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West Coast Conference (WCC) Comparison

Academic OverviewKey Fact

Institutional Characteristics

The West Coast Conference (WCC) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated in NCAA Division I consisting of ten member schools across the states of California, Oregon, Utah and Washington. All of the current members are private, faith-based institutions. Seven members are Catholic Church affiliates, with four of these schools being Jesuit institutions. Pepperdine is an affiliate of the Churches of Christ. Brigham Young University is an affiliate of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The conference's newest member, the University of the Pacific (which joined in 2013), is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, although it has not been financially supported by the church since 1969..
The following table compares the basic academic information between colleges in West Coast Conference (WCC). By school type, all 10 West Coast Conference (WCC) are private. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Colleges In West Coast Conference (WCC)
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Loyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of the PacificStockton, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
Pepperdine UniversityMalibu, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of San DiegoSan Diego, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaMoraga, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of PortlandPortland, ORPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Brigham Young UniversityProvo, UTPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Gonzaga UniversitySpokane, WAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of colleges in West Coast Conference (WCC) is $42,479 for State residents and $48,400 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 64.20% and graduation rate is 79.40%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Colleges In West Coast Conference (WCC)
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Loyola Marymount University $53,526 45.82% 79% 10:19,686
University of the Pacific $52,352 79.30% 69% 14:16,263
Pepperdine University $59,702 52.71% 83% 13:19,554
University of San Diego $52,864 52.70% 80% 13:18,861
University of San Francisco $53,472 70.92% 76% 12:110,068
Santa Clara University $55,860 53.98% 91% 11:18,616
Saint Mary's College of California $51,768 70.08% 73% 9:13,439
University of Portland $49,864 81.19% 81% 11:13,999
Brigham Young University $6,120 59.18% 77% 21:136,461
Gonzaga University $48,470 76.15% 85% 11:17,295
Average$42,479 / $48,40064.20%79.40%12.50:110,424