Western International University in Tempe

Tempe, AZ

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)

Western International University offers 66-degree programs and 66 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 40% are women, and 60% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Western International University is 2280$, that is at the level of national average. 14% of full-time Western International University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $50,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Western International University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Western International University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$2,280
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


537 of Western International University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 54 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Western International University number 61 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Arizona.

Students at Western International University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


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

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

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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

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

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

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

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 Western International University.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Western International University graduation rate is below the national average.

14% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Western International University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Western International University 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 Western International University the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Western International University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Arizona.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Western International University offers 66 programs in total: 30 are for Master's degree, 30 - for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Maricopa county. Western International University is one of the few institutions in Maricopa that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 66 distance education programs that are provided in the Western International University: 30 are for Master's degree, 30 - for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for Associate's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore 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 Arizona state average data to help you compare.


Western International University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 680 students with 20409 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 289 with 6945 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Western International University

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I have never went to this school, yet they have sent information to Myeddebt.ed.gov stating I owe them money!!!

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I earned my A.A. degree in Business back in 2002, attended three other universities for my B.S. and ended up at West to complete the degree in Information Technology Management. I wish I could continue on at this school for my M.S. in I.T. Security but have made the decision to attend Grand Canyon University. GREAT school and bummed that they are closing.

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I've attended this university for 3 years now, and finally graduating with Bachelors and the staff tells me FOUR months away from graduation that I am just NOT getting a ceremony or walking?!? That I will just get my piece of paper in the mail. I've invested so much money and time into getting this degree and because THEY decided to close their doors I don't get a ceremony?! It's really crappy and devastating and they should have accommodated to those students this close to graduating. I'm really really disappointed

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Signed up for the trial first two weeks of one class...if this is indeed a positive experience, as in, a payment plan I can afford out of pocket, I will absolutely be writing an in depth review!

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I really enjoyed the instructors. They were knowledgeable and easy to work with. The schedules worked well with my job. I had a great experience.

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Location & Website

Address: 1601 W Fountainhead Parkway


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Other academic year

General Phone Number: +6029432311

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: west.edu

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