Vanguard University of Southern California

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,000
2.7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,279
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.13%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.8%
2,778 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,256
84.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.5%
244 Graduates

About

Vanguard University of Southern California is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Vanguard University of Southern California were General Psychology (69 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (62 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees).

In 2022, 603 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Vanguard University of Southern California. 69.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (264 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (216 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Vanguard University of Southern California is $38,000, which is $14,004 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Vanguard University of Southern California is $38,000, which is $14,004 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,279.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Vanguard University of Southern California received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$38,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Vanguard University of Southern California was $38,000. The cost of tuition at Vanguard University of Southern California is $14,004 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$24,279
2022 Value
18.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Vanguard University of Southern California had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,279. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Vanguard University of Southern California grew by 18.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,615
Room and Board
$1,120
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Vanguard University of Southern California was of $13,615 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.73% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,120. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Vanguard University of Southern California received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.19% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.13%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Vanguard University of Southern California was 1.13%, which represents 7 out of the 620 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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Admissions

Vanguard University of Southern California received 2,778 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.77% annual growth. Out of those 2,778 applicants, 2,079 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,256 students enrolled at Vanguard University of Southern California in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Vanguard University of Southern California has an overall enrollment yield of 26%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,079
Accepted Out of 2,778

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Vanguard University of Southern California was 74.8% (2,079 admissions from 2,778 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 69%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.77%, while admissions grew by 3.28%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2021)
59
Scores Submitted (2021)

12% of enrolled first-time students at Vanguard University of Southern California in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Vanguard University of Southern California had a total enrollment of 2,256 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Vanguard University of Southern California is 1,901 students and the part-time enrollment is 355. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at Vanguard University of Southern California are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Vanguard University of Southern California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.8% Hispanic or Latino, 32.6% White, 5.1% Asian, 4.48% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 0.443% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.31% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Vanguard University of Southern California in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (33.2%), followed by White Female (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (15.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (23.9%) and Asian Female (8.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Vanguard University of Southern California in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,256 students. The full-time enrollment at Vanguard University of Southern California is 1,901 and the part-time enrollment is 355. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at Vanguard University of Southern California are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Vanguard University of Southern California was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Vanguard University of 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
    1,034 enrolled students
  2. White
    735 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    115 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Vanguard University of Southern California is 45.8% Hispanic or Latino, 32.6% White, 5.1% Asian, 4.48% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 0.443% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.31% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 187 students (8.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 237 more women than men received degrees from Vanguard University of Southern California. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Vanguard University of Southern California is white (264 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (216 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Vanguard University of Southern California is General Psychology (69 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (62 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Vanguard University of Southern California, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Psychology (142 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vanguard University of Southern California are Elementary & middle school teachers (209,732 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (176,963 people), Other managers (172,945 people), Clergy (131,323 people), and Postsecondary teachers (119,856 people).

The most specialized majors at Vanguard University of Southern California in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Psychology (142 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees), Theology (16 degrees), and History (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Vanguard University of Southern California are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Vanguard University of Southern California are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Psychology (142 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees), Theology (16 degrees), and History (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Vanguard University of Southern California are Elementary & secondary schools (585,128 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (306,266 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (265,675 people), Outpatient care centers (192,838 people), and Religious organizations (150,970 people).

The most specialized majors at Vanguard University of Southern California are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Psychology (142 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees), Theology (16 degrees), and History (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Vanguard University of Southern California.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 66 degrees awarded
  2. 66 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Vanguard University of Southern California was General Psychology with 66 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

183
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
420
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 183 degrees were awarded to men at Vanguard University of Southern California, which is 0.436 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (420).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Vanguard University of Southern California in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.78 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Vanguard University of Southern California in General Psychology, which is 4.31 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 58% of students graduating from Vanguard University of Southern California completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Vanguard University of Southern California is Female and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.51% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    264 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    216 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Vanguard University of Southern California is white (264 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (216 degrees).

4.81% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    184 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    158 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Vanguard University of Southern California is white female (184 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (158 degrees).

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Operations

Vanguard University of Southern California has an endowment valued at nearly $9.08M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.8%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Vanguard University of Southern California had a total salary expenditure of 56.9M. Vanguard University of Southern California employs 32 Assistant professors, 27 Professors and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at Vanguard University of Southern California are Female Assistant professor (19), Male Professor (14), and Female Professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vanguard University of Southern California are: Business and Financial Operations, with 45 employees, Management, with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees.

Endowment

$9.08M
2022 Endowment
10.2%
decline from 2021

Vanguard University of Southern California has an endowment valued at about $9.08M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Vanguard University of Southern California declined 10.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.5M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25M
2022 Salaries
4.61%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Vanguard University of Southern California paid a median of $25M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($56.9M) and a 4.61% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.71M
Instructional Salaries
85
Number of Employees

In 2022, Vanguard University of Southern California paid a total of $6.71M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Vanguard University of Southern California were Assistant professor with 32 employees, Professor with 27 employees, and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vanguard University of Southern California were Business and Financial Operations with 45 employees, Management with 42 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Vanguard University of Southern California was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Professor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Vanguard University of Southern California.

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