Northern State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,191

2.96% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,489

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

87.8%

994 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,611

38.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

50%

162 Graduates

About

Northern State University is a higher education institution located in Brown County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northern State University were General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (35 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (21 degrees).

In 2017, 462 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern State University. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (409 degrees), 27.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern State University is $7,191, which is $-13,542 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern State University is $7,191, which is $-13,542 less 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 $14,489.

In 2017, 38% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,191

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northern State University was $7,191. The cost of tuition at Northern State University is $-13,542 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$14,489

2017 Value

1.03%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northern State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,489. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northern State University grew by 1.03%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,510

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern State University was of $7,510 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.87% 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

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Northern State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.56% with respect to 2016, when 39% 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.

8%

2016 Default Rate

46

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northern State University was 8%, which represents 46 out of the 575 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

Northern State University received 994 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.58% annual decline. Out of those 994 applicants, 873 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,611 students enrolled at Northern State University in 2017, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northern State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

873

Accepted Out of 994

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northern State University was 87.8% (873 admissions from 994 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 81.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.58%, while admissions grew by 6.2%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

18

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Northern State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northern State University has a total enrollment of 3,611 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern State University is 1,380 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,231. This means that 38.2% of students enrolled at Northern State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.3% White, 2.44% Hispanic or Latino, 2.27% Two or More Races, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.33% Black or African American, 1.25% Asian, and 0.0831% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northern State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (33.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.9%), followed by White Male (35.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,611 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern State University is 1,380 and the part-time enrollment is 2,231. This means that 38.2% of students enrolled at Northern State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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 Northern State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Northern State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,081

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    88

  3. Two or More Races

    82

The enrolled student population at Northern State University is 85.3% White, 2.44% Hispanic or Latino, 2.27% Two or More Races, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.33% Black or African American, 1.25% Asian, and 0.0831% 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 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, 34 students (0.942%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 72 more women than men received degrees from Northern State University. The majority of degree recipients at Northern State University are white (409 degrees awarded). There were 27.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northern State University is General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (35 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), Education (130 degrees), and History (14 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 Northern State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,088,676 people), Physicians (412,375 people), Secondary school teachers (390,889 people), Education administrators (321,795 people), and Postsecondary teachers (288,718 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), Education (130 degrees), History (14 degrees), English (20 degrees), and Biology (33 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 Northern State University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northern State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), Education (130 degrees), History (14 degrees), English (20 degrees), and Biology (33 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 Northern State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,117,939 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (626,023 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (610,794 people), Offices of physicians (217,218 people), and Legal services (173,910 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), Education (130 degrees), History (14 degrees), English (20 degrees), and Biology (33 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 Northern State University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern State University was General Business Administration & Management with 54 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 195

  2. 267

In 2017, 195 degrees were awarded to men at Northern State University, which is 0.73 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (267).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Northern State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Northern State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 2.5 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 23% of students graduating from Northern State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northern State University is Male and Two or More Races (80% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    409 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern State University is white (409 degrees awarded). There were 27.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    241 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    168 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northern State University is white female (241 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (168 degrees).

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Operations

Northern State University has an endowment valued at nearly $28M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $83.7k (0.299%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Northern State University had a total salary expenditure of $43.5M. Northern State University employs 26 Associate professors, 25 Assistant professors, and 24 Professors. Most academics at Northern State University are Male Associate professors (18), Male Professors(16), and Female Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 50 employees, Management, with 47 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28M

2017 Endowment

7.13%

growth from 2016

Northern State University has an endowment valued at about $28M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern State University grew 7.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.1M lower 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.65M - Federal

  2. $81.7k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northern State University received $1.65M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $81.7k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.4M

2017 Salaries

33.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Northern State University paid a median of $26.4M in salaries, which represents 60.6% of their overall expenditure ($43.5M) and a 33.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.74% growth from 2015 and a 1% 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

$5.61M

Instructional Salaries

90

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northern State University paid a total of $5.61M to 90 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

50 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern State University were Associate professor with 26 employees; Assistant professor with 25 employees; and Assistant professor with 24 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 50 employees; Management with 47 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern State University was Male Associate professor with 18 employees, Male Professor with 16 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northern State University.

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