North Park University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,840

4.27% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,076

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.1%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

94.2%

1,925 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,043

66.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

53.3%

202 Graduates

About

North Park University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Park University were Registered Nursing (91 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (28 degrees).

In 2016, 772 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Park University. 67.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (421 degrees), 3.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (111 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Park University is $26,840, which is $6,680 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Park University is $26,840, which is $6,680 more 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 $20,076.

In 2016, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,840

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at North Park University was $26,840. The cost of tuition at North Park University is $6,680 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$20,076

2016 Value

4.79%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 North Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,076. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of North Park University grew by 4.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,780

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Park University was of $8,780 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.03% 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

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at North Park University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.37% with respect to 2015, when 89% 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.

5.1%

2015 Default Rate

45

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at North Park University was 5.1%, which represents 45 out of the 882 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 Park University received 1,925 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 50.7% annual decline. Out of those 1,925 applicants, 1,813 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,043 students enrolled at North Park University in 2016, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Park University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,813

Accepted Out of 1,925

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Park University was 94.2% (1,813 admissions from 1,925 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 49.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -507%, while admissions declined by -6.01%.

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SAT Scores

13%

Submission Percentage

50

Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at North Park University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Park University has a total enrollment of 3,043 students. The full-time enrollment at North Park University is 2,026 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,017. This means that 66.6% of students enrolled at North Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.2% White, 19.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.4% Black or African American, 7.59% Asian, 3.42% Two or More Races, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.263% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at North Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.5%), followed by White Male (17.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (16.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,043 students. The full-time enrollment at North Park University is 2,026 and the part-time enrollment is 1,017. This means that 66.6% of students enrolled at North Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

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 Park University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), North Park University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,466

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    599

  3. Black or African American

    286

The enrolled student population at North Park University is 48.2% White, 19.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.4% Black or African American, 7.59% Asian, 3.42% Two or More Races, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.263% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 156 students (5.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 274 more women than men received degrees from North Park University. The majority of degree recipients at North Park University are white (421 degrees awarded). There were 3.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (111 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Park University is Registered Nursing (91 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at North Park University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (13 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 Park University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,055,711 people), Accountants & auditors (1,093,607 people), Miscellaneous managers (759,483 people), Financial managers (430,660 people), and Secondary school teachers (350,715 people).

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), Education (97 degrees), and Business (198 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 North Park University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), Education (97 degrees), and Business (198 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 Park University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,149,534 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (566,408 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (534,250 people), Banking & related activities (495,858 people), and Hospitals (454,211 people).

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), Education (97 degrees), and Business (198 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 91 degrees awarded

  2. 78 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Park University was Registered Nursing with 91 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 249

  2. 523

In 2016, 249 degrees were awarded to men at North Park University, which is 0.476 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (523).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 68 degrees were awarded to men at North Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 81 degrees were awarded to women at North Park University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.1 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 34% of students graduating from North Park University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Park University is Female and White (66.9% 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, 8.91% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    421 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    111 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Park University is white (421 degrees awarded). There were 3.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (111 degrees).

8.16% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    290 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    131 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Park University is white female (290 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (131 degrees).

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Operations

North Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $74.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-2.03M (-2.74%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, North Park University had a total expenditure of $59M. Of that $59M, they spent $27.5M on salaries and $59M on benefits.

North Park University employs 60 Professors, 28 Associate professors, and 28 Assistant professors. Most academics at North Park University are Male Professors (32), Female Professors(28), and Female Associate professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Park University are: Management, with 24 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 20 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$74.2M

2015 Endowment

3.95%

decline from 2014

North Park University has an endowment valued at about $74.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of North Park University declined 3.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.4M higher 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

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

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$27.5M

Salary Expenditure

$59M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, North Park University had a total expenditure of $59M. Of that $59M, they spent $27.5M on salaries and $59M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$27.5M

2015 Salaries

5.07%

growth from 2014

In 2015, North Park University paid a median of $27.5M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($59M) and a 5.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.858% growth from 2013 and a 1.14% 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

$8.35M

Instructional Salaries

120

Number of Employees

In 2015, North Park University paid a total of $8.35M to 120 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% 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

60 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

24 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Park University were Professor with 60 employees; Associate professor with 28 employees; and Associate professor with 28 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Park University were Management with 24 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Park University was Male Professor with 32 employees, Female Professor with 28 employees, and Female Associate professor with 19 employees.

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

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