California Western School of Law

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2019 Default Rate
0.439%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
623
85.2% Full-Time

About

California Western School of Law is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at California Western School of Law were Law (238 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 325 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California Western School of Law. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (110 degrees), 1.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

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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.
0.439%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at California Western School of Law was 0.439%, which represents 1 out of the 228 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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Enrollment

California Western School of Law had a total enrollment of 623 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at California Western School of Law is 531 students and the part-time enrollment is 92. This means that 85.2% of students enrolled at California Western School of Law are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California Western School of Law, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.6% White, 27.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.06% Asian, 6.74% Two or More Races, 2.73% Black or African American, 0.482% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.4%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California Western School of Law in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 623 students. The full-time enrollment at California Western School of Law is 531 and the part-time enrollment is 92. This means that 85.2% of students enrolled at California Western School of Law are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    309 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    170 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    44 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at California Western School of Law is 49.6% White, 27.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.06% Asian, 6.74% Two or More Races, 2.73% Black or African American, 0.482% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.321% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 24 students (3.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 29 more women than men received degrees from California Western School of Law. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California Western School of Law is white (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at California Western School of Law is Law (238 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at California Western School of Law, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (325 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California Western School of Law are Paralegals & legal assistants (12,815 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (11,076 people), Other managers (3,401 people), Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,539 people), and Police officers (1,474 people).

The most specialized majors at California Western School of Law in 2022 are Legal (325 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California Western School of Law are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Sales managers, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at California Western School of Law are Legal (325 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California Western School of Law are Legal services (18,392 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (7,464 people), Insurance carriers (3,224 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,184 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,851 people).

The most specialized majors at California Western School of Law are Legal (325 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 California Western School of Law.
Most Common (2022)
238 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at California Western School of Law was Law with 238 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from professional doctorate programs at California Western School of Law according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

148
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
177
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 148 degrees were awarded to men at California Western School of Law, which is 0.836 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (177).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at California Western School of Law by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 93 degrees were awarded to men at California Western School of Law in Law, which is 0.641 times less than the 145 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 145 degrees were awarded to men at California Western School of Law in Law, which is 1.56 times more than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    110 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California Western School of Law is white (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

30.5% of degree recipients (99 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    70 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California Western School of Law is white female (70 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (40 degrees).

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Operations

California Western School of Law has an endowment valued at nearly $27.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.5%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, California Western School of Law had a total salary expenditure of 30.8M. California Western School of Law employs 17 Professors, 7 Instructors and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at California Western School of Law are Male Professor (10), Female Professor (7), and Male Instructor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Western School of Law are: Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, Management, with 17 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees.

Endowment

$27.8M
2022 Endowment
10.6%
decline from 2021

California Western School of Law has an endowment valued at about $27.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of California Western School of Law declined 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.2M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Law Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.24M - Federal
  2. $265k - State
  3. $10k - Local

As of 2022, California Western School of Law received $2.24M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $265k from state grants and contracts, and $10k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.4M
2022 Salaries
1.35%
growth from 2021

In 2022, California Western School of Law paid a median of $16.4M in salaries, which represents 53.1% of their overall expenditure ($30.8M) and a 1.35% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.59M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2022, California Western School of Law paid a total of $4.59M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at California Western School of Law were Professor with 17 employees, Instructor with 7 employees, and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Western School of Law were Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees, Management with 17 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California Western School of Law was Male Professor with 10 employees, Female Professor with 7 employees, and Male Instructor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at California Western School of Law.

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