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IPEDS ID: 127787
OPE ID: 00450700
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Altierus Career College-Thornton
9065 Grant St, Thornton, Colorado 80229-4339
General information:  (303) 457-2757
Website:  www.altierus.org/campus/thornton
Type:  2-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  125 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  24 to 1
Admissionswww.altierus.org/getting-started
Apply Onlinewww.altierus.org
Financial Aidwww.altierus.org
Net Price Calculatorwww.altierus.org/npc
Disability Serviceswww.altierus.org/disclosures
Mission Statement
  The mission of the institution is to provide a high-quality educational experience to qualified students delivered through a personalized teaching and learning environment that is designed to support personal and professional career development.
In support of its mission, Altierus has adopted the following goals:
• Academics - To provide challenging and relevant accredited programs in a variety of career-oriented disciplines, incorporating effective educational methodologies, modern technology, and traditional and 2 alternative instructional delivery systems, characterized by effective teaching and a student-centered atmosphere.
• Educational Support Services - To provide a variety of programs and services that support its educational goals and purpose, are consistent with student needs, encourage student success, enhance diversity, and improve the quality of life for students.
• Enrollment - To manage the controlled growth of a diverse student body through the use of effective and ethical recruitment and retention methods and initiatives, and to support the quality of educational opportunities for all students, while meeting the school’s fiscal needs.
• Business and Finance - To manage and increase resources in accordance with sound business practices, regulatory standards, and applicable laws.
• Physical Resources - To ensure that the physical resources, including buildings and equipment, are adequate to serve the needs of the institution, support its purpose, and contribute to an atmosphere for effective learning.
• Continuous Improvement - To continuously improve the quality of programs and services to meet the needs of its students, communities, and other key stakeholders.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
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 courses offered, programs not offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty32
Instructional32
Research and public service00
Average undergraduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$10,404
Fees$150
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid11990%————
Grant or scholarship aid1886%$105,110$5,839
Federal grants1676%$97,410$6,088
Pell grants1676%$83,470$5,217
Other federal grants1467%$13,940$996
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships(*)10%(*)(*)
Student loan aid1990%$135,894$7,152
Federal student loans1990%$135,894$7,152
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid18468%$514,410$6,124
Pell grants7460%$393,230$5,314
Federal student loans8367%$577,794$6,961
  • 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 have not have full-time, first-time undergraduate students in 2018-19, so the required cost data were not provided. Therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)125
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment12
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Student Gender:
Male: 11%
Female: 89%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 3%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 22%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 52%
25 and over: 48%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 100%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 37%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 63%
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 82%
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 2015-16
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 71%
(*) 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.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2015-16 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 100%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 58%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2015-16 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2014-15 or 2015-16, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2014-15 or 2015-16, by Time to Completion
[Began in 2014-15]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 69%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 69%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 69%
[Began in 2015-16]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 71%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 71%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • 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 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 61%
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 57%
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 92%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 51%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 49%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 45%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 59%
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 32%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 66%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 31%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 40%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 60%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-3
Category total-3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant9-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary7-
Medical/Clinical Assistant30-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant2-
Surgical Technology/Technologist-11
Category total4811
Grand total4814
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
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 67%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time33%25%
200 percent of normal time33%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
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  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and SchoolsAccredited (01/01/1962 - 10/17/2017)
  • 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/107752.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft001
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 Year201520142013
Default rate27.5%26.0%19.4%
Number in default145181196
Number in repayment5276961,009
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)