Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361-1394


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 5,382
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,636 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Western Oregon University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,901 applications and 2,546 students were granted admission. Western Oregon University is at the #86 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 38% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 72% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT840 to 1070
ACT17 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Western Oregon University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $21,735 and in-state students paid $7,575.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 89% of Western Oregon University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 41% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,216 (which is 4.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Western Oregon University in 2016-2017, was 647, which is 71% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,960 (which is 6.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Western Oregon University has enrolled a total of 5,382 students (4,360 students full-time and 1,022 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,382 students, 593 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 4,833 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 549 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 341 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 65%

Hispanic: 13%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Asian: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Black/African American: 4%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 3%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Western Oregon University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 68% 1,742 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 128
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 102
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 58
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 52
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 36
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 1% 29
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 19
Physical Sciences 1% 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 14 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Western Oregon University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Western Oregon University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $28,600. Last year, out of the total 1,649 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,517 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,885 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,659 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $28,600 $37,500
Employment Rate 92% 88%
Total Graduates 1,649 1,885

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Western Oregon University.

Portland State University
52.9 mile away
University of Oregon
56.3 mile away
Clark College
61 mile away