University of Antelope Valley

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The University of Antelope Valley was founded in 1997 as Antelope Valley Medical College (AVMC) at which time the school received approval from the State of California to offer Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) training. It later received approval to expand its educational offering to include career training in Medical Assisting, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Clinical Assisting, Emergency Room Technology, Paramedic Assistance, Nursing Assisting, Medical Billing, Phlebotomy, Administrative Assisting, and Vocational Nursing.

In 2009, the AVMC was granted approval from the United States Department of Education (DEO) and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to offer associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees and the college’s name was changed to The University of Antelope Valley to reflect its new status as a four-year accredited university. Today, the University of Antelope Valley has campus locations in Lancaster and Rosamond, California.

The mission of the University of Antelope Valley is to provide the highest quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing education possible and enable its students to obtain their educational, career, and personal goals.

At the graduate level the University of Antelope Valley offers Master’s degrees in Business Management and Criminal Justice. At the undergraduate level the University offers Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, Nursing (RN to BSN) and Criminal Justice. It also offers Associate degrees in Allied Health, Business Management, Health & Fitness, Healthcare Management, Fire Science, Paralegal Studies, Hospitality Management and Sustainable Energy Technology.

For students not interested in earning a degree University of Antelope offers certificate programs in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedics, Pharmacy Technology, Solar PV Installation, Culinary Arts, Medical Billing & Coding, Vocational Nursing, and continuing education courses CPR/First Aid, BLS for Health Care Providers, ACLS, PALS, EMT, PHTLS, Daycare, and Intravenous Therapy/Blood Withdrawal.

General Information

44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534

General Phone:(661) 726-1911
Type of Institution:Private for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
AA/AS degrees
BA/BS degrees
MA/MS degrees
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
On-campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,146 (1,146 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:25 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $8,750 $10,675 $10,750 $10,453 -2.76%
Books and Supplies $750 $850 $850 $1,251 +47.18%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $2,800 $2,800 $2,800 $2,800 0.00%
Other $2,302 $2,310 $2,366 $2,317 -2.07%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,800 $7,896 $8,456 $8,540 +0.99%
Other $2,910 $3,010 $3,108 $3,031 -2.48%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $14,602 $16,635 $16,766 $16,821 +0.33%
In-state Off Campus $20,210 $22,431 $23,164 $23,275 +0.48%
In-state with Family $9,500 $11,525 $11,600 $11,704 +0.90%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 631 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 631 85% $2,223,696 $3,524
• Federal grants 631 85% $2,223,696 $3,524
• Pell grants 607 82% $2,174,437 $3,582
• Other federal grants 198 27% $49,259 $249
Local and state government scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Institutional scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Student loan financial aid 624 84% $3,753,701 $6,016
• Federal student loans 624 84% $3,753,701 $6,016
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 37 327
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 264
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 3
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 5
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 47
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 22
Medical Insurance Specialist/medical Biller 68
Medical/clinical Assistant
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 47
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 72
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 21
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 21
Legal Studies, General 16
Legal Assistant/paralegal 16
Personal and Culinary Services 63
Culinary Arts/chef Training 63
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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