Independence University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$18,021

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,578

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

8,605

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

33.3%

2 Graduates

About

Independence University is a higher education institution located in Weber County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Independence University were General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees awarded), Respiratory Care Therapist (81 degrees), and Graphic Design (43 degrees).

In 2017, 1,166 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Independence University. 74.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (534 degrees), 2.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Independence University is $18,021, which is $4,021 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Independence University is $18,021, which is $4,021 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,578.

In 2017, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,021

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Independence University was $18,021. The cost of tuition at Independence University is $4,021 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$27,578

2017 Value

5.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Independence University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,578. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Independence University grew by 5.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,726

Room and Board

$N/A

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Independence University was of $8,726 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board increased by 4.48% between 2016 and 2017. 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

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Independence University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.23% with respect to 2016, when 81% 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.

18.5%

2016 Default Rate

1040

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Independence University was 18.5%, which represents 1040 out of the 5619 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

Independence University has a total enrollment of 8,605 students. The full-time enrollment at Independence University is 8,605 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 24.9% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 9.9% Two or More Races, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.535% Asian, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.244% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Independence University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (18.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (12.3%) and Two or More Races Female (7.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22%), followed by White Male (14.7%) and Black or African American Female (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Independence University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,605 students. The full-time enrollment at Independence University is 8,605 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Independence University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

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 Independence University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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

    2,142

  2. Black or African American

    1,340

  3. Two or More Races

    852

The enrolled student population at Independence University is 24.9% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 9.9% Two or More Races, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.535% Asian, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.244% 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 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, 3,439 students (40%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 566 more women than men received degrees from Independence University. The majority of degree recipients at Independence University are white (534 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (219 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Independence University is General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees awarded), followed by Respiratory Care Therapist (81 degrees) and Graphic Design (43 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 Visual & Performing Arts (152 degrees awarded), Business (490 degrees), and Health (506 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 Independence University are Registered nurses (1,397,764 people), Accountants & auditors (1,127,914 people), Other managers (774,399 people), Software developers (531,605 people), and Financial managers (445,675 people).

The most specialized majors at Independence University are Visual & Performing Arts (152 degrees awarded), Business (490 degrees), Health (506 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (18 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, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Independence University are Visual & Performing Arts (152 degrees awarded), Business (490 degrees), Health (506 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (18 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 (1,779,984 people), Computer Systems Design (919,065 people), Elementary & secondary schools (828,946 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (591,849 people), and Banking & related activities (561,807 people).

The most specialized majors at Independence University are Visual & Performing Arts (152 degrees awarded), Business (490 degrees), Health (506 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (18 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 Independence University.

Most Common

  1. 93 degrees awarded

  2. 81 degrees awarded

  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Independence University was General Business Administration & Management with 93 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 300

  2. 866

In 2017, 300 degrees were awarded to men at Independence University, which is 0.346 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (866).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 126 degrees were awarded to men at Independence University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.372 times less than the 339 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 339 degrees were awarded to women at Independence University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.69 times more than the 126 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 41% of students graduating from Independence University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Independence University is Female and Black or African American (50% 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, 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. White

    534 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    219 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    201 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Independence University is white (534 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (219 degrees).

17.2% of degree recipients (201 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    399 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    170 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Independence University is white female (399 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (170 degrees).

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Operations

Independence University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Independence University had a total salary expenditure of $123M. Independence University employs 187 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Independence University are Female No academic ranks (118), Male No academic ranks(69), 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 81 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 40 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Independence University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Independence University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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 2017, 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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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.7M

2017 Salaries

13.3%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Independence University paid a median of $14.7M in salaries, which represents 12% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 13.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 17% growth from 2015 and a 19.4% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.74M

Instructional Salaries

187

Number of Employees

In 2017, Independence University paid a total of $9.74M to 187 employees working as instructors, which represents 66.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.33M (32.3%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

187 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

81 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Independence University were No academic rank with 187 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Independence University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 81 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 40 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Independence University was Female No academic rank with 118 employees, Male No academic rank with 69 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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