Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,524
Graduate Enrollment: 414
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Fringe (in urban cluster up to 10 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 91.57%

Male/Female: 37% / 63% (2017)

First generation college students: 41.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 6.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2021 Median Admit SAT: 1,057


2021 Median Admit ACT: 20


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 71.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 46.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 31.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 22.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 58.3%
Black: 2.7%
Hispanic: 22.1%
Asian: 2.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 1.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.6%
2+ races: 5.7%
Non-resident alien: 3.2%
Unknown race: 2.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $23,263
In-State tuition: $10,269
Out-of-State tuition: $29,709

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,803 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,460 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,146 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,460 (2022)

Average Family Income: $68,927 (2017)
Median Family Income: $41,710 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 38.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 76.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $20,609 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $218 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $15,076
$30k-48k $14,616
$48k-75k $13,454
$75k-110k $15,405
$110k+ $16,361

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 27%
6-year graduation rate: 48%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $20,609 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $16,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 57.2% (2015)
@3 year 65.1% (2017)
@5 year 71.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 40.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 42.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $35,304 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $45,368 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 38 $21,316 $208 $35,692 ($2,974) $50,672 ($4,223)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 10 $25,458 $236 $42,058 ($3,505) $48,015 ($4,001)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 59 $389 $46,773 ($3,898) $53,928 ($4,494)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 93
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 67
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 12
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 19
Bachelor's Degree American Sign Language. 30 $22,950 $249 $31,410 ($2,618) $36,768 ($3,064)
Master's Degree American Sign Language. 4
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 58
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 12
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 4
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 2
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 28 $24,625 $226
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 11 $22,787 ($1,899)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 16
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 51 $21,691 $226 $36,418 ($3,035) $43,870 ($3,656)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 16 $53,277 ($4,440)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 136 $24,500 $219 $41,399 ($3,450) $46,076 ($3,840)
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree History. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 15
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 21 $27,342 $275 $24,989 ($2,082) $52,553 ($4,379)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics and Computer Science. 4
Bachelor's Degree Gerontology. 6 $33,949 ($2,829) $41,186 ($3,432)
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 97 $27,000 $235 $32,011 ($2,668) $40,397 ($3,366)
Master's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 62 $24,500 $249 $30,476 ($2,540) $40,753 ($3,396)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 8
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 8
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 115 $23,448 $217 $32,998 ($2,750) $43,164 ($3,597)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 22
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 105 $24,000 $228 $37,273 ($3,106) $51,212 ($4,268)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 5
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 31 $25,000 $244 $30,868 ($2,572) $45,230 ($3,769)
Master's Degree Social Sciences, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 3
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 11
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 30 $26,000 $223 $63,101 ($5,258) $68,922 ($5,744)
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 20 $40,737 ($3,395)
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 132 $20,500 $164 $27,575 ($2,298)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 10
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 19
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 25 $466 $52,390 ($4,366) $54,526 ($4,544)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $62,856
Full time faculty: 80%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 12.0

School's endowment start of year: $19,859,100 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $21,367,139 (2022)