United States University Healthcare Programs
Located in San Diego, California, United States University is a private for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
United States University Rankings
USU is ranked #172 out of 1,605 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards USU has earned from around the web.
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Where Is United States University?
Contact details for USU are given below.
|Address:||7675 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108|
How Do I Get Into USU?
You can apply to USU online at: https://application.usuniversity.edu/
Can I Afford United States University?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At USU, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $9,500 a year. That adds up to $38,000 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at USU is 11.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
United States University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,853 graduate students at the school.
Of the 51 full-time undergraduates at USU, 24% are male and 76% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of United States University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||9|
|Hispanic or Latino||15|
California students aren't the only ones who study at United States University. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Online Learning at United States University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at USU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 18th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of USU Rankings
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at United States University was $6,480 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how USU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||#1||#1|
|Health Sciences & Services||#15||#3|
|General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences||#15||#6|
Online Growth Rankings of USU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at United States University was 100.2%. This is the #345 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at USU regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences||#10|
|Health Sciences & Services||#25|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
United States University Healthcare Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||0||388||388|
|General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences||1||0||1|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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