North Park University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,430
3.52% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,320
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.44%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
44%
4,782 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,831
64.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
59.1%
238 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 General Business Administration & Management (102 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (73 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (31 degrees).

In 2020, 724 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Park University. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (351 degrees), 2.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (148 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Park University is $31,430, which is $8,900 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Park University is $31,430, which is $8,900 more 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 $19,320.

In 2020, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,430
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at North Park University was $31,430. The cost of tuition at North Park University is $8,900 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$19,320
2020 Value
3.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 North Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,320. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of North Park University grew by 3.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,720
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Park University was of $9,720 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.91% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at North Park University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 94% 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.
4.44%
2018 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at North Park University was 4.44%, which represents 37 out of the 833 total borrowers.

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Admissions

North Park University received 4,782 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 7.82% annual growth. Out of those 4,782 applicants, 2,102 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44% acceptance rate.

There were 2,831 students enrolled at North Park University in 2020, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Park University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,102
Accepted Out of 4,782

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Park University was 44% (2,102 admissions from 4,782 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 47.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 7.82%, while admissions declined by −0.521%.

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SAT Scores

77%
Submission Percentage
269
Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at North Park University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Park University has a total enrollment of 2,831 students. The full-time enrollment at North Park University is 1,816 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,015. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at North Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.3% White, 25.4% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 8.72% Asian, 2.72% Two or More Races, 0.318% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at North Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.8%) and White Male (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (14.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,831 students. The full-time enrollment at North Park University is 1,816 and the part-time enrollment is 1,015. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at North Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,140
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    719
  3. Black or African American
    357

The enrolled student population at North Park University is 40.3% White, 25.4% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 8.72% Asian, 2.72% Two or More Races, 0.318% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.247% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 242 more women than men received degrees from North Park University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Park University is white (351 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (148 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Park University is General Business Administration & Management (102 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (73 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (31 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 (43 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), and Psychology (51 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 (1,627,175 people), Secondary school teachers (580,717 people), Education administrators (325,055 people), Other managers (269,456 people), and Special education teachers (236,170 people).

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), Education (79 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (39 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 Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), Education (79 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (39 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 (3,197,002 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (530,798 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (289,835 people), Outpatient care centers (188,641 people), and Religious organizations (185,493 people).

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), History (11 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), Education (79 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (39 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 Park University.
Most Common
  1. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 73 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 31 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Park University was General Business Administration & Management with 102 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

241
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
483
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 241 degrees were awarded to men at North Park University, which is 0.499 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (483).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 84 degrees were awarded to men at North Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.22 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 69 degrees were awarded to women at North Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.821 times less than the 84 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 41% of students graduating from North Park University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Park University is Female and Two or More Races (81.3% 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, 1.68% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    351 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    148 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Park University is white (351 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (148 degrees).

5.25% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    238 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    113 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    109 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Park University is white female (238 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (113 degrees).

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Operations

North Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $76.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.25M (2.95%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, North Park University had a total salary expenditure of $63.5M. North Park University employs 59 Professors, 39 Associate professors, and 24 Assistant professors. Most academics at North Park University are Male Professors (33), Female Professors(26), and Female Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Park University are: Sales and related, with 40 employees, Management, with 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$76.3M
2020 Endowment
4.02%
decline from 2019

North Park University has an endowment valued at about $76.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of North Park University declined 4.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.7M 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 2020, 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

Salary Expenditure

$28.6M
2020 Salaries
0.316%
decline from 2019

In 2020, North Park University paid a median of $28.6M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($63.5M) and a 0.316% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.07% decline from 2018 and a 0.0814% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.69M
Instructional Salaries
125
Number of Employees

In 2020, North Park University paid a total of $8.69M to 125 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Sales and related
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Park University were Professor with 59 employees; Associate professor with 39 employees; and Associate professor with 24 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Park University were Sales and related with 40 employees; Management with 36 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Park University was Male Professor with 33 employees, Female Professor with 26 employees, and Female Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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