Westcliff University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,400
5.45% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,926
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
67.4%
709 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,625
95.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44.4%
64 Graduates

About

Westcliff University is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Westcliff University were General Business Administration & Management (302 degrees awarded), Information Technology (64 degrees), and Business Statistics (52 degrees).

In 2022, 765 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Westcliff University. 50.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (49 degrees), 2.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Westcliff University is $17,400, which is $4,718 more than the national average for ($12,682).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Westcliff University is $17,400, which is $4,718 more than the national average for ($12,682).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,926.

In 2022, 27% of undergraduate students attending Westcliff University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 13% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$17,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Westcliff University was $17,400. The cost of tuition at Westcliff University is $4,718 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($12,682).

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Average Net Price

$23,926
2022 Value
5.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Westcliff University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,926. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Westcliff University grew by 5.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,682
Room and Board
$739
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Westcliff University was of $11,682 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 20.7% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $739. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
13%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

27% of undergraduate students at Westcliff University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 10% with respect to 2021, when 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Westcliff University received 709 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 20.5% annual growth. Out of those 709 applicants, 478 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.4% acceptance rate.

There were 5,625 students enrolled at Westcliff University in 2022.

Westcliff University has an overall enrollment yield of 87.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
478
Accepted Out of 709

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Westcliff University was 67.4% (478 admissions from 709 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 65.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 20.5%, while admissions declined by −17.7%..

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Enrollment

Westcliff University had a total enrollment of 5,625 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Westcliff University is 5,379 students and the part-time enrollment is 246. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at Westcliff University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Westcliff University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5.78% White, 3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.71% Asian, 1.33% Black or African American, 1.32% Two or More Races, 0.213% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.178% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Westcliff University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (4.36%), followed by White Female (3.84%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (1.78%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (1.58%) and White Male (1.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Westcliff University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,625 students. The full-time enrollment at Westcliff University is 5,379 and the part-time enrollment is 246.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Westcliff University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Westcliff University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    325 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    169 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    96 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Westcliff University is 5.78% White, 3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.71% Asian, 1.33% Black or African American, 1.32% Two or More Races, 0.213% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.178% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% 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, 1,740 students (30.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 9 more women than men received degrees from Westcliff University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Westcliff University is white (49 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Westcliff University is General Business Administration & Management (302 degrees awarded), followed by Information Technology (64 degrees) and Business Statistics (52 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Westcliff University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (44 degrees awarded), Business (543 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (114 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,728,441 people), Registered nurses (1,520,695 people), Accountants & auditors (1,076,644 people), Other managers (879,277 people), and Software developers (678,489 people).

The most specialized majors at Westcliff University in 2022 are Legal (44 degrees awarded), Business (543 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (114 degrees), Education (18 degrees), and Health (12 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 Westcliff University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Legal (44 degrees awarded), Business (543 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (114 degrees), Education (18 degrees), and Health (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,295,572 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,914,170 people), Computer Systems Design (1,081,507 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (699,231 people), and Banking & related activities (565,595 people).

The most specialized majors at Westcliff University are Legal (44 degrees awarded), Business (543 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (114 degrees), Education (18 degrees), and Health (12 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 Westcliff University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 302 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Westcliff University was General Business Administration & Management with 302 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

378
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
387
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 378 degrees were awarded to men at Westcliff University, which is 0.977 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (387).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 220 degrees were awarded to men at Westcliff University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 214 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 214 degrees were awarded to men at Westcliff University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.973 times less than the 220 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (0%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Westcliff University is Male and Asian (0% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 84.4% of graduates (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    49 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Westcliff University is white (49 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

43.8% of degree recipients (335 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    29 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Westcliff University is white male (29 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (20 degrees).

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Operations

Westcliff University employs 18 Professors, 10 Assistant professors and 5 Instructors. Most academics at Westcliff University are Male Professor (11), Female Assistant professor (8), and Female Professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westcliff University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 129 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 51 employees, and Management with 37 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$16.9M
2022 Salaries
19.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Westcliff University paid a median of $16.9M in salaries, a 19.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.89M
Instructional Salaries
36
Number of Employees

In 2022, Westcliff University paid a total of $2.89M to 36 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
129 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Westcliff University were Professor with 18 employees, Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Instructor with 5 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Westcliff University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 129 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees, and Management with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Westcliff University was Male Professor with 11 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Female Professor with 7 employees.

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