Nova Southeastern University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,980
3.55% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$26,740
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.25%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
58.2%
7,779 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
20,793
62.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
52.4%
352 Graduates

About

Nova Southeastern University is a higher education institution located in Broward County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Nova Southeastern University were Registered Nursing (403 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (197 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees).

In 2017, 6,845 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Nova Southeastern University. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,225 degrees), 1.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1814 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $28,980, which is $2,480 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $28,980, which is $2,480 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,740.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,980
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Nova Southeastern University was $28,980. The cost of tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $2,480 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$26,740
2017 Value
5.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Nova Southeastern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,740. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Nova Southeastern University grew by 5.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,333
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Nova Southeastern University was of $15,333 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 10.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Nova Southeastern University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.
2.25%
2016 Default Rate
163
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Nova Southeastern University was 2.25%, which represents 163 out of the 7251 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

Nova Southeastern University received 7,779 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 19.1% annual growth. Out of those 7,779 applicants, 4,525 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.2% acceptance rate.

There were 20,793 students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in 2017, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Nova Southeastern University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
4,525
Accepted Out of 7,779

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Nova Southeastern University was 58.2% (4,525 admissions from 7,779 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 52.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 19.1%, while admissions grew by 31.8%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
676
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Nova Southeastern University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Nova Southeastern University has a total enrollment of 20,793 students. The full-time enrollment at Nova Southeastern University is 12,985 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,808. This means that 62.4% of students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Nova Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.1% White, 27.2% Hispanic or Latino, 19.1% Black or African American, 7.55% Asian, 2.47% Two or More Races, 0.164% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%) and White Male (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (19.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.3%) and Black or African American Female (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Nova Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,793 students. The full-time enrollment at Nova Southeastern University is 12,985 and the part-time enrollment is 7,808. This means that 62.4% of students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Nova Southeastern University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Nova Southeastern University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,682
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,657
  3. Black or African American
    3,966

The enrolled student population at Nova Southeastern University is 32.1% White, 27.2% Hispanic or Latino, 19.1% Black or African American, 7.55% Asian, 2.47% Two or More Races, 0.164% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,192 students (5.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 2743 more women than men received degrees from Nova Southeastern University. The majority of degree recipients at Nova Southeastern University are white (2,225 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1814 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Nova Southeastern University is Registered Nursing (403 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (197 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Nova Southeastern University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (293 degrees awarded), Education (1,163 degrees), and Health (2,613 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 Nova Southeastern University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,041,467 people), Registered nurses (1,440,552 people), Physicians (524,483 people), Secondary school teachers (336,847 people), and Education administrators (326,172 people).

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (293 degrees awarded), Education (1,163 degrees), Health (2,613 degrees), Psychology (468 degrees), and Biology (348 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 Nova Southeastern University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Podiatrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (293 degrees awarded), Education (1,163 degrees), Health (2,613 degrees), Psychology (468 degrees), and Biology (348 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 Nova Southeastern University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,220,125 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,069,136 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (677,303 people), Outpatient care centers (413,477 people), and Offices of physicians (409,628 people).

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (293 degrees awarded), Education (1,163 degrees), Health (2,613 degrees), Psychology (468 degrees), and Biology (348 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 Nova Southeastern University.
Most Common
  1. 403 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 197 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 116 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Nova Southeastern University was Registered Nursing with 403 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 2,051
  2. 4,794

In 2017, 2,051 degrees were awarded to men at Nova Southeastern University, which is 0.428 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,794).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 372 degrees were awarded to men at Nova Southeastern University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.812 times less than the 458 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 458 degrees were awarded to women at Nova Southeastern University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 372 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 31% of students graduating from Nova Southeastern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Nova Southeastern University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 2.27% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,225 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,814 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,314 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Nova Southeastern University is white (2,225 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1814 degrees).

6.91% of degree recipients (473 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,533 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,286 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    999 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Nova Southeastern University is white female (1,533 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,286 degrees).

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Operations

Nova Southeastern University has an endowment valued at nearly $118M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.9M (14.3%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Nova Southeastern University had a total salary expenditure of $594M. Nova Southeastern University employs 150 Associate professors, 122 Professors, and 73 Assistant professors. Most academics at Nova Southeastern University are Male Professors (80), Male Associate professors(76), and Female Associate professors (74).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 535 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 393 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 370 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$118M
2017 Endowment
12.7%
growth from 2016

Nova Southeastern University has an endowment valued at about $118M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Nova Southeastern University grew 12.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $169M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $17.5M - Federal
  2. $7.79M - State
  3. $2.17M - Local

As of 2017, Nova Southeastern University received $17.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.79M from state grants and contracts, and $2.17M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$290M
2017 Salaries
1.4%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Nova Southeastern University paid a median of $290M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($594M) and a 1.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.17% decline from 2015 and a 2.33% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37.8M
Instructional Salaries
360
Number of Employees

In 2017, Nova Southeastern University paid a total of $37.8M to 360 employees working as instructors, which represents 13% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
150 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
535 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University were Associate professor with 150 employees; Professor with 122 employees; and Professor with 73 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University were Business and Financial Operations with 535 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 393 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 370 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University was Male Professor with 80 employees, Male Associate professor with 76 employees, and Female Associate professor with 74 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Nova Southeastern University.

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