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IPEDS ID: 450979
OPE ID: 04127900
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Trident University International
All programs offered completely via Distance education
5757 Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Cypress, California 90630-5041
General information:  (800) 375-9878
Website:  www.trident.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  6,982 (4,371 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
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 – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty31474
Instructional31474
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$8,400$9,000$9,000$9,2402.7%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$6,880$6,464$6,496$6,5921.5%
Other$2,168$2,016$2,048$2,0801.6%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,168$2,016$2,048$2,0801.6%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$17,448$17,480$17,544$17,9122.1%
Off Campus with Family$10,568$11,016$11,048$11,3202.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$6,120
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid187100%————
Grant or scholarship aid87100%$359,006$4,127
Federal grants7283%$257,006$3,570
Pell grants7283%$257,006$3,570
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships2529%$102,000$4,080
Student loan aid7384%$480,653$6,584
Federal student loans7384%$480,653$6,584
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 aid13,91993%$18,007,267$4,595
Pell grants1,28931%$5,433,067$4,215
Federal student loans1,01324%$8,353,193$8,246
  • 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.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$14,110$13,175$13,417
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$13,340$13,634$13,860
$30,001 – $48,000$14,160$12,934$11,056
$48,001 – $75,000$17,448$13,398
$75,001 – $110,000$17,198$10,619
$110,001 and more$17,480
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment6,982
Undergraduate enrollment4,371
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment743
Graduate enrollment2,611
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 65%
Female: 35%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 27%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 30%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 12%
25 and over: 88%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 7%
Out-of-state: 92%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
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 Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants328185143
Percent admitted68%63%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled95%94%96%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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: 23%
Part-time students: 2%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in 2011-12
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 26%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in 2009-10]
4-year: 33%
6-year: 39%
8-year: 42%
[Began in 2011-12]
4-year: 18%
6-year: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in 2009-10 or 2011-12
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 30%
Female: 21%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2011-12 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 48%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2011-12 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 40%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 8%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 9%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 78%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 77%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 75%
Enrolled at same institution: 5%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 75%
Enrolled at same institution: 5%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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
Business Administration and Management, General390d393d14d17d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General32d69d-7d
Organizational Leadership215d81d--
Category total637d543d14d24d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science59d---
Information Technology67d85d-7d
Category total126d85d-7d
Education
Education, General-113d-12d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--30d-
Category total-113d30d12d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General201d66d13d4d
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-142d-5d
Category total201d208d13d9d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-48d-6d
Homeland Security2d25d-3d
Category total2d73d-9d
Grand total9661,0225761
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • The Trident University Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter was formed in November 2011 (the first fully online university with an active SVA chapter). SVA is a national organization that provides military veterans with resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post graduation. Organized by veterans, the TUI chapter will serve as a virtual social environment in which other veterans and their supporters can come together in a united effort of mutual support
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 6160
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 3706
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 9352
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3116
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: $1,053
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $1,457
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $984
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $991
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 78%
Part-time students: 60%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
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Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
WASC Senior College and University Commission 2/28/2005 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
  • 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 Year201420132012
Default rate3.1%4.6%3.3%
Number in default263728
Number in repayment825795835
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)