene (58 degrees), and Hospital & Health Care Facilities Management (0 degrees).

In 2019, 1,031 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Coast University-Orange County. 80.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (367 degrees), 1.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (256 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast University-Orange County is $25,615, which is $11,115 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast University-Orange County is $25,615, which is $11,115 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,823.

In 2019, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,615
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at West Coast University-Orange County was $25,615. The cost of tuition at West Coast University-Orange County is $11,115 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$33,823
2019 Value
16.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 West Coast University-Orange County had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,823. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of West Coast University-Orange County grew by 16.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,590
Room and Board
$1,388
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Coast University-Orange County was of $7,590 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,388. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at West Coast University-Orange County received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 9.43% with respect to 2018, when 53% 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.
1.66%
2017 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at West Coast University-Orange County was 1.66%, which represents 36 out of the 2164 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

West Coast University-Orange County received 43 undergraduate applications in 2018, which represents a Infinityk% annual growth. Out of those 43 applicants, 41 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,976 students enrolled at West Coast University-Orange County in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Coast University-Orange County has an overall enrollment yield of 41.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2018
41
Accepted Out of 43

In 2018, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Coast University-Orange County was 95.3% (41 admissions from 43 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2018, the number of applicants grew by Infinityk%, while admissions grew by Infinityk%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at West Coast University-Orange County in 2018 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Coast University-Orange County has a total enrollment of 3,976 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast University-Orange County is 2,513 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,463. This means that 63.2% of students enrolled at West Coast University-Orange County are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Coast University-Orange County, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.2% Asian, 23.5% Hispanic or Latino, 23.3% White, 6.51% Black or African American, 5.78% Two or More Races, 2.94% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.402% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Coast University-Orange County in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (28%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.2%) and White Female (18.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.5%), followed by Asian Female (17.5%) and Black or African American Female (16.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Coast University-Orange County, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,976 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast University-Orange County is 2,513 and the part-time enrollment is 1,463. This means that 63.2% of students enrolled at West Coast University-Orange County are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2019 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 University-Orange County was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), West Coast University-Orange County had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    1,440
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    933
  3. White
    925

The enrolled student population at West Coast University-Orange County is 36.2% Asian, 23.5% Hispanic or Latino, 23.3% White, 6.51% Black or African American, 5.78% Two or More Races, 2.94% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.402% 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 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 627 more women than men received degrees from West Coast University-Orange County. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Coast University-Orange County is asian (367 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (256 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Coast University-Orange County is Registered Nursing (684 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Hygiene (58 degrees) and Hospital & Health Care Facilities Management (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Coast University-Orange County, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,031 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 University-Orange County are Registered nurses (1,370,804 people), Medical & health services managers (143,726 people), Pharmacists (133,114 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (128,961 people), and Physicians (98,309 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Orange County are Health (1,031 degrees awarded).

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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 West Coast University-Orange County are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Orange County are Health (1,031 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 University-Orange County are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,439,585 people), Outpatient care centers (221,078 people), Offices of physicians (213,822 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,060 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (121,974 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Orange County are Health (1,031 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 University-Orange County.
Most Common
  1. 684 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 0 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Coast University-Orange County was Registered Nursing with 684 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

202
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
829
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 202 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Orange County, which is 0.244 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (829).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 138 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Orange County in Registered Nursing, which is 0.253 times less than the 546 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 546 degrees were awarded to women at West Coast University-Orange County in Registered Nursing, which is 3.96 times more than the 138 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 46% of students graduating from West Coast University-Orange County completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Coast University-Orange County is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 12.5% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    367 degrees awarded
  2. White
    256 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    226 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Coast University-Orange County is asian (367 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (256 degrees).

1.84% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    279 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    219 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Coast University-Orange County is asian female (279 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (219 degrees).

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