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American InterContinental University - Online Data & Information Overview

227 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
16% Student Loan Default Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on American InterContinental University - Online, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is American InterContinental University - Online Ranked?

#649 Best Colleges in Nation
#12 Best Colleges in AZ
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Highest Ranked Major
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2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

American InterContinental University - Online was awarded 227 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement & firefighting.

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Overall Quality

AIU Online landed the #649 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when AIU Online held the #695 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

AIU Online is also ranked #12 out of 26 schools in Arizona.

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Is It Hard to Get Into AIU Online?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into American InterContinental University - Online, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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American InterContinental University - Online Faculty

38 to 1 Student to Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At American InterContinental University - Online, this rate is 38 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Retention and Graduation Rates at American InterContinental University - Online

21% Freshmen Retention
12% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 21% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at American InterContinental University - Online. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  21 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at AIU Online is 12%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  12 out of 100

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American InterContinental University - Online Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,471 Full-Time Undergraduates
40.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,830 undergraduates at AIU Online with 11,471 being full-time and 1,359 being part-time.

How Much Does American InterContinental University - Online Cost?

$13,339 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
$24,924 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of AIU Online is $13,339. 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 AIU Online

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,101 $13,969 $15,723 $17,586 $17,221

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of AIU Online, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At AIU Online, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $6,231 a year. That adds up to $24,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AIU Online is 15.8%. 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.

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How Much Money Do AIU Online Graduates Make?

$36,551 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from AIU Online with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $36,551 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at American InterContinental University - Online make the most money.

Location of American InterContinental University - Online

Arizona State
11,471 Full-Time Undergraduates
Rural Campus Setting
Located in Chandler, Arizona, American InterContinental University - Online is a private for-profit institution. The rural area surrounding AIU Online is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for AIU Online are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2200 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286
Phone: 877-701-3800

American InterContinental University - Online Majors

14 Majors With Completions
2,988 Undergraduate Degrees
1,305 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 14 majors graduated from American InterContinental University - Online. Of these students, 2,988 received undergraduate degrees and 1,305 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 1,224 $41,068
Criminal Justice & Corrections 227 $28,733
Health & Medical Administrative Services 171 $35,095
Computer Information Systems 146 $45,331
Public Health 107 NA
Homeland Security 73 NA
Human Resource Management 48 NA
Computer Science 47 NA
Accounting 42 $38,436
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at American InterContinental University - Online along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at AIU Online

100% Take At Least One Class Online
100% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 13,480 students took at least one online class at American InterContinental University - Online. This is a decrease from the 15,415 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 13,480 13,480
2019-2020 15,415 15,415
2018-2019 9,952 9,952
2017-2018 8,777 8,777
2016-2017 9,699 9,699

Learn more about online learning at American InterContinental University - Online.

Notes and 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.


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