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Located in Anaheim, California, West Coast University - Orange County is a private for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

971 Undergraduate Degrees
336 Graduate Degrees

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West Coast University - Orange County Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at West Coast University - Orange County.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Online Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards West Coast University - Orange County has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Value Colleges for Nursing Administration College Factual
#9 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#22 Best Nursing Administration Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#36 Best Registered Nursing Schools College Factual
#44 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#54 Best Nursing Schools College Factual

Where Is West Coast University - Orange County?

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Contact details for West Coast University - Orange County are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1477 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: 714-782-1700
Website: westcoastuniversity.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/westcoastu

How Do I Get Into West Coast University - Orange County?

You can apply to West Coast University - Orange County online at: westcoastuniversity.edu/contactus/application.html

As long as you submit the requested materials to West Coast University - Orange County when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford West Coast University - Orange County?

92% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At West Coast University - Orange County, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $8,455 a year. That adds up to $33,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at West Coast University - Orange County is 0.5%. 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.

West Coast University - Orange County Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,510 Full-Time Undergraduates
78% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,990 undergraduate students at West Coast University - Orange County, with 2,510 being full-time and 480 being part-time.

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There are also 1,340 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,510 full-time undergraduates at West Coast University - Orange County, 22% are male and 78% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of West Coast University - Orange County students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,018
Black or African American 63
Hispanic or Latino 616
White 553
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

Online Learning at West Coast University - Orange County

1,694 Took All Classes Online
3,422 Took At Least One Class Online
58.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,422 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at West Coast University - Orange County has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of West Coast University - Orange County

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at West Coast University - Orange County was 58.3%. This is the #363 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at West Coast University - Orange County regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at West Coast University - Orange County ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at West Coast University - Orange County.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #24
Nursing Administration #41
Nursing #198

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

West Coast University - Orange County Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 971 0 0 971
Nursing Administration 0 0 317 317
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 19 0 19
TOTAL 971 19 317 1,307

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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