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Heritage University Overview

Located in Toppenish, Washington, Heritage University is a private not-for-profit institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Heritage University Known For?

201 Undergraduate Awards
  • Heritage University has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Heritage University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 32% of the faculty were full-time.

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Heritage University 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 Heritage University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Science, Technology & Society Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Allied Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Heritage University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#18 Best Social Work Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#20 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#29 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#34 Highest Paid Social Work Graduates College Factual
#37 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual

Where Is Heritage University?

Location of Heritage University

Contact details for Heritage University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: 888-272-6190
Website: www.heritage.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeritageUniversity?ref=tn_tnmn
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HUEagles

How Do I Get Into Heritage University?

You can apply to Heritage University online at: https://myheritage.heritage.edu/ics/_portletview_/Apply_Now.jnz

Heritage University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Heritage University?

31% Take Out Loans
8.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Heritage University, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $3,599 a year. That adds up to $14,396 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Heritage University is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Heritage University Undergraduate Student Diversity

665 Full-Time Undergraduates
76% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 827 undergraduate students at Heritage University, with 665 being full-time and 162 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Heritage University

There are also 144 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 665 full-time undergraduates at Heritage University, 24% are male and 76% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Heritage University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Heritage University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Heritage University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 448
White 95
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 112

Online Learning at Heritage University

19 Took All Classes Online
56 Took At Least One Class Online
14.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Heritage University. In 2017-2018, 56 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 25th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Heritage University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Heritage University was 14.9%. This is the #1,081 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Heritage University regardless of major.

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Biology #13
General English Literature #17
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #25
English Language & Literature #40
General Education #54
Educational Administration #106
Education #273

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%.

Heritage University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 34 0 60 94
Social Work 0 53 0 0 53
General Biology 0 9 0 31 40
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 28 28
General Psychology 0 24 0 0 24
Business Administration & Management 1 16 0 0 17
Accounting 0 14 0 0 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 13 0 0 13
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 2 10 0 12
Nursing 0 11 0 0 11
Other Education 0 0 0 9 9
Computer Science 0 6 0 0 6
Educational Administration 0 0 0 5 5
Mathematics 0 4 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 0 4
General Education 1 0 0 1 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 0 2
Special Education 0 0 0 1 1
General English Literature 0 1 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 0 1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0
Science, Technology & Society 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3 198 10 135 346

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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