Norfolk State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,752
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,657
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.5%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
91.1%
6,944 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,457
88.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
39.7%
218 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 Business (82 degrees awarded), Sociology (75 degrees), and Other Communication, Journalism, & Related Programs (64 degrees).

In 2020, 867 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Norfolk State University. 66.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (674 degrees), 9.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Norfolk State University is $5,752, which is $−16,778 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Norfolk State University is $5,752, which is $−16,778 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,657.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending Norfolk State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,752
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Norfolk State University was $5,752. The cost of tuition at Norfolk State University is $−16,778 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,657
2020 Value
23.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Norfolk State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,657. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Norfolk State University grew by 23.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,844
Room and Board
$2,235
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Norfolk State University was of $10,844 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,235. The cost of room and board increased by 4.67% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 17.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Norfolk State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 74% 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%
2018 Default Rate
222
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Norfolk State University was 11.5%, which represents 222 out of the 1928 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 6,944 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.18% annual decline. Out of those 6,944 applicants, 6,324 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.1% acceptance rate.

There were 5,457 students enrolled at Norfolk State University in 2020, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Norfolk State University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,324
Accepted Out of 6,944

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Norfolk State University was 91.1% (6,324 admissions from 6,944 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.18%, while admissions declined by −3.83%.

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SAT Scores

84%
Submission Percentage
897
Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at Norfolk State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Norfolk State University has a total enrollment of 5,457 students. The full-time enrollment at Norfolk State University is 4,846 students and the part-time enrollment is 611. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Norfolk State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Norfolk State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.8% Black or African American, 6.1% Two or More Races, 4.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% White, 0.495% Asian, 0.0916% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.055% 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 (57.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (26.6%) and Two or More Races Female (4.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (53.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Norfolk State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,457 students. The full-time enrollment at Norfolk State University is 4,846 and the part-time enrollment is 611. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Norfolk State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2020 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Norfolk State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    4,517
  2. Two or More Races
    333
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    240

The enrolled student population at Norfolk State University is 82.8% Black or African American, 6.1% Two or More Races, 4.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% White, 0.495% Asian, 0.0916% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.055% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 118 students (2.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 287 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 (674 degrees awarded). There were 9.63 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Norfolk State University is General Business (82 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (75 degrees) and Other Communication, Journalism, & Related Programs (64 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 (101 degrees awarded), Communications (72 degrees), and Social Sciences (106 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 (398,945 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (384,517 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (321,370 people), Social workers, all other (290,332 people), and Postsecondary teachers (179,406 people).

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (101 degrees awarded), Communications (72 degrees), Social Sciences (106 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), and Psychology (65 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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (101 degrees awarded), Communications (72 degrees), Social Sciences (106 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), and Psychology (65 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 (797,429 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (497,651 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (410,085 people), Legal services (322,530 people), and Individual & family services (294,671 people).

The most specialized majors at Norfolk State University are Public Administration and Social Service (101 degrees awarded), Communications (72 degrees), Social Sciences (106 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), and Psychology (65 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. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 64 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Norfolk State University was General Business with 82 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

290
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
577
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 290 degrees were awarded to men at Norfolk State University, which is 0.503 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (577).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Norfolk State University in General Business, which is 0.783 times less than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Norfolk State University in Social Work, which is 8.18 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 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, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Norfolk State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.38% of graduates (3 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
    674 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Norfolk State University is black or african american (674 degrees awarded). There were 9.63 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (70 degrees).

8.07% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    467 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    207 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Norfolk State University is black or african american female (467 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (207 degrees).

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Operations

Norfolk State University has an endowment valued at nearly $30.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $213k (0.704%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Norfolk State University had a total salary expenditure of $172M. Norfolk State University employs 82 Assistant professors, 78 Professors, and 59 Associate professors. Most academics at Norfolk State University are Male Professors (49), Female Assistant professors(42), and Male Assistant professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norfolk State University are: Management, with 216 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 150 employees, and Service with 105 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.2M
2020 Endowment
23.5%
growth from 2019

Norfolk State University has an endowment valued at about $30.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Norfolk State University grew 23.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.38M 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. $17M - Federal
  2. $696k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Norfolk State University received $17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $696k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$59.5M
2020 Salaries
6.05%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Norfolk State University paid a median of $59.5M in salaries, which represents 34.6% of their overall expenditure ($172M) and a 6.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.51% growth from 2018 and a 2.96% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.6M
Instructional Salaries
242
Number of Employees

In 2020, Norfolk State University paid a total of $19.6M to 242 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
82 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
216 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Norfolk State University were Assistant professor with 82 employees; Professor with 78 employees; and Professor with 59 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Norfolk State University were Management with 216 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 150 employees; and Service with 105 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Norfolk State University was Male Professor with 49 employees, Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 40 employees.

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

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