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IPEDS ID: 210809
OPE ID: 03317300
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American College of Financial Services
270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-2196
General information:  (610) 526-1000
Website:  www.theamericancollege.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  16,764 (15,968 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  
252 to 1View note
Due to the variety of instructional methods (synchronous and asynchronous online delivery, onsite in-person delivery, residency courses, and self-study formats) and the part-time status of all our students, the ratio reported is accurate.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students' federally guaranteed loans may be deferred while enrolled.
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty2314
Instructional2014
Research and public service30
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students, therefore price information was not reported.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition planX
  • 1. For those in active US military service or honorably discharged within the last 5 years (and spouses): 25% tuition discount on Huebner School (HS), Product and Skills Training (FA), and master's level Graduate School (GS) courses; 2. For those age 65 or older, or full-time employees of state insurance departments: 50% tuition discount on HS and FA courses; 25% tuition discount on GS courses; 3. For individuals who hold the CLF designation: 10% discount on the MSM program tuition.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11861%$375,701$2,020
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 admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2014-2015, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment16,764
Undergraduate enrollment15,968
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment796
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 71%
Female: 29%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 35%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 59%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 1%
25 and over: 96%
Age unknown: 3%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%
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: 79%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • 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) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
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
Financial Planning and Services43d0d2,901d209d
Insurance--1,328d-
Organizational Leadership11d-138d-
Category total54d0d4,367d209d
Grand total5404,367209
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • The American College and The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company have partnered to form The College’s Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs. The purpose of The Center is to provide educational support and career opportunities to eligible veterans and their spouses by awarding full scholarships to those interested in pursuing The American College’s designation or degree programs.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 32
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,787
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,522
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1978 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.