Northwood University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,020
4.98% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,348
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.37%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
76.8%
1,056 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,541
56.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
58.1%
197 Graduates

About

Northwood University is a higher education institution located in Midland County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwood University were General Business Administration & Management (400 degrees awarded), Accounting (99 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (86 degrees).

In 2020, 1,131 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwood University. 44.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (757 degrees), 5.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (131 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwood University is $28,020, which is $13,620 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwood University is $28,020, which is $13,620 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 $21,348.

In 2020, 63% of undergraduate students attending Northwood University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,020
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northwood University was $28,020. The cost of tuition at Northwood University is $13,620 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$21,348
2020 Value
3.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northwood University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,348. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northwood University grew by 3.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,606
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwood University was of $10,606 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 3.48% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.64% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Northwood University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.56% with respect to 2019, when 64% 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.
4.37%
2018 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northwood University was 4.37%, which represents 52 out of the 1190 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northwood University received 1,056 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.91% annual decline. Out of those 1,056 applicants, 811 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,541 students enrolled at Northwood University in 2020, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwood University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
811
Accepted Out of 1,056

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwood University was 76.8% (811 admissions from 1,056 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 79.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.91%, while admissions declined by −6.67%.

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SAT Scores

84%
Submission Percentage
208
Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at Northwood University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwood University has a total enrollment of 2,541 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwood University is 1,428 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,113. This means that 56.2% of students enrolled at Northwood University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.3% White, 11% Black or African American, 6.14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 1.77% Asian, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwood University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.9%), followed by White Female (29.9%) and Black or African American Male (5.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.1%), followed by White Female (30%) and Black or African American Male (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,541 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwood University is 1,428 and the part-time enrollment is 1,113. This means that 56.2% of students enrolled at Northwood University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Northwood University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Northwood University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,735
  2. Black or African American
    279
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    156

The enrolled student population at Northwood University is 68.3% White, 11% Black or African American, 6.14% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 1.77% Asian, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% 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% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 195 students (7.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 127 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwood University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwood University is white (757 degrees awarded). There were 5.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (131 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwood University is General Business Administration & Management (400 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (99 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (86 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwood University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (1,041 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Communications (15 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 Northwood University are Registered nurses (1,399,468 people), Accountants & auditors (1,073,217 people), Other managers (847,414 people), Software developers (557,433 people), and Financial managers (482,492 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwood University are Business (1,041 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Communications (15 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), and Health (26 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 Northwood University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Northwood University are Business (1,041 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Communications (15 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), and Health (26 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 Northwood University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,838,935 people), Computer Systems Design (985,280 people), Elementary & secondary schools (855,267 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (614,549 people), and Insurance carriers (564,453 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwood University are Business (1,041 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Communications (15 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), and Health (26 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 Northwood University.
Most Common
  1. 400 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 99 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 86 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwood University was General Business Administration & Management with 400 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

629
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
502
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 629 degrees were awarded to men at Northwood University, which is 1.25 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (502).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 279 degrees were awarded to men at Northwood University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.962 times less than the 290 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 290 degrees were awarded to women at Northwood University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 279 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 41% of students graduating from Northwood University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwood University is Female and White (74.2% 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, 1.52% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    757 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    131 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwood University is white (757 degrees awarded). There were 5.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (131 degrees).

11.6% of degree recipients (131 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    417 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    340 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwood University is white male (417 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (340 degrees).

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Operations

Northwood University has an endowment valued at nearly $90M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−1.4%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Northwood University had a total salary expenditure of $56.3M. Northwood University employs 31 Assistant professors, 14 Associate professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at Northwood University are Male Assistant professors (20), Female Assistant professors(11), and Male Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwood University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 63 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$90M
2020 Endowment
8.12%
decline from 2019

Northwood University has an endowment valued at about $90M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwood University declined 8.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $79.5M higher 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: Business & Management 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, Northwood University 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

$23.5M
2020 Salaries
7.12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northwood University paid a median of $23.5M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($56.3M) and a 7.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.135% growth from 2018 and a 2.98% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.1M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northwood University paid a total of $3.1M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.2% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwood University were Assistant professor with 31 employees; Associate professor with 14 employees; and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwood University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees; Management with 31 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwood University was Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwood University.

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