• Address: 4021 S 700 E Ste 400, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

  • Phone Number: (800) 972-5149

  • Website: https://www.independence.edu/

About

Independence University location is in the Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a private not-for-profit university. It provides various online degrees and programs for students across the world and has over 8,600 students currently enrolled in various programs. 

Independence University Utah is an accredited online university which was established in back in the year 1978. It was earlier known as California College for Health Science and is the online branch of the Stevens-Henagar College. The university received its current name in the year 2005.

The university aims to provide the students with a successful career and help them graduate with good industry-relevant skills imbibed in them. It has partnered with around 430 organizations in order to provide knowledge and experience to the students.

Highlights of the university

Following are some of the services and facilities provided to the students.

Factors General Information
Campus Type Large, Suburb
Ethnic Diversity Medium
Retention Rate 63%
Student Services Career Services, Student Support, Success Center and more
Facilities Library, Blog, 24*7 Tutoring Services

The total graduation rate of Independence University is 37%. It has a student-faculty ratio of 26:1. The student loan default rate is 19.4%.


Online Education at Independence University

The university provides 100% online degrees and programs to the students. It follows a flexible structure and allows the students to learn and access online learning programs, content and the online courses 24/7.

  • The programs offered are accredited and the university allows the easy transfer of credits.

  • It offers various programs across different fields of study.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Salt Lake City, Utah

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003674

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Institutional Accreditation

ACCSC

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Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.independence.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

The university is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). 

Programmatic Accreditation

Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 26: 1
Total Population 8,605
Gender Division Male: 21 % Female: 79 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 51 %

The College Monk

Female: 30 %

Total Graduation Rate: 26 %

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Independence University offers 26 online programs across 7 Majors

Accounting

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 7 programs accross 3 degrees

Health Science

Offering 7 programs accross 3 degrees

Nursing

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Design

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

Independence University has an open admission policy, hence, the acceptance rate is 100%. All the applicants who apply to the university are selected if they're eligible. 

Statistics

The total number of students who applied to the university is 8,605. There was two transfer of undergraduate enrollment in 2017. The undergraduate and graduate students are attending the university full-time.

Independence University enrollment - Online classes begin every month, so you don't have to wait for another semester or a year to enroll in a program. Credits can be transferred from other institutions if the students are eligible for the same. 


Admission Requirements

Following are the requirements to get admitted to Independence University.

Independence University Requirements
High school GPA Required
High school record/GED Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
Interview Required

 The high school transcripts should be highlighted in case of a foreign language. 

All the students are required to complete a 'Computer Literacy Assessment' and should get a least score of 14. If any student does not clear the exam, he/she may try again after 30 days. Apart from this, candidates must also finish an Early Admissions Course.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

There are various financial aids offered in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. In order to apply for the financial aid program, the students must fill the FAFSA form with the six-digit federal school code. Independence University Federal school code is 003674. Contact the university for more information on financial aid. The university's financial aid office phone number is (800) 917-6391.

  • Federal Aid provided by the university includes Grants like Federal Grants, Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and loans like Federal Loans, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidised Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans.

  • The university also provides such as independence University Scholarships such as  Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship, Half-Tuition Scholarship, Bachelor’s Upgrade Scholarship, Associate’s Degree Scholarship, Full-Tuition Scholarship and grants like  Institutional Grants, and Family Grants.

  • Military Aid includes Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery Bill, Tuition Assistance Program, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP).

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,716 Undergraduate,U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $112 Undergraduate,U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $8,686 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $8,686 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $8,686 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies Needs Financial support, U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship $5,000 Demonstrate academic achievement. 700 words essay. December 10th, 2018
Associate’s Degree Scholarship $3,000 Demonstrate academic achievement. 700 words essay. December 10th, 2018
Half-Tuition Scholarship Varies Must receive an offer of acceptance. December 10th, 2018
Full-Tuition Scholarship Varies SAT scores of at least 1480 or ACT scores of at least 33, a 3.5 GPA or higher December 10th, 2018
Bachelor’s Upgrade Scholarship $5,000 Graduates who earned their Associate’s degree from one of IU's family of colleges. At least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 500-word essay. Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Family Grant $3,946 Immediate family members of enrolled students or graduates from one of IU's family of colleges. Varies

Data Source: https://www.independence.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $9,677 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Reserve called to active duty in response to a war or natural disaster. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $3,167 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: https://www.independence.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $26,560
$30,001 - $48,000 $28,308
$48,001 - $75,000 $29,411
$75,001 - $110,000 $30,286

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 71% $4,477
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 92% $5,518
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 88% $4,802
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 79% $816
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 97% $9,559
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 81% $9,413
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 5,362
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 306 $11,387
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 306 $11,387

Data Source: https://www.independence.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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