Heritage University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,192
1.13% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,356
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.06%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
999
82.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
41.7%
50 Graduates

About

Heritage University is a higher education institution located in Yakima County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Heritage University were Social Work (59 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (26 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (17 degrees).

In 2020, 274 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Heritage University. 79.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (153 degrees), 1.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (78 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage University is $18,192, which is $−4,338 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage University is $18,192, which is $−4,338 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,356.

In 2020, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,192
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Heritage University was $18,192. The cost of tuition at Heritage University is $−4,338 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$7,356
2020 Value
20.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Heritage University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,356. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Heritage University grew by 20.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,170
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Heritage University was of $10,170 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.04% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Heritage University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.21% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
5.06%
2018 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Heritage University was 5.06%, which represents 21 out of the 415 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Heritage University has a total enrollment of 999 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage University is 825 students and the part-time enrollment is 174. This means that 82.6% of students enrolled at Heritage University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Heritage University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.9% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% White, 8.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.7% Asian, 1.3% Two or More Races, 0.901% Black or African American, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Heritage University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (52.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.8%) and White Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (24.6%) and White Male (22.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Heritage University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 999 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage University is 825 and the part-time enrollment is 174. This means that 82.6% of students enrolled at Heritage University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Heritage University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    608
  2. White
    194
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    80

The enrolled student population at Heritage University is 60.9% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% White, 8.01% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.7% Asian, 1.3% Two or More Races, 0.901% Black or African American, 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 65 students (6.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 160 more women than men received degrees from Heritage University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Heritage University is hispanic or latino (153 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (78 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Heritage University is Social Work (59 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (26 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Heritage University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (59 degrees awarded), Education (91 degrees), and Biology (39 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Heritage University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,498,946 people), Secondary school teachers (521,195 people), Physicians (397,172 people), Education administrators (276,173 people), and Other managers (233,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage University are Public Administration and Social Service (59 degrees awarded), Education (91 degrees), Biology (39 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Protective Services (17 degrees).

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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 University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Heritage University are Public Administration and Social Service (59 degrees awarded), Education (91 degrees), Biology (39 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Protective Services (17 degrees).

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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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,829,035 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (561,139 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (487,897 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (408,626 people), and Offices of physicians (226,572 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage University are Public Administration and Social Service (59 degrees awarded), Education (91 degrees), Biology (39 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (4 degrees), and Protective Services (17 degrees).

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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 University.
Most Common
  1. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Heritage University was Social Work with 59 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

57
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
217
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage University, which is 0.263 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (217).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage University in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 1 times approximately the same the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Heritage University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 5.78 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 7% of students graduating from Heritage University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (46.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Heritage University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (46.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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. Hispanic or Latino
    153 degrees awarded
  2. White
    78 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Heritage University is hispanic or latino (153 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (78 degrees).

4.38% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    131 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Heritage University is hispanic or latino female (131 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (56 degrees).

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Operations

Heritage University has an endowment valued at nearly $27M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.16M (4.32%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Heritage University had a total salary expenditure of $22M. Heritage University employs 27 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 6 Professors. Most academics at Heritage University are Male Associate professors (17), Female Assistant professors(14), and Female Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, Service, with 21 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27M
2020 Endowment
2.87%
growth from 2019

Heritage University has an endowment valued at about $27M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Heritage University grew 2.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.19M - Federal
  2. $506k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Heritage University received $3.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $506k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.1M
2020 Salaries
6.38%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Heritage University paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 55% of their overall expenditure ($22M) and a 6.38% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.55% decline from 2018 and a 4.55% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.29M
Instructional Salaries
57
Number of Employees

In 2020, Heritage University paid a total of $4.29M to 57 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
55 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Heritage University were Associate professor with 27 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage University were Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; Service with 21 employees; and Management with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Heritage University was Male Associate professor with 17 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Heritage University.

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