Northwest College of Art & Design

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,000
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,870
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.92%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
84.3%
89 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
101
89.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
40%
10 Graduates

About

Northwest College of Art & Design is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest College of Art & Design were General Design & Visual Communications (20 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 20 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest College of Art & Design. 50% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (18 degrees), 9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest College of Art & Design is $18,000, which is $3,600 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest College of Art & Design is $18,000, which is $3,600 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,870.

In 2020, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,000
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northwest College of Art & Design was $18,000. The cost of tuition at Northwest College of Art & Design is $3,600 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$13,870
2020 Value
25.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northwest College of Art & Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,870. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northwest College of Art & Design grew by 25.7%.

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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

$9,040
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest College of Art & Design was of $9,040 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.04% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.49% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Northwest College of Art & Design received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.6% with respect to 2019, when 66% 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.
7.92%
2018 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest College of Art & Design was 7.92%, which represents 8 out of the 101 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

Northwest College of Art & Design received 89 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 56.1% annual growth. Out of those 89 applicants, 75 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.3% acceptance rate.

There were 101 students enrolled at Northwest College of Art & Design in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwest College of Art & Design has an overall enrollment yield of 48%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
75
Accepted Out of 89

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwest College of Art & Design was 84.3% (75 admissions from 89 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 56.1%, while admissions grew by 78.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Northwest College of Art & Design in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwest College of Art & Design has a total enrollment of 101 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest College of Art & Design is 90 students and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at Northwest College of Art & Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest College of Art & Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.4% White, 13.9% Asian, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.94% Black or African American, 3.96% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.97% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Northwest College of Art & Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest College of Art & Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 101 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest College of Art & Design is 90 and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at Northwest College of Art & Design are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 College of Art & Design was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Northwest College of Art & Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    58
  2. Asian
    14
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14

The enrolled student population at Northwest College of Art & Design is 57.4% White, 13.9% Asian, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.94% Black or African American, 3.96% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.97% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 0 more women than men received degrees from Northwest College of Art & Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest College of Art & Design is white (18 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest College of Art & Design is General Design & Visual Communications (20 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest College of Art & Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest College of Art & Design are Graphic designers (96,595 people), Other managers (73,930 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (73,255 people), Postsecondary teachers (59,029 people), and Other designers (58,898 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest College of Art & Design are Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees awarded).

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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 College of Art & Design are Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northwest College of Art & Design are Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees awarded).

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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 College of Art & Design are Elementary & secondary schools (170,023 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (119,180 people), Specialized design services (59,359 people), Computer Systems Design (58,603 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (52,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest College of Art & Design are Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees awarded).

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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 College of Art & Design.
Most Common
  1. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest College of Art & Design was General Design & Visual Communications with 20 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

10
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
10
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest College of Art & Design, which is 1 times approximately the same the number of degrees awarded to females (10).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest College of Art & Design in General Design & Visual Communications, which is 1 times approximately the same the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 10 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest College of Art & Design in General Design & Visual Communications, which is 1 times approximately the same the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 29% of students graduating from Northwest College of Art & Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest College of Art & Design is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 10% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest College of Art & Design is white (18 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    9 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest College of Art & Design is white male (9 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (9 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest College of Art & Design has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.2k (NaNk%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Northwest College of Art & Design had a total salary expenditure of $2.15M. Northwest College of Art & Design employs 0 N/A, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwest College of Art & Design are N/A (0), N/A(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest College of Art & Design are: Office and Administrative Support, with 5 employees, Management, with 3 employees, and Sales and related with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Northwest College of Art & Design received $0 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

$1.27M
2020 Salaries
13.6%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Northwest College of Art & Design paid a median of $1.27M in salaries, which represents 59.2% of their overall expenditure ($2.15M) and a 13.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.91% growth from 2018 and a 18.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$91.8k
Instructional Salaries
1
Number of Employees

In 2014, Northwest College of Art & Design paid a total of $91.8k to 1 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.01% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor
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Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

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In false, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest College of Art & Design were Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees; Management with 3 employees; and Sales and related with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwest College of Art & Design.

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