Northwest Christian University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,200
4.52% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,513
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.21%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
65.8%
474 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
805
70.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46.4%
32 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 (32 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (18 degrees), and Nursing Administration (18 degrees).

In 2019, 248 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Christian University. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (185 degrees), 9.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Christian University is $31,200, which is $9,174 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Christian University is $31,200, which is $9,174 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,513.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,200
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Northwest Christian University was $31,200. The cost of tuition at Northwest Christian University is $9,174 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$21,513
2019 Value
1.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northwest Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,513. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northwest Christian University grew by 1.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,300
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Christian University was of $9,300 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 5.68% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 16.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Northwest Christian University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.53% with respect to 2018, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.21%
2017 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Christian University was 4.21%, which represents 12 out of the 285 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northwest Christian University received 474 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.04% annual decline. Out of those 474 applicants, 312 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.8% acceptance rate.

There were 805 students enrolled at Northwest Christian University in 2019, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
312
Accepted Out of 474

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwest Christian University was 65.8% (312 admissions from 474 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 62.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.04%, while admissions grew by 4.35%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
86
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Northwest Christian University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwest Christian University has a total enrollment of 805 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Christian University is 566 students and the part-time enrollment is 239. This means that 70.3% of students enrolled at Northwest Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.4% White, 9.32% Two or More Races, 4.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Black or African American, 2.73% Asian, 2.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.994% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.1%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Two or More Races Female (7.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (65.5%), followed by White Male (12.1%) and Two or More Races Female (7.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 805 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Christian University is 566 and the part-time enrollment is 239. This means that 70.3% of students enrolled at Northwest Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    567
  2. Two or More Races
    75
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37

The enrolled student population at Northwest Christian University is 70.4% White, 9.32% Two or More Races, 4.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Black or African American, 2.73% Asian, 2.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.994% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 86 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Christian University is white (185 degrees awarded). There were 9.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Christian University is General Business (32 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (18 degrees) and Nursing Administration (18 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 Education (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (32 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (18 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 (1,590,634 people), Secondary school teachers (553,213 people), Physicians (462,687 people), Education administrators (316,544 people), and Other managers (278,076 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Christian University are Education (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (32 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees), Theology (5 degrees), and Biology (14 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, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Northwest Christian University are Education (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (32 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees), Theology (5 degrees), and Biology (14 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 (3,110,568 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (709,762 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (625,025 people), Offices of physicians (278,325 people), and Outpatient care centers (269,755 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Christian University are Education (72 degrees awarded), Psychology (32 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees), Theology (5 degrees), and Biology (14 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.
Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Christian University was General Business with 32 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

81
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
167
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Christian University, which is 0.485 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (167).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Christian University in General Business, which is 1.46 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Christian University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 12 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Christian University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    185 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Christian University is white (185 degrees awarded). There were 9.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

1.21% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    127 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Christian University is white female (127 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 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 $15M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $977k (6.52%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Northwest Christian University had a total salary expenditure of $14.9M. Northwest Christian University employs 9 Associate professors, 8 Assistant professors, and 7 Professors. Most academics at Northwest Christian University are Male Associate professors (6), Male Assistant professors(5), and Male Professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Christian University are: Management, with 18 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15M
2019 Endowment
4.68%
growth from 2018

Northwest Christian University has an endowment valued at about $15M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Christian University grew 4.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.5M 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. $1.26M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Northwest Christian University received $1.26M 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

$7.08M
2019 Salaries
5.36%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Northwest Christian University paid a median of $7.08M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($14.9M) and a 5.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.554% growth from 2017 and a 8.79% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.46M
Instructional Salaries
28
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northwest Christian University paid a total of $1.46M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Christian University were Associate professor with 9 employees; Assistant professor with 8 employees; and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Christian University were Management with 18 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Christian University was Male Associate professor with 6 employees, Male Assistant professor with 5 employees, and Male Professor with 4 employees.

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

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