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Independence University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Branch of Stevens-Henager College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

11,501 Full-Time Undergraduates
$16,600 Avg In-State Tuition

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Independence University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Branch of Stevens-Henager College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#44 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Independence University?


Contact details for Branch of Stevens-Henager College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4021 S 700 E Ste 400, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 800-972-5149

Can I Afford Branch of Stevens-Henager College?

$16,600 In-State Tuition
97% Take Out Loans
18.1% Loan Default Rate

In State Out of State
Tuition $16,600 $16,600

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 Branch of Stevens-Henager College, approximately 97% of students took out student loans averaging $6,870 a year. That adds up to $27,480 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Branch of Stevens-Henager College is 18.1%. 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.

Independence University Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,501 Full-Time Undergraduates
76% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 77 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,501 full-time undergraduates at Branch of Stevens-Henager College, 24% are male and 76% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Independence University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 47
Black or African American 1,778
Hispanic or Latino 1,098
White 2,880
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 5,692

Geographic Diversity

Utah students aren't the only ones who study at Independence University. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Independence University

11,578 Took All Classes Online
11,578 Took At Least One Class Online
16.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Branch of Stevens-Henager College. In 2019-2020, 11,578 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Branch of Stevens-Henager College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Utah for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Branch of Stevens-Henager College Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Independence University was $18,021 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Branch of Stevens-Henager College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Respiratory Care Therapy #2 #2
Allied Health Professions #16 #16

Online Growth Rankings of Branch of Stevens-Henager College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Independence University was 16.6%. This is the #587 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Branch of Stevens-Henager College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Branch of Stevens-Henager College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 28%
Medical/Clinical Assistant 28%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Branch of Stevens-Henager College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Respiratory Care Therapy #1
Medical/Clinical Assistant #16
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #33
Allied Health Professions #60

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%.

Independence University Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Medical/Clinical Assistant 362 0 362
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 52 52
TOTAL 362 52 414


*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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