Vanguard University of Southern California

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,980

3.23% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,611

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.45%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

46.7%

3,087 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,116

75.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

61%

242 Graduates

About

Vanguard University of Southern California is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Vanguard University of Southern California were General Business Administration & Management (83 degrees awarded), General Psychology (70 degrees), and Nursing Administration (42 degrees).

In 2017, 527 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Vanguard University of Southern California. 71% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (257 degrees), 1.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (179 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Vanguard University of Southern California is $31,980, which is $11,247 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Vanguard University of Southern California is $31,980, which is $11,247 more 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 $21,611.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,980

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Vanguard University of Southern California was $31,980. The cost of tuition at Vanguard University of Southern California is $11,247 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$21,611

2017 Value

0.99%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Vanguard University of Southern California had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,611. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Vanguard University of Southern California grew by 0.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,860

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Vanguard University of Southern California was of $6,860 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.435% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Vanguard University of Southern California received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.12% with respect to 2016, when 89% 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.

4.45%

2016 Default Rate

31

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Vanguard University of Southern California was 4.45%, which represents 31 out of the 696 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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Admissions

Vanguard University of Southern California received 3,087 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 118% annual growth. Out of those 3,087 applicants, 1,441 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,116 students enrolled at Vanguard University of Southern California in 2017, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Vanguard University of Southern California has an overall enrollment yield of 30%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,441

Accepted Out of 3,087

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Vanguard University of Southern California was 46.7% (1,441 admissions from 3,087 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 118%, while admissions grew by 44.7%.

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SAT Scores

84%

Submission Percentage

362

Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at Vanguard University of Southern California in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Vanguard University of Southern California has a total enrollment of 2,116 students. The full-time enrollment at Vanguard University of Southern California is 1,599 students and the part-time enrollment is 517. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Vanguard University of Southern California are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Vanguard University of Southern California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.7% White, 38.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.87% Black or African American, 4.06% Two or More Races, 3.97% Asian, 0.992% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0473% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Vanguard University of Southern California in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (27.6%), followed by White Female (25.3%) and White Male (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (28%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Vanguard University of Southern California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,116 students. The full-time enrollment at Vanguard University of Southern California is 1,599 and the part-time enrollment is 517. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Vanguard University of Southern California are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Vanguard University of Southern California was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Vanguard University of Southern California had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    861

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    819

  3. Black or African American

    103

The enrolled student population at Vanguard University of Southern California is 40.7% White, 38.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.87% Black or African American, 4.06% Two or More Races, 3.97% Asian, 0.992% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0473% 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 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, 120 students (5.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 221 more women than men received degrees from Vanguard University of Southern California. The majority of degree recipients at Vanguard University of Southern California are white (257 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (179 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Vanguard University of Southern California is General Business Administration & Management (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (70 degrees) and Nursing Administration (42 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Vanguard University of Southern California, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Theology (31 degrees), and Psychology (111 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 Vanguard University of Southern California are Elementary & middle school teachers (249,740 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (173,458 people), Other managers (153,296 people), Clergy (130,074 people), and Postsecondary teachers (115,458 people).

The most specialized majors at Vanguard University of Southern California are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Theology (31 degrees), Psychology (111 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and History (14 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 Vanguard University of Southern California are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Vanguard University of Southern California are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Theology (31 degrees), Psychology (111 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and History (14 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 Vanguard University of Southern California are Elementary & secondary schools (543,823 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (289,133 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (250,122 people), Outpatient care centers (164,392 people), and Religious organizations (153,235 people).

The most specialized majors at Vanguard University of Southern California are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Theology (31 degrees), Psychology (111 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and History (14 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 Vanguard University of Southern California.

Most Common

  1. 83 degrees awarded

  2. 70 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Vanguard University of Southern California was General Business Administration & Management with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 153

  2. 374

In 2017, 153 degrees were awarded to men at Vanguard University of Southern California, which is 0.409 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (374).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Vanguard University of Southern California in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 54 degrees were awarded to women at Vanguard University of Southern California in General Psychology, which is 3.38 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 49% of students graduating from Vanguard University of Southern California completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Vanguard University of Southern California is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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. White

    257 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    179 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Vanguard University of Southern California is white (257 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (179 degrees).

2.66% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    185 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    125 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Vanguard University of Southern California is white female (185 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (125 degrees).

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Operations

Vanguard University of Southern California has an endowment valued at nearly $5.33M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $123k (2.31%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Vanguard University of Southern California had a total salary expenditure of $43.7M. Vanguard University of Southern California employs 35 Professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Vanguard University of Southern California are Male Professors (21), Female Assistant professors(16), and Female Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vanguard University of Southern California are: Business and Financial Operations, with 53 employees, Management, with 36 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.33M

2017 Endowment

12.9%

growth from 2016

Vanguard University of Southern California has an endowment valued at about $5.33M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Vanguard University of Southern California grew 12.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.8M 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. $560k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Vanguard University of Southern California received $560k 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

$20.6M

2017 Salaries

1.54%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Vanguard University of Southern California paid a median of $20.6M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($43.7M) and a 1.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.359% growth from 2015 and a 1.87% 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

$6.14M

Instructional Salaries

84

Number of Employees

In 2017, Vanguard University of Southern California paid a total of $6.14M to 84 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

35 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

53 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Vanguard University of Southern California were Professor with 35 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vanguard University of Southern California were Business and Financial Operations with 53 employees; Management with 36 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Vanguard University of Southern California was Male Professor with 21 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Female Professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Vanguard University of Southern California.

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