Woodbury University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$36,882

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$30,399

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.35%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

66.2%

1,487 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,283

87.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.1%

45 Graduates

About

Woodbury University is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Woodbury University were Architecture (73 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (41 degrees), and Accounting (27 degrees).

In 2016, 418 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Woodbury University. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (182 degrees), 1.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Woodbury University is $36,882, which is $16,722 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Woodbury University is $36,882, which is $16,722 more 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 $30,399.

In 2016, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,882

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Woodbury University was $36,882. The cost of tuition at Woodbury University is $16,722 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$30,399

2016 Value

10.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Woodbury University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,399. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Woodbury University grew by 10.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,319

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Woodbury University was of $11,319 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 4.36% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.86% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Woodbury University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.82% with respect to 2015, when 71% 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.

6.35%

2015 Default Rate

25

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Woodbury University was 6.35%, which represents 25 out of the 394 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Woodbury University received 1,487 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,487 applicants, 985 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,283 students enrolled at Woodbury University in 2016, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Woodbury University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

985

Accepted Out of 1,487

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Woodbury University was 66.2% (985 admissions from 1,487 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 57.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.8%, while admissions grew by 27.4%.

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SAT Scores

59%

Submission Percentage

81

Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at Woodbury University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Woodbury University has a total enrollment of 1,283 students. The full-time enrollment at Woodbury University is 1,126 students and the part-time enrollment is 157. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Woodbury University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Woodbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.4% White, 26.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.79% Asian, 3.27% Black or African American, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.546% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.39% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Woodbury University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (16.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.2%), followed by White Male (18.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Woodbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,283 students. The full-time enrollment at Woodbury University is 1,126 and the part-time enrollment is 157. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Woodbury University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

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 Woodbury University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Woodbury University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    428

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    338

  3. Asian

    100

The enrolled student population at Woodbury University is 33.4% White, 26.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.79% Asian, 3.27% Black or African American, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.546% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.39% 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 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, 12 students (0.935%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 18 more women than men received degrees from Woodbury University. The majority of degree recipients at Woodbury University are white (182 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (108 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Woodbury University is Architecture (73 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (41 degrees) and Accounting (27 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Woodbury University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (130 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (67 degrees), and Business (180 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 Woodbury University are Accountants & auditors (1,107,418 people), Miscellaneous managers (910,899 people), Financial managers (452,292 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (401,543 people), and Chief executives & legislators (378,189 people).

The most specialized majors at Woodbury University are Architecture and Related Services (130 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (67 degrees), Business (180 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Communications (16 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 Woodbury University are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Dental hygienists

The most specialized majors at Woodbury University are Architecture and Related Services (130 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (67 degrees), Business (180 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Communications (16 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 Woodbury University are Elementary & secondary schools (816,342 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (614,379 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (566,247 people), Banking & related activities (533,717 people), and Computer Systems Design (507,361 people).

The most specialized majors at Woodbury University are Architecture and Related Services (130 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (67 degrees), Business (180 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Communications (16 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Woodbury University was Architecture with 73 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 200

  2. 218

In 2016, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Woodbury University, which is 0.917 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (218).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Woodbury University in Architecture, which is 1.76 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 47 degrees were awarded to women at Woodbury University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% of students graduating from Woodbury University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Woodbury University is Female and Asian (75% 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    182 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    108 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Woodbury University is white (182 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (108 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    109 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    73 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Woodbury University is white female (109 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (73 degrees).

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Operations

Woodbury University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-343k (-1.53%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Woodbury University had a total expenditure of $46.9M. Of that $46.9M, they spent $23.2M on salaries and $46.9M on benefits.

Woodbury University employs 29 Associate professors, 24 Assistant professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at Woodbury University are Male Associate professors (16), Male Assistant professors(16), and Male Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Woodbury University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 17 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.5M

2015 Endowment

7.6%

growth from 2014

Woodbury University has an endowment valued at about $22.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Woodbury University grew 7.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.38M 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. $558k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Woodbury University received $558k 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

Primary Expenses

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$23.2M

Salary Expenditure

$46.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Woodbury University had a total expenditure of $46.9M. Of that $46.9M, they spent $23.2M on salaries and $46.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$23.2M

2015 Salaries

3.71%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Woodbury University paid a median of $23.2M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($46.9M) and a 3.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 18.9% growth from 2013 and a 0.376% decline from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.24M

Instructional Salaries

89

Number of Employees

In 2015, Woodbury University paid a total of $7.24M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

29 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Woodbury University were Associate professor with 29 employees; Assistant professor with 24 employees; and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Woodbury University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Woodbury University was Male Associate professor with 16 employees, Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Professor with 14 employees.

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

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