North Park University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,990

4.28% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,651

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.41%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.7%

4,839 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,937

66.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

58.6%

248 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 (110 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (98 degrees), and General Psychology (26 degrees).

In 2017, 841 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Park University. 67.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (453 degrees), 3.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (125 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Park University is $27,990, which is $7,257 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Park University is $27,990, which is $7,257 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,651.

In 2017, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,990

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at North Park University was $27,990. The cost of tuition at North Park University is $7,257 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$20,651

2017 Value

2.86%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 North Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,651. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of North Park University grew by 2.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,145

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Park University was of $9,145 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.16% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at North Park University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.09% with respect to 2016, when 92% 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.

5.41%

2016 Default Rate

48

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at North Park University was 5.41%, which represents 48 out of the 888 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 4,839 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 151% annual growth. Out of those 4,839 applicants, 2,600 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,937 students enrolled at North Park University in 2017, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Park University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,600

Accepted Out of 4,839

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Park University was 53.7% (2,600 admissions from 4,839 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 94.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 151%, while admissions grew by 43.4%.

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SAT Scores

11%

Submission Percentage

45

Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at North Park University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Park University has a total enrollment of 2,937 students. The full-time enrollment at North Park University is 1,949 students and the part-time enrollment is 988. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at North Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.6% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.85% Black or African American, 8.48% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 1.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.272% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at North Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.8%) and White Male (14.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (15.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,937 students. The full-time enrollment at North Park University is 1,949 and the part-time enrollment is 988. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at North Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2017 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), North Park University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,340

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    650

  3. Black or African American

    260

The enrolled student population at North Park University is 45.6% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.85% Black or African American, 8.48% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 1.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.272% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 138 students (4.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 301 more women than men received degrees from North Park University. The majority of degree recipients at North Park University are white (453 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (125 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Park University is General Business Administration & Management (110 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (98 degrees) and General Psychology (26 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 (49 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), and Psychology (58 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 North Park University are Accountants & auditors (1,107,493 people), Other managers (710,498 people), Financial managers (440,319 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (429,823 people), and Chief executives & legislators (345,139 people).

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (49 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Psychology (58 degrees), Business (242 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 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, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (49 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Psychology (58 degrees), Business (242 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 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 (933,446 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,566 people), Banking & related activities (521,357 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (515,128 people), and Computer Systems Design (463,737 people).

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (49 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Psychology (58 degrees), Business (242 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 110 degrees awarded

  2. 98 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Park University was General Business Administration & Management with 110 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 270

  2. 571

In 2017, 270 degrees were awarded to men at North Park University, which is 0.473 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (571).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 89 degrees were awarded to men at North Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.978 times less than the 91 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 91 degrees were awarded to women at North Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 89 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (76.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Park University is Female and White (76.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.42% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    453 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    125 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Park University is white (453 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (125 degrees).

7.61% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    293 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    160 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Park University is white female (293 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (160 degrees).

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Operations

North Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $74.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15.3M (20.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, North Park University had a total salary expenditure of $62M. North Park University employs 60 Professors, 31 Assistant professors, and 30 Associate professors. Most academics at North Park University are Male Professors (33), Female Professors(27), and Female Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Park University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 50 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 31 employees, and Sales and related with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$74.9M

2017 Endowment

3.93%

growth from 2016

North Park University has an endowment valued at about $74.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of North Park University grew 3.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $41.7M 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 2017, 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

$29.6M

2017 Salaries

2.59%

growth from 2016

In 2017, North Park University paid a median of $29.6M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($62M) and a 2.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.11% growth from 2015 and a 5.07% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.54M

Instructional Salaries

121

Number of Employees

In 2017, North Park University paid a total of $8.54M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

60 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

50 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Park University were Professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 31 employees; and Assistant professor with 30 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Park University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 50 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees; and Sales and related with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Park University was Male Professor with 33 employees, Female Professor with 27 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 24 employees.

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