Heritage University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$17,824

6.35% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,742

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.08%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,044

85.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

22.9%

25 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 (47 degrees awarded), Social Work (40 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2017, 396 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Heritage University. 72.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (172 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (164 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage University is $17,824, which is $-2,909 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Heritage University is $17,824, which is $-2,909 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,742.

In 2017, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,824

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Heritage University was $17,824. The cost of tuition at Heritage University is $-2,909 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,742

2017 Value

15.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Heritage University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,742. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Heritage University grew by 15.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,583

Room and Board

$825

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Heritage University was of $9,583 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.01% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Heritage University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.13% with respect to 2016, when 96% 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.

8.08%

2016 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Heritage University was 8.08%, which represents 32 out of the 396 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

Heritage University has a total enrollment of 1,044 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage University is 897 students and the part-time enrollment is 147. This means that 85.9% of students enrolled at Heritage University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Heritage University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.1% Hispanic or Latino, 24.5% White, 5.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.68% Two or More Races, 2.11% Asian, 0.575% Black or African American, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Heritage University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (49.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.3%) and White Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35%), followed by White Male (28.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Heritage University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,044 students. The full-time enrollment at Heritage University is 897 and the part-time enrollment is 147. This means that 85.9% of students enrolled at Heritage University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Heritage University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Heritage University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    596

  2. White

    256

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    61

The enrolled student population at Heritage University is 57.1% Hispanic or Latino, 24.5% White, 5.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.68% Two or More Races, 2.11% Asian, 0.575% Black or African American, and 0% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 61 students (5.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 178 more women than men received degrees from Heritage University. The majority of degree recipients at Heritage University are hispanic or latino (172 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (164 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Heritage University is Elementary Education & Teaching (47 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (40 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (17 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 (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees), and Biology (63 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 (1,918,623 people), Physicians (385,878 people), Secondary school teachers (318,699 people), Education administrators (278,883 people), and Other managers (217,412 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage University are Education (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees), Biology (63 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and Protective Services (15 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 Heritage University are Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Heritage University are Education (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees), Biology (63 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and Protective Services (15 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 (2,849,470 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (582,578 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (473,202 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (374,282 people), and Offices of physicians (200,218 people).

The most specialized majors at Heritage University are Education (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (40 degrees), Biology (63 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (5 degrees), and Protective Services (15 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.

Most Common

  1. 47 degrees awarded

  2. 40 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Heritage University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 109

  2. 287

In 2017, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage University, which is 0.38 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (287).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Heritage University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 0.32 times less than the 100 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 100 degrees were awarded to women at Heritage University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 3.13 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 0% of students graduating from Heritage University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Heritage University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 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. Hispanic or Latino

    172 degrees awarded

  2. White

    164 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Heritage University is hispanic or latino (172 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (164 degrees).

3.54% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    135 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    110 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Heritage University is hispanic or latino female (135 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (110 degrees).

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Operations

Heritage University has an endowment valued at nearly $16.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.43M (14.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Heritage University had a total salary expenditure of $27.1M. Heritage University employs 35 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Heritage University are Female Assistant professors (19), Male Assistant professors(16), and Male Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, Service, with 20 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.8M

2017 Endowment

15.4%

growth from 2016

Heritage University has an endowment valued at about $16.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Heritage University grew 15.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.3M 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. $3.55M - Federal

  2. $496k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Heritage University received $3.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $496k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14M

2017 Salaries

5.48%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Heritage University paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents 51.8% of their overall expenditure ($27.1M) and a 5.48% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.5% decline from 2015 and a 14.4% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.11M

Instructional Salaries

73

Number of Employees

In 2017, Heritage University paid a total of $5.11M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

35 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

58 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Heritage University were Assistant professor with 35 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Heritage University were Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees; Service with 20 employees; and Management with 17 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Heritage University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Associate professor with 14 employees.

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

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