Vanguard University of Southern California
Vanguard University of Southern California is one of the one hundred thirty-eight private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Costa Mesa.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,116 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 433 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 316 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%). Every year 61% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Vanguard University of Southern California's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $31,980, and fees were $450. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $31,980 and $450 respectively.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students2,116|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Assemblies of God Church
|On Campus HousingYes|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission|
01/31/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/25/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/22/2014 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||930 to 1120|
|ACT||18 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Considered but not required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,330/credit|
|In State Students||$1,330/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,330/credit|
|In District Students||$603/credit|
|In State Students||$603/credit|
|Out of State Students||$603/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Vanguard University of Southern California's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||23%||$746|
|State Grant & Scholarships||44%||$6,584|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$16,895|
|Federal Student Loans||95%||$6,722|
$21,611Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$18,354|
|$30,001 to $48,000$18,085|
|$48,001 to $75,000$20,250|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,434|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.