Northwest Christian University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,750

2.4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,894

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

66.7%

427 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

766

69.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.3%

37 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 (24 degrees awarded), General Psychology (20 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (14 degrees).

In 2016, 240 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Christian University. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (197 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Christian University is $27,750, which is $7,590 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Christian University is $27,750, which is $7,590 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,894.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,750

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Northwest Christian University was $27,750. The cost of tuition at Northwest Christian University is $7,590 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$19,894

2016 Value

1.98%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Northwest Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,894. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Northwest Christian University grew by 1.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Christian University was of $8,400 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 2.44% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Northwest Christian University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.2% with respect to 2015, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.2%

2015 Default Rate

14

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Christian University was 5.2%, which represents 14 out of the 269 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northwest Christian University received 427 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 15.7% annual growth. Out of those 427 applicants, 285 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.7% acceptance rate.

There were 766 students enrolled at Northwest Christian University in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

285

Accepted Out of 427

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwest Christian University was 66.7% (285 admissions from 427 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 15.7%, while admissions grew by 13.5%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

62

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Northwest Christian University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwest Christian University has a total enrollment of 766 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Christian University is 530 students and the part-time enrollment is 236. This means that 69.2% of students enrolled at Northwest Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.7% White, 7.05% Hispanic or Latino, 4.57% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 3.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.26% Asian, and 1.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (28%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56%), followed by White Male (24.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 766 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Christian University is 530 and the part-time enrollment is 236. This means that 69.2% of students enrolled at Northwest Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2016 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Northwest Christian University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    580

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    54

  3. Black or African American

    35

The enrolled student population at Northwest Christian University is 75.7% White, 7.05% Hispanic or Latino, 4.57% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 3.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.26% Asian, and 1.17% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 11 students (1.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 38 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Christian University. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Christian University are white (197 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Christian University is General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (20 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (14 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 (10 degrees awarded), Psychology (41 degrees), and Education (64 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 (2,135,401 people), Accountants & auditors (1,121,182 people), Miscellaneous managers (837,411 people), Financial managers (450,199 people), and Education administrators (370,453 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Christian University are Theology (10 degrees awarded), Psychology (41 degrees), Education (64 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees), and Business (83 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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

The most specialized majors at Northwest Christian University are Theology (10 degrees awarded), Psychology (41 degrees), Education (64 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees), and Business (83 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 (3,381,620 people), Hospitals (637,348 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (632,259 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (627,484 people), and Banking & related activities (521,913 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Christian University are Theology (10 degrees awarded), Psychology (41 degrees), Education (64 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees), and Business (83 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. 24 degrees awarded

  2. 20 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Christian University was General Business Administration & Management with 24 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 101

  2. 139

In 2016, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Christian University, which is 0.727 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (139).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.55 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.647 times less than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 55% of students graduating from Northwest Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Christian University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 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

    197 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Christian University is white (197 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

2.08% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    120 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Christian University is white female (120 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (77 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $258k (2.08%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Northwest Christian University had a total expenditure of $12.4M. Of that $12.4M, they spent $5.89M on salaries and $12.4M on benefits.

Northwest Christian University employs 8 Assistant professors, 7 Professors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Northwest Christian University are Male Assistant professors (6), Female Professors(4), and Male Associate 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 16 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.4M

2015 Endowment

1.55%

decline from 2014

Northwest Christian University has an endowment valued at about $12.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Christian University declined 1.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.4M 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. $1.22M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Northwest Christian University received $1.22M 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

Primary Expenses

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$5.89M

Salary Expenditure

$12.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Northwest Christian University had a total expenditure of $12.4M. Of that $12.4M, they spent $5.89M on salaries and $12.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$5.89M

2015 Salaries

5.16%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Northwest Christian University paid a median of $5.89M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($12.4M) and a 5.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.75% growth from 2013 and a 8.33% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.36M

Instructional Salaries

26

Number of Employees

In 2015, Northwest Christian University paid a total of $1.36M to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 23% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

8 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

18 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Christian University were Assistant professor with 8 employees; Professor with 7 employees; and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2016, 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 16 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Christian University was Male Assistant professor with 6 employees, Female Professor with 4 employees, and Male Associate professor with 4 employees.

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

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