University of the West

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,912
3.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,028
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.13%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
164
90.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
20%
4 Graduates

About

University of the West is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of the West were General Business Administration & Management (9 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (8 degrees), and General Psychology (8 degrees).

In 2022, 53 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the West. 66% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (13 degrees), 1.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the West is $12,912, which is $−15,418 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of the West is $12,912, which is $−15,418 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,028.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending University of the West received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,912
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of the West was $12,912. The cost of tuition at University of the West is $−15,418 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,028
2022 Value
43.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of the West had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,028. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of the West grew by 43.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,181
Room and Board
$1,126
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the West was of $13,181 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.55% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,126. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at University of the West received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.56% with respect to 2021, when 90% 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.
5.13%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of the West was 5.13%, which represents 2 out of the 39 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

University of the West had a total enrollment of 164 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of the West is 149 students and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at University of the West are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the West, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21.3% Asian, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% White, 6.1% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, and 0.61% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the West in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (15%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (8.33%) and Black or African American Female (6.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (15.7%), followed by Asian Female (10.1%) and White Female (10.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the West in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 164 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the West is 149 and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at University of the West are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2022 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 University of the West was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of the West had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    35 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    23 enrolled students
  3. White
    17 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of the West is 21.3% Asian, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% White, 6.1% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, and 0.61% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 3 students (1.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 17 more women than men received degrees from University of the West. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of the West is hispanic or latino (13 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the West is General Business Administration & Management (9 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (8 degrees) and General Psychology (8 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the West, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Theology (7 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the West are Elementary & middle school teachers (243,481 people), Postsecondary teachers (192,736 people), Other managers (190,932 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (158,883 people), and Secondary school teachers (142,181 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the West in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Theology (7 degrees), Math & Statistics (5 degrees), Psychology (8 degrees), and English (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of the West are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of the West are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Theology (7 degrees), Math & Statistics (5 degrees), Psychology (8 degrees), and English (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of the West are Elementary & secondary schools (672,506 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (398,320 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (239,066 people), Computer Systems Design (193,234 people), and Outpatient care centers (170,734 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the West are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Theology (7 degrees), Math & Statistics (5 degrees), Psychology (8 degrees), and English (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of the West.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 9 degrees awarded
  2. 8 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the West was General Business Administration & Management with 9 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

18
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
35
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at University of the West, which is 0.514 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (35).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 5 degrees were awarded to men at University of the West in Other Religious Studies, which is 1.25 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at University of the West in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 7 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from University of the West completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (20%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of the West is Male and Hispanic or Latino (20% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 25% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    13 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    9 degrees awarded
  3. White
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the West is hispanic or latino (13 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (9 degrees).

1.89% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    9 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of the West is hispanic or latino female (9 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (6 degrees).

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Operations

University of the West has an endowment valued at nearly $14.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17.6%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of the West had a total salary expenditure of 6.6M. University of the West employs 5 Assistant professors, 4 Associate professors and 3 Professors. Most academics at University of the West are Male Professor (3), Male Assistant professor (3), and Male Associate professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the West are: Management, with 11 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 10 employees, and Service with 4 employees.

Endowment

$14.4M
2022 Endowment
15.5%
decline from 2021

University of the West has an endowment valued at about $14.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the West declined 15.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.56M
2022 Salaries
5.45%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of the West paid a median of $3.56M in salaries, which represents 53.9% of their overall expenditure ($6.6M) and a 5.45% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.02M
Instructional Salaries
14
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of the West paid a total of $1.02M to 14 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
5 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
11 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the West were Assistant professor with 5 employees, Associate professor with 4 employees, and Professor with 3 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the West were Management with 11 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees, and Service with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the West was Male Professor with 3 employees, Male Assistant professor with 3 employees, and Male Associate professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of the West.

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