Northwood University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$24,770

3.81% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$24,286

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.96%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

69.3%

1,819 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,353

55.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

55.4%

220 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 (551 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (109 degrees), and Accounting (101 degrees).

In 2017, 1,310 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwood University. 48.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (709 degrees), 2.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (269 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwood University is $24,770, which is $10,770 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwood University is $24,770, which is $10,770 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,286.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,770

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwood University was $24,770. The cost of tuition at Northwood University is $10,770 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$24,286

2017 Value

7.76%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwood University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,286. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwood University grew by 7.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,498

Room and Board

$1,250

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwood University was of $9,498 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 3.39% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.482% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Northwood University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.11% with respect to 2016, when 73% 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.

6.96%

2016 Default Rate

89

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwood University was 6.96%, which represents 89 out of the 1278 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

Northwood University received 1,819 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 35.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,819 applicants, 1,260 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,353 students enrolled at Northwood University in 2017, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwood University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,260

Accepted Out of 1,819

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwood University was 69.3% (1,260 admissions from 1,819 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 35.1%, while admissions grew by 39.8%.

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SAT Scores

79%

Submission Percentage

209

Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Northwood University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwood University has a total enrollment of 3,353 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwood University is 1,864 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,489. This means that 55.6% of students enrolled at Northwood University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.6% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 5.58% Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% Two or More Races, 0.835% Asian, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwood University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (40.3%), followed by White Female (27.6%) and Black or African American Male (5.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (38%), followed by White Female (17.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,353 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwood University is 1,864 and the part-time enrollment is 1,489. This means that 55.6% of students enrolled at Northwood University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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

    1,997

  2. Black or African American

    345

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    187

The enrolled student population at Northwood University is 59.6% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 5.58% Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% Two or More Races, 0.835% Asian, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% 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.

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, 617 students (18.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 44 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwood University. The majority of degree recipients at Northwood University are white (709 degrees awarded). There were 2.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (269 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwood University is General Business Administration & Management (551 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (109 degrees) and Accounting (101 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 (1,228 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (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 (1,412,330 people), Accountants & auditors (1,132,180 people), Other managers (823,551 people), Software developers (527,356 people), and Financial managers (458,634 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwood University are Business (1,228 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), Health (29 degrees), and Communications (1 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 Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Dentists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Northwood University are Business (1,228 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), Health (29 degrees), and Communications (1 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 (1,834,595 people), Computer Systems Design (939,791 people), Elementary & secondary schools (873,825 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (622,569 people), and Banking & related activities (580,993 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwood University are Business (1,228 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (15 degrees), Health (29 degrees), and Communications (1 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. 551 degrees awarded

  2. 109 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwood University was General Business Administration & Management with 551 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 677

  2. 633

In 2017, 677 degrees were awarded to men at Northwood University, which is 1.07 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (633).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 374 degrees were awarded to men at Northwood University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.971 times less than the 385 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 385 degrees were awarded to women at Northwood University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 374 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 42% of students graduating from Northwood University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwood University is Female and Asian (100% 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, 0.909% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    709 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    269 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    134 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwood University is white (709 degrees awarded). There were 2.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (269 degrees).

20.5% of degree recipients (269 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    367 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    342 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwood University is white male (367 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (342 degrees).

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Operations

Northwood University has an endowment valued at nearly $34.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.5M (36%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Northwood University had a total salary expenditure of $56.5M. Northwood University employs 17 Associate professors, 16 Professors, and 15 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northwood University are Male Professors (12), Male Associate professors(10), and Female Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwood University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 64 employees, Management, with 54 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.6M

2017 Endowment

2.11%

growth from 2016

Northwood University has an endowment valued at about $34.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwood University grew 2.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.5M 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 2017, 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

$22.6M

2017 Salaries

5.27%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Northwood University paid a median of $22.6M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($56.5M) and a 5.27% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 19.6% decline from 2015 and a 7.63% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.03M

Instructional Salaries

48

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwood University paid a total of $3.03M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $385k (29%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

17 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

64 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwood University were Associate professor with 17 employees; Professor with 16 employees; and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwood University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 64 employees; Management with 54 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwood University was Male Professor with 12 employees, Male Associate professor with 10 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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