University of the People: Ranking & Review

Pasadena Rank United States Rank World Rank
5 967 3384
Top 20%

University of the People Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

2,138 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,138 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60. Application fee for graduates - $60.

University of the People has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

University of the People Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $3,401 $3,401
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

University of the People does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $0 $0
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,000 $1,000
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $0 $0
Tuition for Full-time graduates $0 $0
Fees for full-time graduates $2,000 $2,000
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $0 $0

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sTotal
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 44 13 57
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 27 14 41
Health Professions and Related Programs
Grand Total712798

A total of 98 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of the People.

Graduation rate13%13%13%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 86%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe mission of University of the People is to offer affordable, quality, online, degree-granting educational programs to any qualified student.
Academic CalendarOther academic year
Total FTE staff119
Instructional FTE117
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationNot applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)

Location and Contacts

Address225 S. Lake Ave., Suite 300
Pasadena, California, 91101
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize