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IPEDS ID: 125718
OPE ID: 02276800
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Westminster Theological Seminary in California
1725 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, California 92027
General information:  (760) 480-8474
Website:  www.wscal.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  134 (0 undergraduate)
Net Price Calculatorwww.wscal.edu/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.wscal.edu/academics/current-students/registrars-office
Disability Serviceswww.wscal.edu/
Mission Statement
  Westminster Seminary California is a Christian institution seeking to glorify God through graduate theological study. Its primary responsibility is to educate future pastors for Christian churches, especially for Presbyterian and Reformed denominations. It also provides theological education for others who will serve the Christian community and the larger society.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
None
Student Services
Remedial 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 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty85
Instructional85
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Tuition$14,600
Fees$200
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2019-2020, therefore financial aid information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2019-2020, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment (all graduate)134
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 74%
Part-time: 26%Student Gender:
Male: 90%
Female: 10%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 18%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 21%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • 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) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies3
Divinity/Ministry21
Theology/Theological Studies9
Category total33
Grand total33
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
  • Institution did not award educational benefits in 2013-14.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological SchoolsAccredited since (01/15/1997)07/31/2028
WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited since (06/30/1984)06/30/2028
  • 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/107123.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary010
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0
b. Negligent manslaughter0
c. Rape0
d. Fondling0
e. Incest0
f. Statutory Rape0
g. Robbery0
h. Aggravated assault0
i. Burglary0
j. Motor vehicle theft0
k. Arson0
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence0
b. Dating violence0
c. Stalking0
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.0
b. Drug abuse violations0
c. Liquor law violations0
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.0
b. Drug abuse violations0
c. Liquor law violations0
  • 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 Year201720162015
Default rate0.0%0.0%0.9%
Number in default001
Number in repayment3184101
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)