Heritage Christian University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,152
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,571
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.23%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
66.7%
3 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
110
28.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
14.3%
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 (9 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 19 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Heritage Christian University. 0% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 100% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (14 degrees), 7 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 $−4,248 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage Christian University is $10,152, which is $−4,248 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,571.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students attending Heritage Christian University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,152
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Heritage Christian University was $10,152. The cost of tuition at Heritage Christian University is $−4,248 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$13,571
2020 Value
56.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Heritage Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,571. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Heritage Christian University grew by 56.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,204
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Heritage Christian University was of $9,204 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.29% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Heritage Christian University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.25% with respect to 2019, when 96% 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.
3.23%
2018 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Heritage Christian University was 3.23%, which represents 1 out of the 31 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Heritage Christian University received 3 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 82.4% annual decline. Out of those 3 applicants, 2 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.7% acceptance rate.

There were 110 students enrolled at Heritage Christian University in 2020, 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

66.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2
Accepted Out of 3

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Heritage Christian University was 66.7% (2 admissions from 3 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 23.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −82.4%, while admissions declined by −50%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Heritage Christian University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Heritage Christian University has a total enrollment of 110 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage Christian University is 31 students and the part-time enrollment is 79. This means that 28.2% of students enrolled at Heritage Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Heritage Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.5% White, 6.36% Black or African American, 3.64% Hispanic or Latino, 1.82% Two or More Races, 0.909% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Heritage Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (96.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (3.85%) and Asian Male (0%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (60%), followed by Asian Male (20%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Heritage Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 110 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage Christian University is 31 and the part-time enrollment is 79. This means that 28.2% of students enrolled at Heritage Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2020 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 (71.5%), 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
    94
  2. Black or African American
    7
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4

The enrolled student population at Heritage Christian University is 85.5% White, 6.36% Black or African American, 3.64% Hispanic or Latino, 1.82% Two or More Races, 0.909% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 19 fewer women than men received degrees from Heritage Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Heritage Christian University is white (14 degrees awarded). There were 7 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 (9 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 (19 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 (74,405 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (9,473 people), Other managers (6,316 people), Postsecondary teachers (4,612 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (4,375 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Theology (19 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, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Theology (19 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 (82,708 people), Elementary & secondary schools (20,551 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (11,740 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,056 people), and Construction (7,996 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage Christian University are Theology (19 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. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Heritage Christian University was Biblical Studies with 9 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

19
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
0
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage Christian University, which is NaNy times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (0).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage Christian University in Divinity & Ministry, which is NaNy times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to women at Heritage Christian University in Biblical Studies, which is 0 times less than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 0% of students graduating from Heritage Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (20%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Heritage Christian University is Male and White (20% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    14 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Heritage Christian University is white (14 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    14 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Heritage Christian University is white male (14 degrees awarded). There were 7 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 $12.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $318k (2.55%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Heritage Christian University had a total salary expenditure of $3.41M. Heritage Christian University employs 6 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Heritage Christian University are Male No academic ranks (6), Female No academic ranks(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage Christian University are: Management, with 8 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 4 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.5M
2020 Endowment
5.72%
growth from 2019

Heritage Christian University has an endowment valued at about $12.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Heritage Christian University grew 5.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.07M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, 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

$1.5M
2020 Salaries
2.01%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Heritage Christian University paid a median of $1.5M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($3.41M) and a 2.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.43% growth from 2018 and a 4.54% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$426k
Instructional Salaries
6
Number of Employees

In 2020, Heritage Christian University paid a total of $426k to 6 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
6 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
8 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Heritage Christian University were No academic rank with 6 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage Christian University were Management with 8 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 4 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Heritage Christian University was Male No academic rank with 6 employees, and Female No academic rank with 0 employees.

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