• Address: 12215 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91606

  • Phone Number: (818) 299-5500

  • Website: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/

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About West Coast University

West Coast University started as an Ophthalmology school in Los Angeles, from a classroom. In 1997, the West Coast University got reorganized and from 2004 the University started concentrating on educating only healthcare professionals. It is a private for-profit University, offering healthcare degrees in various locations across the USA as well as providing degrees through its online courses. It is having faculties from the healthcare domain focusing on students to make them excellent healthcare professionals.

  • West Coast University acceptance Rate is 100% which means all candidates who applied for this university get admission.

  • This university has a total student population of 1,558 in which 1,437 are full-timers and 121 are part-timers.

  • It has a graduation rate of 62% and the student-faculty ratio of 22:1.

  • The university is located at 12215 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91606.

  • West Coast University Library consists of the extensive range of books, journals and magazine subscriptions related to the healthcare industry to make the students up to date with the industry happenings.


West Coast University Online

  • West Coast University offers a great deal of support to the students through its online portal.

  • The students get great support from all the faculties regarding any query they might have.

  • They can also get a huge boost from the college online facilities for submitting the assignments and performing projects.

  • West Coast University Blackboard is a state of the art site which offers the students with complete support to perform their assignments and provides continuous support and mentoring from the college faculty.

  • Students can also know the stats of their attendance and performance to help them complete the curriculum in due time.

  • West Coast University Portal is a unique platform for students as well as faculty to interact and have smooth discussions regarding the course which the student opted.


West Coast University Tuition

It offers 15 online programs across 2 disciplines which are Nursing and Health Sciences.

This university has a flexible tuition fee for every course they offer. The total average tuition of a few of the offered degree types are as follows

Degree Type Average Total Tuition
Bachelors $18,900
Master's $26,355
Post Masters Certificate $13,900

West Coast University Degrees and Programs

It offers the following degree in Nursing and Health Sciences disciplines.

  • Bachelors

  • Masters

  • Post Masters Certificate

This university offers various programs. Some of them are listed below

Masters in Public Health Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing Post Master Certificate in Nursing Educator
Masters in Health Administration Doctor’s in Physical Therapy

West Coast University Nursing

In 2008 West Coast University which is located in California got an approval for offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

This University has produced around 100,000 qualified nurses till date. This shows the West Coast University commitment to providing quality professionals to the society.


West Coast University Financial Aid

West Coast University provides financial aid to eligible students to excel in their careers without having any financial barriers. 

Students have to apply for FAFSA form to get the financial aid. The FAFSA/Federal school code for West Coast University is 036983.

  • It offers a wide range of scholarships, Federal Grants, and other grants, educational loans and private loans.

  • This university has a Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post-9/11 Bill.

  • It offers Federal aids like Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Iraq, Afghanistan Service Grant, and Federal Work-Study.

The following Institutional Aids are also provided to the students

Centennial Merit Scholarship BSN Pathway Scholarship
Norma Ford Memorial Scholarship Greg Jarvis Simulation Scholarship
WCU Nursing Partner Scholarship Nursing Excellence Grant
International Education Grant Alumni Pathway Grant
Health Services Partner Grant The WCU Opportunity Grant

West Coast University Accreditation

West Coast University Institution is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

It has also got the following programmatic accreditations

  • Baccalaureate and Master's Programs in Nursing at all campuses are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association.

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites.


West Coast University Reviews

Some of the reviews provided by the students are as follows

  • Several resources are available for the students provided by the university.

  • It is a bit difficult to pass because of the grading system but with the best guidance available here it becomes easy.

  • The faculty of West Coast University are friendly and are ready to help the students.

West Coast University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Los Angeles, California

FAFSA/Federal School Code

036983
Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

WSCUC
Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , eLibrary , Yellow Ribbon Program, Student Portal

Branches

Ontario (California), Miami (Florida), Dallas (Texas), Anaheim (California)

Data Source: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

West Coast University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 100 %
Student Faculty Ratio 22: 1
Total Population 1,558
Student Population Full Time: 1,437 Part Time: 121
Gender Division Male: 24 % Female: 76 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 57 %

The College Monk

Female: 67 %

Total Graduation Rate: 62 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

West Coast University Majors and Online Programs

West Coast University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.


West Coast University Admission Process

West Coast University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program $20,898 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance "Top-Up" Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Varies Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $3,681 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $224 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $3,787 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $10,538 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $10,538 U.S.citizen or eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $10,538 U.S.citizen or eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $10,538 U.S.citizen or eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Centennial Merit Scholarship Varies Merit-Based. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
BSN Pathway Scholarship $3,500 GPA 3.0 Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Norma Ford Memorial Scholarship $5,000 Demonstrate Financial Need. Demonstrate academic Achievement Varies
Greg Jarvis Simulation Scholarship $1,000 Michigan native. Served in Air Force. Varies
WCU Nursing Partner Scholarship Varies Meet all WCU admissions requirements Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Nursing Excellence Grant $6,000 Demonstrate professional excellence in healthcare career. Varies
The WCU Opportunity Grant $3,000 Full-time student. Varies
International Education Grant Varies International student. Demonstrate Financial Costs. Varies
Alumni Pathway Grant Varies Enroll in online programs. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies
Health Services Partner Grant Varies Candidate must meet all of WCU's admissions requirements Varies

Data Source: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Cal Grant Program Varies Student eligibility must be approved by the California Student Aid Commission Varies
Chafee Grant Varies A student must be current or former foster youth and not have reached age 22. Varies

Data Source: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $43,357
$30,001 - $48,000 $45,004
$48,001 - $75,000 $45,537
$75,001 - $110,000 $48,202
Over $110,000 $47,752

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 48% $4,363
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $4,587
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 46% $3,787
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 4% $8,104
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 74% $20,672
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 74% $10,538
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 45,144
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 44 $20,898
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 44 $20,898

Data Source: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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