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IPEDS ID: 490133
OPE ID: 04249600
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Westcliff University
4199 Campus Drive #650, Irvine, California 92612-4696
General information:  (888) 491-8686
Website:  www.westcliff.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  1,301 (469 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Admissionswww.westcliff.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.westcliff.edu/apply/
Financial Aidwww.westcliff.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.westcliff.edu/admissions/netprice
Disability Serviceswww.westcliff.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Disability-Services-Handbook.pdf
Mission Statement
  Westcliff University’s mission is to educate, inspire, and empower students from around the world to acquire the competencies to excel personally and professionally through innovative, high-quality distance and campus programs.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
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
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty2462
Instructional2160
Research and public service32
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$6,660$6,660$6,660$7,0205.4%
Books and supplies$700$700$700$7395.6%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,488$9,488$9,488$9,4880.0%
Other$4,016$4,016$4,016$4,0160.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,016$4,016$4,016$4,0160.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$20,864$20,864$20,864$21,2631.9%
Off Campus with Family$11,376$11,376$11,376$11,7753.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$6,000
Fees$60
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid100%————
Grant or scholarship aid00%$0
Federal grants00%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1(*)0%(*)(*)
Pell grants(*)0%(*)(*)
Federal student loans00%$0
  • 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.
  • (*) Average amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of individuals.

  • 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 award financial aid in 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment1,301
Undergraduate enrollment469
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment31
Graduate enrollment832
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 64%
Female: 36%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 0%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 90%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 46%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 37%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 28%
Enrolled in some distance education: 35%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 37%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants14610343
Percent admitted42%41%44%
Percent admitted who enrolled87%93%74%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • Our institution also accepts other English proficiency test scores for admission such as IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and PTE (Pearson Test of English). An English Medium of Instruction Letter from a previous education is also acceptable.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 88%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • 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.
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2009-10
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General148d45d0d0d0d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other----0d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General----0d
Organizational Leadership---0d0d
Category total148d45d0d0d0d
Education
Education, General0d----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-11d--0d
Category total0d11d--0d
Grand total14856000
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
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: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.