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IPEDS ID: 454689
OPE ID: 04100400
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Taft University System
All programs offered completely via Distance education
3700 S Susan St Ste 200, Santa Ana, California 92704
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 92704
General information:  (714) 850-4800
Website:  www.taftu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  785 (4 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  4 to 1
Admissionswww.taftu.edu
Apply Onlinewww.taftu.edu
Financial Aidwww.taftu.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.taftu.edu
Mission Statement
  The mission and purpose of Taft Law School, a private independent school of law, is to offer unique and innovative distance learning educational programs in law at a reasonable cost to qualified applicants, with a particular focus on those who are mature adults, employed on a full-time basis, or for whom place of residence, travel requirements, or finances are constraining factors.
The School is committed to providing a quality legal education responsive to the needs of society, now and into the future. Valuing the rich variety of cultures, races, ages, religions and ethnic backgrounds in the world today, the School seeks students from all regions of the United States, and English-speaking students from around the world.
It is an objective of the School to utilize advancing technologies in the delivery of its educational services.
The mission and purpose of William Howard Taft University, a private independent postsecondary institution, is to offer unique and innovative distance learning educational programs at a reasonable cost to qualified applicants, with a particular focus on those who are mature adults, employed on a full-time basis, or for whom place of residence, travel requirements, or finances are constraining factors.
The University is committed to providing a quality education responsive to the needs of society, now and into the future. Valuing the rich variety of cultures, races, ages, religions and ethnic backgrounds in the world today, the University seeks students from all regions of the United States, and English-speaking students from around the world.
It is an objective of the University to utilize advancing technologies in the delivery of its educational services and, when necessary, reject outdated educational standards if such standards are inconsistent with providing efficient and quality distance education programs.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Institutions--Schools of law
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Student Services
None
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2434
Instructional2434
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$6,845$7,395$6,550$3,626-44.6%
Books and supplies$475$535$800$750-6.3%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$16,800$17,100$17,000$17,8204.8%
Other$3,400$3,120$3,000$3,30010.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,400$3,120$3,000$3,30010.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$27,520$28,150$27,350$25,496-6.8%
Off Campus with Family$10,720$11,050$10,350$7,676-25.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$6,360
Fees$190
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid100%————
Grant or scholarship aid00%$0
Federal grants00%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid100%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, 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.
  • This institution did not award financial aid in 2012-2013, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment785
Undergraduate enrollment4
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment781
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 0%
Female: 100%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 25%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 0%
25 and over: 100%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 0%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 100%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: -1%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
  • 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: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
  • 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.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General--25d--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0d2d--0d
Taxation--11d--
Category total0d2d36d-0d
Education
Education, General--3d--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---0d-
Category total--3d0d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Law---46d-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers--0d--
Tax Law/Taxation--2d--
Category total--2d46d-
Grand total0241460
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission6/7/2003 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary002
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 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.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate3.0%0.0%0.0%
Number in default400
Number in repayment131240
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
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