Trident University International (TUI)

5757 Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Cypress, CA

Trident University International is an accredited, online university founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cypress, California.  TUI is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition to regional accreditation, Trident has been approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (BPPE) and received state authorization, licensure, exemption, or registration to operate across the country.

Trident University International employs nearly 400 full-time and part-time faculty with a student to teacher ratio at approximately 17:1.  In addition, fully 100% of TUI’s core faculty hold a doctoral degree and over 80% of all faculty members have earned a doctoral degree.

In a recent survey performed by the school, seventy percent of all students reported that Trident University was the best school for them.  Not surprising, an astounding 81% of TUI alumni are currently employed in mid to senior-level positions around the world.

TUI offers a broad spectrum of degree options for working adults, military members, and veterans that include the following: computer science, business administration, health sciences, homeland security, human resource management, leadership, IT management, arts & humanities, English composition, health & wellness, math, information technology & literacy, social & behavioral sciences, physical & biological sciences, education, and emergency & disaster management.

Admissions begins with a student knowing a degree level they wish to obtain.  Applications for admissions span from non-degree programs to bachelor's degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees.  An additional qualifier includes military students and veteran students.  With a an application specifically designed for each type of student profile, the process of admissions is more streamlined than ever with Trident.

Financial aid programs exist for qualified students showing a demonstrable financial need after meeting the schools requirements.  Financial aid options exist by degree program and are divided between school awards and private awards.  Trident can provide financial aid awards that include federal grants, federal student loans, and PLUS loans.  Private programs can include scholarships, grants, and student loans from entities outside the school or government agency.

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Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at Trident University International. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


Health and Clinical Professions

Security and Protective Services

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at this school is -. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at TUI, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with TUI for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$3,338
Receiving Student Loans54%$6,168

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