West Coast University-Orange County

Anaheim, CA 92802
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West Coast University-Orange County is one of the seventy-eight private, for-profit 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Anaheim.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,555 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 12 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 10 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 87%). Every year 50% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

West Coast University-Orange County's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $34,060, and fees were $575. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $34,060 and $575 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students2,555
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate87%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 137 410
Master's degree 2 9
Post-master's certificate 0 0

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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,890/credit
In State Students$1,890/credit
Out of State Students$1,890/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$615/credit
In State Students$615/credit
Out of State Students$615/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $85,050 $85,050 $85,050
ADN 70 $132,300 $132,300 $132,300
BSN 125 $236,250 $236,250 $236,250
FNP 50 $30,750 $30,750 $30,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of West Coast University-Orange County's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,845
Other Federal Grant 20% $380
State Grant & Scholarships 20% $6,613
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $8,275
Federal Student Loans 80% $6,167
Private Loans 40% $26,066


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$44,168
$30,001 to $48,000$49,030
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
West Coast University-Orange County
1477 S Manchester Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

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