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IPEDS ID: 117520
OPE ID: 02228500
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Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, California 94545-2800
General information:  (510) 780-4500
Website:  www.lifewest.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  600 (0 undergraduate)
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty3651
Instructional3449
Research and public service22
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore price information was not reported.
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2018-2019, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2018-2019, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment (all graduate)600
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Student Gender:
Male: 57%
Female: 44%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 19%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 2%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 10%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Chiropractic184
Category total184
Grand total184
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 11
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $25,861
  • Financial support for veterans is available through the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefit programs. Life Chiropractic College West participates in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program with unlimited veterans and unlimited matching.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Council on Chiropractic Education, Commission on AccreditationAccredited (07/01/1987 - 07/15/2017)
WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited since (02/17/2017)2/17/2023
WASC Senior College and University Commission Preaccredited (06/19/2015 - 02/17/2017)
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Council on Chiropractic Education, Commission on Accreditation
Chiropractic (CHIRO) - Programs leading to the D.C. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1987)01/15/2027
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/104708.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter100
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling001
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery200
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary325
j. Motor vehicle theft111
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking022
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations100
c. Liquor law violations110
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate1.9%3.1%2.9%
Number in default243
Number in repayment101128101
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)