Westminster College Salt Lake City

Westminster College Salt Lake City

Westminster College, also known as WC, is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. It was established in 1875 as Salt Lake Collegiate Institute. It became Sheldon Jackson College in 1897. The college adopted its current name in 1902. Initially, it was located in downtown Salt Lake City. The college campus covers an area of more than 25 acres in Salt Lake City. It offers over 30 undergraduate degrees and approximately 12 graduate degrees in several fields of study. WC is divided into the following schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing and Health

WC's athletic teams are known as the Griffins. They are Division I members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and they participate in the Frontier Conference. The sports teams include women's volleyball, cross country, basketball, golf, and men's soccer.

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Contacting Westminster College

Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City , UT 84105
General Phone: (801) 484-7651

Westminster College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management297business, business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, small business operations, finance, financial planning, financial management, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Education and Teaching53education, educational research, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, social science teaching, biology teaching
Liberal Arts38English, social services, political science, sociology, history
Media30communication studies
Therapy and Counseling25psychology
Science24biology, chemistry, physics
Transportation18commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Art Studies9art studies
Fine Arts9fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies
Medical Support and Technology0health service and sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Westminster College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree39738
Master's degree2034
Postbaccalaureate certificate2216

Westminster College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Westminster College had a total enrollment of 2,661 students (2,381 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 1%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 26%
20-21 21%
22-24 14%
25-29 17%
30-34 10%
35-39 5%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York2%
New Hampshire2%
New Mexico1%

Westminster College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 57 %

Westminster College Room and Board (2007)

Westminster College offers campus housing for 547 of its 2,381 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Salt Lake City, Utah for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Utah Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Westminster College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math505625
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT32%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT78%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Westminster College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,790
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,790
Room and board $ 6,672
Room charge $ 3,706
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,966
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,225

Financial Aid:
Westminster College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 368100)

Westminster College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track7062

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$81,44715$77,711
Associate professoracademic year27$65,82722$62,495
Assistant professoracademic year24$63,92625$51,668
Instructoracademic year3$52,2630*
All faculty totalacademic year70$68,16462$61,811

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

Westminster College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Frontier Conference
Track Frontier Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7411

Westminster College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Evaluation and Research
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets Westminster College Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Westminster College % of degrees in business and management
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Westminster College Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Westminster College Male % of student body
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Westminster College % of degrees in media
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Westminster College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Westminster College % of degrees in mathematics

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