Universal Technical Institute-Southern California

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2022 Average Net Price
$23,840
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.12%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,507
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28.1%
155 Graduates

About

Universal Technical Institute-Southern California is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California were Automobile Mechanics Technology (391 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 671 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California. 4.92% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 95.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (327 degrees), 3.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (92 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,840.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending Universal Technical Institute-Southern California received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$23,840
2022 Value
1.56%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Universal Technical Institute-Southern California had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,840. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Universal Technical Institute-Southern California grew by 1.56%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
3.12%
2019 Default Rate
124
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California was 3.12%, which represents 124 out of the 3977 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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Enrollment

Universal Technical Institute-Southern California had a total enrollment of 1,507 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California is 1,507 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% White, 10.3% Two or More Races, 4.11% Asian, 3.52% Black or African American, 1.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.664% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (62.5%), followed by White Male (11.9%) and Two or More Races Male (9.75%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,507 students. The full-time enrollment at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California is 1,507 and the part-time enrollment is 0.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 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 Universal Technical Institute-Southern California was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Universal Technical Institute-Southern California had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    982 enrolled students
  2. White
    187 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    155 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California is 65.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% White, 10.3% Two or More Races, 4.11% Asian, 3.52% Black or African American, 1.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.664% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% 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, 41 students (2.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 605 fewer women than men received degrees from Universal Technical Institute-Southern California. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California is hispanic or latino (327 degrees awarded). There were 3.55 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (92 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California is Automobile Mechanics Technology (391 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California are Welding, soldering, & brazing workers (1,125 people), Other managers (732 people), Automotive service technicians & mechanics (719 people), Aircraft mechanics & service technicians (653 people), and Maintenance & repair workers, general (584 people).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California are General & operations managers, Software developers, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Other managers

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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 Universal Technical Institute-Southern California are Construction (1,896 people), Automotive repair & maintenance (1,290 people), Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (770 people), Aircraft & parts manufacturing (636 people), and Air transportation (544 people).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Universal Technical Institute-Southern California.
Most Common (2022)
391 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California was Automobile Mechanics Technology with 391 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from associates degree programs at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

638
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
33
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 638 degrees were awarded to men at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California, which is 19.3 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (33).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 380 degrees were awarded to men at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 34.5 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California in Welding Technology, which is 0.118 times less than the 119 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 17% of students graduating from Universal Technical Institute-Southern California completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Carnegie Classification group.

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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California is Female and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    327 degrees awarded
  2. White
    92 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California is hispanic or latino (327 degrees awarded). There were 3.55 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (92 degrees).

17.3% of degree recipients (116 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    314 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California is hispanic or latino male (314 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (87 degrees).

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Operations

Universal Technical Institute-Southern California employs 38 No academic ranks. Most academics at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California are Male No academic rank (37), and Female No academic rank (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California are: Business and Financial Operations, with 22 employees, Management, with 10 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 1 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$9.23M
2022 Salaries
10.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Universal Technical Institute-Southern California paid a median of $9.23M in salaries, a 10.9% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.9M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2022, Universal Technical Institute-Southern California paid a total of $2.9M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California was No academic rank with 38 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California were Business and Financial Operations with 22 employees, Management with 10 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California was Male No academic rank with 37 employees, and Female No academic rank with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Universal Technical Institute-Southern California.

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