Westminster College (230807)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,040
4.61% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$23,608
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
3.22%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
92.7%
1,702 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,570
87% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
61.8%
308 Graduates

About

Westminster College (230807) is a higher education institution located in Salt Lake County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Westminster College (230807) were Registered Nursing (94 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (39 degrees), and General Finance (35 degrees).

In 2017, 802 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Westminster College (230807). 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (567 degrees), 7.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westminster College (230807) is $33,040, which is $12,307 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Westminster College (230807) is $33,040, which is $12,307 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,608.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,040
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Westminster College (230807) was $33,040. The cost of tuition at Westminster College (230807) is $12,307 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$23,608
2017 Value
4.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Westminster College (230807) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,608. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Westminster College (230807) grew by 4.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,439
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Westminster College (230807) was of $8,439 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 5.15% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Westminster College (230807) received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2016, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.22%
2016 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Westminster College (230807) was 3.22%, which represents 24 out of the 746 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

Westminster College (230807) received 1,702 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 22.2% annual decline. Out of those 1,702 applicants, 1,578 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,570 students enrolled at Westminster College (230807) in 2017, and 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Westminster College (230807) has an overall enrollment yield of 23.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,578
Accepted Out of 1,702

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Westminster College (230807) was 92.7% (1,578 admissions from 1,702 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -22.2%, while admissions declined by -14.2%.

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage
95
Scores Submitted

26% of enrolled first-time students at Westminster College (230807) in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Westminster College (230807) has a total enrollment of 2,570 students. The full-time enrollment at Westminster College (230807) is 2,237 students and the part-time enrollment is 333. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Westminster College (230807) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Westminster College (230807), both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.6% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 2.22% Black or African American, 0.584% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.428% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Westminster College (230807) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westminster College (230807), both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,570 students. The full-time enrollment at Westminster College (230807) is 2,237 and the part-time enrollment is 333. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Westminster College (230807) are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Westminster College (230807) was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Westminster College (230807) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,815
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    264
  3. Two or More Races
    112

The enrolled student population at Westminster College (230807) is 70.6% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 2.22% Black or African American, 0.584% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.428% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 85 students (3.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 88 more women than men received degrees from Westminster College (230807). The majority of degree recipients at Westminster College (230807) are white (567 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Westminster College (230807) is Registered Nursing (94 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (39 degrees) and General Finance (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Westminster College (230807), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (23 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), and Business (272 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 Westminster College (230807) are Accountants & auditors (1,103,252 people), Other managers (745,454 people), Financial managers (435,574 people), Chief executives & legislators (349,657 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (304,744 people).

The most specialized majors at Westminster College (230807) are Transportation (23 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), Business (272 degrees), Physical Sciences (16 degrees), and Communications (36 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 Westminster College (230807) are Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Westminster College (230807) are Transportation (23 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), Business (272 degrees), Physical Sciences (16 degrees), and Communications (36 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 Westminster College (230807) are Elementary & secondary schools (624,781 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (544,395 people), Computer Systems Design (515,850 people), Banking & related activities (515,147 people), and Insurance carriers (411,377 people).

The most specialized majors at Westminster College (230807) are Transportation (23 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees), Business (272 degrees), Physical Sciences (16 degrees), and Communications (36 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 Westminster College (230807).
Most Common
  1. 94 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Westminster College (230807) was Registered Nursing with 94 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 357
  2. 445

In 2017, 357 degrees were awarded to men at Westminster College (230807), which is 0.802 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (445).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Westminster College (230807) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.05 times more than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 78 degrees were awarded to women at Westminster College (230807) in Registered Nursing, which is 4.88 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 45% of students graduating from Westminster College (230807) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Westminster College (230807) is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 5.84% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    567 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Westminster College (230807) is white (567 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

7.61% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    319 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    248 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Westminster College (230807) is white female (319 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (248 degrees).

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Operations

Westminster College (230807) has an endowment valued at nearly $78.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.3M (11.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Westminster College (230807) had a total salary expenditure of $67M. Westminster College (230807) employs 53 Associate professors, 52 Assistant professors, and 50 Professors. Most academics at Westminster College (230807) are Male Associate professors (31), Female Assistant professors(27), and Male Professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westminster College (230807) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 34 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$78.1M
2017 Endowment
12.4%
growth from 2016

Westminster College (230807) has an endowment valued at about $78.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Westminster College (230807) grew 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.9M higher 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.03M - Federal
  2. $239k - State
  3. $117k - Local

As of 2017, Westminster College (230807) received $1.03M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $239k from state grants and contracts, and $117k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.9M
2017 Salaries
2.36%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Westminster College (230807) paid a median of $30.9M in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($67M) and a 2.36% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.427% decline from 2015 and a 3.12% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M
Instructional Salaries
155
Number of Employees

In 2017, Westminster College (230807) paid a total of $11.2M to 155 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $10.4M (33%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
53 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westminster College (230807) were Associate professor with 53 employees; Assistant professor with 52 employees; and Assistant professor with 50 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westminster College (230807) were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 34 employees; and Management with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westminster College (230807) was Male Associate professor with 31 employees, Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Male Professor with 25 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Westminster College (230807).

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