Northern Arizona University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,243
2.25% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,692
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.64%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
81.6%
37,386 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
29,566
77.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
56.9%
2,491 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 (545 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (526 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (343 degrees).

In 2020, 8,580 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Arizona University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,157 degrees), 2.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1869 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Arizona University is $10,243, which is $−18,386 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Arizona University is $10,243, which is $−18,386 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,692.

In 2020, 77% of undergraduate students attending Northern Arizona University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,243
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northern Arizona University was $10,243. The cost of tuition at Northern Arizona University is $−18,386 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$15,692
2020 Value
10.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northern Arizona University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,692. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northern Arizona University grew by 10.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,590
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Arizona University was of $10,590 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.74% 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

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.94% with respect to 2019, when 72% 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.
4.64%
2018 Default Rate
344
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northern Arizona University was 4.64%, which represents 344 out of the 7416 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 37,386 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.56% annual growth. Out of those 37,386 applicants, 30,523 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.6% acceptance rate.

There were 29,566 students enrolled at Northern Arizona University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northern Arizona University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
30,523
Accepted Out of 37,386

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northern Arizona University was 81.6% (30,523 admissions from 37,386 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.56%, while admissions declined by −2.32%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northern Arizona University has a total enrollment of 29,566 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Arizona University is 22,870 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,696. This means that 77.4% of students enrolled at Northern Arizona University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern Arizona University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 5.35% Two or More Races, 3.33% Black or African American, 3.02% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.13% Asian, and 0.227% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northern Arizona University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (18.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Arizona University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,566 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Arizona University is 22,870 and the part-time enrollment is 6,696. This means that 77.4% of students enrolled at Northern Arizona University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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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 Northern Arizona University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    16,260
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    7,377
  3. Two or More Races
    1,582

The enrolled student population at Northern Arizona University is 55% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 5.35% Two or More Races, 3.33% Black or African American, 3.02% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.13% Asian, and 0.227% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 1,111 students (3.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 2538 more women than men received degrees from Northern Arizona University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northern Arizona University is white (5,157 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1869 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northern Arizona University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (545 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (526 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (343 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 (76 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (257 degrees), and Education (1,339 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 (1,698,364 people), Secondary school teachers (389,281 people), Education administrators (247,618 people), Postsecondary teachers (175,605 people), and Other managers (159,927 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University are Science Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (257 degrees), Education (1,339 degrees), Physical Sciences (169 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (225 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 Surgeons, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University are Science Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (257 degrees), Education (1,339 degrees), Physical Sciences (169 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (225 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 (2,710,951 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (349,841 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (212,417 people), Computer Systems Design (93,999 people), and Child day care services (92,403 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University are Science Technologies (76 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (257 degrees), Education (1,339 degrees), Physical Sciences (169 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (225 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. 545 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 526 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 343 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern Arizona University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 545 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,021
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5,559
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,021 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Arizona University, which is 0.543 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,559).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 206 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Arizona University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 176 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 452 degrees were awarded to women at Northern Arizona University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.81 times more than the 94 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 37% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northern Arizona University is Female and Asian (76.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.281% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,157 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,869 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    434 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Arizona University is white (5,157 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1869 degrees).

2.49% of degree recipients (214 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,392 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,765 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,281 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northern Arizona University is white female (3,392 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,765 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Arizona University has an endowment valued at nearly $204M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.6M (2.26%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Northern Arizona University had a total salary expenditure of $616M. Northern Arizona University employs 281 Professors, 254 Assistant professors, and 220 Lecturers. Most academics at Northern Arizona University are Male Professors (166), Female Assistant professors(154), and Female Lecturers (122).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Arizona University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 453 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 373 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 246 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$204M
2020 Endowment
5.74%
growth from 2019

Northern Arizona University has an endowment valued at about $204M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Arizona University grew 5.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $98.3M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $33.3M - Federal
  2. $2.72M - State
  3. $2.49M - Local

As of 2020, Northern Arizona University received $33.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.72M from state grants and contracts, and $2.49M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$268M
2020 Salaries
2.88%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northern Arizona University paid a median of $268M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($616M) and a 2.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.24% growth from 2018 and a 4.58% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$80.9M
Instructional Salaries
975
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northern Arizona University paid a total of $80.9M to 975 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
281 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
453 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Arizona University were Professor with 281 employees; Assistant professor with 254 employees; and Assistant professor with 220 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Arizona University were Business and Financial Operations with 453 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 373 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 246 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Arizona University was Male Professor with 166 employees, Female Assistant professor with 154 employees, and Female Lecturer with 122 employees.

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

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