National University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,320
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$29,382
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.52%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
89.5%
171 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
16,670
46.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
33.7%
31 Graduates

About

National University is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at National University were Registered Nursing (338 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (252 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (151 degrees).

In 2019, 5,452 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National University. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,083 degrees), 1.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1457 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National University is $13,320, which is $−8,706 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at National University is $13,320, which is $−8,706 less 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 $29,382.

In 2019, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,320
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at National University was $13,320. The cost of tuition at National University is $−8,706 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$29,382
2019 Value

In 2019 National University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,382. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of National University grew by 0%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,248
Room and Board
$1,704
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at National University was of $12,248 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,704. The cost of room and board increased by 3.66% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at National University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.14% with respect to 2018, when 42% 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.
4.52%
2017 Default Rate
274
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at National University was 4.52%, which represents 274 out of the 6060 total borrowers.

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Admissions

National University received 171 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a Infinityk% annual growth. Out of those 171 applicants, 153 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.5% acceptance rate.

There were 16,670 students enrolled at National University in 2019, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

National University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
153
Accepted Out of 171

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of National University was 89.5% (153 admissions from 171 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2019, the number of applicants grew by Infinityk%, while admissions grew by Infinityk%.

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage
2
Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at National University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

National University has a total enrollment of 16,670 students. The full-time enrollment at National University is 7,692 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,978. This means that 46.1% of students enrolled at National University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.4% White, 29.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.55% Black or African American, 7.64% Asian, 5.38% Two or More Races, 1.01% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.378% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at National University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.2%), followed by White Male (16.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.8%) and White Male (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,670 students. The full-time enrollment at National University is 7,692 and the part-time enrollment is 8,978. This means that 46.1% of students enrolled at National University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
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 National University was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), National University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,904
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,854
  3. Black or African American
    1,426

The enrolled student population at National University is 35.4% White, 29.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.55% Black or African American, 7.64% Asian, 5.38% Two or More Races, 1.01% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.378% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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.

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, 1,908 students (11.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1578 more women than men received degrees from National University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at National University is white (2,083 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1457 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at National University is Registered Nursing (338 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (252 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (151 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at National University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (1,634 degrees awarded), Psychology (864 degrees), and Protective Services (304 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 National University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,610,129 people), Secondary school teachers (551,624 people), Education administrators (328,288 people), Social workers, all other (306,837 people), and Other managers (261,175 people).

The most specialized majors at National University are Education (1,634 degrees awarded), Psychology (864 degrees), Protective Services (304 degrees), English (100 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (111 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 National University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at National University are Education (1,634 degrees awarded), Psychology (864 degrees), Protective Services (304 degrees), English (100 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (111 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 National University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,176,561 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (520,088 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (461,367 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (326,586 people), and Individual & family services (291,053 people).

The most specialized majors at National University are Education (1,634 degrees awarded), Psychology (864 degrees), Protective Services (304 degrees), English (100 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (111 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 National University.
Most Common
  1. 338 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 252 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 151 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at National University was Registered Nursing with 338 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,937
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,515
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,937 degrees were awarded to men at National University, which is 0.551 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,515).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 229 degrees were awarded to men at National University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 201 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 445 degrees were awarded to women at National University in General Education, which is 3.01 times more than the 148 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 20% of students graduating from National University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at National University is Male and Two or More Races (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, 3.23% 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
    2,083 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,457 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    556 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National University is white (2,083 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1457 degrees).

10.2% of degree recipients (556 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,336 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    981 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    747 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at National University is white female (1,336 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (981 degrees).

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Operations

National University has an endowment valued at nearly $781M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $31.2M (3.99%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, National University had a total salary expenditure of $227M. National University employs 126 Professors, 72 Associate professors, and 39 Assistant professors. Most academics at National University are Male Professors (71), Female Professors(55), and Female Associate professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 263 employees, Management, with 208 employees, and Sales and related with 163 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$781M
2019 Endowment
8.42%
growth from 2018

National University has an endowment valued at about $781M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of National University grew 8.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $742M higher 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. $1.19M - Federal
  2. $8.75k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, National University received $1.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.75k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$90M
2019 Salaries
0.181%
decline from 2018

In 2019, National University paid a median of $90M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($227M) and a 0.181% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.8% decline from 2017 and a 3.04% 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

$25.9M
Instructional Salaries
250
Number of Employees

In 2019, National University paid a total of $25.9M to 250 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.7% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
126 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
263 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at National University were Professor with 126 employees; Associate professor with 72 employees; and Associate professor with 39 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National University were Business and Financial Operations with 263 employees; Management with 208 employees; and Sales and related with 163 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National University was Male Professor with 71 employees, Female Professor with 55 employees, and Female Associate professor with 43 employees.

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

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