North Central University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,430
4.48% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,259
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.68%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
93%
613 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,062
85.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
52.1%
112 Graduates

About

North Central University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Central University were General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (13 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (11 degrees).

In 2020, 214 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Central University. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (161 degrees), 11.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central University is $25,430, which is $−2,970 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central University is $25,430, which is $−2,970 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,259.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending North Central University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,430
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at North Central University was $25,430. The cost of tuition at North Central University is $−2,970 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$22,259
2020 Value
3.74%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 North Central University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,259. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of North Central University grew by 3.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,780
Room and Board
$1,550
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Central University was of $7,780 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board increased by 5.14% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at North Central University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2019, when 84% 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.
3.68%
2018 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at North Central University was 3.68%, which represents 11 out of the 299 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

North Central University received 613 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.13% annual decline. Out of those 613 applicants, 570 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93% acceptance rate.

There were 1,062 students enrolled at North Central University in 2020, and 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Central University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
570
Accepted Out of 613

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Central University was 93% (570 admissions from 613 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 89.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.13%, while admissions declined by −2.9%.

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage
42
Scores Submitted

20% of enrolled first-time students at North Central University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Central University has a total enrollment of 1,062 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central University is 908 students and the part-time enrollment is 154. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at North Central University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.7% White, 9.51% Hispanic or Latino, 7.82% Black or African American, 4.43% Two or More Races, 4.24% Asian, 0.565% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.377% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Central University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,062 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central University is 908 and the part-time enrollment is 154. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at North Central University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2020 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 North Central University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), North Central University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    719
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    101
  3. Black or African American
    83

The enrolled student population at North Central University is 67.7% White, 9.51% Hispanic or Latino, 7.82% Black or African American, 4.43% Two or More Races, 4.24% Asian, 0.565% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.377% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 40 students (3.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 42 more women than men received degrees from North Central University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Central University is white (161 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Central University is General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (13 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (11 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at North Central University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (34 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (20 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 North Central University are Social workers, all other (147,293 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (105,634 people), Clergy (85,451 people), Other managers (77,739 people), and Postsecondary teachers (49,998 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central University are Theology (34 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (10 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 North Central University are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Sales engineers, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

The most specialized majors at North Central University are Theology (34 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (10 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 North Central University are Elementary & secondary schools (244,502 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (151,789 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (120,233 people), Individual & family services (114,058 people), and Religious organizations (100,951 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central University are Theology (34 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (7 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (20 degrees), Communication Technologies (2 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (10 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 North Central University.
Most Common
  1. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Central University was General Business Administration & Management with 20 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

86
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
128
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to men at North Central University, which is 0.672 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (128).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 10 degrees were awarded to men at North Central University in Organizational Leadership, which is 1.11 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 15 degrees were awarded to women at North Central University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.14 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 38% of students graduating from North Central University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Central University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    161 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Central University is white (161 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (14 degrees).

6.54% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    95 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    66 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Central University is white female (95 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (66 degrees).

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Operations

North Central University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.43M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $175k (5.1%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, North Central University had a total salary expenditure of $26.6M. North Central University employs 16 Assistant professors, 13 Associate professors, and 4 Professors. Most academics at North Central University are Male Assistant professors (12), Male Associate professors(10), and Female Assistant professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 27 employees, Management, with 22 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.43M
2020 Endowment
3.3%
growth from 2019

North Central University has an endowment valued at about $3.43M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of North Central University grew 3.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.4M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.03M - Federal
  2. $1.65M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, North Central University received $2.03M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.65M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.53M
2020 Salaries
10.9%
growth from 2019

In 2020, North Central University paid a median of $9.53M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($26.6M) and a 10.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.2% growth from 2018 and a 1.56% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.23M
Instructional Salaries
35
Number of Employees

In 2020, North Central University paid a total of $2.23M to 35 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Central University were Assistant professor with 16 employees; Associate professor with 13 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 employees; Management with 22 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Central University was Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Associate professor with 10 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at North Central University.

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