University of Western States

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2018 Student Loan
0.858%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,195
51% Full-Time

About

University of Western States is a higher education institution located in Multnomah County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Western States were Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences (110 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 466 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Western States. 51.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (238 degrees), 6.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Western States is $0, which is $−14,400 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Western States is $0, which is $−14,400 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2018, 10% of undergraduate students attending University of Western States received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 23% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

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2018 Value

In 2018 University of Western States had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2017 and 2018, the average net price of University of Western States grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
23%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

10% of undergraduate students at University of Western States received financial aid through grants or loans in 2018. This represents a decline of 67.7% with respect to 2017, when 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at University of Western States (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.
0.858%
2018 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Western States was 0.858%, which represents 2 out of the 233 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 Western States has a total enrollment of 1,195 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Western States is 609 students and the part-time enrollment is 586. This means that 51% of students enrolled at University of Western States are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Western States, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.1% White, 8.7% Two or More Races, 3.93% Asian, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.85% Hispanic or Latino, 0.335% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.251% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Western States in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A. Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.3%), followed by White Female (22.2%) and Two or More Races Female (4.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Western States, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,195 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Western States is 609 and the part-time enrollment is 586. This means that 51% of students enrolled at University of Western States are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Western States was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), University of Western States had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    634
  2. Two or More Races
    104
  3. Asian
    47

The enrolled student population at University of Western States is 53.1% White, 8.7% Two or More Races, 3.93% Asian, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.85% Hispanic or Latino, 0.335% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.251% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 72 students (6.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 16 more women than men received degrees from University of Western States. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Western States is white (238 degrees awarded). There were 6.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Western States is Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences (110 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Western States, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (110 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Health (321 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 University of Western States are Registered nurses (1,368,397 people), Physicians (481,110 people), Medical & health services managers (187,064 people), Pharmacists (182,666 people), and Postsecondary teachers (164,069 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Western States are Biology (110 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Health (321 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 University of Western States are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Western States are Biology (110 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Health (321 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Western States are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,876,768 people), Elementary & secondary schools (390,285 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,716 people), Offices of physicians (361,356 people), and Outpatient care centers (300,935 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Western States are Biology (110 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Health (321 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 University of Western States.
Most Common
  1. 110 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Western States was Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences with 110 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

225
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
241
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 225 degrees were awarded to men at University of Western States, which is 0.934 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (241).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 103 degrees were awarded to men at University of Western States in Chiropractic, which is 1.72 times more than the 60 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 94 degrees were awarded to women at University of Western States in Clinical Nutritionist, which is 9.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Western States is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    238 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Western States is white (238 degrees awarded). There were 6.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (39 degrees).

6.01% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    131 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    107 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Western States is white female (131 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (107 degrees).

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Operations

University of Western States has an endowment valued at nearly $3.58M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $367k (10.2%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, University of Western States had a total salary expenditure of $27.6M. University of Western States employs 17 Assistant professors, 16 Associate professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at University of Western States are Female Assistant professors (11), Male Associate professors(8), and Female Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Western States are: Management, with 53 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 19 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.58M
2020 Endowment
2.77%
growth from 2019

University of Western States has an endowment valued at about $3.58M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Western States grew 2.77% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.85M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Western States received $0 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

$13.1M
2020 Salaries
1.81%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Western States paid a median of $13.1M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($27.6M) and a 1.81% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.87% growth from 2018 and a 10.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.06M
Instructional Salaries
37
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Western States paid a total of $3.06M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Western States were Assistant professor with 17 employees; Associate professor with 16 employees; and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Western States were Management with 53 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Western States was Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, Male Associate professor with 8 employees, and Female Associate professor with 8 employees.

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

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