Graduation Rate

“At Brandman University, 82% of returning students reach their degree”

Non-First-Time Full-Time Undergraduate Cohort, National Center for Educational Statistics, IPEDS, Winter 2016-17 Outcome Measures Collection (Final Release Data as of March 12th, 2018).Brandman University. “Table 5.0. Graduation Profile.” Fact Book. Irvine, 2017-2018.  

Value of Education

“96% of employers said continuing education improved job performance. 78% of employers factored continuing education into facilitated promotions or advancements.” 

EvoLLLution. “New Research Shows Continuing Education Increases Employee Income and Corporate Efficiency.” 4 Sept 2012. <

 “By 2020, 65% of all jobs will require some postsecondary education and training beyond high school.”

 “35% of job openings will require some post secondary education and training.”

Carnevale, A.P., Smith, N., and Strohl J. Georgetown University. Center on Education and the Workforce. “Recovery. Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020.” Jun 2013 <

 “College graduates earn about $1 million more over a lifetime than those with just a high school degree.”

Carnevale, A., Cheah, B., Hanson, A. Georgetown University. Center on Education and the Workforce. “The Economic Value of College Majors.” 2015

 “Bachelor’s degree holders have ½ the unemployment rate of those without.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics. “TED: The Economics Daily.” 2017

Yet according to the 2015 US Census, only 42.3% of Americans had an associate degree or higher

US Census (March 2016) "Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015"

“Employee perspective on learning: 94% agree they gained useful job skills 89% reported increased confidence on the job 94% acquired useful personal knowledge. Employee perspective on business impact: 87% reported improved organizational commitment 87% reported increased job satisfaction 88% reported increased engagement. Employees speak positively about adult education: 96% agree tuition assistance is a good investment and 77% agree that tuition assistance was the reason they pursued further education.”

ROI Institute (2011). "The Value of Tuition Assistance"

“Offering tuition assistance programs can increase your ROI by 144%. Discover Financial Services, Accenture, Lumina Foundation “Study Finds Investing in Employee Higher Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Financial Services Company.”

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Employees report that tuition reimbursement is one of the top three most desirable company benefits

National Association of College and Employers 2011 Student Survey referenced via ROI Institute (2011) "The Value of Tuition Assistance"

 Student Satisfaction

“92% of our students would recommend us to a friend”

Brandman University Institutional Research. Student Satisfaction Survey. Spring 2016. < StudentSatisfactionSurveyCharts_Spring_2016.pdf >.


 Student Loan Default Rate

"The FY 2014 3-year national cohort default rate is 11.5%"

U.S. Department of Education. "Three-year Official Cohort default Rates for Schools," Default Management. 26 Sept, 2017. Web. 19 Oct 2017. <>

“The 2014 3-year Brandman University cohort default rate is 5.5%”

U.S. Department of Education. "Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates for Postsecondary Schools for Fiscal Years 2014, 2013, 2012." Default Prevention and Management. 26 Sept.2017. Web. 19 Oct 2017. <>


 School of Arts & Sciences

"Social Work is an in demand field per data collected by California Development Departments"

Employment Development Department, State of California. "Detailed Guide for Child Family and School Social Workers in California." California Occupational Guides. n.d. Web. 26 02 2013. <>

Top 5 career choices for BA Integrated Social Sciences or Sociology: Management consultant, chief of staff, data scientist, government affairs director, attorney/lawyer.

PayScale College Salary Report 2017-18 "Best Jobs For Social Science Majors by Salary Potential"

Top 5 career choices for BA Communication and Media: Executive producer, social media director, director of public relations (PR), public relations (PR) director, marketing communications director

PayScale College Salary Report 2017-18 "Best Jobs For Communications Majors by Salary Potential"

“95% of business leaders say that their largest skills shortage is in data science and analytics.”

“Business Higher Education Forum and Gallop predict all finance, accounting, marketing, sales and operation manger positions will require data scienes and analytical skills by 2020.”

Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s and Business Higher Education Forum’s Investing in America’s Data Science and Analytics Talent report:

 School of Education

"50% of Ed.D. students receive a promotion or new position while in the program."

Based on Brandman University’s Ed.D. Program Exit Survey of 306 students (comprising all coursework completers since program inception) and an 85% response rate to this survey item, affirming a promotion or new position within the last two years. 

"Brandman University School of Education is the fourth largest provider of teaching credentials among private/independent universities in California"

Suckow, Marjorie and Lynette Roby. "Table 1 Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Recommended Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist Credentials July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017." Teacher Supply in California: A Report to the Legislature. Annual Report 2016-2017. April 2018 Web. 05 03 2018. <Teacher Supply in California A Report to the Legislature Annual Report>

A study by Education Week shows teachers "completely agree" that the following types of professional development have improved their classroom instruction: 53% common planning time with peers, 34% mentoring for new teachers, 29% professional learning communities, 34% integrating technology into instruction, 88% teaching core academic standards.

Education Week Research Center and MCH Strategic Data (2016)

The education reform sector will need to fill 32,000 senior and mid-level (non-instructional) talent roles by 2023. (Based on the 50 largest US cities)

EdFuel (2014) "Map the Gap: Confronting the leadership talent gap in the new urban education ecosystem"

School counselors are a vital resource for students and educators, and play a key role in creating safe and productive learning environments

Arne Duncan, Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Over the next 10 years our communities will need: Qualified pre-K through 12 Administrators - "Some counties estimate that 70% of their school administrators will retire in the next10 years (1,009 in LA County alone)"

"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2012 and 2022, the employment of elementary, middle, and high school principals is projected to grow 6% nationwide"

Fong, T. (2014). School-site administrators: Prior research and projected demand in California.

“Over 91% of teachers love their jobs”

Richmond E. (2014) "Report: US Teachers Love Their Jobs But Don’t Feel Valued" Huffington post

There is an acute need in the education sector for exceptional leaders and mangers who have the skills to navigate the complex and high-stakes environment of today’s schools and central offices.           

Morgan S. (2017) "What if our teacher shortage is actually a leadership shortage?" Huffington post

 Brandman Working Students

“87% of Brandman students work while completing a program”

Respondents to the 2017 Alumni Survey (undergraduate and graduate alumni)  

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