University of Antelope Valley

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School Overview

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
Website URL: www.uav.edu
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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University of Antelope Valley Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Website: www.uav.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online: www.uav.edu/SIDHelp.php?action=form¶meters=2
Address: 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 814
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 47%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 763 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $0
Out-of-state Tuition: $0
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 42%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,485

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Antelope Valley Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Antelope Valley.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 211
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 731
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 211
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 2
Psychology 1
Grand total 9973

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Antelope Valley and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0
Books and supplies $0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 141 42%
Grant or scholarship aid 127 38% $6,485
Student loan aid 125 38% $7,729

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 549 47% $5,556
Federal student loans 567 48% $7,451

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Antelope Valley. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Antelope Valley students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Antelope Valley Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 814
Undergraduate enrollment 762
Graduate enrollment 52

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Antelope Valley Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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