Naropa University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,900
4.05% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,851
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.84%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
98.5%
135 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
904
76.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
41.7%
10 Graduates

About

Naropa University is a higher education institution located in Boulder County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Naropa University were General Psychology (32 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and Environmental Studies (10 degrees).

In 2019, 270 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Naropa University. 69.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (193 degrees), 8.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Naropa University is $32,900, which is $10,874 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Naropa University is $32,900, which is $10,874 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,851.

In 2019, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,900
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Naropa University was $32,900. The cost of tuition at Naropa University is $10,874 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$28,851
2019 Value
14.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Naropa University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,851. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Naropa University grew by 14.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,849
Room and Board
$1,256
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Naropa University was of $12,849 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,256. The cost of room and board increased by 9.97% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Naropa University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 9.59% with respect to 2018, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.84%
2017 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Naropa University was 4.84%, which represents 14 out of the 289 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Naropa University received 135 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.65% annual growth. Out of those 135 applicants, 133 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.5% acceptance rate.

There were 904 students enrolled at Naropa University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Naropa University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
133
Accepted Out of 135

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Naropa University was 98.5% (133 admissions from 135 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 98.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 4.65%, while admissions grew by 4.72%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Naropa University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Naropa University has a total enrollment of 904 students. The full-time enrollment at Naropa University is 688 students and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 76.1% of students enrolled at Naropa University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Naropa University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.7% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.31% Two or More Races, 1.88% Asian, 1.77% Black or African American, 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Naropa University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.5%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.6%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Naropa University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 904 students. The full-time enrollment at Naropa University is 688 and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 76.1% of students enrolled at Naropa University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 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 Naropa University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Naropa University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    648
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    111
  3. Two or More Races
    48

The enrolled student population at Naropa University is 71.7% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.31% Two or More Races, 1.88% Asian, 1.77% Black or African American, 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 104 more women than men received degrees from Naropa University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Naropa University is white (193 degrees awarded). There were 8.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Naropa University is General Psychology (32 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (11 degrees) and Environmental Studies (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Naropa University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (154 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), and English (27 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 Naropa University are Elementary & middle school teachers (220,340 people), Other managers (206,386 people), Postsecondary teachers (160,617 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (155,737 people), and Social workers, all other (118,146 people).

The most specialized majors at Naropa University are Psychology (154 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), English (27 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (17 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Naropa University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Naropa University are Psychology (154 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), English (27 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (17 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 Naropa University are Elementary & secondary schools (617,503 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (377,104 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (275,563 people), Outpatient care centers (174,492 people), and Individual & family services (155,981 people).

The most specialized majors at Naropa University are Psychology (154 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), English (27 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (17 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Naropa University was General Psychology with 32 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

83
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
187
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Naropa University, which is 0.444 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (187).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Naropa University in Counseling Psychology, which is 0.221 times less than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Naropa University in Counseling Psychology, which is 4.52 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 23% of students graduating from Naropa University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Naropa University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 10% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    193 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Naropa University is white (193 degrees awarded). There were 8.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

5.56% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    134 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Naropa University is white female (134 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (59 degrees).

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Operations

Naropa University has an endowment valued at nearly $8.34M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $468k (5.61%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Naropa University had a total salary expenditure of $23.1M. Naropa University employs 20 Assistant professors, 16 Associate professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Naropa University are Female Assistant professors (14), Female Professors(9), and Male Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Naropa University are: Management, with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.34M
2019 Endowment
4.67%
growth from 2018

Naropa University has an endowment valued at about $8.34M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Naropa University grew 4.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.1M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $200k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Naropa University received $200k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.2M
2019 Salaries
1.21%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Naropa University paid a median of $12.2M in salaries, which represents 52.9% of their overall expenditure ($23.1M) and a 1.21% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.03% decline from 2017 and a 0.623% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.4M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2019, Naropa University paid a total of $3.4M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Naropa University were Assistant professor with 20 employees; Associate professor with 16 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Naropa University were Management with 28 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Naropa University was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Female Professor with 9 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

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

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