Shepherd University
Los Angeles, CA 90065


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Non Traditional
Total enrollment 257
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 4:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Shepherd University has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of Shepherd University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 6% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,575 (which is 26.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Shepherd University in 2016-2017, was 2, which is 6% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,454 (which is 24.4% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Shepherd University has enrolled a total of 257 students (196 students full-time and 61 on a part-time basis). The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and 189 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 68 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Non-resident alien: 54%

Asian: 31%

Hispanic: 6%

Black/African American: 4%

White: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 4 largest majors offered at Shepherd University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 73% 141
Visual And Performing Arts 11% 21
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 7% 13
Theology And Religious Vocations 6% 12

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Shepherd University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

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