Norfolk State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,752
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,645
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12.8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.7%
7,172 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,601
88.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
34.8%
320 Graduates

About

Norfolk State University is a higher education institution located in Norfolk city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Norfolk State University were General Psychology (67 degrees awarded), Social Work (61 degrees), and General Business (58 degrees).

In 2019, 802 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Norfolk State University. 69.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (658 degrees), 14.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Norfolk State University is $5,752, which is $−16,274 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Norfolk State University is $5,752, which is $−16,274 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 $12,645.

In 2019, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,752
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Norfolk State University was $5,752. The cost of tuition at Norfolk State University is $−16,274 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,645
2019 Value
14.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Norfolk State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,645. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Norfolk State University grew by 14.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,360
Room and Board
$1,901
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Norfolk State University was of $10,360 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,901. The cost of room and board increased by 0.7% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Norfolk State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.5% with respect to 2018, when 80% 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.
12.8%
2017 Default Rate
255
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Norfolk State University was 12.8%, which represents 255 out of the 1995 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

Norfolk State University received 7,172 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.63% annual decline. Out of those 7,172 applicants, 6,576 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.7% acceptance rate.

There were 5,601 students enrolled at Norfolk State University in 2019, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Norfolk State University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,576
Accepted Out of 7,172

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Norfolk State University was 91.7% (6,576 admissions from 7,172 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 89.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.63%, while admissions declined by −1.48%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
1,000
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Norfolk State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Norfolk State University has a total enrollment of 5,601 students. The full-time enrollment at Norfolk State University is 4,936 students and the part-time enrollment is 665. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Norfolk State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Norfolk State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.5% Black or African American, 5.75% Two or More Races, 3.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% White, 0.625% Asian, 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0536% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Norfolk State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (56.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (28%) and Two or More Races Female (3.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (48.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.2%) and White Female (3.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Norfolk State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,601 students. The full-time enrollment at Norfolk State University is 4,936 and the part-time enrollment is 665. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Norfolk State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Norfolk State University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Norfolk State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    4,678
  2. Two or More Races
    322
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    207

The enrolled student population at Norfolk State University is 83.5% Black or African American, 5.75% Two or More Races, 3.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% White, 0.625% Asian, 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0536% 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, 318 more women than men received degrees from Norfolk State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Norfolk State University is black or african american (658 degrees awarded). There were 14.6 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Norfolk State University is General Psychology (67 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (61 degrees) and General Business (58 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Norfolk State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (135 degrees awarded), Communications (53 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 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 Norfolk State University are Other managers (434,341 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (383,016 people), Social workers, all other (322,720 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (274,338 people), and Postsecondary teachers (186,784 people).

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (135 degrees awarded), Communications (53 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), and Social Sciences (78 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 Norfolk State University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Public relations specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (135 degrees awarded), Communications (53 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), and Social Sciences (78 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 Norfolk State University are Elementary & secondary schools (813,055 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (521,981 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (382,509 people), Legal services (320,319 people), and Individual & family services (304,426 people).

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (135 degrees awarded), Communications (53 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), and Social Sciences (78 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 Norfolk State University.
Most Common
  1. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 61 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 58 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Norfolk State University was General Psychology with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

242
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
560
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Norfolk State University, which is 0.432 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (560).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Norfolk State University in Other Communication, Journalism, & Related Programs, which is 1.04 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 123 degrees were awarded to women at Norfolk State University in Social Work, which is 10.3 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 15% of students graduating from Norfolk State 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 43% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Norfolk State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% 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, 1.25% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    658 degrees awarded
  2. White
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Norfolk State University is black or african american (658 degrees awarded). There were 14.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

2.74% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    455 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    203 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Norfolk State University is black or african american female (455 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (203 degrees).

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Operations

Norfolk State University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.08M (4.41%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Norfolk State University had a total salary expenditure of $160M. Norfolk State University employs 83 Assistant professors, 73 Professors, and 68 Associate professors. Most academics at Norfolk State University are Male Professors (47), Male Assistant professors(45), and Female Associate professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norfolk State University are: Management, with 201 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 151 employees, and Service with 115 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.5M
2019 Endowment
1.29%
decline from 2018

Norfolk State University has an endowment valued at about $24.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Norfolk State University declined 1.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $17.9M - Federal
  2. $772k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Norfolk State University received $17.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $772k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$56.1M
2019 Salaries
3.51%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Norfolk State University paid a median of $56.1M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($160M) and a 3.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.96% growth from 2017 and a 8.34% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$20.1M
Instructional Salaries
248
Number of Employees

In 2019, Norfolk State University paid a total of $20.1M to 248 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% 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
83 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
201 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Norfolk State University were Assistant professor with 83 employees; Professor with 73 employees; and Professor with 68 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norfolk State University were Management with 201 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 151 employees; and Service with 115 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Norfolk State University was Male Professor with 47 employees, Male Assistant professor with 45 employees, and Female Associate professor with 39 employees.

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

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