Western University of Health Sciences

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2019 Default Rate
0.209%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,724
98.9% Full-Time

About

Western University of Health Sciences is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Western University of Health Sciences were Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (324 degrees awarded), Pharmacy (133 degrees), and Dentistry (75 degrees).

In 2022, 1,134 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western University of Health Sciences. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (394 degrees), 1.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (365 degrees).

Costs

Student Loan Default Rate

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0.209%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western University of Health Sciences was 0.209%, which represents 2 out of the 956 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

Western University of Health Sciences had a total enrollment of 3,724 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western University of Health Sciences is 3,683 students and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Western University of Health Sciences are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western University of Health Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.6% Asian, 33.6% White, 16.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.68% Two or More Races, 3.49% Black or African American, and 0.322% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (24.3%), followed by White Female (21.2%) and Asian Male (15.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western University of Health Sciences in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,724 students. The full-time enrollment at Western University of Health Sciences is 3,683 and the part-time enrollment is 41. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Western University of Health Sciences are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    1,476 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,252 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    615 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western University of Health Sciences is 39.6% Asian, 33.6% White, 16.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.68% Two or More Races, 3.49% Black or African American, and 0.322% 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, 46 students (1.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 320 more women than men received degrees from Western University of Health Sciences. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western University of Health Sciences is asian (394 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (365 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Western University of Health Sciences is Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (324 degrees awarded), followed by Pharmacy (133 degrees) and Dentistry (75 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Western University of Health Sciences, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,019 degrees awarded) and Biology (12 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 Western University of Health Sciences are Registered nurses (1,462,841 people), Physicians (492,036 people), Pharmacists (191,319 people), Medical & health services managers (190,544 people), and Other managers (159,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Western University of Health Sciences in 2022 are Health (1,019 degrees awarded) and Biology (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 Western University of Health Sciences are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Podiatrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Western University of Health Sciences are Health (1,019 degrees awarded) and Biology (12 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 Western University of Health Sciences are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,910,129 people), Offices of physicians (386,323 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,002 people), Elementary & secondary schools (354,861 people), and Outpatient care centers (319,886 people).

The most specialized majors at Western University of Health Sciences are Health (1,019 degrees awarded) and Biology (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 Western University of Health Sciences.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 324 degrees awarded
  2. 133 degrees awarded
  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Western University of Health Sciences was Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy with 324 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from professional doctorate programs at Western University of Health Sciences according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

407
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
727
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 407 degrees were awarded to men at Western University of Health Sciences, which is 0.56 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (727).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 164 degrees were awarded to men at Western University of Health Sciences in Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy, which is 1.02 times more than the 160 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 160 degrees were awarded to men at Western University of Health Sciences in Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy, which is 0.976 times less than the 164 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    394 degrees awarded
  2. White
    365 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western University of Health Sciences is asian (394 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (365 degrees).

2.12% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    240 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    221 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western University of Health Sciences is asian female (240 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (221 degrees).

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Operations

Western University of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at nearly $59.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.19M (2.02%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Western University of Health Sciences had a total salary expenditure of 218M. Western University of Health Sciences employs 102 Assistant professors, 77 Associate professors and 51 Professors. Most academics at Western University of Health Sciences are Female Assistant professor (63), Female Associate professor (48), and Male Assistant professor (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western University of Health Sciences are: Office and Administrative Support, with 238 employees, Management, with 157 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 135 employees.

Endowment

$59.1M
2022 Endowment
7.66%
decline from 2021

Western University of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at about $59.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Western University of Health Sciences declined 7.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47.5M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$116M
2022 Salaries
3.42%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Western University of Health Sciences paid a median of $116M in salaries, which represents 53.2% of their overall expenditure ($218M) and a 3.42% 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

$33.1M
Instructional Salaries
242
Number of Employees

In 2022, Western University of Health Sciences paid a total of $33.1M to 242 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
102 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
238 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western University of Health Sciences were Assistant professor with 102 employees, Associate professor with 77 employees, and Professor with 51 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western University of Health Sciences were Office and Administrative Support with 238 employees, Management with 157 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 135 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western University of Health Sciences was Female Assistant professor with 63 employees, Female Associate professor with 48 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Western University of Health Sciences.

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