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Western Oregon University Data & Information Overview

95 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
79% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Western Oregon University Ranked?

#533 Best Colleges in Nation
#7 Best Colleges in OR
Corrections Administration Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Western Oregon University was awarded 95 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is corrections administration.

Overall Quality

Western Oregon State College is ranked #533 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Western Oregon State College held the #1,354 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Western Oregon State College also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Oregon ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Western Oregon State College?

79% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
24% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Western Oregon University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 79%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to Western Oregon State College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 610. Math scores were between 475 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Western Oregon University  ( 470 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Western Oregon University  ( 475 to 590 )
Western Oregon State College received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Western Oregon University  ( 16 to 23 )

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Western Oregon University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
89% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Western Oregon University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Western Oregon University is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Western Oregon University

71% Freshmen Retention
20% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Western Oregon University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 20% for first-time, full-time students at Western Oregon State College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

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Western Oregon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,421 Full-Time Undergraduates
36.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
65.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,008 undergraduates at Western Oregon State College with 3,421 being full-time and 587 being part-time.

How Much Does Western Oregon University Cost?

$15,214 Net Price
91% Take Out Loans
$15,788 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Western Oregon State College is $15,214. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Western Oregon State College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,517 $13,898 $14,525 $17,147 $18,235

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Western Oregon State College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Western Oregon State College, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $3,947 a year. That adds up to $15,788 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Western Oregon State College is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Western Oregon State College Graduates Make?

$47,041 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Western Oregon State College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,041 in their early years. This is good news for future Western Oregon State College graduates since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Western Oregon University make the most money.

Location of Western Oregon University

Oregon State
3,421 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Western Oregon University is a public institution located in Monmouth, Oregon. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Monmouth draws many to the area.

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Contact details for Western Oregon State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361-1394
Phone: 503-838-8000

Western Oregon University Majors

49 Majors With Completions
970 Undergraduate Degrees
180 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Western Oregon University. Of these students, 970 received undergraduate degrees and 180 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Education 158 NA
General Psychology 109 $32,010
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 103 $32,858
General Business/Commerce 96 $38,319
Criminal Justice & Corrections 86 $35,943
Public Health 54 $33,521
Health & Physical Education 52 $28,229
General Biology 29 $26,493
Computer Information Systems 24 $63,160
Communication & Media Studies 23 $32,952

Learn more about the majors offered at Western Oregon University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Western Oregon State College

97% Take At Least One Class Online
92% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 4,413 students took at least one online class at Western Oregon University. This is an increase from the 2,032 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 4,413 4,195
2018-2019 2,032 322
2017-2018 1,416 261
2016-2017 1,469 285
2015-2016 1,341 341

Learn more about online learning at Western Oregon University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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