Consumer Information Guide 2016-2017


Student Right-to-Know Statistics

Gainful Employment

To review the on-time completion rates, median loan debt of graduates, and other important consumer information for each program, please visit:

http://west.edu/online-degree-programs


Student Borrowing

During the period of time spanning July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, 38.9% of student enrolled received federal student loans.


Loan Default Rates

The University's loan default rate for Fiscal Year 2012 is 14.7 and the national average is 11.8.

The University's loan default rate for Fiscal Year 2011 is 12.0 and the national average is 13.7.


Median Borrowing

The median borrowing for students from the University entering repayment is $24,054. The Federal loan repayment over ten years for this amount is approximately $247 per month. Your borrowing may be different.

Graduation Rates

In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must publish information regarding graduation rates as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This graduation measure includes the cohort of full-time, first-time (FTFT)degree/certificate-seeking students and tracks their completion status at 150% of the normal time to complete all requirements of their program of student. A first-time student is defined as a student who has no prior postsecondary experience attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. Data are collected on the number of students entering the institution as first-time, full-time (FTFT) degree- and/or certificate-seeking undergraduate students in a particular cohort year. Graduation rates are disaggregated by race and ethnicity, gender and federal financial aid grant or loan funds. The graduation rates shown below represent students from the 2009–20010 cohort and the percentages of those students who graduated within 150 percent by Aug. 31, 2015.

The table below shows FTFT undergraduate students and is derived from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) graduation rate survey, although shown in aggregate rather than by degree/award type. The University is a nontraditional institution that caters to a wide variety of students, including many who have previously attended another institution of higher education, and would not be classified as first-time students.

The table includes recipients of Pell Grants or subsidized loans, or neither type of aid during the 2009-2010 cohort year (September 1 - August 31).

Table 1: FTFT Degree or Certificate-seeking Undergraduate Students
in the 2009-20010 Cohort
Enrolled FTFT Undergraduates Enrolled FTFT Undergraduates Graduated Within 150% Timeframe Allowed Graduation Percent Enrolled FTFT Undergraduates
Totals 234 7 3%
Male 96 2 2%
Female 138 5 4%

Nonresident Alien 1 0 0%
Hispanic/Latino 27 1 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 0 0%
Asian 0 0 0%
Black or African American 59 0 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0%
White 116 1 5%
Two or more races 5 0
Race or Ethnicity Unknown 25 0 0%

Pell Grant Recipients 137 4 3%
Subsidized Stafford Loan Recipients who did not receive a Pell Grant 23 3 13%
Students who received neither Pell Grants or Subsidized Stafford Loan 74 0 0%

Student Diversity

In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must make available information regarding student diversity as defined by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System(IPEDS). Data reported are for enrolled full-time students.

Table 1 represents all enrolled students from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Of the total enrolled students, those who received Pell Grant funds during July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 timeframe are shown in Table 2.

Table 1: All Enrolled Student by Gender and Race/Ethnicity
Total Enrolled Percentage
Total Enrollment 2,042 100%

Male 816 40.0%
Female 1,226 60.0%

Nonresident Alien 20 1.0%
Hispanic/Latino 273 13.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 34 1.7%
Asian 29 1.4%
Black/African American 252 12.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10 0.5%
White 961 47.1%
Two or more races 156 7.5%
Unknown 307 15.0%
     
Table 2: Pell Grant Recipients by Gender and Race/Ethnicity
Total Enrolled Percentage
Pell Grant Recipients 428 100%

Male 111 25.9%
Female 317 74.1%

Nonresident Alien 0 0.0%
Hispanic/Latino 53 12.2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 10 2.3%
Asian 84 0.9%
Black/African American 108 19.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3 0.7%
White 189 44.2%
Two or more races 26 6.1%
Unknown 60 14.0%

Note: Information reported on student diversity for all enrolled students is from the IPEDS 12-Month EnrollmentSurvey 1, 20143 to June 30, 2015 timeframe.Pell recipients were those students from the 12-Month Enrollment survey who were disbursed Pell funds during the July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 timeframe.

Alumni Information

The following data represents Western International University alumni polled through the Western International University Graduation Survey between March 2013 and February 2014 to identify the impact their degree has had on their life.

West Graduation Survey(459 total Survey Respondents) # of Survey Respondents % of Survey Respondents
West Alumni planning to attend graduate school in the next 6 to 12 months 114 24.83%
     
Where Alumni Work at Time of Survey # of Survey Respondents % of Survey Respondents
Legal, Business, Personnel, Consultant, Management, Other Services (Manufacturing, Real Estate, Insurance) 95 20.69%
Accounting, Finance, Banking 26 5.66%
Counseling, Social Services, Health Services 6 1.30%
Technology 23 5.01%
Federal, State, Local Government 1 .002%
Military, Transportation, Construction 16 3.48%
Human Resources 9 1.96%
Other 29 6.31%
Not reported 254 55.33%
Benefits of West Education # of Survey Respondents % of Survey Respondents
Promotion 136 29.62%
Pay Increase 162 35.29%
N/A 152 33.11%

Types of Education in Which Graduates Enroll

In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must make available information regarding the types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of the institution's four-year degree programs enrolled.

Approximately 11% of students who completed a bachelor's degree from Western International University between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 went on to enroll in a graduate or professional program at Western International University. The most common programs students enrolled in are as follows:

  • Master of Business Administration in Management
  • Master of Arts in Human Dynamics
  • Master of Public Administration

The data is derived from the IPEDS Completions Survey (July 1, 20143 to June 30, 2015 data) and the IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey (August 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015 data).

Retention Rates

In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must make available information regarding retention rates of degree- or certificate-seeking first-time, full-time (FTFT) undergraduate students entering the institution.  Retention rate is a measure of the rate at which students persist in their educational program at an institution, expressed as a percentage.  The table shown below is the percentage of FTFT undergraduate degree-seeking students from the previous fall who were still enrolled in the next fall.

Retention Rates for FTFT Bachelor's-Seeking Students
Count of FTFT undergraduate students enrolled Fall 2014 (8/1/2014 to 10/31/2014) excluding those who became deceased after 10/31/2014


8
Count of FTFT undergraduate students enrolled Fall 2014 (8/1/2014 to 10/31/2014) still enrolled in Fall 2015 (8/1/2015 to 10/31/2015) 7
Retention 87.5%