Private 4 Year

John Paul the Great Catholic University

San Diego, California

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John Paul the Great Catholic University overview
Location San Diego, California
Online jpcatholic.com
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
John Paul the Great Catholic University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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John Paul the Great Catholic University, located in the city of Escondido within the San Diego County of California, provides a faith-based education with a strong emphasis on media, business, and theology. Established in 2003, this private university embraces a modern campus in a suburban setting, closely linked to the vibrant cultural and business hubs of San Diego. John Paul the Great Catholic University offers undergraduate and graduate programs known particularly for their focus on film and media production, entertainment media, animation, game development, business, and theology. While the school maintains a selective admissions process, it is appreciative of a diverse pool of applicants. On-campus housing is available for students, facilitating an immersive educational experience. The university does not have a significant presence in intercollegiate athletics, prioritizing instead its rigorous academic programs and industry-specific training.

John Paul the Great Catholic University has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  282 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 18 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $27,000 plus fees of $1,000.


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Costs for John Paul the Great Catholic University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,905
Other Fees$1,000
Room and Board $13,230
Budget for Other Expenses$4,860
Total One Year Cost$47,995

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by John Paul the Great Catholic University students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 44%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 26%
Business 26%
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=462354 IPEDS survey data for John Paul the Great Catholic University.

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