Western Oregon University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Monmouth, OR

$8,280

Avg in-state tuition

$27,090

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Western Oregon University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Western Oregon University is a small public university located on a suburban campus in Monmouth, Oregon. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,008, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 79%. The university offers 81 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 45%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,280, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $27,090.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

79% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

71% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

45% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 16-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 945-1200

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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5k

Students enrolled

97%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

61%

Hispanic

20%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

Black

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

3%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Female student population

65%

Socio-economic diversity

43% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

4

Total Online Enrollment

4,413

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

98% On-campus

2% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 5% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $8,280 $27,090
Graduate $16,056 $26,604

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $10,389
On-campus other expenses $2,487
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,802
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,487
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,487

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,356 $41,166
Off-campus without family $22,769 $41,579
Off-campus with family $11,967 $30,777

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

53%

State Grant Aid

30%

Institution Grant Aid

95%

Pell Grant

43%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,963
State Grant Aid $3,129
Institution Grant Aid $4,155
Pell Grant Aid $4,537

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$33k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.