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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:  3,847 (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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty32348
Instructional29847
Research and public service251
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$23,502
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, 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)3,847
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 31%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
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) 2016-2017
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, General10--
Category total10--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dentistry-67-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other23--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other25--
Nursing Administration-24-
Optometry-86-
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy-320-
Pharmaceutical Sciences10--
Pharmacy-131-
Physical Therapy/Therapist-76-
Physician Assistant97--
Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry-44-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse98-39
Veterinary Medicine-108-
Category total25385639
Grand total26385639
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, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 22
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: $416
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
WASC Senior College and University Commission 2/28/1996 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs1/14/1996 - 6/30/2013Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs12/9/2007 - 2/6/2013Accredited
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs2/6/2013 -  Accredited
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree(!)7/1/1981 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist5/20/1994 -  Accredited
American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Podiatry (POD) - Colleges of podiatric medicine, including first-professional and graduate degree programs4/24/2010 - 10/19/2012Accredited
Podiatry (POD) - Colleges of podiatric medicine, including first-professional and graduate degree programs10/19/2012 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree5/2/2003 - 3/2/2008Accredited
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree3/2/2008 - 3/28/2017Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels9/11/2011 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Predoctoral1/29/2009 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
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 Year201520142013
Default rate0.4%0.3%0.4%
Number in default433
Number in repayment906934719
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)