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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:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  620 (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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty3348
Instructional3346
Research and public service02
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, 2016-2017
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, 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 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all graduate)620
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Student Gender:
Male: 59%
Female: 41%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 17%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, 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.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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
Chiropractic153
Category total153
Grand total153
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, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 8
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: $21,372
  • Financial support to veterans is available through the VA Benefits programs. The college 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
The 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
The Council on Chiropractic Education, Commission on Accreditation
Chiropractic (CHIRO) - Programs leading to the D.C. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1987)1/15/2019
  • 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.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery020
Aggravated assault100
Burglary232
Motor vehicle theft011
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 Year201520142013
Default rate3.1%2.9%4.0%
Number in default433
Number in repayment12810174
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)