No results found
Show all results
2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.97% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
560 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
91.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
96 Graduates

About the photo: Pioneer Square in Seattle with a view of the Seattle Great Wheel


The median tuition at Northwest University is $28,800, which is $3,410 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,536.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

Average Net Price

Other Student Expenses

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

Student Loan Default Rate


Northwest University received 560 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 26.9% annual decline. Out of those 560 applicants, 523 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,226 students enrolled at Northwest University in 2016, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

SAT Scores


Northwest University has a total enrollment of 1,226 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest University is 1,126 students and the part-time enrollment is 100. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Northwest University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.1% White, 8.08% Hispanic or Latino, 4.89% Asian, 4.89% Black or African American, 4.57% Two or More Races, 1.47% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 1.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.9%), followed by White Male (17%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (6.44%), followed by White Male (2.61%) and Two or More Races Female (0.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

Retention Rate over Time

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity


In 2016, 101 more women than men graduated from Northwest University. The majority of students graduating from Northwest University are White. These 275 graduates mean that there were 12.5 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 22 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Northwest University is Registered Nursing with 46 graduates, followed by General Organizational Communication with 30 graduates and Other Theological & Ministerial Studies with 25 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Northwest University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Theology, with 55 graduates, followed by Psychology with 57 graduates and Communications with 30 graduates.


Common Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Common Industries by Major


Majors Awarded

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Most Common Male Majors

Dataset: Source:

Most Common Female Majors

Dataset: Source:

Time to Complete


Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Race & Ethnicity by Gender


Northwest University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.33M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $530,206 (7.23%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Northwest University had a total expenditure of $33M. Of that $33M, they spent $11.2M on salaries and $2.24M on benefits.

Northwest University employs 20 Associate professors, 20 Assistant professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Northwest University are Male Assistant professors (13), Male Associate professors (11), and Female Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, Sales and related, with 21 employees, and Management with 20 employees.



Government Grants and Contracts


Primary Expenses

Expenditure by Category

Salary Expenditure

Instructional Salaries

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Keep Exploring

University of Michigan-Flint
University of St Thomas
Regis University
University of Mary
University of Washington-Bothell Campus
No results found
Loading Comparison