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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.
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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.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||7:1|
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|High School GPA||NA|
|High School Rank||NA|
|High School Transcripts||NA|
|College Prep Courses||NA|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||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|
|Average Total Aid||NA|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||100%|
|Room & Board||$4,900|
- 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
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.
|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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