225 S. Lake Ave., Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings

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%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,987 students
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

University of the People ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

University of the People
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
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308 staff

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 Enrollment
4,987 students
8,365 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.
Student : Teacher Ratio
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24:1
# Full-Time Students
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2,015 students
# Part-Time Students
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6,350 students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
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33 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,087 students
1,979 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of University of the People and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
601 students
69 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time graduate students enrollment of University of the People and average number of community college Full-time graduate students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
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CA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,297 students
6,350 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
2 students
3 students
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CA All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
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140 students
% Asian
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12%
% Hispanic
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47%
% Black
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6%
% White
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23%
% Two or more races
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4%
% Non Resident races
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2%
% Unknown races
100%
6%
Diversity Score
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0.70
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.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
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4.57%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
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1.92%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
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
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$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
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$6,239
Acceptance Rate
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89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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University of the People ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Average community college minority breakdown and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,987 students
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,113 per year for in-state students and $8,804 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,639 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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