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

684 Undergraduate Degrees
141 Graduate Degrees
97% Acceptance Rate

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West Coast University - Orange County Rankings

West Coast University - Orange County landed the #22 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,284 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. West Coast University - Orange County also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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.

West Coast University - Orange County has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
#13 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 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
#58 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#81 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#94 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual

Where Is West Coast University - Orange County?

Location of West Coast University - Orange County

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

Admission Requirements for West Coast University - Orange County

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into West Coast University - Orange County?

97% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
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.Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 100%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Can I Afford West Coast University - Orange County?

86% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At West Coast University - Orange County, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $16,729 a year. That adds up to $66,916 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at West Coast University - Orange County is 2.6%. 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

2,324 Full-Time Undergraduates
77% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,802 undergraduate students at West Coast University - Orange County, with 2,324 being full-time and 478 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  West Coast University - Orange County

There are also 1,174 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,324 full-time undergraduates at West Coast University - Orange County, 23% are male and 77% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  West Coast University - Orange County

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of West Coast University - Orange County Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 929
Black or African American 65
Hispanic or Latino 572
White 497
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 261

Online Learning at West Coast University - Orange County

910 Took All Classes Online
2,091 Took At Least One Class Online
3,270.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at West Coast University - Orange County. In 2017-2018, 2,091 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 most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

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 3,270.4%. This is the #22 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 following table shows the 1-year growth rate of West Coast University - Orange County majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 67%
Nursing 19%
Nursing Administration 41%
Registered Nursing 14%

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
Nursing Administration #1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #2
Nursing #6
Registered Nursing #6

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 684 0 0 684
Nursing Administration 0 0 138 138
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 3 0 3
Nursing Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 684 3 138 825

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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