American College of Education
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American College of Education is located in a large city with a population of more than 250,000. It is in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson IN area.
Address
101 West Ohio Street Suite 1200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
www.ace.edu
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Educational Leadership and AdministrationCurriculum and InstructionInstructional TechnologyReading Teacher EducationBilingual and Multilingual EducationHealth Teacher EducationSpecialized Teacher Education and Professiona...Secondary EducationEarly Childhood EducationScience Teacher EducationSpecialized Teacher Education and Professiona...Elementary EducationAdult and Continuing EducationSpecialized Bilingual, Multilingual, and Mult...Specialized Education
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Instructional Technology
Elementary Education
Specialized Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
Secondary Education
Specialized Teacher Education and Professional Development
Health Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Reading Teacher Education
Specialized Education
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Science Teacher Education
Specialized Teacher Education and Professional Development in Specific Subject Areas
Adult and Continuing Education
Award Levels
Postbaccalaureate Cert
Master's Degree
Post-master's Cert
Research Doctorate
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
American College of Education is a private for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
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Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
American College of Education holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily.
Accreditation History
Higher Learning Commission (Accredited July 1, 1943 - present)
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for August 31, 2025.
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Students on campus
undergraduate Study Types
All undergraduate students are full-time. About 100% of undergraduate students take all of their courses via distance education, while another 0% take some courses online.
UG Full-time
100%
UG Online classes
100%
Context: Student body size
American College of Education has 8,478 students.
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undergraduate student race/origin
American College of Education reports that 23% of undergraduate students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. With 7% international students, this school has a higher percentage of international students than 99% of the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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undergraduate student gender
Is the gender balance of American College of Education undergraduate students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 84% women undergraduate students, American College of Education has a higher percentage of women than 93% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does American College of Education offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Academic/career counseling services

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
American College of Education cannot offer federal student loans
American College of Education, along with about 6% of Ididio's colleges and universities, is not eligible to provide federal financial aid. For many schools that do not participate in federal financial aid programs, the consequence can be large private loans for its students. As the resource FederalStudentAid explains, private loans may have higher interest rates and less generous pay-back windows than federal loans. Most importantly, private loans vary quite a bit from lender to lender, and the FederalStudentAid resource can help you think about what details are most important to check.
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This school provides only limited data on graduation rates and loan repayment. You might want to reach out to the school to see if they can provide evidence of student success. This school is a private for-profit institution. There are many good for-profit schools, but there are also many that are predatory. There are laws requiring the reporting of graduation rates and student loan repayment history to help to warn you if there may be problems. However, newer schools may not yet have that data and it's difficult for potential students to know if they will be safe.
Classroom Quality
Student attention at American College of Education

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
71.89020406080Full-time inst.Any inst.
Full-time and long-term instructors at American College of Education
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. American College of Education has 35% full-time instructors, and 70% of the context schools have a higher percentage of full-time instructors. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at American College of Education, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, 69% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
35%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Faculty Diversity

Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.

Choose how to see faculty gender and race/origin
Overview
Context
Number of full-time instructors
The chart shows male instructors to the left, and female to the right, with the races/origins included along the bars. Select the context graph to see how this diversity profile compares to the schools that interest you.
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by American College of Education last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

Postbaccalaureate Cert
Master's Degree
Post-master's Cert
Research Doctorate
What percentage of undergraduate students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall undergraduate enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show undergraduate and graduate student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Part-time
Full-time
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Undergraduate student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Undergraduate student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at American College of Education with that of the current context group.
9%67%5%7%2%2%7%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderAmerican IndianMultiracialNot ReportedHispanicAsianInternationalBlackWhite
Undergraduate student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
30-34
40-49
50-64
65 and over
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Age in context
Age over time
Context: Undergraduate age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the undergraduate focus at American College of Education compared to the undergraduate focus for the context schools.
11%44%22%22%0%10%20%30%40%50%65 and over50-6440-4935-3930-3425-2922-2420-2118-19Under 18
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Undergraduate student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for undergraduate students at American College of Education.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at American College of Education.
16%84%0%20%40%60%80%100%MenWomen
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Programs Offered
Finding a program

In the folders below, you can explore your options for study. The folders are grouped and colored by broad field, and you can see the number of students who have completed degrees in each field by following the colors in our chart showing graduations. You can...

  • Filter the programs by the award level that interests you.
  • Use the search key to limit the listings to all relevant progrmas.
  • Select a specific program from this menu to see some great details!
All current offerings
Award Level
All levels
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeEducation by Level or Special Needs
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeEducation Administration and Theory
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeTeacher training by Discipline
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeStudent Counseling, Library Science, and other Education-adjacent fields
Costs and Financial Aid
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend American College of Education. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions.

Undergraduate costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Cost
$787
$5,160
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit American College of Education's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
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Academic research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research
Why is the amount of library resources important?

A rigorous academic program requires that students and faculty alike are engaging in independent research, and that activity requires strong library support. You can get some useful information here:

  • How strong and how balanced between traditional physical books and easily-accessed (but expensive) electronic journals and other resources is this library?
  • How much is this library borrowing from other libraries? The number of interlibrary loans received can indicate the school's commitment to getting the resources on-campus researchers need, and also of the research activity on campus.
  • How big a resource is this library to other libraries? A large number of outgoing interlibrary loans speaks highly of the value of its content.

The presence of a library in and of itself is a good thing. Increasingly, libraries are comfortable and inviting spaces for individual and group study sessions. Librarians can be incredibly friendly guides in your quest to find materials that aid your learning.

Comparison of library resources per student
How do the per-student library resources at American College of Education compare to other schools?
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Comparison of library loans per student
A small library could make up for a small collection by allowing a large number of interlibrary loans to be received. An excellent library can show its strength by its number of loans given.
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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor

Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for American College of Education, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.