Arizona Christian University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,972

4.29% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,368

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.2%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.4%

599 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

786

82.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

46.9%

46 Graduates

About

Arizona Christian University is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Arizona Christian University were General Business Administration & Management (44 degrees awarded), Counseling Psychology (14 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (14 degrees).

In 2017, 141 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arizona Christian University. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (91 degrees), 4.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona Christian University is $23,972, which is $-1,222 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona Christian University is $23,972, which is $-1,222 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,368.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,972

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Arizona Christian University was $23,972. The cost of tuition at Arizona Christian University is $-1,222 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$22,368

2017 Value

0.547%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Arizona Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,368. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Arizona Christian University grew by 0.547%.

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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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Other Student Expenses

$9,774

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arizona Christian University was of $9,774 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.815% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Arizona Christian University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.67% with respect to 2016, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.

12.2%

2016 Default Rate

22

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Arizona Christian University was 12.2%, which represents 22 out of the 181 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

Arizona Christian University received 599 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 56.8% annual growth. Out of those 599 applicants, 386 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.4% acceptance rate.

There were 786 students enrolled at Arizona Christian University in 2017, and 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arizona Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

386

Accepted Out of 599

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arizona Christian University was 64.4% (386 admissions from 599 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 59.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 56.8%, while admissions grew by 70.8%.

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SAT Scores

48%

Submission Percentage

74

Scores Submitted

48% of enrolled first-time students at Arizona Christian University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arizona Christian University has a total enrollment of 786 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona Christian University is 646 students and the part-time enrollment is 140. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at Arizona Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arizona Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13.4% Black or African American, 5.98% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 1.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.254% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arizona Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (26.9%), followed by White Female (21.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (15.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arizona Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 786 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona Christian University is 646 and the part-time enrollment is 140. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at Arizona Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2017 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 Arizona Christian University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Arizona Christian University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    394

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    168

  3. Black or African American

    105

The enrolled student population at Arizona Christian University is 50.1% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13.4% Black or African American, 5.98% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 1.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.254% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 17 students (2.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 19 more women than men received degrees from Arizona Christian University. The majority of degree recipients at Arizona Christian University are white (91 degrees awarded). There were 4.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arizona Christian University is General Business Administration & Management (44 degrees awarded), followed by Counseling Psychology (14 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Arizona Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (21 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), and Education (26 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arizona Christian University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,066,175 people), Physicians (428,552 people), Secondary school teachers (340,831 people), Education administrators (337,216 people), and Other managers (321,619 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona Christian University are Theology (21 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), Education (26 degrees), Communications (8 degrees), and Biology (10 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arizona Christian University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Arizona Christian University are Theology (21 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), Education (26 degrees), Communications (8 degrees), and Biology (10 degrees).

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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 Arizona Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,175,639 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (723,208 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (664,513 people), Outpatient care centers (242,578 people), and Offices of physicians (240,353 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona Christian University are Theology (21 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), Education (26 degrees), Communications (8 degrees), and Biology (10 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Arizona Christian University.

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 14 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arizona Christian University was General Business Administration & Management with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 61

  2. 80

In 2017, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona Christian University, which is 0.762 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (80).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.44 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Arizona Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.692 times less than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 29% of students graduating from Arizona Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arizona Christian University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    91 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arizona Christian University is white (91 degrees awarded). There were 4.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

5.67% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    52 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    39 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arizona Christian University is white female (52 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (39 degrees).

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Operations

Arizona Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.05M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $61.7k (5.85%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Arizona Christian University had a total salary expenditure of $14.5M. Arizona Christian University employs 6 Assistant professors, 5 Associate professors, and 4 Instructors. Most academics at Arizona Christian University are Male Assistant professors (5), Male Instructors(4), and Female Associate professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona Christian University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 21 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.05M

2017 Endowment

44.5%

decline from 2016

Arizona Christian University has an endowment valued at about $1.05M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Arizona Christian University declined 44.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $60.8k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Arizona Christian University received $60.8k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.16M

2017 Salaries

1.1%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Arizona Christian University paid a median of $5.16M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($14.5M) and a 1.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.32% decline from 2015 and a 0% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$970k

Instructional Salaries

17

Number of Employees

In 2017, Arizona Christian University paid a total of $970k to 17 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

6 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

21 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arizona Christian University were Assistant professor with 6 employees; Associate professor with 5 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona Christian University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees; Management with 15 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arizona Christian University was Male Assistant professor with 5 employees, Male Instructor with 4 employees, and Female Associate professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Arizona Christian University.

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