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IPEDS ID: 210438
OPE ID: 01230900
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University of Western States
2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97230-3099
General information:  (503) 256-3180
Website:  www.uws.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  1,076 (42 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Admissionswww.uws.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.uws.edu/apply/
Financial Aidwww.uws.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.uws.edu/consumer-information/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.uws.edu/veterans-benefits/
Disability Serviceswww.uws.edu/community/accessibility-services/
Mission Statement
  To advance the science and art of integrated health care through excellence in education and patient care.
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 – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty3849
Instructional3849
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$9,800
Fees$150
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15$41,877$8,375
Pell grants5$22,357$4,471
Federal student loans11$95,495$8,681
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • 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 admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment1,076
Undergraduate enrollment42
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment1,034
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 26%
Female: 74%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 10%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 15%
25 and over: 85%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 56%
Part-time: 44%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 47%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 53%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $50
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 78%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 71%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other82d----
Category total82d----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-47---
Chiropractic--130--
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist-97d--2d
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-1---
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage---28-
Category total-145d130282d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-3d---
Sports Studies-9d3d-2d
Category total-12d3d-2d
Grand total82157133284
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 33
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
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: $14,000
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Northwest Commission on Colleges and UniversitiesAccredited since (12/01/1986)07/01/2023
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
MassageAccredited since ((!)05/21/2013)05/31/2018
The Council on Chiropractic Education, Commission on Accreditation
Chiropractic (CHIRO) - Programs leading to the D.C. degreeAccredited since (01/01/1981)12/31/2020
  • (!) Estimated date
  • 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/138619.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault000
Burglary011
Motor vehicle theft020
Arson000
  • 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.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate3.6%2.2%3.9%
Number in default847
Number in repayment220179179
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)