Western University of Health Sciences

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2016 Student Loan
0.398%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
3,847
97.9% Full-Time

About

Western University of Health Sciences is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western University of Health Sciences were .

In 2017, 1,158 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western University of Health Sciences. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (456 degrees), 1.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (365 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western University of Health Sciences is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western University of Health Sciences 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.

Average Net Price

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In N/A Western University of Health Sciences 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 University of Health Sciences 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 University of Health Sciences 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 University of Health Sciences (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.
0.398%
2016 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western University of Health Sciences was 0.398%, which represents 4 out of the 1006 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 University of Health Sciences has a total enrollment of 3,847 students. The full-time enrollment at Western University of Health Sciences is 3,765 students and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 97.9% of students enrolled at Western University of Health Sciences are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western University of Health Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.1% White, 31.2% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.68% Two or More Races, 2.99% Black or African American, 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Western University of Health Sciences 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 (20.6%), followed by Asian Female (18.4%) and White Male (15.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western University of Health Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,847 students. The full-time enrollment at Western University of Health Sciences is 3,765 and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 97.9% of students enrolled at Western University of Health Sciences 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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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 University of Health Sciences was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Western University of Health Sciences 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
    1,390
  2. Asian
    1,202
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    496

The enrolled student population at Western University of Health Sciences is 36.1% White, 31.2% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.68% Two or More Races, 2.99% Black or African American, 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.234% 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 44.7% 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, 224 students (5.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 306 more women than men received degrees from Western University of Health Sciences. The majority of degree recipients at Western University of Health Sciences are white (456 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (365 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western University of Health Sciences is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western University of Health Sciences, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,148 degrees awarded) and Biology (10 degrees).

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 Western University of Health Sciences are Registered nurses (1,352,813 people), Physicians (475,230 people), Pharmacists (178,256 people), Medical & health services managers (175,529 people), and Postsecondary teachers (157,454 people).

The most specialized majors at Western University of Health Sciences are Health (1,148 degrees awarded) and Biology (10 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 Western University of Health Sciences are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Western University of Health Sciences are Health (1,148 degrees awarded) and Biology (10 degrees).

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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 Western University of Health Sciences are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,826,467 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (356,146 people), Offices of physicians (352,485 people), Elementary & secondary schools (336,487 people), and Outpatient care centers (257,579 people).

The most specialized majors at Western University of Health Sciences are Health (1,148 degrees awarded) and Biology (10 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 University of Health Sciences.
Most Common
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In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western University of Health Sciences was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 426
  2. 732

In 2017, 426 degrees were awarded to men at Western University of Health Sciences, which is 0.582 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (732).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Western University of Health Sciences by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 162 degrees were awarded to men at Western University of Health Sciences in Osteopathic Medicine, which is 1.03 times more than the 158 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 158 degrees were awarded to women at Western University of Health Sciences in Osteopathic Medicine, which is 0.975 times less than the 162 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western University of Health Sciences 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
    456 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    365 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    118 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western University of Health Sciences is white (456 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (365 degrees).

7.43% of degree recipients (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    288 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    224 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western University of Health Sciences is white female (288 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (224 degrees).

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Operations

Western University of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at nearly $39.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.3M (33.6%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Western University of Health Sciences had a total salary expenditure of $186M. Western University of Health Sciences employs 112 Assistant professors, 72 Associate professors, and 47 Professors. Most academics at Western University of Health Sciences are Female Assistant professors (68), Male Assistant professors(44), and Female Associate professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western University of Health Sciences are: Office and Administrative Support, with 254 employees, Management, with 151 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 125 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.5M
2017 Endowment
8.23%
growth from 2016

Western University of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at about $39.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western University of Health Sciences grew 8.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.4M 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: Medical Schools & Centers Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.92M - Federal
  2. $371k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western University of Health Sciences received $2.92M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $371k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$96.7M
2017 Salaries
3.69%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Western University of Health Sciences paid a median of $96.7M in salaries, which represents 52.1% of their overall expenditure ($186M) and a 3.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.22% growth from 2015 and a 1.79% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$31.1M
Instructional Salaries
239
Number of Employees

In 2017, Western University of Health Sciences paid a total of $31.1M to 239 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $17.5M (13.8%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
112 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
254 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western University of Health Sciences were Assistant professor with 112 employees; Associate professor with 72 employees; and Associate professor with 47 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western University of Health Sciences were Office and Administrative Support with 254 employees; Management with 151 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 125 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western University of Health Sciences was Female Assistant professor with 68 employees, Male Assistant professor with 44 employees, and Female Associate professor with 37 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western University of Health Sciences.

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