West Coast University-Los Angeles

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,742
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$45,923
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.126%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,620
79.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
100%
1 Graduates

About

West Coast University-Los Angeles is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at West Coast University-Los Angeles were Registered Nursing (892 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 892 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Coast University-Los Angeles. 81.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 18.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (276 degrees), 1.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (270 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast University-Los Angeles is $34,742, which is $19,801 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Coast University-Los Angeles is $34,742, which is $19,801 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $45,923.

In 2022, 55% of undergraduate students attending West Coast University-Los Angeles received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,742
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Coast University-Los Angeles was $34,742. The cost of tuition at West Coast University-Los Angeles is $19,801 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$45,923
2022 Value
5.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Coast University-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $45,923. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Coast University-Los Angeles grew by 5.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,520
Room and Board
$1,803
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Coast University-Los Angeles was of $9,520 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 10.6% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,803. The cost of books and supplies increased by 18.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

55% of undergraduate students at West Coast University-Los Angeles received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 30.4% with respect to 2021, when 79% 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.
0.126%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at West Coast University-Los Angeles was 0.126%, which represents 4 out of the 3179 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

West Coast University-Los Angeles had a total enrollment of 2,620 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Coast University-Los Angeles is 2,090 students and the part-time enrollment is 530. This means that 79.8% 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 35.1% White, 32.6% Hispanic or Latino, 21.1% Asian, 5.65% Two or More Races, 3.59% Black or African American, 1.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Coast University-Los Angeles in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (28.1%) and Asian Female (14.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Coast University-Los Angeles in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,620 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast University-Los Angeles is 2,090 and the part-time enrollment is 530. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at West Coast University-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
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 West Coast University-Los Angeles was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    920 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    854 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    552 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Coast University-Los Angeles is 35.1% White, 32.6% Hispanic or Latino, 21.1% Asian, 5.65% Two or More Races, 3.59% Black or African American, 1.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.115% 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 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 10 students (0.382%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 558 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 (276 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (270 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Coast University-Los Angeles is Registered Nursing (892 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  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 (892 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 (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Los Angeles in 2022 are Health (892 degrees awarded) (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 West Coast University-Los Angeles are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Los Angeles are Health (892 degrees awarded) (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 West Coast University-Los Angeles are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,206 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,578 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,843 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Los Angeles are Health (892 degrees awarded) (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 West Coast University-Los Angeles.
Most Common (2022)
892 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Coast University-Los Angeles was Registered Nursing with 892 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

167
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
725
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 167 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Los Angeles, which is 0.23 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (725).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 167 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Los Angeles in Registered Nursing, which is 0.23 times less than the 725 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 725 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Los Angeles in Registered Nursing, which is 4.34 times more than the 167 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 40% 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, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Coast University-Los Angeles is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    276 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    270 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    254 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Coast University-Los Angeles is white (276 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (270 degrees).

0.336% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    241 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    230 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    185 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Coast University-Los Angeles is white female (241 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (230 degrees).

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Operations

West Coast University-Los Angeles employs 32 Instructors, 12 Assistant professors and 9 Associate professors. Most academics at West Coast University-Los Angeles are Female Instructor (22), Male Instructor (10), and Female Assistant professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Coast University-Los Angeles are: Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$123M
2022 Salaries
7.51%
growth from 2021

In 2022, West Coast University-Los Angeles paid a median of $123M in salaries, a 7.51% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.93M
Instructional Salaries
55
Number of Employees

In 2022, West Coast University-Los Angeles paid a total of $5.93M to 55 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Coast University-Los Angeles were Instructor with 32 employees, Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Coast University-Los Angeles were Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees, Management with 20 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Coast University-Los Angeles was Female Instructor with 22 employees, Male Instructor with 10 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 7 employees.

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

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