Heritage Christian University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,152

13.4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,362

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.2%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

100%

6 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

89

37.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

33.3%

1 Graduates

About

Heritage Christian University is a higher education institution located in Lauderdale County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Heritage Christian University were Biblical Studies (6 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 12 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Heritage Christian University. 8.33% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 91.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (8 degrees), 4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage Christian University is $10,152, which is $-3,848 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage Christian University is $10,152, which is $-3,848 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,362.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,152

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Heritage Christian University was $10,152. The cost of tuition at Heritage Christian University is $-3,848 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$6,362

2017 Value

29.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Heritage Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,362. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Heritage Christian University grew by 29.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,322

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Heritage Christian University was of $7,322 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.26% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

20%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Heritage Christian University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.15% with respect to 2016, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

18.2%

2016 Default Rate

8

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Heritage Christian University was 18.2%, which represents 8 out of the 44 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Heritage Christian University received 6 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 100% annual growth. Out of those 6 applicants, 6 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 89 students enrolled at Heritage Christian University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Heritage Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 100%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

6

Accepted Out of 6

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Heritage Christian University was 100% (6 admissions from 6 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 33.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 100%, while admissions grew by 500%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Heritage Christian University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Heritage Christian University has a total enrollment of 89 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage Christian University is 33 students and the part-time enrollment is 56. This means that 37.1% of students enrolled at Heritage Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Heritage Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.9% White, 5.62% Black or African American, 3.37% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% Two or More Races, 2.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Heritage Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (84.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (3.85%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (57.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (28.6%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Heritage Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage Christian University is 33 and the part-time enrollment is 56. This means that 37.1% of students enrolled at Heritage Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Heritage Christian University was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Heritage Christian University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    72

  2. Black or African American

    5

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3

The enrolled student population at Heritage Christian University is 80.9% White, 5.62% Black or African American, 3.37% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% Two or More Races, 2.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 10 fewer women than men received degrees from Heritage Christian University. The majority of degree recipients at Heritage Christian University are white (8 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Heritage Christian University is Biblical Studies (6 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Heritage Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (12 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Clergy (74,661 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (11,012 people), Other managers (6,807 people), Education administrators (4,389 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (4,136 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Theology (12 degrees awarded).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Physicians, Computer & information systems managers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Software developers, and Project management specialists

The most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Theology (12 degrees awarded).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Religious organizations (84,422 people), Elementary & secondary schools (21,388 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,425 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,409 people), and Construction (7,105 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Theology (12 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Heritage Christian University.

Most Common

  1. 6 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Heritage Christian University was Biblical Studies with 6 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 11

  2. 1

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage Christian University, which is 11 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage Christian University in Biblical Studies, which is 7 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 1 degrees were awarded to women at Heritage Christian University in Biblical Studies, which is 0.143 times less than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Heritage Christian University is Male and White (50% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Heritage Christian University is white (8 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2 degrees).

8.33% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    7 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    2 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Heritage Christian University is white male (7 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (2 degrees).

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Operations

Heritage Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $9.55M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $828k (8.67%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Heritage Christian University had a total salary expenditure of $2.88M. Heritage Christian University employs 4 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Heritage Christian University are Male No academic ranks (3), Female No academic ranks(1), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage Christian University are: Management, with 9 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 6 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.55M

2017 Endowment

1.95%

decline from 2016

Heritage Christian University has an endowment valued at about $9.55M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Heritage Christian University declined 1.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $550k lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Heritage Christian University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.35M

2017 Salaries

3.16%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Heritage Christian University paid a median of $1.35M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($2.88M) and a 3.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.859% growth from 2015 and a 2.72% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$231k

Instructional Salaries

4

Number of Employees

In 2017, Heritage Christian University paid a total of $231k to 4 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $421k (25.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

4 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

9 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Heritage Christian University were No academic rank with 4 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage Christian University were Management with 9 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Heritage Christian University was Male No academic rank with 3 employees, Female No academic rank with 1 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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