Norfolk State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,478

3.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,429

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

90.1%

6,008 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,305

83.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.2%

307 Graduates

About

Norfolk State University is a higher education institution located in Norfolk city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Norfolk State University were General Psychology (83 degrees awarded), General Business (82 degrees), and Social Work (77 degrees).

In 2017, 1,086 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Norfolk State University. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (903 degrees), 11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (82 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Norfolk State University is $5,478, which is $-15,255 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Norfolk State University is $5,478, which is $-15,255 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,429.

In 2017, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,478

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Norfolk State University was $5,478. The cost of tuition at Norfolk State University is $-15,255 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$14,429

2017 Value

4.46%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Norfolk State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,429. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Norfolk State University grew by 4.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,490

Room and Board

$2,535

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Norfolk State University was of $9,490 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,535. The cost of room and board increased by 5.8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Norfolk State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 36% with respect to 2016, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

11.3%

2016 Default Rate

244

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Norfolk State University was 11.3%, which represents 244 out of the 2152 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Norfolk State University received 6,008 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 35.3% annual growth. Out of those 6,008 applicants, 5,415 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.1% acceptance rate.

There were 5,305 students enrolled at Norfolk State University in 2017, and 100% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Norfolk State University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,415

Accepted Out of 6,008

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Norfolk State University was 90.1% (5,415 admissions from 6,008 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 85.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 35.3%, while admissions grew by 42.7%.

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SAT Scores

100%

Submission Percentage

1,036

Scores Submitted

100% of enrolled first-time students at Norfolk State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Norfolk State University has a total enrollment of 5,305 students. The full-time enrollment at Norfolk State University is 4,444 students and the part-time enrollment is 861. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Norfolk State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Norfolk State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.8% Black or African American, 4.43% Two or More Races, 4.43% White, 3.43% Hispanic or Latino, 0.735% Asian, 0.189% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Norfolk State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (53.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.1%) and Two or More Races Female (3.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (56.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.6%) and White Female (6.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Norfolk State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,305 students. The full-time enrollment at Norfolk State University is 4,444 and the part-time enrollment is 861. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Norfolk State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Norfolk State University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Norfolk State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    4,446

  2. Two or More Races

    235

  3. White

    235

The enrolled student population at Norfolk State University is 83.8% Black or African American, 4.43% Two or More Races, 4.43% White, 3.43% Hispanic or Latino, 0.735% Asian, 0.189% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 130 students (2.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 326 more women than men received degrees from Norfolk State University. The majority of degree recipients at Norfolk State University are black or african american (903 degrees awarded). There were 11 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (82 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Norfolk State University is General Psychology (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (82 degrees) and Social Work (77 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Norfolk State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (139 degrees awarded), Communications (85 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (299,399 people), Social workers, all other (268,861 people), Other managers (241,000 people), Human resources workers (118,537 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (116,223 people).

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (139 degrees awarded), Communications (85 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees), Psychology (89 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (139 degrees awarded), Communications (85 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees), Psychology (89 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Elementary & secondary schools (665,756 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (386,646 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,607 people), Outpatient care centers (235,587 people), and Individual & family services (232,895 people).

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (139 degrees awarded), Communications (85 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees), Psychology (89 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Norfolk State University.

Most Common

  1. 83 degrees awarded

  2. 82 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Norfolk State University was General Psychology with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 380

  2. 706

In 2017, 380 degrees were awarded to men at Norfolk State University, which is 0.538 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (706).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Norfolk State University in General Business, which is 0.745 times less than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 115 degrees were awarded to women at Norfolk State University in Social Work, which is 4.79 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Norfolk State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (43.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Norfolk State University is Female and Black or African American (43.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.326% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    903 degrees awarded

  2. White

    82 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Norfolk State University is black or african american (903 degrees awarded). There were 11 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (82 degrees).

2.67% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    580 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    323 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Norfolk State University is black or african american female (580 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (323 degrees).

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Operations

Norfolk State University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $71.9k (0.368%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Norfolk State University had a total salary expenditure of $147M. Norfolk State University employs 77 Professors, 73 Assistant professors, and 64 Associate professors. Most academics at Norfolk State University are Male Professors (50), Female Assistant professors(43), and Female Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norfolk State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 158 employees, Management, with 147 employees, and Service with 122 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.5M

2017 Endowment

105%

growth from 2016

Norfolk State University has an endowment valued at about $19.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Norfolk State University grew 105% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $18M - Federal

  2. $357k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Norfolk State University received $18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $357k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$52.7M

2017 Salaries

8.34%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Norfolk State University paid a median of $52.7M in salaries, which represents 35.9% of their overall expenditure ($147M) and a 8.34% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.74% decline from 2015 and a 3.52% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.4M

Instructional Salaries

247

Number of Employees

In 2017, Norfolk State University paid a total of $19.4M to 247 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

77 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

158 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Norfolk State University were Professor with 77 employees; Assistant professor with 73 employees; and Assistant professor with 64 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norfolk State University were Office and Administrative Support with 158 employees; Management with 147 employees; and Service with 122 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Norfolk State University was Male Professor with 50 employees, Female Assistant professor with 43 employees, and Female Associate professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Norfolk State University.

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