Woodbury University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,712
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,349
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
66.3%
1,907 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,225
95.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
52%
92 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 (70 degrees awarded), Other Film & Photographic Arts (24 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees).

In 2019, 305 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Woodbury University. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (112 degrees), 1.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Woodbury University is $39,712, which is $17,686 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Woodbury University is $39,712, which is $17,686 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,349.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,712
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Woodbury University was $39,712. The cost of tuition at Woodbury University is $17,686 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$26,349
2019 Value
10.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Woodbury University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,349. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Woodbury University grew by 10.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,665
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Woodbury University was of $12,665 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 3.7% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Woodbury University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 9.21% with respect to 2018, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.9%
2017 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Woodbury University was 1.9%, which represents 7 out of the 369 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Woodbury University received 1,907 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10% annual decline. Out of those 1,907 applicants, 1,265 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,225 students enrolled at Woodbury University in 2019, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Woodbury University has an overall enrollment yield of 16%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,265
Accepted Out of 1,907

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Woodbury University was 66.3% (1,265 admissions from 1,907 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −10%, while admissions declined by −9.12%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
105
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Woodbury University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Woodbury University has a total enrollment of 1,225 students. The full-time enrollment at Woodbury University is 1,171 students and the part-time enrollment is 54. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at Woodbury University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Woodbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.8% White, 35.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.55% Asian, 3.67% Black or African American, 3.18% Two or More Races, 0.327% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Woodbury University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.9%), followed by White Female (19.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (18.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Woodbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,225 students. The full-time enrollment at Woodbury University is 1,171 and the part-time enrollment is 54. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at Woodbury University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2019 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 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    439
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    430
  3. Asian
    117

The enrolled student population at Woodbury University is 35.8% White, 35.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.55% Asian, 3.67% Black or African American, 3.18% Two or More Races, 0.327% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.245% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 23 more women than men received degrees from Woodbury University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Woodbury University is white (112 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Woodbury University is Architecture (70 degrees awarded), followed by Other Film & Photographic Arts (24 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (23 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 (102 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (58 degrees), and Business (115 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 (1,014,572 people), Other managers (883,309 people), Financial managers (520,626 people), Chief executives & legislators (434,043 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (328,735 people).

The most specialized majors at Woodbury University are Architecture and Related Services (102 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (58 degrees), Business (115 degrees), Communications (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (11 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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Woodbury University are Architecture and Related Services (102 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (58 degrees), Business (115 degrees), Communications (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (11 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 (832,435 people), Computer Systems Design (618,262 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (583,493 people), Banking & related activities (532,315 people), and Construction (475,283 people).

The most specialized majors at Woodbury University are Architecture and Related Services (102 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (58 degrees), Business (115 degrees), Communications (14 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (11 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 Woodbury University.
Most Common
  1. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Woodbury University was Architecture with 70 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

141
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
164
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 141 degrees were awarded to men at Woodbury University, which is 0.86 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (164).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Woodbury University in Architecture, which is 2.04 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 38 degrees were awarded to women at Woodbury University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.36 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 26% of students graduating from Woodbury University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Woodbury University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 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
    112 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    80 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Woodbury University is white (112 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

0.656% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    72 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    41 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Woodbury University is white female (72 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (41 degrees).

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Operations

Woodbury University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $919k (4.64%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Woodbury University had a total salary expenditure of $38.7M. Woodbury University employs 28 Associate professors, 27 Professors, and 12 Assistant professors. Most academics at Woodbury University are Male Professors (17), Male Associate professors(15), and Female Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Woodbury University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 18 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.8M
2019 Endowment
10.7%
decline from 2018

Woodbury University has an endowment valued at about $19.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Woodbury University declined 10.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.7M 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. $1.11M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Woodbury University received $1.11M 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

Salary Expenditure

$16.4M
2019 Salaries
10.2%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Woodbury University paid a median of $16.4M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($38.7M) and a 10.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.04% decline from 2017 and a 12.8% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.12M
Instructional Salaries
67
Number of Employees

In 2019, Woodbury University paid a total of $6.12M to 67 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Woodbury University were Associate professor with 28 employees; Professor with 27 employees; and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Woodbury University were Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees; and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Woodbury University was Male Professor with 17 employees, Male Associate professor with 15 employees, and Female Associate professor with 13 employees.

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

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