Western Oregon University: Statistics

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#670 of 2,597 In North America
#615 of 2,496 In the United States
#10 of 31 In Oregon
#473 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1073
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
4,008
Graduates
546
Male:Female Ratio
35:65
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
wou.edu

Western Oregon University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 79% 70% 86%
Applicants 3,566 1,452 2,114
Admissions 2,822 1,010 1,812
Freshmen enrolled full time 669 238 431
Freshmen enrolled part time 53 20 33

218 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,195 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
172 or 24%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 945
or below

75% of them
had 1200
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Western Oregon University are 945-1200 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
115 or 16%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 16
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Western Oregon University are 16-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2794 (62%)
Hispanic 894 (20%)
Two or more races 203 (4%)
Black or African American 148 (3%)
Asian 141 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 130 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 120 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 76 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 19 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,901
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,280$16,056
Tuition in-state $8,280$16,056
Tuition out-of-state $27,090$26,604
Fee in-district $1,914$1,914
Fee in-state $1,914$1,914
Fee out-of-state $1,914$1,914

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,333
Combined charge for room and board $10,389
Room charge $8,709
Meal charge $1,680

Western Oregon University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Education, General 121
Psychology, General 114
Business & Commerce, General 111
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 110
Corrections Administration 92 6
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 53 40
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 60
Public Health Education and Promotion 52
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 41 9
Special Education and Teaching, General 50
Computer and Information Sciences, General 40
Child Development 36
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 35
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 28 2
Social Sciences, General 24 2
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 23
Information Science & Studies 21
Design and Visual Communications, General 18
English Language and Literature, General 18
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods 18
Art & Art Studies, General 17
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 15
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor 14
Elementary Education and Teaching 12
Management Information Systems, General 12
Political Science and Government, General 12
Gerontology 11
Music, Other 11
Sociology, General 11
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 9
History, General 8
Curriculum and Instruction 7
Dance, General 7
Geology & Earth Science, General 7
Mathematics, General 7
Chemistry, General 6
Reading Teacher Education 6
Economics, General 5
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Music, General 1 4
Spanish Language and Literature 5
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 5
Mathematics and Computer Science 4
Sustainability Studies 4
Anthropology, General 3
International & Globalization Studies 2
Philosophy 2
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1
Geography 1
Grand Total 1,123 216
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 45% 44% 46%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 32%

Publications & Citations

Publications
845
Citations
17,643

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
368 / 5,926
Psychology
263 / 9,725
Medicine
184 / 6,135
Art & Design
93 / 412
Sociology
90 / 1,880
Mathematics
84 / 1,290
Computer Science
81 / 1,305
Child Psychology
77 / 3,388
Education Majors
77 / 1,830
Environmental Science
69 / 1,262
Business
68 / 2,465
Math Teachers
65 / 1,208
Social Psychology
63 / 3,560
Health Science
55 / 919
Biology
50 / 1,619
Political Science
49 / 543
History
40 / 15
Demography
39 / 1,115
Clinical Psychology
36 / 2,196
Gender Studies
30 / 29
Special Education
30 / 937
Geography and Cartography
29 / 137
Engineering
26 / 107
Ecology
25 / 765
Economics
25 / 356
Public Health
23 / 617
Creative Writing
21 / 58
Physical Therapy
20 / 409
Literature
20 / 14
Communications and Public Relations
19 / 662
Gerontology
18 / 1,293
Early Childhood Education
17 / 550
Criminology and Criminal Justice
17 / 159
Sports / Exercise science
17 / 327
Multimedia
17 / 40
Healthcare Management (MHA)
16 / 467
Linguistics
16 / 78
Media Studies
16 / 21
Art History
15 / 0
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
14 / 4

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 34
1992 6 44
1993 18 52
1994 18 70
1995 15 57
1996 15 93
1997 18 112
1998 15 155
1999 19 144
2000 23 171
2001 12 190
2002 19 243
2003 21 323
2004 26 403
2005 19 544
2006 24 570
2007 18 714
2008 23 815
2009 28 787
2010 30 1000
2011 38 1039
2012 70 1167
2013 56 1329
2014 70 1481
2015 60 1527
2016 48 1208
2017 38 1368
2018 40 1115
2019 48 1425
2020 48 1818
2021 55 1793

Western Oregon University alumni

  1. Ariana Richards

    Ariana Richards
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    film actoractortelevision actorpainter
    Biography

    Ariana Clarice Richards is an American painter and former actress. She is best known for her role as Lex Murphy in the blockbuster film Jurassic Park. Richards won several Young Artist Awards for her acting as a child, but as an adult has focused primarily on her art career.

  2. Tyrell Williams

    Tyrell Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Tyrell Williams is an American football wide receiver who is a free agent. He played college football at Western Oregon and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He has also played for the Las Vegas Raiders.

  3. Dan Straily

    Dan Straily
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Daniel Steven Straily is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. The Oakland Athletics selected Straily in the 24th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, and he made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with them in 2012. He has pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, and Baltimore Orioles. He has also played for the Lotte Giants of the KBO League (KBO).

  4. Mike Nearman

    Mike Nearman
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael J. Nearman is an American politician who served as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 23rd district from 2015 until 2021, when he was expelled from the house for his role in the insurrection at the Oregon State Capitol in December 2020.

General info

Alternative names Western Oregon State College
WOU
Founded 1856
Colors crimson, gray
Academic Calendar September to June
Total FTE staff 741
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 345 North Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, Oregon, 97361-1394
United States
City population 10,000
Phone 5038388000
Fax +1 (503) 838 8474

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