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Claremont Graduate University Overview

Claremont Graduate University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Claremont, California. Claremont is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Claremont Graduate University Known For?

  • Students at Claremont Graduate University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Claremont Graduate University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Claremont Graduate University makes roughly $67,000 a year. This is 64% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Claremont Graduate University Rankings

Claremont Graduate University is ranked #404 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #38 out of 220 schools in California.

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.

Claremont Graduate University has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Claremont Graduate University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best General Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Claremont Graduate University?

Location of Claremont Graduate University

Contact details for Claremont Graduate University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 150 E Tenth St, Claremont, CA 91711-6160
Phone: 909-621-8000

How Do I Get Into Claremont Graduate University?

You can apply to Claremont Graduate University online at:

Can I Afford Claremont Graduate University?

3.0% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Claremont Graduate University is 3.0%. 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.

Online Learning at Claremont Graduate University

18 Took All Classes Online
31 Took At Least One Class Online
133.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 31 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 117th 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 Claremont Graduate University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Claremont Graduate University was 133.2%. This is the #301 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Claremont Graduate University regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 4%
Information Science 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Claremont Graduate University 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 Claremont Graduate University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Psychology #2
Psychology #12
Educational Administration #20
Education #50

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%.

Claremont Graduate University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 39 80 0 119
General Education 7 8 42 57
General Psychology 0 36 20 56
Information Science 0 35 12 47
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 47 0 47
Economics 0 15 12 27
Public Health 0 17 6 23
Religious Studies 0 5 15 20
Finance & Financial Management 0 16 0 16
Ethnic Studies 4 9 3 16
Political Science & Government 0 3 13 16
Music 0 4 12 16
Mathematics 0 8 6 14
Arts & Media Management 0 14 0 14
Fine & Studio Arts 0 12 0 12
Demography & Population Studies 0 9 0 9
Human Resource Management 0 8 0 8
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 8 0 8
Applied Mathematics 0 0 8 8
International Relations & National Security 0 7 1 8
International Business 0 7 0 7
General English Literature 0 2 5 7
Other Psychology 7 0 0 7
History 0 2 4 6
Botany/Plant Biology 0 2 1 3
Statistics 0 3 0 3
Philosophy 0 2 1 3
Area Studies 2 0 0 2
Educational Assessment 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Public Policy 0 1 0 1
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
Sacred Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 59 362 161 582


*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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