Northern Marianas College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,078
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$1,841
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
1,255
76.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
13.2%
7 Graduates

About

Northern Marianas College is a higher education institution located in Saipan Municipality, MP. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northern Marianas College were General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees awarded) and General Education (18 degrees).

In 2020, 261 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Marianas College. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (120 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (98 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Marianas College is $3,078, which is $−8,751 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Marianas College is $3,078, which is $−8,751 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $1,841.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,078
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northern Marianas College was $3,078. The cost of tuition at Northern Marianas College is $−8,751 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$1,841
2020 Value
37.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northern Marianas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $1,841. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northern Marianas College grew by 37.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,000
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Marianas College was of $6,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change 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%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Northern Marianas College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.37% with respect to 2019, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Northern Marianas College has a total enrollment of 1,255 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Marianas College is 959 students and the part-time enrollment is 296. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Northern Marianas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern Marianas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.2% Asian, 36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 7.57% Two or More Races, 1.75% Hispanic or Latino, 0.797% White, 0.159% Black or African American, and 0.0797% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northern Marianas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (26.1%), followed by Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female (25.8%) and Asian Male (17.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Marianas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,255 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Marianas College is 959 and the part-time enrollment is 296. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Northern Marianas College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Northern Marianas College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), Northern Marianas College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    530
  2. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    452
  3. Two or More Races
    95

The enrolled student population at Northern Marianas College is 42.2% Asian, 36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 7.57% Two or More Races, 1.75% Hispanic or Latino, 0.797% White, 0.159% Black or African American, and 0.0797% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 61 students (4.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 53 more women than men received degrees from Northern Marianas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northern Marianas College is asian (120 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (98 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northern Marianas College is General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees awarded), followed by General Education (18 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern Marianas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (34 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 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 Marianas College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,621,613 people), Accountants & auditors (1,012,248 people), Other managers (789,843 people), Secondary school teachers (553,793 people), and Financial managers (510,344 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Marianas College are Protective Services (34 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees), Business (101 degrees), and Education (18 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 Marianas College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Northern Marianas College are Protective Services (34 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees), Business (101 degrees), and Education (18 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 Marianas College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,164,048 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (546,215 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (520,723 people), Banking & related activities (514,705 people), and Computer Systems Design (507,512 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Marianas College are Protective Services (34 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees), Business (101 degrees), and Education (18 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 Marianas College.
Most Common
  1. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern Marianas College was General Business Administration & Management with 26 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

104
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
157
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Marianas College, which is 0.662 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (157).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Marianas College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.786 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 53 degrees were awarded to women at Northern Marianas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.04 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%
100% Completion Time
16%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 2% of students graduating from Northern Marianas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northern Marianas College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates 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. Asian
    120 degrees awarded
  2. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    98 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Marianas College is asian (120 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, native hawaiian or other pacific islanders (98 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    68 degrees awarded
  2. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Female
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northern Marianas College is asian female (68 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, native hawaiian or other pacific islanders female (60 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Marianas College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.01M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Northern Marianas College had a total salary expenditure of $15.8M. Northern Marianas College employs 18 Assistant professors, 9 Instructors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Northern Marianas College are Female Assistant professors (10), Male Assistant professors(8), and Female Instructors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Marianas College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.01M
2020 Endowment
42.3%
growth from 2019

Northern Marianas College has an endowment valued at about $9.01M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Marianas College grew 42.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.51M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates 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/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $9.79M - Federal
  2. $1.14M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Northern Marianas College received $9.79M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.14M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.12M
2020 Salaries
4.67%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Northern Marianas College paid a median of $7.12M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($15.8M) and a 4.67% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.78% decline from 2018 and a 6.9% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.71M
Instructional Salaries
34
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northern Marianas College paid a total of $1.71M to 34 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Marianas College were Assistant professor with 18 employees; Instructor with 9 employees; and Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Marianas College were Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Marianas College was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Female Instructor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northern Marianas College.

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