Weber State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,990
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,224
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.96%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
29,644
41.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31.3%
426 Graduates

About

Weber State University is a higher education institution located in Weber County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Weber State University were Registered Nursing (364 degrees awarded), Computer Science (124 degrees), and Selling Skills & Sales Operations (122 degrees).

In 2019, 5,615 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Weber State University. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,332 degrees), 9.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (468 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Weber State University is $4,990, which is $−17,036 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Weber State University is $4,990, which is $−17,036 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,224.

In 2019, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,990
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Weber State University was $4,990. The cost of tuition at Weber State University is $−17,036 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$11,224
2019 Value
2.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Weber State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,224. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Weber State University grew by 2.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Weber State University was of $8,400 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
18%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Weber State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.78% with respect to 2018, when 36% 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.
5.96%
2017 Default Rate
196
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Weber State University was 5.96%, which represents 196 out of the 3288 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

Weber State University has a total enrollment of 29,644 students. The full-time enrollment at Weber State University is 12,193 students and the part-time enrollment is 17,451. This means that 41.1% of students enrolled at Weber State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Weber State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.8% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 1.39% Black or African American, 0.57% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.412% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Weber State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (32.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.9%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Weber State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,644 students. The full-time enrollment at Weber State University is 12,193 and the part-time enrollment is 17,451. This means that 41.1% of students enrolled at Weber State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2019 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 Weber State University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Weber State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    21,882
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,357
  3. Two or More Races
    1,073

The enrolled student population at Weber State University is 73.8% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 1.39% Black or African American, 0.57% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.412% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 1,788 students (6.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 865 more women than men received degrees from Weber State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Weber State University is white (4,332 degrees awarded). There were 9.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (468 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Weber State University is Registered Nursing (364 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (124 degrees) and Selling Skills & Sales Operations (122 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Weber State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (60 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (92 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,353 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 Weber State University are Registered nurses (1,384,364 people), Medical & health services managers (149,110 people), Pharmacists (134,655 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (130,381 people), and Other managers (124,238 people).

The most specialized majors at Weber State University are Science Technologies (60 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (92 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,353 degrees), Engineering Technologies (200 degrees), and Health (1,772 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 Weber State University are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Weber State University are Science Technologies (60 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (92 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,353 degrees), Engineering Technologies (200 degrees), and Health (1,772 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 Weber State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,483,451 people), Elementary & secondary schools (375,845 people), Outpatient care centers (233,867 people), Offices of physicians (228,144 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (205,259 people).

The most specialized majors at Weber State University are Science Technologies (60 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (92 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,353 degrees), Engineering Technologies (200 degrees), and Health (1,772 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 Weber State University.
Most Common
  1. 364 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 124 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 122 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Weber State University was Registered Nursing with 364 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,375
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,240
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,375 degrees were awarded to men at Weber State University, which is 0.733 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,240).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 510 degrees were awarded to men at Weber State University in General Studies, which is 0.627 times less than the 813 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 813 degrees were awarded to women at Weber State University in General Studies, which is 1.59 times more than the 510 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from Weber State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Weber State University is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.29% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,332 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    468 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    347 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Weber State University is white (4,332 degrees awarded). There were 9.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (468 degrees).

6.18% of degree recipients (347 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,531 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,801 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    290 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Weber State University is white female (2,531 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,801 degrees).

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Operations

Weber State University has an endowment valued at nearly $159M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.2M (8.97%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Weber State University had a total salary expenditure of $256M. Weber State University employs 227 Assistant professors, 131 Instructors, and 116 Professors. Most academics at Weber State University are Male Assistant professors (119), Female Assistant professors(108), and Male Professors (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Weber State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 328 employees, Management, with 200 employees, and Service with 129 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$159M
2019 Endowment
6.46%
growth from 2018

Weber State University has an endowment valued at about $159M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Weber State University grew 6.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $120M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $392k - Federal
  2. $304k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Weber State University received $392k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $304k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$115M
2019 Salaries
4.25%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Weber State University paid a median of $115M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($256M) and a 4.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.99% growth from 2017 and a 4.09% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43.5M
Instructional Salaries
565
Number of Employees

In 2019, Weber State University paid a total of $43.5M to 565 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
227 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
328 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Weber State University were Assistant professor with 227 employees; Instructor with 131 employees; and Instructor with 116 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Weber State University were Office and Administrative Support with 328 employees; Management with 200 employees; and Service with 129 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Weber State University was Male Assistant professor with 119 employees, Female Assistant professor with 108 employees, and Male Professor with 84 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Weber State University.

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