Northern Arizona University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,644
2.53% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,115
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.76%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80%
44,855 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
28,086
80.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.1%
2,959 Graduates

About

Northern Arizona University is a higher education institution located in Coconino County, AZ. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Northern Arizona University were Registered Nursing (462 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (418 degrees), and General Psychology (387 degrees).

In 2022, 8,214 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Arizona University. 65.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,581 degrees), 2.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2,007 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Arizona University is $10,644, which is $−19,506 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northern Arizona University is $10,644, which is $−19,506 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,115.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Northern Arizona University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,644
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northern Arizona University was $10,644. The cost of tuition at Northern Arizona University is $−19,506 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,115
2022 Value
6.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northern Arizona University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,115. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northern Arizona University grew by 6.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,126
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Arizona University was of $11,126 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.3% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.59% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.76%
2019 Default Rate
128
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northern Arizona University was 1.76%, which represents 128 out of the 7272 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northern Arizona University received 44,855 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.63% annual growth. Out of those 44,855 applicants, 35,881 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80% acceptance rate.

There were 28,086 students enrolled at Northern Arizona University in 2022.

Northern Arizona University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
35,881
Accepted Out of 44,855

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northern Arizona University was 80% (35,881 admissions from 44,855 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.63%, while admissions grew by 6.81%..

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Enrollment

Northern Arizona University had a total enrollment of 28,086 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northern Arizona University is 22,735 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,351. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Northern Arizona University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern Arizona University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.6% White, 24.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.36% Two or More Races, 2.99% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.97% Black or African American, 2.94% Asian, and 0.242% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northern Arizona University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (14.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Arizona University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Arizona University is 22,735 and the part-time enrollment is 5,351. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Northern Arizona University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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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 Northern Arizona University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Northern Arizona University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    15,348 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6,960 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    1,505 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northern Arizona University is 54.6% White, 24.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.36% Two or More Races, 2.99% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.97% Black or African American, 2.94% Asian, and 0.242% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 763 students (2.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,522 more women than men received degrees from Northern Arizona University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northern Arizona University is white (4,581 degrees awarded). There were 2.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2007 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northern Arizona University is Registered Nursing (462 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (418 degrees) and General Psychology (387 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern Arizona University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Education (1,253 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (273 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,604,201 people), Secondary school teachers (510,136 people), Physicians (466,375 people), Education administrators (275,261 people), and Postsecondary teachers (269,078 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University in 2022 are Science Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Education (1,253 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (273 degrees), Physical Sciences (143 degrees), and Biology (516 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 Northern Arizona University are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University are Science Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Education (1,253 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (273 degrees), Physical Sciences (143 degrees), and Biology (516 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 Northern Arizona University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,845,821 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (639,799 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (586,933 people), Offices of physicians (248,641 people), and Scientific research & development services (204,505 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Arizona University are Science Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Education (1,253 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (273 degrees), Physical Sciences (143 degrees), and Biology (516 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 Northern Arizona University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 462 degrees awarded
  2. 418 degrees awarded
  3. 387 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern Arizona University was Registered Nursing with 462 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,846
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,368
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,846 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Arizona University, which is 0.53 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,368).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Arizona University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.608 times less than the 260 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 398 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Arizona University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.17 times more than the 77 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 42% of students graduating from Northern Arizona University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northern Arizona University is Female and Asian (77.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 1.12% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,581 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,007 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    379 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Arizona University is white (4,581 degrees awarded). There were 2.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2007 degrees).

5.75% of degree recipients (472 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    3,030 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,551 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,384 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northern Arizona University is white female (3,030 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1551 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Arizona University has an endowment valued at nearly $231M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.07%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Northern Arizona University had a total salary expenditure of 635M. Northern Arizona University employs 377 Assistant professors, 306 Associate professors and 284 Professors. Most academics at Northern Arizona University are Female Assistant professor (229), Male Professor (163), and Male Associate professor (155).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Arizona University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 594 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 385 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 286 employees.

Endowment

$231M
2022 Endowment
15%
decline from 2021

Northern Arizona University has an endowment valued at about $231M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Arizona University declined 15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $141M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $36.6M - Federal
  2. $2.51M - State
  3. $3.09M - Local

As of 2022, Northern Arizona University received $36.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.51M from state grants and contracts, and $3.09M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$267M
2022 Salaries
6.02%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northern Arizona University paid a median of $267M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($635M) and a 6.02% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$88.5M
Instructional Salaries
1,031
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northern Arizona University paid a total of $88.5M to 1,031 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
377 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
594 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Arizona University were Assistant professor with 377 employees, Associate professor with 306 employees, and Professor with 284 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Arizona University were Business and Financial Operations with 594 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 385 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 286 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Arizona University was Female Assistant professor with 229 employees, Male Professor with 163 employees, and Male Associate professor with 155 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northern Arizona University.

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