Westcliff University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,500
56.3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,875
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
71.6%
328 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,214
94.8% Full-Time

About

Westcliff University is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Westcliff University were General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded) and General Education (1 degrees).

In 2020, 506 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Westcliff University. 46.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (178 degrees), 3.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westcliff University is $13,500, which is $2,000 more than the national average for ($11,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Westcliff University is $13,500, which is $2,000 more than the national average for ($11,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,875.

In 2020, 21% of undergraduate students attending Westcliff University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Westcliff University was $13,500. The cost of tuition at Westcliff University is $2,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($11,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,875
2020 Value
10.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Westcliff University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,875. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Westcliff University grew by 10.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,828
Room and Board
$739
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Westcliff University was of $11,828 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $739. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

21% of undergraduate students at Westcliff University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 163% with respect to 2019, when 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Westcliff University received 328 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.67% annual decline. Out of those 328 applicants, 235 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,214 students enrolled at Westcliff University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Westcliff University has an overall enrollment yield of 58.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
235
Accepted Out of 328

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Westcliff University was 71.6% (235 admissions from 328 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 89.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.67%, while admissions declined by −22.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Westcliff University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Westcliff University has a total enrollment of 3,214 students. The full-time enrollment at Westcliff University is 3,048 students and the part-time enrollment is 166. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Westcliff University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Westcliff University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6.85% White, 4.48% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Black or African American, 2.55% Asian, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.311% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Westcliff University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (5.95%), followed by White Female (3.9%) and Black or African American Male (3.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (1.79%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (1.65%) and White Male (1.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westcliff University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,214 students. The full-time enrollment at Westcliff University is 3,048 and the part-time enrollment is 166. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Westcliff University are enrolled full-time compared with 65.9% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 Westcliff University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (77%), Westcliff University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    220
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    144
  3. Black or African American
    94

The enrolled student population at Westcliff University is 6.85% White, 4.48% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Black or African American, 2.55% Asian, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.311% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.249% 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 is 37.9% White, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.7% 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, 1,211 students (37.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 38 fewer women than men received degrees from Westcliff University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Westcliff University is unknown (178 degrees awarded). There were 3.96 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Westcliff University is General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Education (1 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Westcliff University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (85 degrees awarded), Business (415 degrees), and Education (6 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 Westcliff University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,801,283 people), Accountants & auditors (1,038,959 people), Other managers (647,139 people), Financial managers (449,309 people), and Secondary school teachers (402,902 people).

The most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Legal (85 degrees awarded), Business (415 degrees), and Education (6 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 Westcliff University are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Legal (85 degrees awarded), Business (415 degrees), and Education (6 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 Westcliff University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,984,094 people), Banking & related activities (480,538 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (463,148 people), Computer Systems Design (429,246 people), and Insurance carriers (414,024 people).

The most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Legal (85 degrees awarded), Business (415 degrees), and Education (6 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 Westcliff University.
Most Common
  1. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 1 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Westcliff University was General Business Administration & Management with 71 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

272
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
234
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 272 degrees were awarded to men at Westcliff University, which is 1.16 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (234).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 226 degrees were awarded to men at Westcliff University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.25 times more than the 181 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 181 degrees were awarded to women at Westcliff University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.801 times less than the 226 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
N/A
Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Westcliff University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    178 degrees awarded
  2. White
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Westcliff University is unknown (178 degrees awarded). There were 3.96 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

35.2% of degree recipients (178 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    28 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    17 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Westcliff University is white male (28 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (17 degrees).

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Operations

Westcliff University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 0.162% average return ($14.1k on $8.7M) across all .

In 2020, Westcliff University had a total salary expenditure of $16.4M. Westcliff University employs 30 Assistant professors, 15 Professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Westcliff University are Male Assistant professors (15), Female Assistant professors(15), and Male Professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westcliff University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 70 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 46 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, Westcliff University 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

$9.16M
2020 Salaries
80.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Westcliff University paid a median of $9.16M in salaries, which represents 56% of their overall expenditure ($16.4M) and a 80.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 78.3% growth from 2018 and a 53.2% growth from 2017.

The median for similar is 613k (11.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.37M
Instructional Salaries
45
Number of Employees

In 2020, Westcliff University paid a total of $3.37M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $348k (56.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westcliff University were Assistant professor with 30 employees; Professor with 15 employees; and Professor with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westcliff University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 70 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees; and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westcliff University was Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Male Professor with 10 employees.

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