Independence University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,600
13.8% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,616
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
11,578
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
12.4%
188 Graduates

About

Independence University is a higher education institution located in Salt Lake County, UT. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Independence University were Health Services Administration (178 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (144 degrees), and Respiratory Care Therapist (52 degrees).

In 2020, 1,439 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Independence University. 81% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (605 degrees), 1.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (375 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Independence University is $16,600, which is $2,200 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Independence University is $16,600, which is $2,200 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,616.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students attending Independence University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$16,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Independence University was $16,600. The cost of tuition at Independence University is $2,200 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$25,616
2020 Value
2.72%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Independence University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,616. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Independence University grew by 2.72%.

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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

$9,503
Room and Board
$N/A
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Independence University was of $9,503 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board increased by 6.55% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNM% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Independence University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.65% with respect to 2019, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Independence University has a total enrollment of 11,578 students. The full-time enrollment at Independence University is 11,578 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Independence University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Independence University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25.1% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 9.52% Hispanic or Latino, 8.78% Two or More Races, 0.579% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.458% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.44% Asian.

Students enrolled at Independence University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (12.1%) and Two or More Races Female (6.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (19.5%), followed by White Female (16.9%) and Black or African American Female (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Independence University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,578 students. The full-time enrollment at Independence University is 11,578 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Independence University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%
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 Independence University was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Independence University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,908
  2. Black or African American
    1,793
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,102

The enrolled student population at Independence University is 25.1% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 9.52% Hispanic or Latino, 8.78% Two or More Races, 0.579% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.458% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.44% Asian. 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.

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, 4,582 students (39.6%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 891 more women than men received degrees from Independence University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Independence University is unknown (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (375 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Independence University is Health Services Administration (178 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (144 degrees) and Respiratory Care Therapist (52 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Independence University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (715 degrees awarded), Health (598 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (77 degrees).

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 Independence University are Registered nurses (1,384,153 people), Accountants & auditors (1,064,522 people), Other managers (794,015 people), Software developers (559,655 people), and Financial managers (468,766 people).

The most specialized majors at Independence University are Business (715 degrees awarded), Health (598 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (77 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (48 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 Independence University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Independence University are Business (715 degrees awarded), Health (598 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (77 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Independence University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,779,905 people), Computer Systems Design (957,281 people), Elementary & secondary schools (810,883 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (590,198 people), and Banking & related activities (541,677 people).

The most specialized majors at Independence University are Business (715 degrees awarded), Health (598 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (77 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Independence University.
Most Common
  1. 178 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 144 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 52 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Independence University was Health Services Administration with 178 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

274
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,165
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 274 degrees were awarded to men at Independence University, which is 0.235 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,165).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 166 degrees were awarded to men at Independence University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.324 times less than the 512 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 512 degrees were awarded to women at Independence University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.08 times more than the 166 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time
10%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 10% of students graduating from Independence University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 10% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 10% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Independence University is Male and Asian (66.7% 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, 13.3% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    605 degrees awarded
  2. White
    375 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    186 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Independence University is unknown (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (375 degrees).

42% of degree recipients (605 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    280 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    146 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Independence University is white female (280 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (146 degrees).

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Independence University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Independence University had a total salary expenditure of $186M. Independence University employs 232 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Independence University are Female No academic ranks (152), Male No academic ranks(80), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Independence University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 209 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 83 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 25 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools 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, Independence 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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Salary Expenditure

$23.8M
2020 Salaries
55.2%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Independence University paid a median of $23.8M in salaries, which represents 12.8% of their overall expenditure ($186M) and a 55.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 233% growth from 2018 and a 8.14% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$13.5M
Instructional Salaries
232
Number of Employees

In 2020, Independence University paid a total of $13.5M to 232 employees working as instructors, which represents 56.9% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
232 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
209 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Independence University were No academic rank with 232 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Independence University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 209 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 83 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Independence University was Female No academic rank with 152 employees, and Male No academic rank with 80 employees.

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