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Post University Overview

Post University is a private for-profit institution situated in Waterbury, Connecticut. Waterbury is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Post University Known For?

1,462 Undergraduate Awards
$28,479 Avg Cost After Aid
63% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Post University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 10% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Post University to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Post University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Post University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#88 Most Popular Online Bachelor’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 Post University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value General Business/Commerce Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#57 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#63 Best Business Associate’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central
#72 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#74 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#87 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual
#129 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Post University?

Location of Post University

Contact details for Post University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Country Club Rd, Waterbury, CT 06723
Phone: 800-345-2562
Website: www.post.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PostUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PostUniversity

How Do I Get Into Post University?

You can apply to Post University online at: www.post.edu/

Admission Requirements for Post University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Post University?

63% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 63%, Post University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Can I Afford Post University?

$28,479 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
19.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Post University is $28,479. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Post University, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $7,099 a year. That adds up to $28,396 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Post University is 19.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Post University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,293 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,729 undergraduate students at Post University, with 2,293 being full-time and 7,436 being part-time.

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

There are also 913 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,293 full-time undergraduates at Post University, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Post University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Post University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 487
Hispanic or Latino 168
White 831
International Students 52
Other Races/Ethnicities 736

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Post University. At this time, 47 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 40 countries are represented at Post University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, France, and Canada.

Online Learning at Post University

8,802 Took All Classes Online
9,073 Took At Least One Class Online
4.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 17 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Post University. In 2017-2018, 9,073 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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

Online Growth Rankings of Post University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Post University was 4.5%. This is the #141 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Post University regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 25%
Business Administration & Management 24%
Business, Management & Marketing 32%
Communication & Journalism 71%
Communication & Media Studies 71%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 8%
Education 11%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 30%
Finance & Financial Management 45%
General Business/Commerce 54%
General Psychology 27%
Health Professions 75%
Homeland Security 19%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 9%
Human Development & Family Studies 30%
Human Resource Management 33%
Human Services 9%
Instructional Media Design 75%
International Business 75%
Legal Professions 18%
Legal Support Services 29%
Management Information Systems 47%
Marketing 30%
Mental & Social Health Services 75%
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 5%
Nursing 75%
Psychology 19%
Public Administration 11%
Public Administration & Social Service 10%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Development & Family Studies #8
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #11
Health & Physical Education #11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #12
Homeland Security #13
General Education #14
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #14
Management Information Systems #16
Legal Support Services #19
Communication & Media Studies #22
Finance & Financial Management #23
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #25
Human Services #25
Legal Professions #26
Communication & Journalism #29
Public Administration #32
General Psychology #37
General Business/Commerce #39
Marketing #40
Psychology #42
Public Administration & Social Service #49
Human Resource Management #53
Accounting #57
Criminal Justice & Corrections #62
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #63
Education #64
Business Administration & Management #84
Business, Management & Marketing #92

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%.

Post University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 109 0 439 0 0 548
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 8 151 159
Accounting 18 28 0 71 11 27 155
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 54 0 86 0 0 140
Human Development & Family Studies 0 51 0 62 0 0 113
Human Services 0 0 0 69 3 36 108
Management Information Systems 1 0 0 69 0 0 70
Legal Support Services 3 0 63 0 0 0 66
General Psychology 0 0 0 66 0 0 66
General Education 0 0 0 0 10 49 59
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 23 0 36 0 0 59
Human Resource Management 47 0 0 1 0 0 48
Marketing 0 21 0 24 1 0 46
Finance & Financial Management 1 0 0 43 0 0 44
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 27 0 0 27
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 20 0 20
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 18 18
Homeland Security 0 0 0 16 0 0 16
International Business 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 8 8
Nursing 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
General Biology 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Animal Services 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Sociology 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 70 286 63 1,043 60 289 1,811

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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