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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
English as a Second Language
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty3362,929
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0

Faculty data for this campus includes data from child institutions.:
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees$13,320$13,320$13,320$13,3200.0%
Books and supplies$1,752$1,080$1,125$1,1522.4%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$13,408$16,580$17,253$17,7843.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$33,168$35,622$36,459$37,1161.8%
Off Campus with Family$19,248$18,576$18,720$18,8460.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid11091%————
Grant or scholarship aid1091%$59,320$5,932
Federal grants1091%$31,435$3,144
Pell grants(*)27%(*)(*)
Other federal grants1091%$17,400$1,740
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships655%$27,885$4,648
Student loan aid(*)36%(*)(*)
Federal student loans(*)36%(*)(*)
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number awarded aid and total and average amounts of aid awarded are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid15,58878%$30,547,138$5,467
Pell grants1,92227%$9,145,399$4,758
Federal student loans1,81625%$20,991,141$11,559
Grant or scholarship aid116233%$347,679$2,146
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$21,363$9,966$30,527
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$19,370$12,231$27,466
$30,001 – $48,000
$48,001 – $75,000$23,427$12,231
$75,001 – $110,000$29,588
$110,001 and more$33,129
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment18,631
Undergraduate enrollment8,485
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,567
Graduate enrollment10,146
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 51%Part-time: 49%Undergraduate Student Gender:Male: 47%Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 8%Black or African American: 12%Hispanic/Latino: 32%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%White: 30%Two or more races: 6%Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 18%25 and over: 82%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 55%Out-of-state: 43%Foreign countries: 0%Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 59%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 2%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 39%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 70%Part-time: 30%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 67%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 5%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 28%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:Full-time students: 64%Part-time students: 26%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in 2016-17
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 22%Transfer-out rate: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:[Began in 2014-15]4-year: 4%6-year: 43%8-year: 46%[Began in 2016-17]4-year: 11%6-year: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in 2014-15 or 2016-17
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:Male: 50%Female: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2016-17 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:Asian: 0%Hispanic/Latino: 0%White: 0%U.S. Nonresident: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2016-17 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General---120-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other--88---
Category total--88120-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Banking and Financial Support Services-0d----
Business Administration and Management, General1d-12d188d212d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other---0d--
Business/Corporate Communications, General---14d--
Construction Management, General---12d--
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce----0d-
Finance, General---17d--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0d---76d-
International Business/Trade/Commerce----0d-
Management Information Systems, General---21d10d-
Management Science-0d--1d-
Organizational Behavior Studies---3d--
Organizational Leadership---37d73d0d
Category total1d0d12d328d430d0d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General----33d-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia---0d0d-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication---21d--
Category total---21d33d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance----70d-
Computer Science---30d27d-
Information Technology Project Management---48d0d-
Category total---78d97d-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services----207d-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-2d-99d35d-
Education, General---0d944d-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism-0d----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General----140d-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision----0d-
Educational/Instructional Technology----40d-
Elementary Education and Teaching---30d4d-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education---11d--
Health Teacher Education---2d--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration----40d-
Learning Sciences----98d-
Mathematics Teacher Education---4d0d-
Multicultural Education----6d-
Secondary Education and Teaching---0d0d-
Special Education and Teaching, General---3d361d-
Category total-2d-149d1,875d-
Construction Engineering---13d--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering---18d--
Manufacturing Engineering---17d--
Category total---48d--
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other----1d-
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General--0d---
Engineering/Industrial Management----24d-
Marine Engineering Technology/Technician0d-----
Category total0d-0d-25d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--1d-30d-
English Language and Literature, General---29d99d-
Category total--1d29d129d-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature---3d--
Category total---3d--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General----1d-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist---31d--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine---59d--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-3d----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General---26d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---36d27d-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--0d0d--
Medical Informatics-0d--26d-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist---9--
Nurse Anesthetist----011
Public Health, General----91d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-55-30739-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--0d---
Category total058d0d468d184d11
History, General---29d0d-
Category total---29d0d-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration2d--115d33d-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism---66d--
Forensic Science and Technology-5d--56d-
Homeland Security---51d44d-
Category total2d5d-232d133d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal11d-2d10d--
Pre-Law Studies---10d--
Category total11d-2d20d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--122d24d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--15d---
Category total--137d24d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General---16d--
Statistics, General----23d-
Statistics, Other----0d-
Category total---16d23d-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies---6d--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General---17d--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other----13d-
Sustainability Studies----0d-
Category total---23d13d-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Sports Studies-2d-17d50d-
Category total-2d-17d50d-
Applied Behavior Analysis-0d--732d-
Clinical Psychology-----19
Counseling Psychology-12--179-
Psychology, General---16270-
Psychology, Other---5d--
School Psychology----105d-
Category total-12d-167d1,086d19
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration---25d88d-
Category total---25d88d-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General---11d--
Social Sciences, General---3d--
Sociology, General---44d--
Category total---58d--
Visual and Performing Arts
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General---11d--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production----7d-
Film/Cinema/Media Studies---0d5d-
Game and Interactive Media Design----0d-
Playwriting and Screenwriting----16d-
Category total---11d28d-
Grand total14792401,7584,19430
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited since (02/28/1977)06/30/2028
WASC Senior College and University Commission Preaccredited (06/30/1975 - 02/28/1977)
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/21/2001)06/30/2026
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (01/11/2017)06/30/2026
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited (04/21/2001 - 05/01/2003)
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (06/08/2013)07/01/2028
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs:
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 3017Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 800DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1821DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 348
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,107Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,269DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,158DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,577
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.1%3.7%
Number in default175222
Number in repayment5,9326,3265,906
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)