West Coast University-Orange County

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,646
0.909% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,933
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.126%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,475
77% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
73.3%
11 Graduates

About

West Coast University-Orange County is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at West Coast University-Orange County were Registered Nursing (934 degrees awarded), Dental Hygiene (62 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (23 degrees).

In 2022, 1,563 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Coast University-Orange County. 80.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (576 degrees), 1.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (378 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Coast University-Orange County is $21,646, which is $6,705 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Coast University-Orange County is $21,646, which is $6,705 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 $27,933.

In 2022, 54% of undergraduate students attending West Coast University-Orange County received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$21,646
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Coast University-Orange County was $21,646. The cost of tuition at West Coast University-Orange County is $6,705 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$27,933
2022 Value
13.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Coast University-Orange County had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,933. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Coast University-Orange County grew by 13.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,568
Room and Board
$1,402
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Coast University-Orange County was of $8,568 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.488% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,402. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.07% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

54% of undergraduate students at West Coast University-Orange County received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 29.9% with respect to 2021, when 77% 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-Orange County 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-Orange County had a total enrollment of 4,475 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Coast University-Orange County is 3,445 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,030. This means that 77% of students enrolled at West Coast University-Orange County are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Coast University-Orange County, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.8% Asian, 29.6% Hispanic or Latino, 20.3% White, 7.11% Two or More Races, 3.66% Black or African American, 1.61% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.313% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Coast University-Orange County in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (29.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (26.5%) and White Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.1%), followed by Asian Female (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (20.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Coast University-Orange County in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,475 students. The full-time enrollment at West Coast University-Orange County is 3,445 and the part-time enrollment is 1,030. This means that 77% of students enrolled at West Coast University-Orange County 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-Orange County was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), West Coast University-Orange County had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    1,648 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,324 enrolled students
  3. White
    910 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Coast University-Orange County is 36.8% Asian, 29.6% Hispanic or Latino, 20.3% White, 7.11% Two or More Races, 3.66% Black or African American, 1.61% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.313% 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 (0.223%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 953 more women than men received degrees from West Coast University-Orange County. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Coast University-Orange County is asian (576 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (378 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Coast University-Orange County is Registered Nursing (934 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Hygiene (62 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Coast University-Orange County, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,552 degrees awarded) and Business (11 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 West Coast University-Orange County are Registered nurses (1,473,023 people), Accountants & auditors (1,029,600 people), Other managers (714,081 people), Financial managers (486,445 people), and Chief executives & legislators (378,106 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Orange County in 2022 are Health (1,552 degrees awarded) and Business (11 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 West Coast University-Orange County are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Orange County are Health (1,552 degrees awarded) and Business (11 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 West Coast University-Orange County are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,771,649 people), Elementary & secondary schools (654,233 people), Computer Systems Design (503,889 people), Banking & related activities (474,193 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (440,232 people).

The most specialized majors at West Coast University-Orange County are Health (1,552 degrees awarded) and Business (11 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 West Coast University-Orange County.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 934 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Coast University-Orange County was Registered Nursing with 934 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

305
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,258
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 305 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Orange County, which is 0.242 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,258).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 199 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Orange County in Registered Nursing, which is 0.271 times less than the 735 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 735 degrees were awarded to men at West Coast University-Orange County in Registered Nursing, which is 3.69 times more than the 199 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 57% of students graduating from West Coast University-Orange County completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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-Orange County 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. Asian
    576 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    378 degrees awarded
  3. White
    372 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Coast University-Orange County is asian (576 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (378 degrees).

0.768% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    431 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    328 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    306 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Coast University-Orange County is asian female (431 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (328 degrees).

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Operations

West Coast University-Orange County employs 41 Instructors, 37 Assistant professors and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at West Coast University-Orange County are Female Instructor (28), Female Assistant professor (26), and Male Instructor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Coast University-Orange County are: Management, with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Coast University-Orange County were Instructor with 41 employees, Assistant professor with 37 employees, and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Coast University-Orange County were Management with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Coast University-Orange County was Female Instructor with 28 employees, Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Instructor with 13 employees.

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

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