University of the People

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2022 Average Net Price
$1,744
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
34,192
36.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
21%
61 Graduates

About

University of the People is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of the People were General Business Administration & Management (898 degrees awarded), Secondary Education & Teaching (231 degrees), and Teacher Education & Professional Development (192 degrees).

In 2022, 2,488 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the People. 42.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (278 degrees), 2.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $1,744.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending University of the People received financial aid through grants.

Average Net Price

$1,744
2022 Value
6.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of the People had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $1,744. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of the People grew by 6.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$2,001
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the People was of $2,001 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

62% of undergraduate students at University of the People received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 520% with respect to 2021, when 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

University of the People had a total enrollment of 34,192 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of the People is 12,439 students and the part-time enrollment is 21,753. This means that 36.4% 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 5.02% White, 3.16% Black or African American, 2.42% Hispanic or Latino, 1.78% Asian, 0.348% Two or More Races, 0.0936% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0848% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the People in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (2.37%), followed by White Male (1.98%) and Black or African American Female (1.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (3.77%), followed by White Male (2.29%) and Black or African American Male (2.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the People in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34,192 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the People is 12,439 and the part-time enrollment is 21,753.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    1,715 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,082 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    827 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of the People is 5.02% White, 3.16% Black or African American, 2.42% Hispanic or Latino, 1.78% Asian, 0.348% Two or More Races, 0.0936% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0848% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 394 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 white (278 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of the People is General Business Administration & Management (898 degrees awarded), followed by Secondary Education & Teaching (231 degrees) and Teacher Education & Professional Development (192 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (478 degrees awarded), Business (1,365 degrees), and Education (485 degrees).

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 (1,727,209 people), Registered nurses (1,520,089 people), Accountants & auditors (1,075,309 people), Other managers (875,876 people), and Software developers (677,982 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the People in 2022 are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (478 degrees awarded), Business (1,365 degrees), Education (485 degrees), and Health (160 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 People are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of the People are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (478 degrees awarded), Business (1,365 degrees), Education (485 degrees), and Health (160 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,292,388 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,911,762 people), Computer Systems Design (1,079,414 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (696,380 people), and Banking & related activities (564,291 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the People are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (478 degrees awarded), Business (1,365 degrees), Education (485 degrees), and Health (160 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of the People.

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at University of the People was General Business Administration & Management with 898 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,441
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,047
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,441 degrees were awarded to men at University of the People, which is 1.38 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,047).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 821 degrees were awarded to men at University of the People in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.51 times more than the 544 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 544 degrees were awarded to men at University of the People in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.663 times less than the 821 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% 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, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of the People is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    278 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the People is white (278 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

75.9% of degree recipients (1,889 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    141 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    137 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of the People is white female (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (137 degrees).

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Operations

University of the People has an endowment valued at nearly $530k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year.

In 2022, University of the People had a total salary expenditure of 20M.

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the People are: Management, with 14 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 12 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 4 employees.

Endowment

$530k
2022 Endowment

University of the People has an endowment valued at about $530k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the People grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.76M lower than than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.6M
2022 Salaries
166%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of the People paid a median of $19.6M in salaries, which represents 98.2% of their overall expenditure ($20M) and a 166% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Occupations by Share

Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
14 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the People were Management with 14 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 4 employees.

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