La Sierra University Graduate Schools

La Sierra University (referred to as La Sierra) is a Private, 4 years school located in Riverside, CA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at La Sierra University is $15,997 in average. The school has 416 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 1,993 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

La Sierra University (referred to as La Sierra) is a Private, 4 years school located in Riverside, CA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (4/30/1953 - Current).
La Sierra Directory Information
School NameLa Sierra University (La Sierra)
Address4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92505-8247
Phone951-785-2000
Webhttps://lasierra.edu
Online Applicationhttps://lasierra.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://lasierra.edu/sfs
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at La Sierra University is $15,997 in average. The school has 416 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 1,993 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 111 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 1 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$15,997
Student Population416
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs111 graduate programs
(1 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at La Sierra University is $15,997 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $730.
La Sierra University offers the alternative tuition plans.
La Sierra University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)1 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of La Sierra University is $15,997. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 13.70% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$12,888$930
2018-2019$13,140$930
2019-2020$13,140$930
2020-2021$13,140$930
2021-2022$15,067$930
The graduate school tuition & fees of La Sierra is inexpensive compared to private graduate schools in California. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the California graduate tuition is $21,757 (public) / $23,632 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
La Sierra University$15,997
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
California Graduate Schools$19,741$22,122
Public$11,486$21,757
Private$23,632
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $15,483 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at La Sierra University. On-campus living costs are increased by 0.71% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $23,946. Off-campus living costs are increased by 30.33% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$8,250$3,168$13,293$4,626
2018-2019$8,415$5,157$13,779$6,519
2019-2020$8,625$3,717$15,084$5,631
2020-2021$8,780$2,933$12,850$5,524
2021-2022$8,790$3,006$17,253$6,693
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $730 at La Sierra University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$716
2018-2019$730
2019-2020$730
2020-2021$730
2021-2022$730

Graduate Programs at La Sierra

La Sierra University offers 34 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 163 students have completed their study at La Sierra University.
Offered Degrees at La Sierra University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree221145
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship607
Post Bachelor's Degree100
Post Master's Degree5011
Total341163
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at La Sierra University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the School Psychology program with 15 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 43 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Psychology program with 5 completers.
La Sierra University offers 34 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 163 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 145 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 11 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 41 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction13-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services20-
English Language and Literature [+] 8 completers-
English Language and Literature8-
Creative Writing0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 0 completers-
Religion/Religious Studies0-
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 23 completers-
Theology/Theological Studies21-
Divinity/Ministry0-
Theological and Ministerial Studies (other)2-
Pastoral Studies/Counseling0-
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
School Psychology0-
Educational Psychology0-
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Archeology1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 29 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management29-
Business [+] 43 completers-
Business Administration and Management18$51,700
Accounting9-
Finance3-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration6-
Marketing/Marketing Management7-
Marketing (other)0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)0-
Total145
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 4 completers-
Education1-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration3-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
Psychology [+] 3 completers-
School Psychology0-
Educational Psychology3-
Total7
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Education (other)0-
Total0
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 3 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction1-
Educational Leadership and Administration2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
School Psychology5-
Educational Psychology3-
Total11

Graduate Student Population at La Sierra

For academic year 2021-2022, total 416 students enrolled into La Sierra University graduate schools where it has total 1,993 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 245 full-time and 171 part-time graduate students. By gender, 142 male and 274 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total416142274
Full-time24580165
Part-tme17162109
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 80 White (19.23%), 44 Black/African American (10.58%), 164 Hispanic (39.42%), 40 Asian (9.62%), and 88 students with other races. 64 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total416142274
American Indian/Native American413
Asian401426
Black/African American441529
Hispanic16445119
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander532
White803446
Two More15510
Un-Known000
Non-resident Alien642539

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