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IPEDS ID: 112525
OPE ID: 02482700
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Western University of Health Sciences
309 E 2nd St, Pomona, California 91766-1854
General information:  (909) 623-6116
Website:  www.westernu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  3,833 (0 undergraduate)
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty33161
Instructional30560
Research and public service261
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$22,489
Fees$40
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2017-2018, 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 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all graduate)3,833
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 32%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 35%
Two or more races: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 2%
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) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences, General6--
Category total6--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dentistry-68-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other11--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other27--
Nursing Administration-10-
Optometry-62-
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy-325-
Pharmaceutical Sciences8--
Pharmacy-130-
Physical Therapy/Therapist-70-
Physician Assistant96--
Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry-34-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse89-31
Veterinary Medicine-109-
Category total23180831
Grand total23780831
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
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 - graduates: 20
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: $18,508
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited since (02/28/1996)06/26/2026
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (01/14/1996)06/30/2021
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (02/06/2013)12/31/2021
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programsPreaccredited (12/09/2007 - 02/06/2013)
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degreeAccredited since ((!)07/01/1981)05/01/2022
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapistAccredited since (05/20/1994)06/30/2029
American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Podiatry (POD) - Colleges of podiatric medicine, including first-professional and graduate degree programsAccredited since (10/19/2012)04/01/2024
Podiatry (POD) - Colleges of podiatric medicine, including first-professional and graduate degree programsPreaccredited (04/24/2010 - 10/19/2012)
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degreeAccredited since (03/02/2008)12/31/2019
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degreePreaccredited (05/02/2003 - 03/02/2008)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (09/11/2011)TBD
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (09/29/2001)6/20/2016
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
PredoctoralAccredited since (01/29/2009)TBD
  • (!) 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/103574.
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
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary311
Motor vehicle theft124
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 rate0.3%0.4%0.3%
Number in default443
Number in repayment1,006906934
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)