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Western Oregon University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Western Oregon University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Western Oregon University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Western Oregon University was awarded 79 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is corrections administration.

Overall Quality

Western Oregon State College is ranked #1,354 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Western Oregon State College is also ranked #14 out of 36 schools in Oregon.

See all of the rankings for Western Oregon University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Western Oregon State College?

Acceptance Rate

Western Oregon University has an acceptance rate of 81%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Learn more about Western Oregon University admissions.

Western Oregon University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Western Oregon State College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Western Oregon University is 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Western Oregon University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Western Oregon University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 21% for first-time, full-time students at Western Oregon State College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100
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Western Oregon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,343 undergraduates at Western Oregon State College with 3,677 being full-time and 666 being part-time.

How Much Does Western Oregon University Cost?

The overall average net price of Western Oregon State College is $19,315. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Western Oregon State College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,816 $16,858 $19,365 $20,868 $21,999

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Western Oregon State College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Western Oregon State College, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $5,924 a year. That adds up to $23,696 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Western Oregon State College is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Western Oregon State College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Western Oregon State College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,700 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Western Oregon University make the most money.

Location of Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is a public institution located in Monmouth, Oregon. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Monmouth draws many to the area.

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Contact details for Western Oregon State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361-1394
Phone: 503-838-8000
Website: www.wou.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WOUnews
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wounews

Western Oregon University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Western Oregon University. Of these students, 1,232 received undergraduate degrees and 216 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 154 $24,700
General Business/Commerce 150 $33,200
General Psychology 126 $29,100
General Education 121 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 92 $34,000
Health & Physical Education 60 $23,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 54 $35,200
Public Health 54 $31,900
American Sign Language 41 $28,200
Computer Information Systems 40 $49,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Western Oregon University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Western Oregon State College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 2,032 students took at least one online class at Western Oregon University. This is an increase from the 1,416 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,032 322
2017-2018 1,416 261
2016-2017 1,469 285
2015-2016 1,341 341
2013-2014 1,058 301

Learn more about online learning at Western Oregon University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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