Westcliff University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,640
5.88% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,907
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
89.6%
337 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,608
98.7% 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 (97 degrees awarded) and General Education (2 degrees).

In 2019, 340 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 (209 degrees), 69.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westcliff University is $8,640, which is $−3,110 less than the national average for ($11,750).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Westcliff University is $8,640, which is $−3,110 less than the national average for ($11,750).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,907.

In 2019, 8% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,640
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Westcliff University was $8,640. The cost of tuition at Westcliff University is $−3,110 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($11,750).

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Average Net Price

$19,907
2019 Value
56.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Westcliff University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,907. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Westcliff University grew by 56.5%.

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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 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $739. The cost of room and board increased by 35.9% 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

8%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
8%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

8% of undergraduate students at Westcliff University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 100% with respect to 2018, when 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Westcliff University received 337 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 35.3% annual growth. Out of those 337 applicants, 302 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,608 students enrolled at Westcliff University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Westcliff University has an overall enrollment yield of 71.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
302
Accepted Out of 337

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Westcliff University was 89.6% (302 admissions from 337 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 35.3%, while admissions grew by 72.6%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Westcliff University has a total enrollment of 2,608 students. The full-time enrollment at Westcliff University is 2,574 students and the part-time enrollment is 34. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Westcliff University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Westcliff University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2.91% White, 2.22% Black or African American, 1.92% Hispanic or Latino, 1.38% Asian, 1.15% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0767% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Westcliff University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (4.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (4.17%) and Black or African American Male (3.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (0.664%), followed by White Male (0.609%) and Asian Female (0.332%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westcliff University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,608 students. The full-time enrollment at Westcliff University is 2,574 and the part-time enrollment is 34. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Westcliff University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.5% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Westcliff University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (78%), Westcliff University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    76
  2. Black or African American
    58
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    50

The enrolled student population at Westcliff University is 2.91% White, 2.22% Black or African American, 1.92% Hispanic or Latino, 1.38% Asian, 1.15% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0767% 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 is 40.5% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.8% 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, 1,097 students (42.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 26 fewer women than men received degrees from Westcliff University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Westcliff University is unknown (209 degrees awarded). There were 69.7 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Westcliff University is General Business Administration & Management (97 degrees awarded), followed by General Education (2 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 Business (337 degrees awarded) and Education (3 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 (1,546,535 people), Accountants & auditors (989,943 people), Other managers (709,634 people), Secondary school teachers (528,583 people), and Financial managers (492,119 people).

The most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Business (337 degrees awarded) and Education (3 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Business (337 degrees awarded) and Education (3 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 (2,997,655 people), Banking & related activities (483,953 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (478,341 people), Computer Systems Design (468,406 people), and Insurance carriers (407,102 people).

The most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Business (337 degrees awarded) and Education (3 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. 97 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Westcliff University was General Business Administration & Management with 97 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

183
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
157
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 183 degrees were awarded to men at Westcliff University, which is 1.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (157).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Westcliff University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 153 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 153 degrees were awarded to women at Westcliff University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.841 times less than the 182 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 (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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    209 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3 degrees awarded
  3. White
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Westcliff University is unknown (209 degrees awarded). There were 69.7 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3 degrees).

61.5% of degree recipients (209 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Asian Male
    3 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Westcliff University is asian male (3 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more asian male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2 degrees).

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Operations

Westcliff University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 0.0946% average return ($10.2k on $10.8M) across all .

In 2019, Westcliff University had a total salary expenditure of $7.5M. Westcliff University employs 25 Assistant professors, 3 Professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Westcliff University are Male Assistant professors (18), Female Assistant professors(7), and Male Professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westcliff University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 66 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 45 employees, and Management with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Westcliff University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Westcliff University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2019, 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

$5.09M
2019 Salaries
78.3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Westcliff University paid a median of $5.09M in salaries, which represents 67.9% of their overall expenditure ($7.5M) and a 78.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 53.2% growth from 2017 and a NaNM% growth from N/A.

The median for similar is 605k (13.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.75M
Instructional Salaries
28
Number of Employees

In 2019, Westcliff University paid a total of $1.75M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $338k (55.9%) for similar Unknown.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westcliff University were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Professor with 3 employees; and Professor with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westcliff University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 66 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees; and Management with 18 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westcliff University was Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Male Professor with 3 employees.

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