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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:  Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  27,749 (26,837 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  
323 to 1View note
Faculty at The American College teach in multiple instructional formats, including asynchronous online formats. Additionally, a large precentage of our students take some courses self-study. Consequently, the student-teacher ratio does not have the same meaning at The American College as it has at traditional residential colleges. For classes taught on campus or off-site at corporate locations, class size is limited to maximize the student experience.
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Mission Statement
  The mission of The American College is to raise the level of professionalism of its students and, by extension, the financial services industry as a whole. By imparting expert knowledge--and by emphasizing that such knowledge must be regularly renewed and ethically applied--the College seeks to strengthen not only its students' professionalism, but also the financial security of individuals, families, businesses, and the societies they serve.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Institutions--Schools of business and management
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2011
Instructional1911
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore price information was not reported.
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
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 admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2012-2013, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment27,749
Undergraduate enrollment26,837
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment912
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 70%
Female: 30%
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: 31%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 64%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 2%
25 and over: 93%
Age unknown: 5%
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: 99%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 80%
Enrolled in some distance education: 20%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, 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) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctor
  • 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, General16d-
Financial Planning and Services47d0d
Category total63d0d
Grand total630
  • 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.
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