Northcentral University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,680
3.01% growth from 2016
2016 Student Loan
5.48%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
10,788
45.2% Full-Time

About

Northcentral University is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northcentral University were General Psychology (14 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees), and General Education (7 degrees).

In 2017, 1,916 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northcentral University. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (852 degrees), 1.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (460 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northcentral University is $10,680, which is $-15,820 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northcentral University is $10,680, which is $-15,820 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2017, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,680
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northcentral University was $10,680. The cost of tuition at Northcentral University is $-15,820 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

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2017 Value

In 2017 Northcentral University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northcentral University grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
34%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Northcentral University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 9.76% with respect to 2016, when 41% 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.
5.48%
2016 Default Rate
202
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northcentral University was 5.48%, which represents 202 out of the 3689 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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Enrollment

Northcentral University has a total enrollment of 10,788 students. The full-time enrollment at Northcentral University is 4,874 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,914. This means that 45.2% of students enrolled at Northcentral University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northcentral University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.7% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 4.89% Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.547% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.297% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northcentral University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (21.4%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Black or African American Male (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.1%) and White Male (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northcentral University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,788 students. The full-time enrollment at Northcentral University is 4,874 and the part-time enrollment is 5,914. This means that 45.2% of students enrolled at Northcentral University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Northcentral University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Northcentral University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,099
  2. Black or African American
    2,253
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    528

The enrolled student population at Northcentral University is 28.7% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 4.89% Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.547% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.297% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 482 more women than men received degrees from Northcentral University. The majority of degree recipients at Northcentral University are white (852 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (460 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northcentral University is General Psychology (14 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees) and General Education (7 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northcentral University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (853 degrees awarded), Psychology (215 degrees), and Business (719 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 Northcentral University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,175,062 people), Registered nurses (1,467,323 people), Accountants & auditors (1,161,736 people), Other managers (842,059 people), and Software developers (532,008 people).

The most specialized majors at Northcentral University are Education (853 degrees awarded), Psychology (215 degrees), Business (719 degrees), Health (129 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 Northcentral University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Northcentral University are Education (853 degrees awarded), Psychology (215 degrees), Business (719 degrees), Health (129 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 Northcentral University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,543,198 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,972,494 people), Computer Systems Design (934,859 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (799,162 people), and Banking & related activities (596,421 people).

The most specialized majors at Northcentral University are Education (853 degrees awarded), Psychology (215 degrees), Business (719 degrees), Health (129 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 Northcentral University.
Most Common
  1. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 7 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northcentral University was General Psychology with 14 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 717
  2. 1,199

In 2017, 717 degrees were awarded to men at Northcentral University, which is 0.598 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,199).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 383 degrees were awarded to men at Northcentral University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 335 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 615 degrees were awarded to women at Northcentral University in General Education, which is 2.58 times more than the 238 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northcentral University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    852 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    460 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    401 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northcentral University is white (852 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (460 degrees).

24% of degree recipients (460 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    522 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    330 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    254 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northcentral University is white female (522 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (330 degrees).

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Operations

Northcentral University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNk%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Northcentral University had a total salary expenditure of $104M. Northcentral University employs 43 Professors, 24 Associate professors, and 14 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northcentral University are Female Professors (29), Female Associate professors(17), and Male Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northcentral University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 302 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 58 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

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2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

Northcentral University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northcentral University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2017, Northcentral University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$47M
2017 Salaries
1.93%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Northcentral University paid a median of $47M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($104M) and a 1.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.27% growth from 2015 and a 9.95% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.17M
Instructional Salaries
81
Number of Employees

In 2017, Northcentral University paid a total of $6.17M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
302 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northcentral University were Professor with 43 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northcentral University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 302 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northcentral University was Female Professor with 29 employees, Female Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Professor with 14 employees.

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