University of the People: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 20%

University of the People Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,1381,365773

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
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 Services441357
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services271441
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
City population137,000