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West Coast University - Los Angeles Campus

West Coast University - Los Angeles Campus is college with 1374 students located in North Hollywood, CA.

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Overview

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For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and helping prepare adult students to enter the workforce and make a difference. Each day, medical techniques and technology take impressive strides forward. At West Coast University, our objective is to stay at the leading edge of the healthcare industry, helping prepare graduates for a career in healthcare that is responsive to the demands of the community and the global society. Our goal is to help each student grow professionally and personally, becoming highly skilled professionals and healthcare leaders. Along the way, we provide a dynamic educational experience that we hope will be memorable and truly enjoyable. We look forward to meeting you!

Mission Statement

At West Coast University, we embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability. We design market-responsive programs through collaboration between faculty and industry professionals. We continuously pursue more effective and innovative ways through which students develop the competencies and confidence required in a complex and changing world.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,374
Gender 24% Male / 76% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 96% Full Time / 4% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 25% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 29%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 4%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 20%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

  • Peer Mentoring and Support

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services: Career Services provides professional and career assistance and guidance for our students and graduates by introducing progressive and effective career development techniques within a culture of integrity and compassion. Through partnerships with industry professionals, we enhance the prospects for professional success for students and graduates. We passionately pursue opportunities through which our students and graduates can attain their professional aspirations in a complex and changing market.
  • Facilities: WCU puts extensive thought into the design of our campus facilities. Our philosophy is that our buildings — just like every other aspect of the University — must support, promote and encourage student success and academic excellence. At WCU, students learn various skills and procedures by using the wide range of technologically advanced equipment in our Simulation Center. The entrance to our North Hollywood campus boasts a skylight and grand staircase that usher students and faculty into an airy and inspiring space. Extensive student common areas are themed with marine elements including a waterfall, bamboo pier and recessed seating area. As a result of our recent and extensive renovation, this building has become a neighborhood icon replete with classic academic institution elements including a clock tower, flagpoles and visually distinctive lighting.
  • Study Abroad: West Coast University is crossing borders with its portfolio of education abroad programs, which is growing each year to include more programs and locations. These opportunities allow students to expand their knowledge base, broaden their personal perspectives, and develop their professional intercultural skill set – all while staying on track to graduate! Learn more here: westcoastuniversity.edu/international-education.html

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (88%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (10%), Health/Health Care Administration/Management (1%), Health/Health Care Administration/Management (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Administration & Faculty

Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 44
Student : Faculty Ratio 22 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 31 : 68
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 95
No Status Faculty 4

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (866) 508-2684

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 54.4% accepted of 90 applications

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $37,246 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $35,368
$48K-$75K $41,318
$75K-$110K $41,318
$110K+ $41,318

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $32,450, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $32,450 Same as On-Campus
Fees $75 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $12,520
Books $1,788 $1,788
Total (before financial aid) $34,313 $46,833

Students Receiving Aid

25% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 92% $9,054
Federal Scholarships/Grants 25% $5,950
Other Federal Grants 25% $400
Other Loans 8% $19,995
Pell Grants 25% $5,550
Student Loans 92% $10,872

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://westcoastuniversity.edu/admissions/financial-aid.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

83% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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