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IPEDS ID: 449889
OPE ID: 04151300
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American College of Education
All programs offered completely via Distance education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 1200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
General information:  (800) 280-0307
Website:  www.ace.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  6,057 (99 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Admissionswww.ace.edu/admissions
Apply Onlinewww.ace.edu/admissions
Net Price Calculatorwww.ace.edu/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranscatalog.ace.edu/
Disability Serviceswww.ace.edu/resources/college-policies/disability-support-services
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students' federally guaranteed loans may be deferred while enrolled.
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty80101
Instructional80101
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$5,160
Fees$1,080
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$5,640
Fees$960
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition planX
  • Under a partnership agreement between American College of Education and a participating school district, full-time employees of the participating district who pursue a degree at ACE are eligible for reduced tuition rates. Please see your district administrator for more information and to find out if your district has a partnership with ACE.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment6,057
Undergraduate enrollment99
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment5,958
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 11%
Female: 89%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 2%
25 and over: 98%
Age unknown: 0%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
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: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $50
  • 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.
  • Outcome Measures Information were not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
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
Organizational Leadership---0d
Category total---0d
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-0d-4d
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-86d-55d
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other-77d-24d
Community College Administration---1d
Curriculum and Instruction-561d0d1d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-121d-0d
Education Entrepreneurship---0d
Education, Other---0d
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs---0d
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-30d--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-967d157d49d
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-80d-11d
Educational/Instructional Technology-295d0d3d
Elementary Education and Teaching-14d-15d
Health Teacher Education-171d--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-20d-1d
Online Educator/Online Teaching---3d
Reading Teacher Education-218d--
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods-137d--
Secondary Education and Teaching-19d-22d
Special Education and Teaching, General-10d-0d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-99d--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-93d-18d
Category total-2,998d157d207d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management15d0d-0d
Nursing Science46d0d--
Public Health Education and Promotion--0d0d
Category total61d0d0d0d
Grand total612,998157207
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
  • Data not available.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)07/01/1943)08/31/2025
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (03/04/2020)12/31/2025
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (03/04/2020)12/31/2025
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/185305.
  • 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.