Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School

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2016 Student Loan

3.45%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,279

19.4% Full-Time

About

Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a higher education institution located in Ingham County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School were .

In 2017, 394 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 50% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (224 degrees), 2.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School 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 N/A, N/A% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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In N/A Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between N/A and N/A, the average net price of Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School grew by N/A.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

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Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

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Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

N/A% of undergraduate students at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School received grants or loans in N/A. This represents a N/A of N/A with respect to N/A, when N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.

3.45%

2016 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School was 3.45%, which represents 27 out of the 783 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

Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School has a total enrollment of 1,279 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School is 248 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,031. This means that 19.4% of students enrolled at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49% White, 24.3% Black or African American, 11.8% Two or More Races, 4.14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Asian, 0.391% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.235% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School 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 Female (26.2%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Black or African American Female (14.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

19.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,279 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School is 248 and the part-time enrollment is 1,031. This means that 19.4% of students enrolled at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School 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 Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School 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

    627

  2. Black or African American

    311

  3. Two or More Races

    151

The enrolled student population at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School is 49% White, 24.3% Black or African American, 11.8% Two or More Races, 4.14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Asian, 0.391% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.235% 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, 56 students (4.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 0 more women than men received degrees from Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School. The majority of degree recipients at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are white (224 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (77 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (394 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are Paralegals & legal assistants (13,803 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (6,396 people), Other managers (3,029 people), Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (2,555 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,898 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are Legal (394 degrees awarded).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Registered nurses, Compliance officers, and Financial managers

The most specialized majors at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are Legal (394 degrees awarded).

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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 Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are Legal services (15,301 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (6,646 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,039 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,666 people), and Insurance carriers (2,792 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are Legal (394 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 Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Most Common

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    N/A degrees awarded

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 197

  2. 197

In 2017, 197 degrees were awarded to men at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, which is 1 times approximately the same the number of degrees awarded to females (197).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 175 degrees were awarded to men at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Law, which is 0.989 times less than the 177 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 177 degrees were awarded to women at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Law, which is 1.01 times more than the 175 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 Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School 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

    224 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School is white (224 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (77 degrees).

2.03% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    127 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School is white male (127 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (97 degrees).

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Operations

Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School has an endowment valued at nearly $30.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.42M (7.97%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School had a total salary expenditure of $46.8M. Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School employs 33 Professors, 8 Associate professors, and 3 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are Male Professors (20), Female Professors(13), and Male Associate professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 47 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.4M

2017 Endowment

8.08%

growth from 2016

Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School has an endowment valued at about $30.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School grew 8.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.3M higher 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: Law Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $87k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School received $87k 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

$19M

2017 Salaries

2.01%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School paid a median of $19M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($46.8M) and a 2.01% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.28% decline from 2015 and a 45.8% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.46M

Instructional Salaries

46

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School paid a total of $6.46M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.18M (36.8%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Law Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

33 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

47 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School were Professor with 33 employees; Associate professor with 8 employees; and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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