Northwest Christian University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,500

2.7% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,158

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.79%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

68.8%

407 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

798

67.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

53.6%

30 Graduates

About

Northwest Christian University is a higher education institution located in Lane County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Christian University were General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (17 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (16 degrees).

In 2017, 241 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Christian University. 71.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (196 degrees), 9.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Christian University is $28,500, which is $7,767 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Christian University is $28,500, which is $7,767 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 $20,158.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,500

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwest Christian University was $28,500. The cost of tuition at Northwest Christian University is $7,767 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$20,158

2017 Value

1.33%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwest Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,158. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwest Christian University grew by 1.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,650

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Christian University was of $8,650 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 2.98% 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

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Northwest Christian University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.25% with respect to 2016, 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.

5.79%

2016 Default Rate

14

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Christian University was 5.79%, which represents 14 out of the 242 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northwest Christian University received 407 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.68% annual decline. Out of those 407 applicants, 280 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.8% acceptance rate.

There were 798 students enrolled at Northwest Christian University in 2017, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

280

Accepted Out of 407

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwest Christian University was 68.8% (280 admissions from 407 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.68%, while admissions declined by -1.75%.

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SAT Scores

65%

Submission Percentage

66

Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Northwest Christian University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwest Christian University has a total enrollment of 798 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Christian University is 539 students and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 67.5% of students enrolled at Northwest Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.3% White, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, 6.27% Two or More Races, 5.26% Asian, 4.26% Black or African American, 2.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 1.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45%), followed by White Male (25.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (58.9%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Two or More Races Female (7.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 798 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Christian University is 539 and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 67.5% of students enrolled at Northwest Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

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 Northwest Christian University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Northwest Christian University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    569

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    51

  3. Two or More Races

    50

The enrolled student population at Northwest Christian University is 71.3% White, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, 6.27% Two or More Races, 5.26% Asian, 4.26% Black or African American, 2.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 1.13% 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, 14 students (1.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 105 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Christian University. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Christian University are white (196 degrees awarded). There were 9.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Christian University is General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (17 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Education (62 degrees), and Psychology (34 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 Northwest Christian University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,156,393 people), Accountants & auditors (1,134,567 people), Other managers (735,604 people), Financial managers (450,624 people), and Education administrators (376,035 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Christian University are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Education (62 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (17 degrees), and Business (79 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 Northwest Christian University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Northwest Christian University are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Education (62 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (17 degrees), and Business (79 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 Northwest Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,394,023 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (649,417 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (603,463 people), Banking & related activities (536,934 people), and Computer Systems Design (489,540 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Christian University are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Education (62 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (17 degrees), and Business (79 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 Northwest Christian University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Christian University was General Business Administration & Management with 21 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 68

  2. 173

In 2017, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Christian University, which is 0.393 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (173).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.588 times less than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.7 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 45% of students graduating from Northwest Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Christian University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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, 6.67% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    196 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Christian University is white (196 degrees awarded). There were 9.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

0.415% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    138 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    58 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Christian University is white female (138 degrees awarded). There were 2.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (58 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.4M (10.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Northwest Christian University had a total salary expenditure of $14.6M. Northwest Christian University employs 10 Associate professors, 9 Assistant professors, and 5 Professors. Most academics at Northwest Christian University are Male Associate professors (8), Male Assistant professors(6), and Female Professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Christian University are: Management, with 16 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 16 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.5M

2017 Endowment

11.5%

growth from 2016

Northwest Christian University has an endowment valued at about $13.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Christian University grew 11.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.6M 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. $1.71M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwest Christian University received $1.71M 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

$6.68M

2017 Salaries

8.79%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Northwest Christian University paid a median of $6.68M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($14.6M) and a 8.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.32% growth from 2015 and a 5.16% 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

$1.34M

Instructional Salaries

26

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwest Christian University paid a total of $1.34M to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 20% 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

10 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

16 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Christian University were Associate professor with 10 employees; Assistant professor with 9 employees; and Assistant professor with 5 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Christian University were Management with 16 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Christian University was Male Associate professor with 8 employees, Male Assistant professor with 6 employees, and Female Professor with 3 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northwest Christian University.

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