University of the Potomac-VA Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,984

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,391

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

20.2%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

177

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

100%

3 Graduates

About

University of the Potomac-VA Campus is a higher education institution located in Fairfax County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of the Potomac-VA Campus were General Business Administration & Management (9 degrees awarded), Accounting (1 degrees), and General Management Information Systems (1 degrees).

In 2017, 52 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Potomac-VA Campus. 32.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 67.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (4 degrees), 4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is $12,984, which is $-1,016 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is $12,984, which is $-1,016 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,391.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 8% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,984

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of the Potomac-VA Campus was $12,984. The cost of tuition at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is $-1,016 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$23,391

2017 Value

In 2017 University of the Potomac-VA Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,391. Between N/A and 2017, the average net price of University of the Potomac-VA Campus grew by 0%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,800

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Potomac-VA Campus was of $6,800 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

8%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at University of the Potomac-VA Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to N/A, when N/A% 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.

20.2%

2016 Default Rate

18

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Potomac-VA Campus was 20.2%, which represents 18 out of the 89 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

University of the Potomac-VA Campus has a total enrollment of 177 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is 177 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at University of the Potomac-VA Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the Potomac-VA Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3.95% Black or African American, 2.26% Asian, 1.13% Hispanic or Latino, 1.13% White, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of the Potomac-VA Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (5.41%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (5.41%) and White Female (2.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (2.14%), followed by Asian Male (1.43%) and Black or African American Female (1.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Potomac-VA Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 177 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is 177 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at University of the Potomac-VA Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2017 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 Potomac-VA Campus was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), University of the Potomac-VA Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    7

  2. Asian

    4

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2

The enrolled student population at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is 3.95% Black or African American, 2.26% Asian, 1.13% Hispanic or Latino, 1.13% White, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 18 fewer women than men received degrees from University of the Potomac-VA Campus. The majority of degree recipients at University of the Potomac-VA Campus are black or african american (4 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (1 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is General Business Administration & Management (9 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (1 degrees) and General Management Information Systems (1 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the Potomac-VA Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (52 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees).

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 University of the Potomac-VA Campus are Registered nurses (1,413,638 people), Accountants & auditors (1,127,912 people), Other managers (768,584 people), Software developers (527,117 people), and Financial managers (448,601 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-VA Campus are Business (52 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees), Protective Services (0 degrees), and Health (0 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 University of the Potomac-VA Campus are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-VA Campus are Business (52 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees), Protective Services (0 degrees), and Health (0 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 University of the Potomac-VA Campus are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,833,129 people), Computer Systems Design (901,222 people), Elementary & secondary schools (802,269 people), Banking & related activities (564,871 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,902 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-VA Campus are Business (52 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees), Protective Services (0 degrees), and Health (0 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 Potomac-VA Campus.

Most Common

  1. 9 degrees awarded

  2. 1 degrees awarded

  3. 1 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Potomac-VA Campus was General Business Administration & Management with 9 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 35

  2. 17

In 2017, 35 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Potomac-VA Campus, which is 2.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (17).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 17 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Potomac-VA Campus in General Management Information Systems, which is 1.21 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Potomac-VA Campus in General Management Information Systems, which is 0.824 times less than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 0% of students graduating from University of the Potomac-VA Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 33.3% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    4 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    1 degrees awarded

  3. White

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is black or african american (4 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (1 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Male

    2 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    2 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the Potomac-VA Campus is black or african american male (2 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (2 degrees).

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