WestMed College

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2015 Default Rate
13.2%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
65
100% Full-Time

About

WestMed College is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at WestMed College were Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (40 degrees awarded) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (22 degrees).

In 2018, 62 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at WestMed College. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (17 degrees), 1.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

Costs

In 2018, 33% of undergraduate students attending WestMed College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

100%
1 Year Growth

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Financial Aid by Income Level

33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

33% of undergraduate students at WestMed College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2018. This represents a decline of 17.5% with respect to 2017, when 40% 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.
13.2%
2015 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at WestMed College was 13.2%, which represents 24 out of the 182 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

WestMed College had a total enrollment of 65 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at WestMed College is 65 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at WestMed College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at WestMed College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% White, 6.15% Asian, and 1.54% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at WestMed College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (20%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (9.23%) and White Male (6.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at WestMed College in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65 students. The full-time enrollment at WestMed College is 65 and the part-time enrollment is 0.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%
2017 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 WestMed College was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), WestMed College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    19 enrolled students
  2. White
    8 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    4 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at WestMed College is 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% White, 6.15% Asian, and 1.54% Black or African American. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2018, 6 more women than men received degrees from WestMed College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at WestMed College is white (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at WestMed College is Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (40 degrees awarded), followed by Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (22 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at WestMed College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (62 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at WestMed College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at WestMed College in 2018 are Health (62 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 WestMed College are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at WestMed College are Health (62 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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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 WestMed College are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at WestMed College are Health (62 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by WestMed College.

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at WestMed College was Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

28
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
34
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 28 degrees were awarded to men at WestMed College, which is 0.824 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (34).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 20 degrees were awarded to men at WestMed College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 10 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 32 degrees were awarded to men at WestMed College in Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants, which is 4 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. White
    17 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at WestMed College is white (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

38.7% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. White Male
    14 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at WestMed College is white male (14 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (9 degrees).

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Operations

Salary Expenditure

$889k
2017 Salaries
37.9%
decline from 2016

In 2017, WestMed College paid a median of $889k in salaries, a 37.9% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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