For the Data and Analyses section, key performance indicators are presented, including Student Satisfaction Rates, Graduation Rates, Retention Rates, Achievement of Student Learning Outcomes (Core Competencies), Student Success Rates, and Student Course Evaluations Analysis.  The data include the percentage metrics and the number of students the data represents.

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The Department of Institutional Research conducts research, analysis, and reporting that supports academic planning, strategic decision-making, enrollment management, and program assessment.

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Student Demographics Report

This report summarizes the characteristics of Westcliff University’s student population including age, gender, and country of origin in 2019 and 2020.

Student Satisfaction Rates Summary Report

The Student Satisfaction Report summarizes students’ response to the three satisfaction questions in the End-of-course surveys that are collected every session in calendar year 2018 and 2019.

Course Evaluations Summary Report

The Course Evaluations Summary Report summarizes students’ response to questions regarding course material and instruction quality in the End-of-course surveys that are collected every session in calendar year 2018 and 2019.

Graduation Rates Report

This report summarizes Westcliff University’s graduation rates in 2017 and 2018.

Retention Rates and Persistence Rates Report

This report summarizes Westcliff University’s retention and persistence rates from 2016 to 2018.

Learning Outcome Assessment Report

This report summarizes Westcliff University’s institutional learning outcomes from 2015 to 2018.

Peer and Benchmark Schools

Westcliff strives to continuously improve its performance by developing a peer benchmarking group on a national (U.S.) and international level for comparison.

The analysis highlights schools that are similar to, for example, Westcliff’s BBA program, and how they perform within or outside of the United States in comparison to our institution.


2020 Sustainability Report

The University promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability through its programs and in the University’s culture. The sustainability report summarizes the University’s progress and impact on six sustainability goals in local and global communities including: enhancing access to quality education, promoting gender equality, reducing inequalities, contributing to economic growth, promoting peace and justice and collaborating in international efforts of promoting SDGs best practice.

Westcliff University Courses Mapping with SDGs

List of collaborations for sustainability goals 

2020 Education Access Plan

The University is committed to delivering a quality educational experience with increased access and degree attainment to students in California, across the United States, and throughout the world. Westcliff University does so with an innovative approach to both teaching and learning and prides itself on providing educational opportunities to a diverse group of students globally. This report summarize the University’s impact in enhancing access to quality education to all students, regardless of their backgrounds.

Westcliff frequently conducts environmental scans of various aspects of the domestic and international marketplaces in order to be able to measure the impact of changes on higher education in general and on Westcliff specifically, from the past, the present and which are projected to occur in the future.  Included in this section is a selection of scans which are indicative of the type of data which are reviewed by Westcliff as a matter of course.

Selected Statistics for International Students

Selected Statistics of US Education Statistics to 2026

Higher Education Global Trends and Emerging Opportunities