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 Westfield State University

Westfield State University - Westfield, MA

577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630

General information:(413)572-5300
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,092(5,397 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,016 $7,431 $7,886 -6%
Out-of-state $13,096 $13,511 $13,966 -3%
Books and supplies $950 $1,035 $1,035 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,240 $8,525 $8,946 -5%
Other $1,750 $1,845 $1,845 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,240 $8,525 $8,946 -5%
Other $1,750 $1,845 $1,845 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,600 $2,600 $2,600 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,956 $18,836 $19,712 -5%
Off Campus $17,956 $18,836 $19,712 -5%
Off Campus with Family $10,566 $11,066 $11,521 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $24,036 $24,916 $25,792 -4%
Off Campus $24,036 $24,916 $25,792 -4%
Off Campus with Family $16,646 $17,146 $17,601 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $970
In-state fees $6,916
Out-of-state tuition $7,050
Out-of-state fees $6,916
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,860
In-state fee $300
Out-of-state tuition $4,860
Out-of-state fees $300
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 996 88% --
Grant or scholarship aid 656 58% $2,922,640 $4,455
Federal grants 338 30% $1,541,115 $4,560
Pell grants 338 30% $1,250,625 $3,700
Other federal grants 297 26% $290,490 $978
State/local government grant or scholarships 611 54% $949,275 $1,554
Institutional grants or scholarships 294 26% $432,250 $1,470
Student loan aid 847 75% $4,704,437 $5,554
Federal student loans 846 75% $4,330,722 $5,119
Other student loans 43 4% $373,715 $8,691
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,590 50% $11,943,030 $4,611
Pell grants 1,363 26% $5,062,524 $3,714
Federal student loans 3,269 63% $20,124,000 $6,156

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $11,811 $11,529 $12,163
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,564 $8,128 $9,832
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,187 $10,144 $10,679
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,854 $13,737 $14,281
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,141 $16,512 $17,036
$110,001 and more $16,523 $17,101 $17,792

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,092
Undergraduate enrollment 5,397
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 352
Graduate enrollment 695
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,192 2,307 2,885
Percent admitted 61% 56% 65%
Percent admitted who enrolled 56% 21% 22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) X

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 996 88%
ACT 107 9%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 450 550
SAT Math 470 560
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 108119
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1815
Field Hockey -22
Football 79-
Golf 15-
Ice Hockey 27-
Lacrosse -23
Soccer 2625
Softball -20
Swimming and Diving -27
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1957 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2007 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

03/20/2003 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations16 0
Liquor law violations141115
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 001
Drug law violations 030
Liquor law violations 947
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 765
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 325
Motor vehicle theft 021
Arson 111
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 653
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 322
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 110
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate4.7%
Number in default49
Number in repayment1,038

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00218900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning6---
Category total18---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other2---
Category total5---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General15--
Category total335--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-12--
Business/Commerce, General2---
Category total17712--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4---
Category total83---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science0---
Information Science/Studies1---
Category total17---
Education Colleges
Administration of Special Education--0-
Art Teacher Education---3
Biology Teacher Education-0-0
Business Teacher Education---0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-1-0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-03-
Elementary Education and Teaching020-1
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship-13-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0-2
History Teacher Education-0-3
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-0-0
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching07-3
Mathematics Teacher Education-2-3
Music Teacher Education-0-0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-3-3
Reading Teacher Education-4--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-5-1
Secondary Education and Teaching-1--
Secondary School Administration/Principalship-00-
Special Education and Teaching, General013-1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-6--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other---1
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education20--
Category total12763621
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General38--
Category total398--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature5---
Category total6---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer0---
Category total3---
History Colleges
History, General49--
Category total399--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies424--
Category total20524--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other4---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies123---
Category total164---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1---
Category total21---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science3---
Category total17---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0---
Category total47---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0---
Physical Sciences1---
Category total6---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1010--
Psychology, Other-1--
Category total8611--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-6--
Social Work1---
Category total316--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General17---
Political Science and Government, General9---
Sociology4---
Category total58---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2---
Music, General01--
Category total621--
Grand total204139621