University of Western States (210438)

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2022 Enrolled Students
1,096
47.2% Full-Time

About

University of Western States (210438) is a higher education institution located in Multnomah County, OR. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at University of Western States (210438) were Chiropractic (154 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 517 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Western States (210438). 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (291 degrees), 7.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (39 degrees).

Costs

In 2018, 10% of undergraduate students attending University of Western States (210438) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 23% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

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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 (210438) 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.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2019 Default Rate
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Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Western States (210438) was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 244 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

University of Western States (210438) had a total enrollment of 1,096 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Western States (210438) is 517 students and the part-time enrollment is 579. This means that 47.2% of students enrolled at University of Western States (210438) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Western States (210438), both undergraduate and graduate, is 53% White, 7.21% Two or More Races, 4.56% Black or African American, 3.92% Asian, 2.83% Hispanic or Latino, 0.182% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.182% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Two or More Races Female (3.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Western States (210438) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,096 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Western States (210438) is 517 and the part-time enrollment is 579. This means that 47.2% of students enrolled at University of Western States (210438) are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    581 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    79 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    50 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Western States (210438) is 53% White, 7.21% Two or More Races, 4.56% Black or African American, 3.92% Asian, 2.83% Hispanic or Latino, 0.182% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.182% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 43 students (3.92%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 67 more women than men received degrees from University of Western States (210438). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Western States (210438) is white (291 degrees awarded). There were 7.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (39 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at University of Western States (210438) is Chiropractic (154 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Western States (210438), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (91 degrees awarded), Psychology (85 degrees), and Health (341 degrees).

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 (210438) are Registered nurses (1,512,748 people), Physicians (532,967 people), Other managers (245,859 people), Medical & health services managers (230,045 people), and Postsecondary teachers (213,945 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Western States (210438) in 2022 are Biology (91 degrees awarded), Psychology (85 degrees), and Health (341 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 Western States (210438) are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Western States (210438) are Biology (91 degrees awarded), Psychology (85 degrees), and Health (341 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (210438) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,073,911 people), Elementary & secondary schools (682,496 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (531,144 people), Outpatient care centers (465,268 people), and Offices of physicians (427,398 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Western States (210438) are Biology (91 degrees awarded), Psychology (85 degrees), and Health (341 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 Western States (210438).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 136 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at University of Western States (210438) was Clinical Nutritionist with 136 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from masters degree programs at University of Western States (210438) according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

225
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
292
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 225 degrees were awarded to men at University of Western States (210438), which is 0.771 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (292).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 92 degrees were awarded to men at University of Western States (210438) in Chiropractic, which is 1.48 times more than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 132 degrees were awarded to men at University of Western States (210438) in Clinical Nutritionist, which is 12 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2016 at University of Western States (210438) is Female and White (80% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    291 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Western States (210438) is white (291 degrees awarded). There were 7.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (39 degrees).

5.22% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    166 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    125 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Western States (210438) is white female (166 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (125 degrees).

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Operations

University of Western States (210438) has an endowment valued at nearly $3.78M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−21.1%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, University of Western States (210438) had a total salary expenditure of 27M. University of Western States (210438) employs 14 Associate professors, 9 Assistant professors and 4 No academic ranks. Most academics at University of Western States (210438) are Female Associate professor (8), Female Assistant professor (7), and Male Associate professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Western States (210438) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 32 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

Endowment

$3.78M
2022 Endowment
14.8%
decline from 2021

University of Western States (210438) has an endowment valued at about $3.78M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Western States (210438) declined 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.86M 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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Salary Expenditure

$13.9M
2022 Salaries
3.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Western States (210438) paid a median of $13.9M in salaries, which represents 51.5% of their overall expenditure ($27M) and a 3.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.88M
Instructional Salaries
33
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Western States (210438) paid a total of $2.88M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
14 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Western States (210438) were Associate professor with 14 employees, Assistant professor with 9 employees, and No academic rank with 4 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Western States (210438) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees, Management with 23 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Western States (210438) was Female Associate professor with 8 employees, Female Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Western States (210438).

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