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California Institute of Integral Studies Overview

Located in San Francisco, California, California Institute of Integral Studies is a private not-for-profit institution. San Francisco is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is California Institute of Integral Studies Known For?

39 Undergraduate Awards
  • The student loan default rate at CIIS is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at CIIS.
  • In 2017-2018, 29% of the faculty were full-time.

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California Institute of Integral Studies Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CIIS.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Other Philosophy & Religious Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Child Development & Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Alternative Medicine & Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is California Institute of Integral Studies?

Location of California Institute of Integral Studies

Contact details for CIIS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-575-6100
Website: www.ciis.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ciissf
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/integraled

How Do I Get Into CIIS?

You can apply to CIIS online at: www.ciis.edu/Admissions_and_Financial_Aid/Applying_to_CIIS.html

Can I Afford California Institute of Integral Studies?

3.4% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at CIIS is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California Institute of Integral Studies Undergraduate Student Diversity

55 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 61 undergraduate students at CIIS, with 55 being full-time and 6 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CIIS

There are also 1,391 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 55 full-time undergraduates at CIIS, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CIIS

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California Institute of Integral Studies students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CIIS Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 31
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Over 42 countries are represented at CIIS. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at California Institute of Integral Studies

110 Took All Classes Online
546 Took At Least One Class Online
7.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at CIIS. In 2017-2018, 546 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CIIS has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 69th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CIIS

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California Institute of Integral Studies was 7.4%. This is the #1,486 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CIIS regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CIIS majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Alternative Medicine & Systems 25%
Health Professions 25%
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 62%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 62%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CIIS ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CIIS.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Cultural Studies & Analysis #3
Child Development & Psychology #5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #66
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #131
Psychology #137

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

California Institute of Integral Studies Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 144 7 151
Alternative Medicine & Systems 0 0 44 70 114
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 39 0 8 14 61
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 20 12 32
Other Psychology 0 3 7 11 21
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 0 1 3 4
Ethnic Studies 0 0 3 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 3 0 3
General Psychology 0 0 2 0 2
Writing Studies 0 0 1 0 1
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 1 1
Anthropology 0 0 1 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 39 3 234 118 394

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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