First: We’re a non-profit institution. Our lower overhead lets us invest more in academics and student support. Every Brandman student receives personal academic coaching from professional academic advisors. Our advisors help you plan your academic career, enroll in courses and stay on track.
Second: We’re experts at teaching working professionals. We’ve served working students since 1958, when Chapman University opened its first evening campus at El Toro Marine Air Station in California. We have never stopped innovating in our curricula, programs and delivery methods.
Today, you can earn Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees on campus, online or through a flexible combination of online and on-campus classes. Our year round, eight-week schedules help you finish faster, while our iDEAL learning methods ensure you master your courses and succeed academically.
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IS THERE PROOF THAT BRANDMAN STUDENTS DO BETTER?
If you look at key measurements—completion rates, student loan default rates and transfer-to-graduation rates—Brandman students clearly do better:
Our 68% “completion rate” reflects an overall average from four years of cohorts (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) and the percentage of undergraduate students who completed an undergraduate degree program within six years of their first enrollment. A student is included in an undergraduate cohort when they enter for the first time at Brandman University, regardless of prior academic credit or class standing upon entry (e.g., freshman, sophomore, junior, senior).
Largest Online University and Largest Private University; University of Phoenix*: 31%
*The University of Phoenix produces an annual academic report which calculates its completion rate similar to Brandman University. View more information about University of Phoenix’s calculation here.
2008 Student loan default rates
Default rates reflect a student’s ability to pay back their student loans after graduation or leaving a school. Learn more about default rates.
National Average: 7.0%
University of Phoenix: 12.9%
Ashford University: 13.3%
Kaplan University: 17.2%
Washington State University: 3.5%
University of California, San Dieg 1.9%
California State University, Fresn 3.1%
California State University, Fullerton: 4%
Brandman University’s transfer-to-graduation rates are on par with those of the California State University System. Transfer-to-graduation rates are based on a four-year average of undergraduate cohorts (in years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) with sophomore and above class standing (30 or more combined credit hours) upon entry, tracked for undergraduate degree completion within six years of their first enrollment at Brandman University.
The California State University system and the Consortia for Student Retention Data Exchange also track transfer-to-graduation rates using similar methodology. View more information about transfer-to-graduation rates here.
California State University System: 69.58%
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