Heritage University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$19,032

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,139

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.8%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,124

81.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

13.4%

13 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 Elementary Education & Teaching (33 degrees awarded), Social Work (32 degrees), and Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (26 degrees).

In 2016, 339 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Heritage University. 71.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (153 degrees), 1.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (136 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage University is $19,032, which is $-1,128 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage University is $19,032, which is $-1,128 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,139.

In 2016, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,032

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Heritage University was $19,032. The cost of tuition at Heritage University is $-1,128 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$10,139

2016 Value

6.36%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Heritage University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,139. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Heritage University grew by 6.36%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,780

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Heritage University was of $9,780 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 1.56% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.94% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Heritage University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.49% with respect to 2015, when 91% 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.

11.8%

2015 Default Rate

49

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Heritage University was 11.8%, which represents 49 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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Admissions

Heritage University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 1,124 students enrolled at Heritage University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Heritage University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Heritage University has a total enrollment of 1,124 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage University is 919 students and the part-time enrollment is 205. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Heritage University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Heritage University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.5% Hispanic or Latino, 28.7% White, 5.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.31% Two or More Races, 1.78% Asian, 0.89% Black or African American, and 0.178% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Heritage University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (50.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.7%) and White Female (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Heritage University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,124 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage University is 919 and the part-time enrollment is 205. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Heritage University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Heritage University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    624

  2. White

    323

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    61

The enrolled student population at Heritage University is 55.5% Hispanic or Latino, 28.7% White, 5.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.31% Two or More Races, 1.78% Asian, 0.89% Black or African American, and 0.178% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 43 students (3.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 145 more women than men received degrees from Heritage University. The majority of degree recipients at Heritage University are white (153 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (136 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Heritage University is Elementary Education & Teaching (33 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (32 degrees) and Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (26 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 Education (160 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), and Biology (36 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 (2,023,126 people), Physicians & surgeons (407,723 people), Secondary school teachers (363,007 people), Education administrators (302,169 people), and Miscellaneous managers (296,312 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage University are Education (160 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Biology (36 degrees), Protective Services (16 degrees), and English (6 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Heritage University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Heritage University are Education (160 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Biology (36 degrees), Protective Services (16 degrees), and English (6 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 (3,051,270 people), Hospitals (631,998 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (555,420 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (402,146 people), and Offices of physicians (188,018 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage University are Education (160 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Biology (36 degrees), Protective Services (16 degrees), and English (6 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Heritage University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 33 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 97

  2. 242

In 2016, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage University, which is 0.401 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (242).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 0.25 times less than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 72 degrees were awarded to women at Heritage University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 4 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 2% of students graduating from Heritage University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Heritage University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    153 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    136 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Heritage University is white (153 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (136 degrees).

2.36% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    114 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    95 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Heritage University is white female (114 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (95 degrees).

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Operations

Heritage University has an endowment valued at nearly $15M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $503k (3.35%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Heritage University had a total expenditure of $30.6M. Of that $30.6M, they spent $15.9M on salaries and $30.6M on benefits.

Heritage University employs 42 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors, and 7 Instructors. Most academics at Heritage University are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Assistant professors(18), and Male Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 70 employees, Service, with 24 employees, and Management with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15M

2015 Endowment

13%

growth from 2014

Heritage University has an endowment valued at about $15M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Heritage University grew 13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.9M 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. $4.29M - Federal

  2. $539k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Heritage University received $4.29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $539k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$15.9M

Salary Expenditure

$30.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Heritage University had a total expenditure of $30.6M. Of that $30.6M, they spent $15.9M on salaries and $30.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$15.9M

2015 Salaries

14.4%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Heritage University paid a median of $15.9M in salaries, which represents 51.8% of their overall expenditure ($30.6M) and a 14.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.04% growth from 2013 and a 8.47% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.49M

Instructional Salaries

77

Number of Employees

In 2015, Heritage University paid a total of $5.49M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

70 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Heritage University were Assistant professor with 42 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage University were Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees; Service with 24 employees; and Management with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Heritage University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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