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Western Oregon University

Also known as Western Oregon State College

345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR

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Western Oregon University, a public institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Monmouth, Oregon, it offers a rural setting for students to study in. Nearly six thousand students enroll at Western Oregon University yearly.

Students may pick from several areas of study, including:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by the admissions committee. Students may take either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score in a range of 1240 to 1580 on the SAT, or 16 to 22 for the ACT is common among accepted students. 89% of those students that apply are admitted to Western Oregon State College, of which 47% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at wou.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs close to $8,900 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $22,000 per year. The price of on-campus housing is about $7,700 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements.

The Western Oregon State College Wolves participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Students should visit the Western Oregon State College website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Western Oregon State College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Western Oregon University is about 5,400. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 17% enrolling as graduate students and 88% as undergraduate students.

$15,600

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $60 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $7,700-$9,300
    • Out-of-State: $21,000-$25,330
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $170-$210 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $470-$560 per unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships72%$5,711
Receiving Student Loans73%$6,082
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Western Oregon University may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Western Oregon University is approximately 44%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years20%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1968)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Western Oregon University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Western Oregon University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
87.77%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
87%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
14:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
10

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,343