North Central University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,760

2.98% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,827

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

66.1%

799 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,111

81.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

48.1%

140 Graduates

About

North Central University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Central University were Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees), and Intercultural, Multicultural, & Diversity Studies (17 degrees).

In 2016, 228 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Central University. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (191 degrees), 15.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central University is $21,760, which is $-2,655 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central University is $21,760, which is $-2,655 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,827.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,760

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at North Central University was $21,760. The cost of tuition at North Central University is $-2,655 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$18,827

2016 Value

3.16%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 North Central University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,827. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of North Central University grew by 3.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,534

Room and Board

$1,250

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Central University was of $6,534 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 2.74% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at North Central University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.19% with respect to 2015, when 84% 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%

2015 Default Rate

15

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at North Central University was 4%, which represents 15 out of the 375 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

North Central University received 799 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.6% annual decline. Out of those 799 applicants, 528 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,111 students enrolled at North Central University in 2016, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Central University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

528

Accepted Out of 799

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Central University was 66.1% (528 admissions from 799 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 53.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -12.6%, while admissions grew by 7.98%.

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SAT Scores

11%

Submission Percentage

24

Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at North Central University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Central University has a total enrollment of 1,111 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central University is 903 students and the part-time enrollment is 208. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at North Central University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% White, 5.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Black or African American, 3.42% Two or More Races, 2.25% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Central University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.2%), followed by White Male (33%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (50%), followed by White Female (50%) and Two or More Races Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,111 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central University is 903 and the part-time enrollment is 208. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at North Central University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 North Central University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), North Central University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    836

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    63

  3. Black or African American

    43

The enrolled student population at North Central University is 75.2% White, 5.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Black or African American, 3.42% Two or More Races, 2.25% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 91 students (8.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 36 more women than men received degrees from North Central University. The majority of degree recipients at North Central University are white (191 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Central University is Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees) and Intercultural, Multicultural, & Diversity Studies (17 degrees).

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 (56 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 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 North Central University are Elementary & middle school teachers (134,359 people), Clergy (79,539 people), Miscellaneous managers (74,775 people), Postsecondary teachers (52,651 people), and Physicians & surgeons (48,577 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central University are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (26 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 North Central University are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at North Central University are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (26 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 North Central University are Elementary & secondary schools (232,606 people), Hospitals (134,702 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (119,915 people), Religious organizations (95,659 people), and Computer Systems Design (49,125 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central University are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (26 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 North Central University.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Central University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 20 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 96

  2. 132

In 2016, 96 degrees were awarded to men at North Central University, which is 0.727 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (132).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 13 degrees were awarded to men at North Central University in Pastoral Studies & Counseling, which is 4.33 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 20 degrees were awarded to women at North Central University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from North Central University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Central University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 7.14% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    191 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Central University is white (191 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (12 degrees).

1.32% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    114 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Central University is white female (114 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (77 degrees).

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Operations

North Central University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.29M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $296k (9%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, North Central University had a total expenditure of $25.2M. Of that $25.2M, they spent $9.92M on salaries and $25.2M on benefits.

North Central University employs 18 Assistant professors, 10 Professors, and 8 Associate professors. Most academics at North Central University are Male Assistant professors (9), Female Assistant professors(9), and Male Professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 22 employees, and Management with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.29M

2015 Endowment

5.17%

growth from 2014

North Central University has an endowment valued at about $3.29M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of North Central University grew 5.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.4M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.17M - Federal

  2. $1.19M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, North Central University received $2.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.19M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$9.92M

Salary Expenditure

$25.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, North Central University had a total expenditure of $25.2M. Of that $25.2M, they spent $9.92M on salaries and $25.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$9.92M

2015 Salaries

1.6%

growth from 2014

In 2015, North Central University paid a median of $9.92M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($25.2M) and a 1.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.591% growth from 2013 and a 4.38% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.88M

Instructional Salaries

48

Number of Employees

In 2015, North Central University paid a total of $2.88M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 29% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

18 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Central University were Assistant professor with 18 employees; Professor with 10 employees; and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central University were Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees; and Management with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Central University was Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Professor with 7 employees.

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

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