Christopher Newport University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,836

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$22,637

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

62.2%

7,532 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,042

98% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

74.8%

860 Graduates

About

Christopher Newport University is a higher education institution located in Newport News city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Christopher Newport University were General Biological Sciences (164 degrees awarded), General Psychology (159 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (154 degrees).

In 2016, 1,382 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Christopher Newport University. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,040 degrees), 10.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Christopher Newport University is $7,836, which is $-12,324 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Christopher Newport University is $7,836, which is $-12,324 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,637.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,836

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Christopher Newport University was $7,836. The cost of tuition at Christopher Newport University is $-12,324 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$22,637

2016 Value

2.76%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Christopher Newport University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,637. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Christopher Newport University grew by 2.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,895

Room and Board

$1,240

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Christopher Newport University was of $10,895 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 1.4% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.81% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Christopher Newport University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 52% 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.

2.4%

2015 Default Rate

24

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Christopher Newport University was 2.4%, which represents 24 out of the 1000 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Christopher Newport University received 7,532 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.25% annual growth. Out of those 7,532 applicants, 4,682 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,042 students enrolled at Christopher Newport University in 2016, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Christopher Newport University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,682

Accepted Out of 7,532

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Christopher Newport University was 62.2% (4,682 admissions from 7,532 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 60.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.25%, while admissions grew by 5.76%.

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SAT Scores

72%

Submission Percentage

885

Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Christopher Newport University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Christopher Newport University has a total enrollment of 5,042 students. The full-time enrollment at Christopher Newport University is 4,941 students and the part-time enrollment is 101. This means that 98% of students enrolled at Christopher Newport University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Christopher Newport University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.9% White, 7.54% Black or African American, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 4.74% Two or More Races, 2.62% Asian, 0.417% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0793% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Christopher Newport University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (32.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (62.4%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Two or More Races Male (4.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Christopher Newport University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,042 students. The full-time enrollment at Christopher Newport University is 4,941 and the part-time enrollment is 101. This means that 98% of students enrolled at Christopher Newport University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

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 Christopher Newport University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Christopher Newport University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,774

  2. Black or African American

    380

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    241

The enrolled student population at Christopher Newport University is 74.9% White, 7.54% Black or African American, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 4.74% Two or More Races, 2.62% Asian, 0.417% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0793% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 294 more women than men received degrees from Christopher Newport University. The majority of degree recipients at Christopher Newport University are white (1,040 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Christopher Newport University is General Biological Sciences (164 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (159 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (154 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Christopher Newport University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (67 degrees awarded), Communications (154 degrees), and English (71 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University are Miscellaneous managers (518,135 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (477,974 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (437,319 people), Physicians & surgeons (430,144 people), and Postsecondary teachers (323,690 people).

The most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University are History (67 degrees awarded), Communications (154 degrees), English (71 degrees), Biology (164 degrees), and Social Sciences (191 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 Christopher Newport University are Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University are History (67 degrees awarded), Communications (154 degrees), English (71 degrees), Biology (164 degrees), and Social Sciences (191 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 Christopher Newport University are Elementary & secondary schools (805,571 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (700,894 people), Hospitals (648,364 people), Legal services (398,578 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (272,958 people).

The most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University are History (67 degrees awarded), Communications (154 degrees), English (71 degrees), Biology (164 degrees), and Social Sciences (191 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 164 degrees awarded

  2. 159 degrees awarded

  3. 154 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Christopher Newport University was General Biological Sciences with 164 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 544

  2. 838

In 2016, 544 degrees were awarded to men at Christopher Newport University, which is 0.649 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (838).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Christopher Newport University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.819 times less than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 141 degrees were awarded to women at Christopher Newport University in General Psychology, which is 7.83 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 55% of students graduating from Christopher Newport University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Christopher Newport University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.233% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,040 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Christopher Newport University is white (1,040 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (97 degrees).

5.21% of degree recipients (72 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    636 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    404 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Christopher Newport University is white female (636 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (404 degrees).

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Operations

Christopher Newport University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $187k (0.745%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Christopher Newport University had a total expenditure of $147M. Of that $147M, they spent $47.3M on salaries and $147M on benefits.

Christopher Newport University employs 84 Associate professors, 68 Assistant professors, and 53 Lecturers. Most academics at Christopher Newport University are Male Associate professors (47), Male Assistant professors(41), and Female Associate professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Christopher Newport University are: Service, with 173 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 129 employees, and Management with 89 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.1M

2015 Endowment

12.8%

growth from 2014

Christopher Newport University has an endowment valued at about $25.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Christopher Newport University grew 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.81M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.76M - Federal

  2. $186k - State

  3. $34.2k - Local

As of 2015, Christopher Newport University received $1.76M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $186k from state grants and contracts, and $34.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$47.3M

Salary Expenditure

$147M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Christopher Newport University had a total expenditure of $147M. Of that $147M, they spent $47.3M on salaries and $147M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$47.3M

2015 Salaries

6.93%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Christopher Newport University paid a median of $47.3M in salaries, which represents 32.3% of their overall expenditure ($147M) and a 6.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.38% growth from 2013 and a 2.75% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.4M

Instructional Salaries

275

Number of Employees

In 2015, Christopher Newport University paid a total of $20.4M to 275 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

84 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

173 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Christopher Newport University were Associate professor with 84 employees; Assistant professor with 68 employees; and Assistant professor with 53 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Christopher Newport University were Service with 173 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 129 employees; and Management with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Christopher Newport University was Male Associate professor with 47 employees, Male Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Female Associate professor with 37 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Christopher Newport University.

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