University of the People

School Highlights

University of the People serves 4,987 students
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

University of the People ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

University of the People(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
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Student Body

The student population of University of the People has grown by 133% over five years.
The University of the People diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,987 students8,365 students
This chart display the total enrollment of University of the People and community college average number of enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Undergraduate Students3,087 students1,979 students
# Graduate Students601 students69 students
This chart display graduation rate breakdown of University of the People CA All Graduation Breakdown
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.000.70
This chart display the diversity score of University of the People and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%79%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in University of the People and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to University of the People is Pasadena City College (0.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 26,971 students | 0.90 Mi1570 E Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91106
    (626) 585-7123
  • 288 students | 1.00 Mi300 S Fair Oaks Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626) 568-8850
  • Platt College-Los Angeles
    Private for-profit
    727 students | 4.10 Mi1000 South Fremont Avenue, A10
    Alhambra, CA 91803
    (626) 300-5444
  • 13,584 students | 5.80 Mi1500 N Verdugo Rd
    Glendale, CA 91208
    (818) 240-1000
  • 36,885 students | 7.10 Mi1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
    (323) 265-8650
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.