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At University of the People, our mission is to offer an accessible, quality education to any qualified student through flexible, affordable, online, accredited degree-granting programs that give graduates the potential to lead successful, fulfilling lives as individuals and members of society.

We’re not your average online university, because we don’t serve the average student. Read on to learn more about what makes our programs, instructors, outcomes, and above all our students, so special..

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Business Administration

United States

Who We Are

Our Students

Our students are an incredible mix of passionate, dedicated individuals from around the world. Most are working adults, many of whom are also raising families while they study.

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Countries & Territories

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Total Students

Refugee 3

Students are refugees

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Retention Rate

Students by program
Students by Program Sept 2023
Students by Program Sept 2023

Breakdown of students registered to courses, Fall 2022 - 2023

Diversity Breakdown
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*Data collected for all UoPeople students according to U.S. Dept. of Education definitions


*Data collected for US students only


of students have


of students are
college students


of students are
proud to study
at UoPeople


of alumni would
recommend UoPeople
to a friend


of students say they feel
a sense of personal

Our Instructors

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, just 16 percent of full-time professors at post-secondary institutions identify as racial/ethnic minorities, whereas 48% of UoPeople Instructors do. We’re proud of the diversity of our instructors, which we think is a crucial component of serving a diverse student population.

Instructors by Race
Instructors Diversity

*Data collected for all UoPeople instructors according to U.S. Dept. of Education definitions


of students feel their
instructors are helpful
and supportive


of students say they were
taught career centric skills
and knowledge


of students feel they are
treated with respect

What We Offer

Our programs are specifically designed for real-world applicability to in-demand careers


Certificate Programs


Associates Degrees


Bachelor's Degrees

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Masters Degrees

Our Results

Data is key to improving our understanding of how we can best support our students and help them overcome the challenges they are facing. It also helps to identify what’s working by viewing improvements over time, as you can see in our retention rates.

Retention Rates by program level
Retention Overall

*First to second year retention rates of degree-seeking students

Graduation Rates

Thousands of students have graduated from UoPeople and are using what they’ve learned to lead promising careers. We’re proud of our graduates and being able to prepare them for real world success.


All-Time Graduation Rate


All-Time Graduation Potential Rate

Our All-Time Graduation Rate measures the percentage of students in our degree programs who have successfully graduated from UoPeople. Our All-Time Graduation Potential Rate shows how many alumni have graduated, and also includes current students that will potentially graduate in the future. Take a look below, to see these rates broken down by each degree level.

Master’s Degree Students
Retention Masters
Bachelor’s Degree Students
Retention Bachelors
Associate’s Degree Students
Retention Associates

of Alumni feel UoPeople
prepared them for their
current career


of Alumni are


are Executives or

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