Woodbury University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,436

1.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,720

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.66%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

61.6%

1,327 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,160

90.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.1%

62 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 (103 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (44 degrees), and Interior Architecture (26 degrees).

In 2017, 416 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Woodbury University. 51.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (169 degrees), 1.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Woodbury University is $37,436, which is $16,703 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Woodbury University is $37,436, which is $16,703 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 $28,720.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,436

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Woodbury University was $37,436. The cost of tuition at Woodbury University is $16,703 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$28,720

2017 Value

5.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Woodbury University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,720. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Woodbury University grew by 5.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,813

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Woodbury University was of $11,813 in 2017. 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 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

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Woodbury University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.9% with respect to 2016, when 69% 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.

4.66%

2016 Default Rate

18

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Woodbury University was 4.66%, which represents 18 out of the 386 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

Woodbury University received 1,327 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.8% annual decline. Out of those 1,327 applicants, 818 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,160 students enrolled at Woodbury University in 2017, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Woodbury University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

818

Accepted Out of 1,327

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Woodbury University was 61.6% (818 admissions from 1,327 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -10.8%, while admissions declined by -17%.

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SAT Scores

55%

Submission Percentage

64

Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at Woodbury University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Woodbury University has a total enrollment of 1,160 students. The full-time enrollment at Woodbury University is 1,054 students and the part-time enrollment is 106. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Woodbury University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Woodbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.9% White, 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.79% Asian, 3.28% Black or African American, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.431% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Woodbury University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (17.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (15.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.2%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Woodbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,160 students. The full-time enrollment at Woodbury University is 1,054 and the part-time enrollment is 106. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Woodbury University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Woodbury University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Woodbury University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    382

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    339

  3. Asian

    102

The enrolled student population at Woodbury University is 32.9% White, 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.79% Asian, 3.28% Black or African American, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.431% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.172% 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 54.4% 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, 6 students (0.517%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 10 more women than men received degrees from Woodbury University. The majority of degree recipients at Woodbury University are white (169 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Woodbury University is Architecture (103 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (44 degrees) and Interior Architecture (26 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 (164 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), and Business (157 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 (1,123,060 people), Other managers (794,239 people), Financial managers (452,323 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (437,778 people), and Chief executives & legislators (369,235 people).

The most specialized majors at Woodbury University are Architecture and Related Services (164 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), Business (157 degrees), Communications (21 degrees), and History (4 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, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Woodbury University are Architecture and Related Services (164 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), Business (157 degrees), Communications (21 degrees), and History (4 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 (854,410 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (580,192 people), Computer Systems Design (550,281 people), Banking & related activities (541,283 people), and Insurance carriers (438,773 people).

The most specialized majors at Woodbury University are Architecture and Related Services (164 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), Business (157 degrees), Communications (21 degrees), and History (4 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. 103 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Woodbury University was Architecture with 103 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 203

  2. 213

In 2017, 203 degrees were awarded to men at Woodbury University, which is 0.953 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (213).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Woodbury University in Architecture, which is 1.52 times more than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 50 degrees were awarded to women at Woodbury University in Architecture, which is 0.658 times less than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% of students graduating from Woodbury University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (89.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Woodbury University is Female and White (89.3% 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, 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

    169 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    94 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Woodbury University is white (169 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

0.481% 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

    98 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    71 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Woodbury University is white female (98 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (71 degrees).

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Operations

Woodbury University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.6M (10.8%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Woodbury University had a total salary expenditure of $40.5M. Woodbury University employs 26 Associate professors, 23 Professors, and 21 Assistant professors. Most academics at Woodbury University are Male Professors (15), Male Associate professors(15), and Male Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Woodbury University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.2M

2017 Endowment

6.14%

growth from 2016

Woodbury University has an endowment valued at about $24.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Woodbury University grew 6.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.96M 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. $578k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Woodbury University received $578k 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

$19.5M

2017 Salaries

12.8%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Woodbury University paid a median of $19.5M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($40.5M) and a 12.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.48% decline from 2015 and a 3.71% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.13M

Instructional Salaries

70

Number of Employees

In 2017, Woodbury University paid a total of $6.13M to 70 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

38 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Woodbury University were Associate professor with 26 employees; Professor with 23 employees; and Professor with 21 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Woodbury University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Woodbury University was Male Professor with 15 employees, Male Associate professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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

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