Norfolk State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,318

3.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,103

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

85.5%

4,439 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,421

82% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

36.6%

282 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 Social Work (106 degrees awarded), General Psychology (103 degrees), and General Business (84 degrees).

In 2016, 1,172 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Norfolk State University. 68.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (959 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (86 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Norfolk State University is $5,318, which is $-14,842 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Norfolk State University is $5,318, which is $-14,842 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 $15,103.

In 2016, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,318

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Norfolk State University was $5,318. The cost of tuition at Norfolk State University is $-14,842 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,103

2016 Value

12.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Norfolk State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,103. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Norfolk State University grew by 12.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,970

Room and Board

$2,535

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Norfolk State University was of $8,970 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,535. The cost of room and board increased by 4.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Norfolk State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2015, when 99% 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.

11.5%

2015 Default Rate

270

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Norfolk State University was 11.5%, which represents 270 out of the 2344 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 4,439 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 81.6% annual growth. Out of those 4,439 applicants, 3,795 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.5% acceptance rate.

There were 5,421 students enrolled at Norfolk State University in 2016, and 99% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Norfolk State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,795

Accepted Out of 4,439

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Norfolk State University was 85.5% (3,795 admissions from 4,439 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 78.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 81.6%, while admissions grew by 96.6%.

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SAT Scores

99%

Submission Percentage

1,037

Scores Submitted

99% of enrolled first-time students at Norfolk State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Norfolk State University has a total enrollment of 5,421 students. The full-time enrollment at Norfolk State University is 4,445 students and the part-time enrollment is 976. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Norfolk State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Norfolk State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.7% Black or African American, 4.8% White, 3.97% Two or More Races, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.719% Asian, 0.184% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0922% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Norfolk State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (53.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.9%) and Two or More Races Female (2.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (57.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.7%) and White Female (9.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Norfolk State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,421 students. The full-time enrollment at Norfolk State University is 4,445 and the part-time enrollment is 976. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Norfolk State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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 Norfolk State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Norfolk State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    4,540

  2. White

    260

  3. Two or More Races

    215

The enrolled student population at Norfolk State University is 83.7% Black or African American, 4.8% White, 3.97% Two or More Races, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.719% Asian, 0.184% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0922% 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, 147 students (2.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 442 more women than men received degrees from Norfolk State University. The majority of degree recipients at Norfolk State University are black or african american (959 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (86 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Norfolk State University is Social Work (106 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (103 degrees) and General Business (84 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 (161 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (75 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 Social workers (320,879 people), Miscellaneous managers (279,509 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (270,114 people), Counselors (226,016 people), and Marketing & sales managers (119,196 people).

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (161 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (75 degrees), Communications (89 degrees), and Psychology (103 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 Norfolk State University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (161 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (75 degrees), Communications (89 degrees), and Psychology (103 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 (621,354 people), Hospitals (411,697 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (323,772 people), Individual & family services (245,899 people), and Outpatient care centers (219,194 people).

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (161 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (75 degrees), Communications (89 degrees), and Psychology (103 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. 106 degrees awarded

  2. 103 degrees awarded

  3. 84 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Norfolk State University was Social Work with 106 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 365

  2. 807

In 2016, 365 degrees were awarded to men at Norfolk State University, which is 0.452 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (807).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Norfolk State University in General Business, which is 1.21 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 147 degrees were awarded to women at Norfolk State University in Social Work, which is 10.5 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 18% of students graduating from Norfolk State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Norfolk State University is Male and Asian (66.7% 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, 0.355% of graduates (1 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

    959 degrees awarded

  2. White

    86 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Norfolk State University is black or african american (959 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (86 degrees).

3.5% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    659 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    300 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Norfolk State University is black or african american female (659 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (300 degrees).

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Operations

Norfolk State University has an endowment valued at nearly $8.91M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.83k (0.11%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Norfolk State University had a total expenditure of $150M. Of that $150M, they spent $59.7M on salaries and $150M on benefits.

Norfolk State University employs 75 Professors, 69 Associate professors, and 67 Assistant professors. Most academics at Norfolk State University are Male Professors (55), Female Assistant professors(42), and Male Associate professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norfolk State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 148 employees, Management, with 145 employees, and Service with 127 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.91M

2015 Endowment

3.19%

growth from 2014

Norfolk State University has an endowment valued at about $8.91M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Norfolk State University grew 3.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20M 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. $13.9M - Federal

  2. $559k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Norfolk State University received $13.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $559k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$59.7M

Salary Expenditure

$150M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Norfolk State University had a total expenditure of $150M. Of that $150M, they spent $59.7M on salaries and $150M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Norfolk State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$59.7M

2015 Salaries

3.52%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Norfolk State University paid a median of $59.7M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($150M) and a 3.52% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.25% growth from 2013 and a 7.83% 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

$19.3M

Instructional Salaries

258

Number of Employees

In 2015, Norfolk State University paid a total of $19.3M to 258 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

75 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

148 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Norfolk State University were Professor with 75 employees; Associate professor with 69 employees; and Associate professor with 67 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norfolk State University were Office and Administrative Support with 148 employees; Management with 145 employees; and Service with 127 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Norfolk State University was Male Professor with 55 employees, Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, and Male Associate professor with 37 employees.

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

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