West Coast University-Los Angeles

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,060
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$44,867
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.591%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,413
88.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
38.5%
5 Graduates

About

West Coast University-Los Angeles is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Coast University-Los Angeles were Registered Nursing (651 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 651 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Coast University-Los Angeles. 79.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (211 degrees), 1.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (193 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast University-Los Angeles is $34,060, which is $19,660 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast University-Los Angeles is $34,060, which is $19,660 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $44,867.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending West Coast University-Los Angeles received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,060
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at West Coast University-Los Angeles was $34,060. The cost of tuition at West Coast University-Los Angeles is $19,660 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$44,867
2020 Value
22.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 West Coast University-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $44,867. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of West Coast University-Los Angeles grew by 22.9%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,980
Room and Board
$1,490
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Coast University-Los Angeles was of $7,980 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,490. The cost of room and board increased by 5.14% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.35% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at West Coast University-Los Angeles received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.8% with respect to 2019, when 58% 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.
0.591%
2018 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at West Coast University-Los Angeles was 0.591%, which represents 16 out of the 2705 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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West Coast University-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 2,413 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast University-Los Angeles is 2,144 students and the part-time enrollment is 269. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at West Coast University-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Coast University-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.2% White, 28.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% Asian, 5.88% Two or More Races, 2.94% Black or African American, 2.74% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.456% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Coast University-Los Angeles in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (23%) and Asian Female (18.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Coast University-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,413 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast University-Los Angeles is 2,144 and the part-time enrollment is 269. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at West Coast University-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 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 West Coast University-Los Angeles was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), West Coast University-Los Angeles had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    802
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    684
  3. Asian
    626

The enrolled student population at West Coast University-Los Angeles is 33.2% White, 28.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% Asian, 5.88% Two or More Races, 2.94% Black or African American, 2.74% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.456% 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 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 385 more women than men received degrees from West Coast University-Los Angeles. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Coast University-Los Angeles is white (211 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (193 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Coast University-Los Angeles is Registered Nursing (651 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Coast University-Los Angeles, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (651 degrees awarded).

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 West Coast University-Los Angeles are Registered nurses (1,293,143 people), Medical & health services managers (143,575 people), Pharmacists (130,778 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,390 people), and Physicians (103,837 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Los Angeles are Health (651 degrees awarded).

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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 West Coast University-Los Angeles are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Chief executives & legislators, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Los Angeles are Health (651 degrees awarded).

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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 West Coast University-Los Angeles are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,414,995 people), Outpatient care centers (200,992 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,713 people), Offices of physicians (180,542 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (117,887 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Los Angeles are Health (651 degrees awarded).

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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 West Coast University-Los Angeles.
Most Common
  1. 651 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 West Coast University-Los Angeles was Registered Nursing with 651 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

133
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
518
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 133 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Los Angeles, which is 0.257 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (518).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 133 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Los Angeles in Registered Nursing, which is 0.257 times less than the 518 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 518 degrees were awarded to women at West Coast University-Los Angeles in Registered Nursing, which is 3.89 times more than the 133 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
17%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% of students graduating from West Coast University-Los Angeles completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 17% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17% 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 (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Coast University-Los Angeles is Female and Asian (66.7% 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, 20% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    211 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    193 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    144 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Coast University-Los Angeles is white (211 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (193 degrees).

1.38% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    176 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Coast University-Los Angeles is white female (176 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (141 degrees).

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West Coast University-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $379k (NaNk%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, West Coast University-Los Angeles had a total salary expenditure of $234M. West Coast University-Los Angeles employs 23 Instructors, 12 Assistant professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at West Coast University-Los Angeles are Female Instructors (16), Male Instructors(7), and Male Assistant professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Coast University-Los Angeles are: Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, West Coast University-Los Angeles 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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Salary Expenditure

$96M
2020 Salaries
17.5%
growth from 2019

In 2020, West Coast University-Los Angeles paid a median of $96M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($234M) and a 17.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.5% growth from 2018 and a 44% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.98M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2020, West Coast University-Los Angeles paid a total of $4.98M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.19% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Coast University-Los Angeles were Instructor with 23 employees; Assistant professor with 12 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Coast University-Los Angeles were Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Coast University-Los Angeles was Female Instructor with 16 employees, Male Instructor with 7 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at West Coast University-Los Angeles.

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