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City Vision University is a very small, completely online university offering a private education. This is not only a private but also a not-for-profit Christian university whose faculty also mostly work for non-profits, Christian counseling centers, or for ministries. CVU offers a flexible admission and transfer-out process to its students and it doesn’t require students to provide test scores for ACT or SAT exams.

Overview of City Vision University

CVU’s headquarters are located in Kansas City, Missouri, a large city. However, since every student enrolls and takes classes online, they don’t offer campus housing. The student population is only 83, supporting a very low student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1. CVU awards associate, bachelor’s, master’s degrees, and postbaccalaureate certificates.

The school also offers two valid ways to earn additional credits including dual credits (where you simultaneously earn high school and college credit) and credit for passing advanced placement exams. Undergraduate students from other universities and colleges can transfer up to 75% of their degree program credits and graduates can transfer up to 25%. The schools that students transfer from must be accredited.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting City: Large
Campus Housing No
Student Faculty Ratio 7:1
Graduation Rate 100%
Year Founded 1998

Student Enrollment

Total Students83


Undergraduate Student

Male 31
Female 39

Graduate Student

Male 6
Female 7

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Application Fee NA
High School GPA NA
High School Rank NA
High School Transcripts NA
College Prep Courses NA
Recommendations NA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) NA
Application Deadline NA
Common Application Accepted NA

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

City Vision University has the same tuition and fee structure as on-campus degree programs have. Their total cost estimate includes charges for tuition, room and board, books, supplies, and other various charges and fees. The total cost estimate from a recent school year was $12,110.

However, as with any other university, CVU makes good use of financial aid and will apply your total financial aid package to your bill. The ‘average net price’ refers to how much students are still responsible for paying after this financial aid has been applied. In a recent year this was $3,452. Now, because financial aid is made available to students mostly based on a family’s annual income, you might end up owning a different amount. In a recent academic year, families earning less than $30,000 paid around $1,200 and families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 paid around $5,705. Depending on where you are on the spectrum, you will likely be responsible for a similar remaining cost.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $3,452
Average Total Aid NA
Students Receiving Financial Aid 100%
Room & Board $4,900

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $6,000
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $6,000
  • Books and Supplies - $400
  • Room & Board - $4,900
  • Other - $810


As the school was only founded in 1998 and has a small student body, they do not keep many of the statistics you might be used to seeing mentioned from other schools. The university operates primarily as a degree completion institution, which means it may not have many first-time, full-time students, the ones most likely to be included in these statistics in the first place. However, the overall graduation rate is 100%.

Students won’t have to worry about class conflicts when attending this school as long as they are good at managing their time. Because 100% of its classes are offered online, students are able to log in and attend virtual classes at a time that is convenient for their schedule. Though they may need to log in and participate in forum discussions at specified times, depending on how a teacher runs a course.

There aren’t many degree programs available and the majors you can choose from include business administration and management, non-profit/public/organizational management, substance abuse or addiction counseling, science – technology and society, divinity/ministry, and missions or missionary studies and missiology. CVU offers four degree programs. The other two are multi/interdisciplinary studies and theology and religious vocations.

Student Population Total

Student Population 83

Evening Classes : No
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

Health Professions and Related Programs 7 Total Graduates / 54%
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 7 Graduates
All Business Majors 6 Total Graduates / 46%
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 4 Graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 2 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 0

Outcome & Salary

It’s useful to know how much graduates from a school generally earn so that you can get a glimpse of your possible future. While earnings depend strongly on what field you are in, there’s nothing wrong with getting a feel for the average prosperity of those who have gone before you. To that end, graduates of City Vision University earn an average salary of about $44,911. This makes their 10-year salary earning potential $449,110. After subtracting the average 4-year cost of education ($13,808), their 10-year projected return on investment is $435,302.

Some high school graduates may choose to go straight to work after high school and others may feel that they are not able to afford the cost of a higher education. Their national average salary is $38,792. Ten years later, their projected income is $387,920 and after 20 years it is $775,840.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary NA
College Grads Average Salary $44,911
College Grads Mid Career Salary NA
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $449,110
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential NA
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $13,808
10 Year Projected ROI $435,302
20 Year Projected ROI NA
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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