Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,974
Graduate Enrollment: 774
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 94.35%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 30.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,084
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 980 - 1190

2022 Median Admit ACT: 20
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 17 - 22

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 76.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 61.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 49.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 38.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 73.8%
Black: 5.0%
Hispanic: 11.0%
Asian: 2.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 3.3%
Non-resident alien: 0.5%
Unknown race: 4.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $24,422
In-State tuition: $11,139
Out-of-State tuition: $17,219

Estimated books and supplies: $1,070 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $12,197 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,572 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $12,197 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,572 (2022)

Average Family Income: $86,849 (2017)
Median Family Income: $63,176 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 30.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 58.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,457 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $238 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,032
$30k-48k $15,145
$48k-75k $18,644
$75k-110k $21,313
$110k+ $22,557

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 46%
6-year graduation rate: 61%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 98.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,457 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,735 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,212 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,750 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 74.7% (2015)
@3 year 80.1% (2017)
@5 year 83.9% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 57.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 60.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $38,029 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,829 (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)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 75 $26,000 $246 $35,779 ($2,982) $45,172 ($3,764)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 41 $23,913 $236 $34,825 ($2,902) $45,493 ($3,791)
Bachelor's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 14 $23,628 $250 $24,650 ($2,054) $48,103 ($4,009)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 42 $27,000 $265 $34,097 ($2,841) $48,979 ($4,082)
Master's Degree Social Work. 70 $403 $53,628 ($4,469) $60,582 ($5,049)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 28 $25,000 $212 $45,125 ($3,760) $59,639 ($4,970)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 40 $24,783 $223 $36,326 ($3,027) $46,487 ($3,874)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 10 $52,232 ($4,353)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 4
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 17 $27,000 $249 $28,190 ($2,349) $34,247 ($2,854)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 12 $22,334 ($1,861)
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 6
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 61 $26,900 $223 $76,363 ($6,364) $84,941 ($7,078)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 234 $26,000 $246 $41,834 ($3,486) $56,699 ($4,725)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree History. 49 $25,000 $223 $30,183 ($2,515) $38,390 ($3,199)
Master's Degree History. 6
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 186 $27,000 $276 $32,352 ($2,696) $43,355 ($3,613)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 52 $27,000 $260 $35,274 ($2,940) $49,803 ($4,150)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 12 $57,378 ($4,782)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 68 $27,000 $284 $30,210 ($2,518) $48,343 ($4,029)
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 120 $27,000 $276 $32,260 ($2,688) $44,155 ($3,680)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 1 $52,546 ($4,379)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 22 $420 $51,274 ($4,273)
Master's Degree Psychology, Other. 7 $69,397 ($5,783)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 229 $24,422 $228 $38,972 ($3,248) $60,570 ($5,048)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 16
Master's Degree Public Administration. 13 $55,991 ($4,666)
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 15 $20,381 $193 $54,638 ($4,553) $56,413 ($4,701)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 11 $27,000 $286 $64,791 ($5,399)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 28 $27,000 $286 $38,608 ($3,217) $45,141 ($3,762)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 7 $49,350 ($4,113)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 124 $27,000 $279 $32,275 ($2,690) $42,954 ($3,580)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 19 $47,764 ($3,980) $54,372 ($4,531)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 14
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 21 $27,000 $286 $37,955 ($3,163)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 31 $27,000 $257 $33,509 ($2,792) $41,350 ($3,446)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 2


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $88,677
Full time faculty: 49%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 21.0

School's endowment start of year: $7,761,884 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $13,213,677 (2022)