Weber State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,090
2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,767
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.16%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
29,596
42% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
36.2%
572 Graduates

About

Weber State University is a higher education institution located in Weber County, UT. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Weber State University were Registered Nursing (402 degrees awarded), Computer Science (121 degrees), and Selling Skills & Sales Operations (106 degrees).

In 2020, 5,782 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Weber State University. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,351 degrees), 7.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (581 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Weber State University is $5,090, which is $−17,440 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Weber State University is $5,090, which is $−17,440 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,767.

In 2020, 35% of undergraduate students attending Weber State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 14% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,090
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Weber State University was $5,090. The cost of tuition at Weber State University is $−17,440 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$11,767
2020 Value
4.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Weber State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,767. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Weber State University grew by 4.84%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,256
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Weber State University was of $9,256 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 10.2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 16.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
14%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

35% of undergraduate students at Weber State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5.41% with respect to 2019, when 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.16%
2018 Default Rate
133
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Weber State University was 4.16%, which represents 133 out of the 3195 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Weber State University has a total enrollment of 29,596 students. The full-time enrollment at Weber State University is 12,431 students and the part-time enrollment is 17,165. This means that 42% of students enrolled at Weber State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Weber State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.4% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.47% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 1.34% Black or African American, 0.524% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.432% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Weber State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Weber State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,596 students. The full-time enrollment at Weber State University is 12,431 and the part-time enrollment is 17,165. This means that 42% of students enrolled at Weber State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Weber State University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Weber State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    22,018
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,265
  3. Two or More Races
    1,028

The enrolled student population at Weber State University is 74.4% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.47% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 1.34% Black or African American, 0.524% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.432% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,829 students (6.18%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 1056 more women than men received degrees from Weber State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Weber State University is white (4,351 degrees awarded). There were 7.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (581 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Weber State University is Registered Nursing (402 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (121 degrees) and Selling Skills & Sales Operations (106 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Weber State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,348 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Weber State University are Registered nurses (1,306,052 people), Medical & health services managers (149,881 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (144,860 people), Pharmacists (132,359 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (119,700 people).

The most specialized majors at Weber State University are Science Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,348 degrees), Health (1,867 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (148 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Weber State University are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Weber State University are Science Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,348 degrees), Health (1,867 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (148 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Weber State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,463,928 people), Elementary & secondary schools (375,555 people), Outpatient care centers (214,765 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (198,863 people), and Offices of physicians (191,640 people).

The most specialized majors at Weber State University are Science Technologies (50 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,348 degrees), Health (1,867 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (148 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Weber State University.
Most Common
  1. 402 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 121 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 106 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Weber State University was Registered Nursing with 402 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,363
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,419
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,363 degrees were awarded to men at Weber State University, which is 0.691 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,419).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 500 degrees were awarded to men at Weber State University in General Studies, which is 0.623 times less than the 803 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 803 degrees were awarded to women at Weber State University in General Studies, which is 1.61 times more than the 500 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 11% of students graduating from Weber State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (43.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Weber State University is Female and Asian (43.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.45% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,351 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    581 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    350 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Weber State University is white (4,351 degrees awarded). There were 7.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (581 degrees).

6.05% of degree recipients (350 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,593 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,758 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    365 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Weber State University is white female (2,593 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,758 degrees).

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Weber State University has an endowment valued at nearly $162M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.72M (4.14%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Weber State University had a total salary expenditure of $253M. Weber State University employs 244 Assistant professors, 140 Instructors, and 111 Professors. Most academics at Weber State University are Male Assistant professors (123), Female Assistant professors(121), and Female Instructors (85).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Weber State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 319 employees, Management, with 208 employees, and Service with 134 employees.

Endowment

$162M
2020 Endowment
2.36%
growth from 2019

Weber State University has an endowment valued at about $162M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Weber State University grew 2.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $123M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Weber State University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $424k - Federal
  2. $127k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Weber State University received $424k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $127k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$122M
2020 Salaries
6.12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Weber State University paid a median of $122M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($253M) and a 6.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.25% growth from 2018 and a 3.99% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.3M
Instructional Salaries
582
Number of Employees

In 2020, Weber State University paid a total of $46.3M to 582 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
244 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
319 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Weber State University were Assistant professor with 244 employees; Instructor with 140 employees; and Instructor with 111 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Weber State University were Office and Administrative Support with 319 employees; Management with 208 employees; and Service with 134 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Weber State University was Male Assistant professor with 123 employees, Female Assistant professor with 121 employees, and Female Instructor with 85 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Weber State University.

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