Naropa University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,000

1.97% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,482

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.98%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

100%

139 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

931

77.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

36.8%

14 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 (36 degrees awarded), Environmental Studies (11 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (8 degrees).

In 2016, 284 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Naropa University. 75% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (202 degrees), 8.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Naropa University is $31,000, which is $10,840 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Naropa University is $31,000, which is $10,840 more 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 $27,482.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,000

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Naropa University was $31,000. The cost of tuition at Naropa University is $10,840 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$27,482

2016 Value

11.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Naropa University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,482. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Naropa University grew by 11.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,604

Room and Board

$1,256

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Naropa University was of $9,604 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,256. The cost of room and board increased by 5.15% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Naropa University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 12.7% with respect to 2015, when 63% 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.

5.98%

2015 Default Rate

18

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Naropa University was 5.98%, which represents 18 out of the 301 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Naropa University received 139 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 23.2% annual decline. Out of those 139 applicants, 139 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 931 students enrolled at Naropa University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Naropa University has an overall enrollment yield of 23%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

139

Accepted Out of 139

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Naropa University was 100% (139 admissions from 139 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 79.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -232%, while admissions declined by -3.47%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Naropa University has a total enrollment of 931 students. The full-time enrollment at Naropa University is 721 students and the part-time enrollment is 210. This means that 77.4% of students enrolled at Naropa University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Naropa University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.5% White, 9.56% Hispanic or Latino, 6.12% Two or More Races, 1.83% Asian, 1.29% Black or African American, 0.752% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Naropa University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (21%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50.7%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Naropa University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 931 students. The full-time enrollment at Naropa University is 721 and the part-time enrollment is 210. This means that 77.4% of students enrolled at Naropa University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%

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 Naropa University was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    647

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    89

  3. Two or More Races

    57

The enrolled student population at Naropa University is 69.5% White, 9.56% Hispanic or Latino, 6.12% Two or More Races, 1.83% Asian, 1.29% Black or African American, 0.752% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 78 students (8.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 142 more women than men received degrees from Naropa University. The majority of degree recipients at Naropa University are white (202 degrees awarded). There were 8.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Naropa University is General Psychology (36 degrees awarded), followed by Environmental Studies (11 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (8 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Psychology (163 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (15 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 (249,948 people), Miscellaneous managers (182,760 people), Counselors (179,078 people), Postsecondary teachers (152,075 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (142,889 people).

The most specialized majors at Naropa University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Psychology (163 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Theology (8 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 Naropa University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Financial analysts, and Pharmacists

The most specialized majors at Naropa University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Psychology (163 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Theology (8 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 (537,430 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (320,722 people), Hospitals (228,102 people), Religious organizations (146,847 people), and Individual & family services (143,322 people).

The most specialized majors at Naropa University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Psychology (163 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Theology (8 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 36 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Naropa University was General Psychology with 36 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 71

  2. 213

In 2016, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Naropa University, which is 0.333 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (213).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Naropa University in Counseling Psychology, which is 0.232 times less than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Naropa University in Counseling Psychology, which is 4.32 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 20% of students graduating from Naropa University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Naropa University is Female and White (50% 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, 42.9% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    202 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Naropa University is white (202 degrees awarded). There were 8.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

8.1% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    153 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Naropa University is white female (153 degrees awarded). There were 3.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (49 degrees).

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Operations

Naropa University has an endowment valued at nearly $7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $113k (1.61%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Naropa University had a total expenditure of $23.9M. Of that $23.9M, they spent $12.4M on salaries and $23.9M on benefits.

Naropa University employs 27 Assistant professors, 21 Associate professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Naropa University are Male Assistant professors (14), Female Associate professors(13), and Female Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Naropa University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 31 employees, Management, with 29 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7M

2015 Endowment

3.06%

growth from 2014

Naropa University has an endowment valued at about $7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Naropa University grew 3.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.9M 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. $431k - Federal

  2. $32.6k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Naropa University received $431k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $32.6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$12.4M

Salary Expenditure

$23.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Naropa University had a total expenditure of $23.9M. Of that $23.9M, they spent $12.4M on salaries and $23.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$12.4M

2015 Salaries

6.34%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Naropa University paid a median of $12.4M in salaries, which represents 52% of their overall expenditure ($23.9M) and a 6.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.4% growth from 2013 and a 4.55% 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

$3.23M

Instructional Salaries

58

Number of Employees

In 2015, Naropa University paid a total of $3.23M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

27 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Naropa University were Assistant professor with 27 employees; Associate professor with 21 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Naropa University were Business and Financial Operations with 31 employees; Management with 29 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Naropa University was Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, Female Associate professor with 13 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

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

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