Western States Chiropractic College

Overview of Western States Chiropractic College

Western States Chiropractic College is located in a large city, in Portland, OR. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Western States Chiropractic College top out at the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Students at the school often study nutrition and exercise therapy, science.

Western States Chiropractic College Selectivity

Western States Chiropractic College maintains an open-admission policy.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Body

The school offers classes to 453 students (436 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at Western States Chiropractic College are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Western States Chiropractic College is to educate students in the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic; to cultivate those skills and attitudes that will foster clinical decision-making based on established chiropractic procedures, scientific knowledge, integrity, and a genuine concern for humankind; and to prepare its students for their role as primary care physicians, competent in diagnosis and in the chiropractic management of patients' health-care needs. The College is also committed to sponsoring active research, programs for post-graduate education, training for related health fields and services which benefit the general community."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Western States Chiropractic College

Western States Chiropractic College
2900 NE 132nd Ave
Portland , OR 97230-3099
General Phone: (503) 256-3180

Western States Chiropractic College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy128chiropractic
Science22biological and biomedical sciences
Therapy and Counseling9massage therapy

Number of programs and degrees for Western States Chiropractic College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree221
Doctor's degree - professional practice1281
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years91

Western States Chiropractic College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western States Chiropractic College had a total enrollment of 453 students (436 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 6%
Graduate 94%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 0%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 1%
20-21 2%
22-24 22%
25-29 48%
30-34 17%
35-39 7%
40-49 4%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Western States Chiropractic College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 29 %

Western States Chiropractic College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Portland, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Western States Chiropractic College Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

Western States Chiropractic College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,343
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,343
Books and supplies $ 1,295

Financial Aid:
Western States Chiropractic College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1230900)

Western States Chiropractic College Faculty

Western States Chiropractic College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$80,7850*
Associate professorcalendar year7$70,3263$64,349
Assistant professorcalendar year7$55,6016$55,913
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
No academic rankcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year23$63,75610$57,414

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Western States Chiropractic College Degree Programs (2007)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Chiropractic (DC)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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What Sets Western States Chiropractic College Apart:

% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Male % of student body
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Top 9%Western States Chiropractic College Male % of student body
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Top 9%Western States Chiropractic College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in science
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Top 10%Western States Chiropractic College % of degrees in science
Salaries of full-time faculty
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 15%Western States Chiropractic College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%Western States Chiropractic College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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