University of the People

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2020 Average Net Price
$1,488
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
43,722
10.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
22.5%
42 Graduates

About

University of the People is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of the People were General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (64 degrees), and General Public Health (10 degrees).

In 2020, 817 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the People. 31.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 68.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (802 degrees), 80.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (10 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the People is $0, which is $−11,500 less than the national average for ($11,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the People is $0, which is $−11,500 less than the national average for ($11,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $1,488.

In 2020, 13% of undergraduate students attending University of the People received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$1,488
2020 Value
0.0672%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of the People had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $1,488. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of the People grew by 0.0672%.

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Other Student Expenses

$2,001
Room and Board
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Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the People was of $2,001 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $NaN. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNN% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

13%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

13% of undergraduate students at University of the People received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 13.3% with respect to 2019, when 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

University of the People has a total enrollment of 43,722 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the People is 4,782 students and the part-time enrollment is 38,940. This means that 10.9% of students enrolled at University of the People are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the People, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13.7% Black or African American, 13% White, 10.5% Asian, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0274% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at University of the People in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (12.8%), followed by White Male (8.16%) and Black or African American Female (6.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (13.6%), followed by Asian Male (9.33%) and Black or African American Female (9.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

10.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the People, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43,722 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the People is 4,782 and the part-time enrollment is 38,940. This means that 10.9% of students enrolled at University of the People are enrolled full-time compared with 65.9% at similar .

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 University of the People was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (77%), University of the People had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    5,985
  2. White
    5,697
  3. Asian
    4,602

The enrolled student population at University of the People is 13.7% Black or African American, 13% White, 10.5% Asian, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0274% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 37.9% White, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.7% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 297 fewer women than men received degrees from University of the People. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of the People is unknown (802 degrees awarded). There were 80.2 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (10 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the People is General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (64 degrees) and General Public Health (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the People, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (203 degrees awarded), Business (564 degrees), and Health (43 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 University of the People are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,863,042 people), Registered nurses (1,407,168 people), Accountants & auditors (1,074,613 people), Other managers (787,053 people), and Software developers (548,261 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the People are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (203 degrees awarded), Business (564 degrees), Health (43 degrees), and Education (7 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 University of the People are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of the People are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (203 degrees awarded), Business (564 degrees), Health (43 degrees), and Education (7 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 University of the People are Elementary & secondary schools (3,225,604 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,821,777 people), Computer Systems Design (929,960 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (650,507 people), and Banking & related activities (548,459 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the People are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (203 degrees awarded), Business (564 degrees), Health (43 degrees), and Education (7 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 University of the People.
Most Common
  1. 90 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the People was General Business Administration & Management with 90 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

557
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
260
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 557 degrees were awarded to men at University of the People, which is 2.14 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (260).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 384 degrees were awarded to men at University of the People in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.13 times more than the 180 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 180 degrees were awarded to women at University of the People in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.469 times less than the 384 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 8% of students graduating from University of the People completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the People is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 90.5% of graduates (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    802 degrees awarded
  2. White
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the People is unknown (802 degrees awarded). There were 80.2 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (10 degrees).

98.2% of degree recipients (802 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    7 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of the People is white female (7 degrees awarded). There were 2.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3 degrees).

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Operations

University of the People 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 0.162% average return ($14.1k on $8.7M) across all .

In 2020, University of the People had a total salary expenditure of $11.3M. University of the People employs 0 N/A, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at University of the People are N/A (0), N/A(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the People are: Management, with 9 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 8 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting) 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, University of the People 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

$4.51M
2020 Salaries
72.7%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of the People paid a median of $4.51M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($11.3M) and a 72.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 54.7% growth from 2018 and a 29.2% growth from 2017.

The median for similar is 613k (11.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A
Instructional Salaries
0
Number of Employees

In N/A, University of the People paid a total of $N/A to 0 employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $348k (56.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor
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Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
9 Employees

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In false, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the People were Management with 9 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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