Westmont College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,840
2.93% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,112
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.69%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82%
2,326 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,284
99.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
73.6%
256 Graduates

About

Westmont College is a higher education institution located in Santa Barbara County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Westmont College were Business & Managerial Economics (39 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (36 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (34 degrees).

In 2022, 283 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Westmont College. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (171 degrees), 4.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westmont College is $48,840, which is $20,510 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Westmont College is $48,840, which is $20,510 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,112.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Westmont College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$48,840
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Westmont College was $48,840. The cost of tuition at Westmont College is $20,510 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$33,112
2022 Value
1.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Westmont College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,112. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Westmont College grew by 1.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,960
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Westmont College was of $11,960 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Westmont College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.69%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Westmont College was 0.69%, which represents 2 out of the 290 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Westmont College received 2,326 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.768% annual growth. Out of those 2,326 applicants, 1,907 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82% acceptance rate.

There were 1,284 students enrolled at Westmont College in 2022. 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Westmont College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,907
Accepted Out of 2,326

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Westmont College was 82% (1,907 admissions from 2,326 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.768%, while admissions grew by 3.03%..

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage (2022)
62
Scores Submitted (2022)

20% of enrolled first-time students at Westmont College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Westmont College had a total enrollment of 1,284 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Westmont College is 1,272 students and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Westmont College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Westmont College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.3% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.93% Asian, 6.7% Two or More Races, 2.02% Black or African American, 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Westmont College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westmont College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,284 students. The full-time enrollment at Westmont College is 1,272 and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Westmont College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 Westmont College was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Westmont College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    671 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    297 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    89 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Westmont College is 52.3% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.93% Asian, 6.7% Two or More Races, 2.02% Black or African American, 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.234% 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 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, 87 students (6.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 61 more women than men received degrees from Westmont College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Westmont College is white (171 degrees awarded). There were 4.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Westmont College is Business & Managerial Economics (39 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (36 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (34 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Westmont College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and Physical Sciences (18 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 Westmont College are Physicians (474,248 people), Postsecondary teachers (268,224 people), Other managers (241,437 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (203,469 people), and Other Physical Scientists (164,909 people).

The most specialized majors at Westmont College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Biology (34 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 Westmont College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Westmont College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Biology (34 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 Westmont College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (596,576 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (570,989 people), Elementary & secondary schools (498,982 people), Offices of physicians (240,887 people), and Scientific research & development services (204,684 people).

The most specialized majors at Westmont College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Physical Sciences (18 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Biology (34 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 Westmont College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Westmont College was Business & Managerial Economics with 39 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

111
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
172
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 111 degrees were awarded to men at Westmont College, which is 0.645 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (172).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Westmont College in Business & Managerial Economics, which is 1.44 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Westmont College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.83 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 71% of students graduating from Westmont College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Westmont College is Female and Asian (90% 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, 3.52% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    171 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Westmont College is white (171 degrees awarded). There were 4.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

9.19% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    107 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Westmont College is white female (107 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (64 degrees).

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Operations

Westmont College has an endowment valued at nearly $94.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.45%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Westmont College had a total salary expenditure of 69.5M. Westmont College employs 47 Professors, 25 Associate professors and 25 Assistant professors. Most academics at Westmont College are Male Professor (33), Female Associate professor (15), and Female Assistant professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westmont College are: Management, with 34 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 31 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Endowment

$94.5M
2022 Endowment
0.667%
decline from 2021

Westmont College has an endowment valued at about $94.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Westmont College declined 0.667% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.2M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$26M
2022 Salaries
6.39%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Westmont College paid a median of $26M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($69.5M) and a 6.39% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.57M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2022, Westmont College paid a total of $9.57M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
47 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westmont College were Professor with 47 employees, Associate professor with 25 employees, and Assistant professor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westmont College were Management with 34 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westmont College was Male Professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 15 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Westmont College.

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