Western Washington University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,879
2.18% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$16,117
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.73%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
84.8%
11,244 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
15,915
91% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
69%
1,846 Graduates

About

Western Washington University is a higher education institution located in N/A. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Washington University were N/A.

In N/A, N/A degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Washington University. N/A of these degrees were awarded to women, and N/A awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,961 degrees), 9.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (320 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Washington University is $6,879, which is $N/A N/A the national average for N/A ($N/A).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Washington University is $6,879, which is $N/A N/A the national average for N/A ($N/A).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,117.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,879
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Western Washington University was $6,879. The cost of tuition at Western Washington University is $N/A N/A than the overall (public and private) national average for N/A ($N/A).

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Average Net Price

$16,117
2017 Value
0.788%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Western Washington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,117. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Western Washington University grew by 0.788%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,437
Room and Board
$906
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Washington University was of $10,437 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $906. The cost of room and board increased by 0.928% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 18.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Western Washington University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.08% with respect to 2016, when 48% 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.
2.73%
2016 Default Rate
80
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Washington University was 2.73%, which represents 80 out of the 2934 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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Admissions

Western Washington University received 11,244 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.89% annual growth. Out of those 11,244 applicants, 9,534 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.8% acceptance rate.

There were 15,915 students enrolled at Western Washington University in 2017, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western Washington University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
9,534
Accepted Out of 11,244

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Western Washington University was 84.8% (9,534 admissions from 11,244 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 83.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.89%, while admissions grew by 9.05%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
2,548
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Western Washington University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Western Washington University has a total enrollment of 15,915 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Washington University is 14,483 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,432. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Western Washington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.7% White, 8.78% Hispanic or Latino, 8.36% Two or More Races, 6.29% Asian, 1.62% Black or African American, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.176% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Washington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50.3%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,915 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Washington University is 14,483 and the part-time enrollment is 1,432. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Western Washington University are enrolled full-time compared with N/A% at similar N/A.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2017 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 Western Washington University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar N/A (N/A%), Western Washington University had a retention rate N/A its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,416
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,398
  3. Two or More Races
    1,330

The enrolled student population at Western Washington University is 71.7% White, 8.78% Hispanic or Latino, 8.36% Two or More Races, 6.29% Asian, 1.62% Black or African American, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.176% 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 N/A is .

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, 233 students (1.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In N/A, N/A N/A women than men received degrees from Western Washington University. The majority of degree recipients at Western Washington University are white (2,961 degrees awarded). There were 9.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (320 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Washington University is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Washington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are N/A.

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

N/A
Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Washington University are N/A.

The most specialized majors at Western Washington University are N/A.

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

N/A
Highest Paying Job

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The most specialized majors at Western Washington University are N/A.

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Common Industries by Major

N/A
Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Washington University are N/A.

The most specialized majors at Western Washington University are N/A.

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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 Western Washington University.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Washington University was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. N/A
  2. N/A

In N/A, N/A degrees were awarded to men at Western Washington University, which is N/A times N/A the number of degrees awarded to females (N/A).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, N/A degrees were awarded to men at Western Washington University in N/A, which is N/A times N/A the N/A female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, N/A degrees were awarded to women at Western Washington University in N/A, which is N/A times N/A the N/A male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 40% of students graduating from Western Washington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Washington University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all N/A, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,961 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    320 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    298 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Washington University is white (2,961 degrees awarded). There were 9.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (320 degrees).

0.754% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Washington University is N/A (N/A degrees awarded). There were N/A times N/A N/A recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, N/A (N/A degrees).

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Operations

Western Washington University has an endowment valued at nearly $79.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.64M (3.33%), compared to the N/A% average return ($N/A on $N/A) across all N/A.

In 2017, Western Washington University had a total salary expenditure of $313M. Western Washington University employs 217 Professors, 153 Associate professors, and 151 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western Washington University are Male Professors (134), Male Assistant professors(86), and Female Professors (83).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Washington University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 318 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 157 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 151 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79.1M
2017 Endowment
11.6%
growth from 2016

Western Washington University has an endowment valued at about $79.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Washington University grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A N/A than the median endowment of N/A according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the N/A Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.7M - Federal
  2. $20.2M - State
  3. $362k - Local

As of 2017, Western Washington University received $6.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.2M from state grants and contracts, and $362k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$149M
2017 Salaries
5.39%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Western Washington University paid a median of $149M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($313M) and a 5.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.76% growth from 2015 and a 7.22% growth from 2014.

The median for similar N/A is N/A (N/A% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.9M
Instructional Salaries
596
Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Washington University paid a total of $52.9M to 596 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
217 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
318 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Washington University were Professor with 217 employees; Associate professor with 153 employees; and Associate professor with 151 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Washington University were Office and Administrative Support with 318 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 157 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 151 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Washington University was Male Professor with 134 employees, Male Assistant professor with 86 employees, and Female Professor with 83 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western Washington University.

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