Vanguard University of Southern California

Private, Four-years School Located in Costa Mesa, CA

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How much is the Vanguard University of Southern California tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Vanguard University of Southern California's tuition & fees is $39,950.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $54,400 when a student lives on-campus.

Vanguard University of Southern California Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$39,950
Books & Supplies Costs$1,150
On-campus Room & Board$10,290
On-campus Expenses$3,010
Off-campus Room & Board$17,780
Off-campus Expenses$4,840
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$42,334

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Vanguard University of Southern California for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $173,127 at Vanguard University of Southern California. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $230,020. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $119,583.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$41,240$54,900$28,593
Sophomore (2024-25)$42,572$56,601$29,444
Junior (2025-26)$43,948$58,355$30,321
Senior (2026-27)$45,367$60,164$31,225
4 Years Total$173,127$230,020$119,583
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$42,572$56,601$29,444
Sophomore (2025-26)$43,948$58,355$30,321
Junior (2026-27)$45,367$60,164$31,225
Senior (2027-28)$46,832$62,029$32,155
4 Years Total$178,719$237,150$123,145
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$43,948$58,355$30,321
Sophomore (2026-27)$45,367$60,164$31,225
Junior (2027-28)$46,832$62,029$32,155
Senior (2028-29)$48,345$63,953$33,114
4 Years Total$184,492$244,502$126,815
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$45,367$60,164$31,225
Sophomore (2027-28)$46,832$62,029$32,155
Junior (2028-29)$48,345$63,953$33,114
Senior (2029-30)$49,907$65,936$34,101
4 Years Total$190,451$252,083$130,595
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$46,832$62,029$32,155
Sophomore (2028-29)$48,345$63,953$33,114
Junior (2029-30)$49,907$65,936$34,101
Senior (2030-31)$51,519$67,981$35,118
4 Years Total$196,602$259,900$134,488

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Vanguard University of Southern California' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Vanguard University of Southern California$39,950
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Vanguard University of Southern California and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaCosta Mesa, CA$39,950$12,718
LeTourneau UniversityLongview, TX$35,500$16,875
MidAmerica Nazarene UniversityOlathe, KS$36,120$13,597
Bradley UniversityPeoria, IL$39,680$19,014
Eastern Oregon UniversityLa Grande, OR$24,621$18,749
Belmont UniversityNashville, TN$41,320$27,050
Iona UniversityNew Rochelle, NY$45,880$24,547
Southern Wesleyan UniversityCentral, SC$27,870$13,746
Campbell UniversityBuies Creek, NC$40,410$16,158
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaMoraga, CA$56,134$33,900
University of St FrancisJoliet, IL$37,000$14,757

Financial Aid and COA

At Vanguard University of Southern California, 1,793 students (91%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $25,484.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Vanguard University of Southern California is $28,916 for students living on-campus and $38,236 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 497 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $28,914 and the average amount of student loans is $6,404.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$54,400
COA (off-campus)$63,720
Tuition & Fees$39,950
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,450
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,770
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,916
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$38,236
Average Financial Aid$25,484
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,79391%$25,484
Pell Grants83242%$5,228
Federal Student Loan1,68685%$7,096
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid497100%-
Grants or Scholarships497100%$28,914
Federal Grants25451%$5,818
Pell Grants25451%$5,412
Other Federal Grants10321%$1,000
State/Local Grants28557%$7,770
Institutional Grants497100%$21,485
Student Loan Aid46994%$6,404
Federal Student Loans46994%$5,680
Other Student Loans214%$16,164

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Vanguard University of Southern California's acceptance rate is 69.01%. A total of 2,917 applicants applied to and 2,013 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 500 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 24.84%.
To apply to Vanguard University of Southern California, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,917757$2,160
Admitted2,013502$1,511
Enrolled500131$369
Acceptance Rate69.01%66.31%69.95%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.84%26.10%24.42%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Vanguard University of Southern California has a total of 2,256 students including 2,001 undergraduate and 255 graduate students. By gender, there are 714 male students and 1,554 female students attending Vanguard University of Southern California. The school offers online degree programs and 259 students enrolled online exclusively (11.48% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,268 7141,554
Undergraduate1,975 6221,353
Graduate293 92201

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA
Phone714-556-3610
WEBhttps://www.vanguard.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered53 Programs
Online Program Offered6 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered9 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate64.99%
Yield23.02%
Student Population2,256
Graduation Rate59%
Retention Rate72% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties83 (Full-time), 176 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs241 (Full-time), 187 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$77,690
Average Staff Salary$49,361