North Central University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,140
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,374
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.07%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
90.8%
544 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
992
85.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
57.7%
116 Graduates

About

North Central University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at North Central University were Organizational Leadership (25 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 235 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Central University. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (164 degrees), 7.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central University is $27,140, which is $−1,190 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at North Central University is $27,140, which is $−1,190 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,374.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending North Central University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,140
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at North Central University was $27,140. The cost of tuition at North Central University is $−1,190 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,374
2022 Value
3.54%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 North Central University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,374. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of North Central University grew by 3.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,680
Room and Board
$1,625
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Central University was of $8,680 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.15% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,625. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at North Central University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.41% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.07%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at North Central University was 1.07%, which represents 3 out of the 281 total borrowers.

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Admissions

North Central University received 544 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.63% annual growth. Out of those 544 applicants, 494 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.8% acceptance rate.

There were 992 students enrolled at North Central University in 2022.

North Central University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
494
Accepted Out of 544

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Central University was 90.8% (494 admissions from 544 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 94%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.63%, while admissions declined by −5%..

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Enrollment

North Central University had a total enrollment of 992 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at North Central University is 851 students and the part-time enrollment is 141. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at North Central University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.88% Black or African American, 4.54% Two or More Races, 4.44% Asian, 0.806% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Central University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.6%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.8%), followed by White Female (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (16.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Central University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 992 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central University is 851 and the part-time enrollment is 141. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at North Central University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 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 North Central University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), North Central University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    634 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    131 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    98 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at North Central University is 63.9% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.88% Black or African American, 4.54% Two or More Races, 4.44% Asian, 0.806% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 17 students (1.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 27 more women than men received degrees from North Central University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Central University is white (164 degrees awarded). There were 7.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at North Central University is Organizational Leadership (25 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at North Central University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (55 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Central University are Social workers, all other (161,625 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (100,104 people), Other managers (87,762 people), Clergy (86,837 people), and Postsecondary teachers (51,434 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central University in 2022 are Theology (55 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 North Central University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at North Central University are Theology (55 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 North Central University are Elementary & secondary schools (264,943 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (160,412 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (126,755 people), Individual & family services (119,554 people), and Religious organizations (100,978 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central University are Theology (55 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (21 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by North Central University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 15 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Central University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 15 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

104
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
131
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 104 degrees were awarded to men at North Central University, which is 0.794 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (131).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 10 degrees were awarded to men at North Central University in Biblical Studies, which is 2.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at North Central University in Organizational Leadership, which is 2.57 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 41% of students graduating from North Central University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at North Central University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 7.76% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    164 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Central University is white (164 degrees awarded). There were 7.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

4.26% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    91 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Central University is white female (91 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (73 degrees).

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Operations

North Central University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.15M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−5.54%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, North Central University had a total salary expenditure of 25.3M. North Central University employs 14 Assistant professors, 13 Associate professors and 12 Professors. Most academics at North Central University are Male Professor (9), Male Assistant professor (9), and Male Associate professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, Management, with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

Endowment

$4.15M
2022 Endowment
6.39%
decline from 2021

North Central University has an endowment valued at about $4.15M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of North Central University declined 6.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.8M
2022 Salaries
5.16%
growth from 2021

In 2022, North Central University paid a median of $10.8M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($25.3M) and a 5.16% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.54M
Instructional Salaries
41
Number of Employees

In 2022, North Central University paid a total of $2.54M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
14 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Central University were Assistant professor with 14 employees, Associate professor with 13 employees, and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees, Management with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Central University was Male Professor with 9 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at North Central University.

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