Northwood University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,020
3.52% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,616
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.16%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
79.7%
1,368 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,246
60% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62.6%
201 Graduates

About

Northwood University is a higher education institution located in Midland County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Northwood University were General Business Administration & Management (294 degrees awarded), Accounting (96 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (53 degrees).

In 2022, 841 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwood University. 47.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (612 degrees), 9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwood University is $30,020, which is $15,079 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northwood University is $30,020, which is $15,079 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,616.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending Northwood University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,020
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northwood University was $30,020. The cost of tuition at Northwood University is $15,079 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$24,616
2022 Value
6.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwood University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,616. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwood University grew by 6.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,266
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwood University was of $11,266 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.07% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Northwood University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.62% with respect to 2021, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.16%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwood University was 2.16%, which represents 23 out of the 1064 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northwood University received 1,368 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 21.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,368 applicants, 1,090 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,246 students enrolled at Northwood University in 2022. 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwood University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,090
Accepted Out of 1,368

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwood University was 79.7% (1,090 admissions from 1,368 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 21.8%, while admissions grew by 16.5%..

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage (2022)
146
Scores Submitted (2022)

65% of enrolled first-time students at Northwood University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwood University had a total enrollment of 2,246 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwood University is 1,347 students and the part-time enrollment is 899. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Northwood University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.4% White, 8.82% Black or African American, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 3.34% Two or More Races, 2.58% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0445% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwood University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.8%), followed by White Female (28.9%) and Black or African American Male (5.18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.9%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Asian Male (15.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwood University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,246 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwood University is 1,347 and the part-time enrollment is 899. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Northwood University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Northwood University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,537 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    198 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    149 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwood University is 68.4% White, 8.82% Black or African American, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 3.34% Two or More Races, 2.58% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0445% 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 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 172 students (7.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 39 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwood University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwood University is white (612 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwood University is General Business Administration & Management (294 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (96 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (53 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (778 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 degrees).

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 (1,496,301 people), Accountants & auditors (1,053,568 people), Other managers (832,760 people), Software developers (668,173 people), and Financial managers (510,401 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwood University in 2022 are Business (778 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 degrees), and Health (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Northwood University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Northwood University are Business (778 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 degrees), and Health (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,882,047 people), Computer Systems Design (1,056,865 people), Elementary & secondary schools (786,792 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (554,990 people), and Banking & related activities (542,701 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwood University are Business (778 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11 degrees), and Health (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2021)
  1. 370 degrees awarded
  2. 110 degrees awarded
  3. 89 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwood University was General Business Administration & Management with 370 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

440
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
401
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 440 degrees were awarded to men at Northwood University, which is 1.1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (401).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 226 degrees were awarded to men at Northwood University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 217 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Northwood University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.96 times less than the 226 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 43% of students graduating from Northwood University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northwood University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 14.9% of graduates (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    612 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwood University is white (612 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

5.35% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    313 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    299 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwood University is white male (313 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (299 degrees).

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Operations

Northwood University has an endowment valued at nearly $100M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.3%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Northwood University had a total salary expenditure of 51.9M. Northwood University employs 27 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors and 3 Professors. Most academics at Northwood University are Male Assistant professor (18), Female Associate professor (9), and Female Assistant professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwood University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 59 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

Endowment

$100M
2022 Endowment
12.3%
decline from 2021

Northwood University has an endowment valued at about $100M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwood University declined 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $88.6M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.5M
2022 Salaries
0.263%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Northwood University paid a median of $18.5M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($51.9M) and a 0.263% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.19M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwood University paid a total of $3.19M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwood University were Assistant professor with 27 employees, Associate professor with 17 employees, and Professor with 3 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwood University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees, Management with 25 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwood University was Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, Female Associate professor with 9 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 9 employees.

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