Nova Southeastern University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,986

4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$25,344

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.39%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

52.5%

6,532 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

21,625

62.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

50%

349 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 (436 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (189 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (122 degrees).

In 2016, 7,025 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Nova Southeastern University. 70.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,360 degrees), 1.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1772 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $27,986, which is $2,130 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $27,986, which is $2,130 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,344.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,986

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Nova Southeastern University was $27,986. The cost of tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $2,130 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$25,344

2016 Value

7.22%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Nova Southeastern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,344. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Nova Southeastern University grew by 7.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,893

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Nova Southeastern University was of $13,893 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.79% 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

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Nova Southeastern University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.2% with respect to 2015, when 83% 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.

3.39%

2015 Default Rate

280

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Nova Southeastern University was 3.39%, which represents 280 out of the 8265 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 6,532 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 50.8% annual growth. Out of those 6,532 applicants, 3,432 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.5% acceptance rate.

There were 21,625 students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in 2016, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Nova Southeastern University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,432

Accepted Out of 6,532

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Nova Southeastern University was 52.5% (3,432 admissions from 6,532 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 59.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 50.8%, while admissions grew by 33.7%.

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SAT Scores

63%

Submission Percentage

409

Scores Submitted

63% of enrolled first-time students at Nova Southeastern University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Nova Southeastern University has a total enrollment of 21,625 students. The full-time enrollment at Nova Southeastern University is 13,575 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,050. This means that 62.8% of students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Nova Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.9% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, 19.9% Black or African American, 7.17% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.7%) and White Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (20.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18%) and Black or African American Female (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Nova Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,625 students. The full-time enrollment at Nova Southeastern University is 13,575 and the part-time enrollment is 8,050. This means that 62.8% of students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 Nova Southeastern University was 75%. 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

    6,901

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,808

  3. Black or African American

    4,303

The enrolled student population at Nova Southeastern University is 31.9% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, 19.9% Black or African American, 7.17% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0832% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,415 students (6.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 2871 more women than men received degrees from Nova Southeastern University. The majority of degree recipients at Nova Southeastern University are white (2,360 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1772 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Nova Southeastern University is Registered Nursing (436 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (189 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (122 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 (325 degrees awarded), Education (1,231 degrees), and Psychology (657 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 (2,029,648 people), Registered nurses (1,380,523 people), Physicians & surgeons (544,610 people), Secondary school teachers (338,119 people), and Miscellaneous managers (331,321 people).

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (325 degrees awarded), Education (1,231 degrees), Psychology (657 degrees), Health (2,416 degrees), and Biology (311 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 Nova Southeastern University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (325 degrees awarded), Education (1,231 degrees), Psychology (657 degrees), Health (2,416 degrees), and Biology (311 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 (3,215,800 people), Hospitals (2,076,149 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (628,336 people), Outpatient care centers (399,091 people), and Offices of physicians (366,535 people).

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (325 degrees awarded), Education (1,231 degrees), Psychology (657 degrees), Health (2,416 degrees), and Biology (311 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. 436 degrees awarded

  2. 189 degrees awarded

  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Nova Southeastern University was Registered Nursing with 436 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,077

  2. 4,948

In 2016, 2,077 degrees were awarded to men at Nova Southeastern University, which is 0.42 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,948).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 299 degrees were awarded to men at Nova Southeastern University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.642 times less than the 466 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 466 degrees were awarded to women at Nova Southeastern University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 299 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 32% of students graduating from Nova Southeastern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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 (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, 2.01% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,360 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,772 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,368 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Nova Southeastern University is white (2,360 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1772 degrees).

8.56% of degree recipients (601 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,617 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,278 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    1,031 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Nova Southeastern University is white female (1,617 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,278 degrees).

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Operations

Nova Southeastern University has an endowment valued at nearly $103M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.46M (3.37%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Nova Southeastern University had a total expenditure of $587M. Of that $587M, they spent $293M on salaries and $587M on benefits.

Nova Southeastern University employs 166 Associate professors, 126 Professors, and 90 Assistant professors. Most academics at Nova Southeastern University are Female Associate professors (85), Male Professors(82), and Male Associate professors (81).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 576 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 419 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 361 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$103M

2015 Endowment

7.65%

growth from 2014

Nova Southeastern University has an endowment valued at about $103M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Nova Southeastern University grew 7.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $168M 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. $15.4M - Federal

  2. $10.9M - State

  3. $2.18M - Local

As of 2015, Nova Southeastern University received $15.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.9M from state grants and contracts, and $2.18M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$293M

Salary Expenditure

$587M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Nova Southeastern University had a total expenditure of $587M. Of that $587M, they spent $293M on salaries and $587M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$293M

2015 Salaries

2.33%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Nova Southeastern University paid a median of $293M in salaries, which represents 49.9% of their overall expenditure ($587M) and a 2.33% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.23% growth from 2013 and a 0.45% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.5M

Instructional Salaries

417

Number of Employees

In 2015, Nova Southeastern University paid a total of $42.5M to 417 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

166 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

576 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University were Associate professor with 166 employees; Professor with 126 employees; and Professor with 90 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University were Business and Financial Operations with 576 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 419 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 361 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University was Female Associate professor with 85 employees, Male Professor with 82 employees, and Male Associate professor with 81 employees.

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

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