Westfield State University (168263)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$970
2022 Average Net Price
$18,021
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.36%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.5%
6,625 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,702
77.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.8%
634 Graduates

About

Westfield State University (168263) is a higher education institution located in Hampden County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Westfield State University (168263) were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (151 degrees awarded), General Business (143 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (127 degrees).

In 2022, 1,413 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Westfield State University (168263). 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,082 degrees), 8.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (123 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westfield State University (168263) is $970, which is $−23,026 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Westfield State University (168263) is $970, which is $−23,026 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,021.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending Westfield State University (168263) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$970
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Westfield State University (168263) was $970. The cost of tuition at Westfield State University (168263) is $−23,026 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,021
2022 Value
6.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Westfield State University (168263) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,021. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Westfield State University (168263) grew by 6.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,197
Room and Board
$1,070
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Westfield State University (168263) was of $12,197 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.6% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,070. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Westfield State University (168263) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.5% with respect to 2021, when 57% 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.
1.36%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Westfield State University (168263) was 1.36%, which represents 23 out of the 1696 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Westfield State University (168263) received 6,625 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 82.6% annual growth. Out of those 6,625 applicants, 5,400 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,702 students enrolled at Westfield State University (168263) in 2022. 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Westfield State University (168263) has an overall enrollment yield of 14.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,400
Accepted Out of 6,625

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Westfield State University (168263) was 81.5% (5,400 admissions from 6,625 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 94.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 82.6%, while admissions grew by 57.7%..

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage (2021)
175
Scores Submitted (2021)

22% of enrolled first-time students at Westfield State University (168263) in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Westfield State University (168263) had a total enrollment of 4,702 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Westfield State University (168263) is 3,658 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,044. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Westfield State University (168263) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Westfield State University (168263), both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.1% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.32% Two or More Races, 2.17% Asian, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0425% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Westfield State University (168263) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (31.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.9%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westfield State University (168263) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,702 students. The full-time enrollment at Westfield State University (168263) is 3,658 and the part-time enrollment is 1,044. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Westfield State University (168263) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Westfield State University (168263) was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Westfield State University (168263) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,247 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    540 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    267 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Westfield State University (168263) is 69.1% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.32% Two or More Races, 2.17% Asian, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0425% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 342 students (7.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 365 more women than men received degrees from Westfield State University (168263). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Westfield State University (168263) is white (1,082 degrees awarded). There were 8.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (123 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Westfield State University (168263) is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (151 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (143 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (127 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Westfield State University (168263), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (144 degrees awarded), Protective Services (176 degrees), and History (36 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Westfield State University (168263) are Social workers, all other (272,279 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (230,733 people), Other managers (220,452 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (186,121 people), and Police officers (159,161 people).

The most specialized majors at Westfield State University (168263) in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (144 degrees awarded), Protective Services (176 degrees), History (36 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Westfield State University (168263) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Westfield State University (168263) are Public Administration and Social Service (144 degrees awarded), Protective Services (176 degrees), History (36 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 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 Westfield State University (168263) are Elementary & secondary schools (668,596 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (435,405 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (322,622 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (319,383 people), and Individual & family services (251,389 people).

The most specialized majors at Westfield State University (168263) are Public Administration and Social Service (144 degrees awarded), Protective Services (176 degrees), History (36 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 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 Westfield State University (168263).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 151 degrees awarded
  2. 143 degrees awarded
  3. 127 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Westfield State University (168263) was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 151 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

524
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
889
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 524 degrees were awarded to men at Westfield State University (168263), which is 0.589 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (889).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Westfield State University (168263) in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.1 times more than the 84 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 105 degrees were awarded to men at Westfield State University (168263) in Social Work, which is 4.04 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 53% of students graduating from Westfield State University (168263) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Westfield State University (168263) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.05% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,082 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    123 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Westfield State University (168263) is white (1,082 degrees awarded). There were 8.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (123 degrees).

4.25% of degree recipients (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    681 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    401 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Westfield State University (168263) is white female (681 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (401 degrees).

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Operations

Westfield State University (168263) has an endowment valued at nearly $11.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−23%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Westfield State University (168263) had a total salary expenditure of 128M. Westfield State University (168263) employs 97 Professors, 56 Associate professors and 37 Assistant professors. Most academics at Westfield State University (168263) are Male Professor (50), Female Professor (47), and Female Associate professor (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westfield State University (168263) are: Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 79 employees, and Management with 71 employees.

Endowment

$11.8M
2022 Endowment
10.4%
decline from 2021

Westfield State University (168263) has an endowment valued at about $11.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Westfield State University (168263) declined 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$51M
2022 Salaries
2.26%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Westfield State University (168263) paid a median of $51M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($128M) and a 2.26% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.8M
Instructional Salaries
198
Number of Employees

In 2022, Westfield State University (168263) paid a total of $18.8M to 198 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
87 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westfield State University (168263) were Professor with 97 employees, Associate professor with 56 employees, and Assistant professor with 37 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westfield State University (168263) were Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees, and Management with 71 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westfield State University (168263) was Male Professor with 50 employees, Female Professor with 47 employees, and Female Associate professor with 29 employees.

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