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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.4% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
427 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
69.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
38 Graduates

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The median tuition at Northwest Christian University is $27,750, which is $4,460 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

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.

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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.

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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 (25.2%), followed by White Male (15.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (7.96%), followed by White Male (3.52%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.52%).

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In 2016, 38 more women than men graduated from Northwest Christian University. The majority of students graduating from Northwest Christian University are White. These 197 graduates mean that there were 13.1 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 15 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Northwest Christian University is General Business Administration & Management with 24 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 20 graduates and Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 14 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Northwest Christian University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Theology, with 10 graduates, followed by Psychology with 41 graduates and Education with 64 graduates.


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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 $257,690 (2.08%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Northwest Christian University had a total expenditure of $12.4M. Of that $12.4M, they spent $5.67M on salaries and $1.37M on benefits.

Northwest Christian University employs 10 Assistant professors, 9 Associate professors, and 6 Professors. Most academics at Northwest Christian University are Male Assistant professors (5), Male Associate professors (5), and Female Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Christian University are: Management, with 15 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 15 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees.



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