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Located in San Diego, California, United States University is a private for-profit institution. San Diego is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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United States University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is United States University?


Contact details for USU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7675 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-876-4250

How Do I Get Into USU?

You can apply to USU online at:

United States University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford United States University?

50% Take Out Loans
11.7% Loan Default Rate

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

51 Full-Time Undergraduates
76% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 128 undergraduate students at USU, with 51 being full-time and 77 being part-time.


There are also 1,853 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 51 full-time undergraduates at USU, 24% are male and 76% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of United States University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 20
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Geographic Diversity

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

1,964 Took All Classes Online
1,981 Took At Least One Class Online
100.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,981 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at USU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 21st 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
General Educational Leadership & Administration #35 #16

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 #307 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
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #31
General Educational Leadership & Administration #40
General Special Education #42
Early Childhood Education #48
Educational Administration #68
Special Education #70
Teacher Education Grade Specific #80

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 Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Master’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 10 10
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0
General Special Education 0 0
Early Childhood Education 0 0
Teacher Education 0 0
TOTAL 10 10


*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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