Northwestern Health Sciences University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,984
2.97% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$15,745
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.01%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
826
86.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
66.7%
2 Graduates

About

Northwestern Health Sciences University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwestern Health Sciences University were General Biological Sciences (41 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 278 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Health Sciences University. 51.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (229 degrees), 12.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University is $9,984, which is $-4,016 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University is $9,984, which is $-4,016 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,745.

In 2017, 28% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,984
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University was $9,984. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University is $-4,016 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$15,745
2017 Value
22.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwestern Health Sciences University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,745. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwestern Health Sciences University grew by 22.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,400
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Health Sciences University was of $9,400 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 10.3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 3.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

28% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Health Sciences University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 28.2% with respect to 2016, when 39% 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.
4.01%
2016 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Health Sciences University was 4.01%, which represents 11 out of the 274 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Northwestern Health Sciences University has a total enrollment of 826 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 717 students and the part-time enrollment is 109. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Northwestern Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Health Sciences University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.2% White, 3.87% Asian, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.605% Black or African American, 0.484% Hispanic or Latino, 0.484% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Health Sciences University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (18%), followed by White Male (3.28%) and Asian Male (3.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.8%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Asian Male (1.83%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Health Sciences University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 826 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 717 and the part-time enrollment is 109. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Northwestern Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 Northwestern Health Sciences University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Northwestern Health Sciences University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    406
  2. Asian
    32
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    9

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 49.2% White, 3.87% Asian, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.605% Black or African American, 0.484% Hispanic or Latino, 0.484% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 6 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern Health Sciences University. The majority of degree recipients at Northwestern Health Sciences University are white (229 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwestern Health Sciences University is General Biological Sciences (41 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern Health Sciences University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (41 degrees awarded) and Health (237 degrees).

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 Northwestern Health Sciences University are Registered nurses (1,352,813 people), Physicians (475,230 people), Pharmacists (178,256 people), Medical & health services managers (175,529 people), and Postsecondary teachers (157,454 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Biology (41 degrees awarded) and Health (237 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 Northwestern Health Sciences University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Biology (41 degrees awarded) and Health (237 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,826,467 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (356,146 people), Offices of physicians (352,485 people), Elementary & secondary schools (336,487 people), and Outpatient care centers (257,579 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Biology (41 degrees awarded) and Health (237 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 Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Most Common
  1. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwestern Health Sciences University was General Biological Sciences with 41 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 136
  2. 142

In 2017, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Health Sciences University, which is 0.958 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (142).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 98 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Chiropractic, which is 1.44 times more than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 68 degrees were awarded to women at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Chiropractic, which is 0.694 times less than the 98 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwestern Health Sciences University is Female and White (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 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
    229 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Health Sciences University is white (229 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (19 degrees).

6.83% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    118 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwestern Health Sciences University is white male (118 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (111 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.88M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.15M (60.9%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Northwestern Health Sciences University had a total salary expenditure of $24.8M. Northwestern Health Sciences University employs 18 Associate professors, 15 Assistant professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Male Associate professors (9), Female Associate professors(9), and Female Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, Management, with 26 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.88M
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

Northwestern Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at about $1.88M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Health Sciences University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.22M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $186k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwestern Health Sciences University received $186k 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

$12.3M
2017 Salaries
1.51%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Northwestern Health Sciences University paid a median of $12.3M in salaries, which represents 49.8% of their overall expenditure ($24.8M) and a 1.51% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.3% decline from 2015 and a 0.303% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.4M
Instructional Salaries
50
Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwestern Health Sciences University paid a total of $3.4M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.33M (32.3%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University were Associate professor with 18 employees; Assistant professor with 15 employees; and Assistant professor with 14 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University were Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; Management with 26 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University was Male Associate professor with 9 employees, Female Associate professor with 9 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northwestern Health Sciences University.

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