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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?

2,617 Full-Time Undergraduates
$9,857 Avg Cost After Aid
63% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree offered at Post University is the master's degree.
  • 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.

Post University Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Post University is ranked #1,699 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Out of the 19 colleges in Connecticut, it is ranked at #19.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Post University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Post University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 273
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,113
Best Colleges for International Students 1,212
Best Colleges for the Money 1,307
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,320
Best Colleges 1,699

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?

$9,857 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
19.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Post University is $9,857. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Post University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,039 $7,212 $12,302 $13,649 $9,817

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

2,617 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,844 undergraduate students at Post University, with 2,617 being full-time and 5,227 being part-time.

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

There are also 696 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,617 full-time undergraduates at Post University, 39% are male and 61% 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 30
Black or African American 478
Hispanic or Latino 191
White 1,100
International Students 85
Other Races/Ethnicities 733

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Post University awarded 2,658 undergraduate degrees and 578 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 28 71 27 0
Animal Services 0 3 0 0
Business Administration & Management 109 439 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 7 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 54 86 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 8 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 43 0 0
General Biology 0 4 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 151 0
General Education 0 0 49 0
General Psychology 0 66 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 27 0 0
Homeland Security 0 16 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 51 62 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 1 0 0
Human Services 0 69 36 0
Instructional Media Design 0 1 0 0
International Business 0 8 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 69 0 0
Marketing 21 24 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 23 36 0 0
Nursing 0 8 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 18 0
Sociology 0 2 0 0
Total 572 2,086 578 0

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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