Northern Arizona University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,698

3.55% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,678

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.46%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

78%

36,511 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

30,361

76.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

53.3%

1,991 Graduates

About

Northern Arizona University is a higher education institution located in Coconino County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northern Arizona University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (591 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (451 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (270 degrees).

In 2016, 7,320 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Arizona University. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,861 degrees), 3.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1322 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Arizona University is $8,698, which is $-17,158 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Arizona University is $8,698, which is $-17,158 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,678.

In 2016, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,698

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Northern Arizona University was $8,698. The cost of tuition at Northern Arizona University is $-17,158 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,678

2016 Value

0.431%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Northern Arizona University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,678. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Northern Arizona University grew by 0.431%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,022

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Arizona University was of $9,022 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.56% with respect to 2015, when 64% 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.

7.46%

2015 Default Rate

527

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Northern Arizona University was 7.46%, which represents 527 out of the 7067 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

Northern Arizona University received 36,511 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 23.4% annual growth. Out of those 36,511 applicants, 28,495 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78% acceptance rate.

There were 30,361 students enrolled at Northern Arizona University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northern Arizona University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

28,495

Accepted Out of 36,511

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northern Arizona University was 78% (28,495 admissions from 36,511 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 23.4%, while admissions grew by 25.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Northern Arizona University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northern Arizona University has a total enrollment of 30,361 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Arizona University is 23,346 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,015. This means that 76.9% of students enrolled at Northern Arizona University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern Arizona University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.2% White, 21.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.35% Two or More Races, 3.32% Black or African American, 2.72% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.92% Asian, and 0.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northern Arizona University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Arizona University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,361 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Arizona University is 23,346 and the part-time enrollment is 7,015. This means that 76.9% of students enrolled at Northern Arizona University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2016 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 Northern Arizona University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Northern Arizona University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    17,975

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6,635

  3. Two or More Races

    1,625

The enrolled student population at Northern Arizona University is 59.2% White, 21.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.35% Two or More Races, 3.32% Black or African American, 2.72% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.92% Asian, and 0.26% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 342 students (1.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1770 more women than men received degrees from Northern Arizona University. The majority of degree recipients at Northern Arizona University are white (4,861 degrees awarded). There were 3.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1322 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northern Arizona University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (591 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (451 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (270 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern Arizona University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (80 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (229 degrees), and Education (1,245 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 Northern Arizona University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,944,994 people), Secondary school teachers (343,199 people), Education administrators (272,740 people), Postsecondary teachers (238,761 people), and Miscellaneous managers (220,755 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University are Science Technologies (80 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (229 degrees), Education (1,245 degrees), English (247 degrees), and Physical Sciences (149 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 Northern Arizona University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University are Science Technologies (80 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (229 degrees), Education (1,245 degrees), English (247 degrees), and Physical Sciences (149 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 Northern Arizona University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,871,314 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (433,483 people), Hospitals (204,801 people), Computer Systems Design (122,775 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (104,502 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University are Science Technologies (80 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (229 degrees), Education (1,245 degrees), English (247 degrees), and Physical Sciences (149 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 Northern Arizona University.

Most Common

  1. 591 degrees awarded

  2. 451 degrees awarded

  3. 270 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern Arizona University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 591 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,775

  2. 4,545

In 2016, 2,775 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Arizona University, which is 0.611 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,545).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 227 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Arizona University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.615 times less than the 369 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 399 degrees were awarded to women at Northern Arizona University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.23 times more than the 64 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 33% of students graduating from Northern Arizona 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 54% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (61.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northern Arizona University is Female and White (61.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.552% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,861 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,322 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    302 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Arizona University is white (4,861 degrees awarded). There were 3.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1322 degrees).

1.98% of degree recipients (145 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,985 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,876 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    863 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northern Arizona University is white female (2,985 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,876 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Arizona University has an endowment valued at nearly $144M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.77M (1.23%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Northern Arizona University had a total expenditure of $514M. Of that $514M, they spent $227M on salaries and $514M on benefits.

Northern Arizona University employs 289 Professors, 279 Lecturers, and 240 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northern Arizona University are Male Professors (185), Female Lecturers(155), and Female Assistant professors (139).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Arizona University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 461 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 346 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 253 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$144M

2015 Endowment

5.98%

growth from 2014

Northern Arizona University has an endowment valued at about $144M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Arizona University grew 5.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $127M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $20.7M - Federal

  2. $816k - State

  3. $736k - Local

As of 2015, Northern Arizona University received $20.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $816k from state grants and contracts, and $736k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$227M

Salary Expenditure

$514M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Northern Arizona University had a total expenditure of $514M. Of that $514M, they spent $227M on salaries and $514M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Northern Arizona University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$227M

2015 Salaries

4.62%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Northern Arizona University paid a median of $227M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($514M) and a 4.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.65% growth from 2013 and a 7.92% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$78.1M

Instructional Salaries

1,057

Number of Employees

In 2015, Northern Arizona University paid a total of $78.1M to 1,057 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

289 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

461 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Arizona University were Professor with 289 employees; Lecturer with 279 employees; and Lecturer with 240 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Arizona University were Business and Financial Operations with 461 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 346 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 253 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Arizona University was Male Professor with 185 employees, Female Lecturer with 155 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 139 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northern Arizona University.

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