University of Western States in Portland

Portland, OR

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University of Western States offers 15-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 1 high safety campus. 47.3% are women, and 52.7% are men. 2% percents of international students. Average salary after attending is $46,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in 2 years.


Types of financial aids


41 of University of Western States undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 56 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Western States number 76 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Oregon.

Students at University of Western States awarded 2 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal student loans.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Western States.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Western States is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In University of Western States the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Western States and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Oregon.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on University of Western States

The campus located by 2900 Ne 132Nd Ave address in Portland, Oregon.


University of Western States in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of Western States with 0.28% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on University of Western States are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Western States offers 15 programs in total: 6 are for Master's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 33 universities in Multnomah county. University of Western States is one of the few institutions in Multnomah that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance learning programs that are offered in the University of Western States: 6 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Oregon state average data to help you compare.


University of Western States provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 71 students with 3217 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 66 with 2366 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 394 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Western States

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Nice people good school. I think the negative reviews regardless what say are affiliated with another business. Perfect reviews and just those two seem suspicious. To many trying to sabotage a place for the sake of another now and days.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Downtown at western states university chiropractor clinic. An employee brought in two large (around 60lbs) aggressive dogs that jumped at patients. When a patient expressed how that seemed like a liability the employee became verbally aggressive ordering the patient to leave and making threats about the care she might receive. "You might want to consider how you're talking to the people you want to take care of you." Loud barking and whining never stopped during the wait to see someone for care. I learnt that is was the doctor who oversees the students who brought the dogs in. Her Reaction to the woman checking in matches the out of control behavior of her dogs. Even as a dog lover the barking made me uncomfortable. It echoed badly in the building. The student who saw me was great. I'll go back due to the sliding scale pay option and location but I'll use caution around Dr. R and her unruly dogs. Talking to another patient it appears she brings them or one of them often.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Best Chiropractic education available. Excellent board scores. Many good Chiropractors.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

UWS is a chiropractic college that has a wonderful on campus clinic offering affordable chiropractic services and massage. The school campus also has some really pretty views of Mt. St. Helens.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

What a wonderful campus. I have a good friend that attends this school and he took me on a visit around the campus. Portland is beautiful and this campus fits right in. I was able to see the cadavers and that was a very interesting experience. The education that my friend is receiving is top notch.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2900 NE 132nd Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +5032563180

Institution is active in current year: 1

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