Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,738

11.1% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,778

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.3%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

43.8%

1,067 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,218

67.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

25.7%

98 Graduates

About

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a higher education institution located in Woods County, OK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were Registered Nursing (44 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees), and General Psychology (32 degrees).

In 2016, 392 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (274 degrees), 8.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is $5,738, which is $-14,422 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is $5,738, which is $-14,422 less 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 $8,778.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,738

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was $5,738. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is $-14,422 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$8,778

2016 Value

12.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Northwestern Oklahoma State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,778. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Northwestern Oklahoma State University grew by 12.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,450

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was of $4,450 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.95% 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

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.22% with respect to 2015, when 82% 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.

11.3%

2015 Default Rate

59

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was 11.3%, which represents 59 out of the 522 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

Northwestern Oklahoma State University received 1,067 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 23.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,067 applicants, 467 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,218 students enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2016, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has an overall enrollment yield of 88.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

467

Accepted Out of 1,067

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University was 43.8% (467 admissions from 1,067 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 48.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 23.8%, while admissions grew by 12.5%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

19

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has a total enrollment of 2,218 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is 1,488 students and the part-time enrollment is 730. This means that 67.1% of students enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.1% White, 8.03% Hispanic or Latino, 6.72% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.04% Black or African American, 1.04% Two or More Races, 0.721% Asian, and 0.406% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Black or African American Male (5.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (51.6%), followed by White Male (14.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,218 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is 1,488 and the part-time enrollment is 730. This means that 67.1% of students enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

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 Northwestern Oklahoma State University was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Northwestern Oklahoma State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,400

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    178

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    149

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is 63.1% White, 8.03% Hispanic or Latino, 6.72% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.04% Black or African American, 1.04% Two or More Races, 0.721% Asian, and 0.406% 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, 159 students (7.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 102 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The majority of degree recipients at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are white (274 degrees awarded). There were 8.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Registered Nursing (44 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees) and General Psychology (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (24 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 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 Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,965,941 people), Secondary school teachers (318,574 people), Education administrators (286,159 people), Counselors (241,714 people), and Miscellaneous managers (209,393 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Agriculture (24 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Psychology (43 degrees), and Education (75 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, and Financial managers

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Agriculture (24 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Psychology (43 degrees), and Education (75 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 Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,996,628 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (374,826 people), Hospitals (330,522 people), Outpatient care centers (176,088 people), and Individual & family services (175,977 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Agriculture (24 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Psychology (43 degrees), and Education (75 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 Oklahoma State University.

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was Registered Nursing with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 145

  2. 247

In 2016, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, which is 0.587 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (247).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.561 times less than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.78 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% of students graduating from Northwestern Oklahoma State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 9.18% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    274 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    32 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is white (274 degrees awarded). There were 8.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

8.16% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    182 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    92 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is white female (182 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (92 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $286k (1.62%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Northwestern Oklahoma State University had a total expenditure of $22.2M. Of that $22.2M, they spent $12.8M on salaries and $22.2M on benefits.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University employs 27 Instructors, 26 Assistant professors, and 25 Professors. Most academics at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Female Assistant professors (19), Male Professors(16), and Female Instructors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 49 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.7M

2015 Endowment

0.258%

growth from 2014

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at about $17.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Oklahoma State University grew 0.258% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.2M 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. $1.47M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Northwestern Oklahoma State University received $1.47M 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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$12.8M

Salary Expenditure

$22.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Northwestern Oklahoma State University had a total expenditure of $22.2M. Of that $22.2M, they spent $12.8M on salaries and $22.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Northwestern Oklahoma State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.8M

2015 Salaries

1.36%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Northwestern Oklahoma State University paid a median of $12.8M in salaries, which represents 57.6% of their overall expenditure ($22.2M) and a 1.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.77% growth from 2013 and a 2.35% 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

$4.96M

Instructional Salaries

89

Number of Employees

In 2015, Northwestern Oklahoma State University paid a total of $4.96M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% 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

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

27 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

55 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were Instructor with 27 employees; Assistant professor with 26 employees; and Assistant professor with 25 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 49 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Professor with 16 employees, and Female Instructor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

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