Western Oregon University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,575

2.21% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,486

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.02%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

87.8%

2,901 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,382

81% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

38.9%

404 Graduates

About

Western Oregon University is a higher education institution located in Polk County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Oregon University were General Business (140 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (106 degrees), and General Psychology (86 degrees).

In 2016, 1,529 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Oregon University. 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,105 degrees), 10.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Oregon University is $7,575, which is $-12,585 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Oregon University is $7,575, which is $-12,585 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,486.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,575

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Western Oregon University was $7,575. The cost of tuition at Western Oregon University is $-12,585 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$16,486

2016 Value

5.77%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Western Oregon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,486. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Western Oregon University grew by 5.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,954

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Oregon University was of $9,954 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 4.25% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Western Oregon University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 49.1% with respect to 2015, when 55% 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.

7.02%

2015 Default Rate

116

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Western Oregon University was 7.02%, which represents 116 out of the 1652 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

Western Oregon University received 2,901 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.8% annual decline. Out of those 2,901 applicants, 2,546 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,382 students enrolled at Western Oregon University in 2016, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western Oregon University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,546

Accepted Out of 2,901

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Western Oregon University was 87.8% (2,546 admissions from 2,901 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 87.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -128%, while admissions declined by -128%.

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SAT Scores

72%

Submission Percentage

618

Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Western Oregon University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Western Oregon University has a total enrollment of 5,382 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Oregon University is 4,360 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,022. This means that 81% of students enrolled at Western Oregon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Oregon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Asian, 3.64% Black or African American, 2.69% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Western Oregon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (53%), followed by White Male (24%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (1.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Oregon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,382 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Oregon University is 4,360 and the part-time enrollment is 1,022. This means that 81% of students enrolled at Western Oregon University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2016 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 Oregon University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Western Oregon University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,507

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    707

  3. Asian

    223

The enrolled student population at Western Oregon University is 65.2% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Asian, 3.64% Black or African American, 2.69% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% Two or More Races. 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 196 students (3.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 439 more women than men received degrees from Western Oregon University. The majority of degree recipients at Western Oregon University are white (1,105 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (108 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Oregon University is General Business (140 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (106 degrees) and General Psychology (86 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Oregon University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (603 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (132 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (46 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 Western Oregon University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,937,637 people), Secondary school teachers (325,862 people), Education administrators (264,332 people), Miscellaneous managers (186,779 people), and Police officers (145,776 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Oregon University are Education (603 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (132 degrees), Language & Linguistics (46 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (64 degrees), and Protective Services (87 degrees).

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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 Oregon University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Western Oregon University are Education (603 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (132 degrees), Language & Linguistics (46 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (64 degrees), and Protective Services (87 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 Western Oregon University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,861,182 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (371,457 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (305,194 people), Hospitals (275,258 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (120,886 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Oregon University are Education (603 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (132 degrees), Language & Linguistics (46 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (64 degrees), and Protective Services (87 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 Western Oregon University.

Most Common

  1. 140 degrees awarded

  2. 106 degrees awarded

  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Oregon University was General Business with 140 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 545

  2. 984

In 2016, 545 degrees were awarded to men at Western Oregon University, which is 0.554 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (984).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Western Oregon University in General Business, which is 1.12 times more than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 182 degrees were awarded to women at Western Oregon University in Teacher Education, which is 5.52 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 22% of students graduating from Western Oregon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (52.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Oregon University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (52.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.99% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,105 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    108 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Oregon University is white (1,105 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (108 degrees).

3.73% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    740 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    365 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Oregon University is white female (740 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (365 degrees).

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Operations

Western Oregon University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $557k (4.11%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Western Oregon University had a total expenditure of $95.9M. Of that $95.9M, they spent $42.7M on salaries and $95.9M on benefits.

Western Oregon University employs 90 Professors, 79 Instructors, and 65 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western Oregon University are Male Professors (52), Female Instructors(42), and Female Assistant professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Oregon University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 110 employees, Service, with 67 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.6M

2015 Endowment

4.81%

growth from 2014

Western Oregon University has an endowment valued at about $13.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Oregon University grew 4.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.3M lower 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $9.54M - Federal

  2. $2M - State

  3. $203k - Local

As of 2015, Western Oregon University received $9.54M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2M from state grants and contracts, and $203k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$42.7M

Salary Expenditure

$95.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Western Oregon University had a total expenditure of $95.9M. Of that $95.9M, they spent $42.7M on salaries and $95.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Western Oregon University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.7M

2015 Salaries

4.21%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Western Oregon University paid a median of $42.7M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($95.9M) and a 4.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.75% growth from 2013 and a 3.47% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.7M

Instructional Salaries

242

Number of Employees

In 2015, Western Oregon University paid a total of $13.7M to 242 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

90 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

110 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Oregon University were Professor with 90 employees; Instructor with 79 employees; and Instructor with 65 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Oregon University were Business and Financial Operations with 110 employees; Service with 67 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Oregon University was Male Professor with 52 employees, Female Instructor with 42 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western Oregon University.

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