Nova Southeastern University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,500
2.95% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$29,589
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.696%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
75.8%
16,789 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
20,948
72.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62%
401 Graduates

About

Nova Southeastern University is a higher education institution located in Broward County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Nova Southeastern University were Registered Nursing (453 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (256 degrees), and General Psychology (83 degrees).

In 2022, 6,259 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Nova Southeastern University. 73.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,030 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1,926 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $34,500, which is $4,350 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $34,500, which is $4,350 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,589.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Nova Southeastern University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,500
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Nova Southeastern University was $34,500. The cost of tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $4,350 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$29,589
2022 Value
11.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Nova Southeastern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,589. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Nova Southeastern University grew by 11.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,759
Room and Board
$2,112
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Nova Southeastern University was of $13,759 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.69% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,112. The cost of books and supplies increased by 22.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Nova Southeastern University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.3% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.696%
2019 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Nova Southeastern University was 0.696%, which represents 40 out of the 5746 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Nova Southeastern University received 16,789 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 42.9% annual growth. Out of those 16,789 applicants, 12,726 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.8% acceptance rate.

There were 20,948 students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in 2022. 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Nova Southeastern University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
12,726
Accepted Out of 16,789

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Nova Southeastern University was 75.8% (12,726 admissions from 16,789 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 92.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 42.9%, while admissions grew by 17.1%..

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SAT Scores

48%
Submission Percentage (2022)
945
Scores Submitted (2022)

48% of enrolled first-time students at Nova Southeastern University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Nova Southeastern University had a total enrollment of 20,948 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Nova Southeastern University is 15,254 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,694. This means that 72.8% 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% Hispanic or Latino, 30.4% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 9.6% Asian, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (24.3%), followed by White Female (19.6%) and Black or African American Female (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.1%) and White Male (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Nova Southeastern University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,948 students. The full-time enrollment at Nova Southeastern University is 15,254 and the part-time enrollment is 5,694. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Nova Southeastern University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Nova Southeastern University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,682 enrolled students
  2. White
    6,363 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    3,439 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Nova Southeastern University is 31.9% Hispanic or Latino, 30.4% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 9.6% Asian, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 892 students (4.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,891 more women than men received degrees from Nova Southeastern University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Nova Southeastern University is hispanic or latino (2,030 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1926 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Nova Southeastern University is Registered Nursing (453 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (256 degrees) and General Psychology (83 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (266 degrees awarded), Psychology (599 degrees), and Health (2,683 degrees).

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 (1,712,712 people), Registered nurses (1,552,158 people), Physicians (542,225 people), Secondary school teachers (512,519 people), and Education administrators (326,421 people).

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University in 2022 are Legal (266 degrees awarded), Psychology (599 degrees), Health (2,683 degrees), Biology (491 degrees), and Education (740 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 Nova Southeastern University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (266 degrees awarded), Psychology (599 degrees), Health (2,683 degrees), Biology (491 degrees), and Education (740 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,265,147 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,162,410 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (711,549 people), Outpatient care centers (503,491 people), and Offices of physicians (448,977 people).

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (266 degrees awarded), Psychology (599 degrees), Health (2,683 degrees), Biology (491 degrees), and Education (740 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 Nova Southeastern University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 242 degrees awarded
  2. 206 degrees awarded
  3. 191 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Nova Southeastern University was Physician Assistant with 242 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,684
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,575
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,684 degrees were awarded to men at Nova Southeastern University, which is 0.368 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,575).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Nova Southeastern University in Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy, which is 0.863 times less than the 124 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 424 degrees were awarded to men at Nova Southeastern University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.81 times more than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 54% of students graduating from Nova Southeastern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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 Nova Southeastern University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 4.74% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,030 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,926 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,073 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Nova Southeastern University is hispanic or latino (2,030 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1926 degrees).

4.57% of degree recipients (286 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,487 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,395 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    857 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Nova Southeastern University is hispanic or latino female (1,487 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1395 degrees).

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Operations

Nova Southeastern University has an endowment valued at nearly $201M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−28.8%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Nova Southeastern University had a total salary expenditure of 686M. Nova Southeastern University employs 126 Professors, 114 Associate professors and 76 Assistant professors. Most academics at Nova Southeastern University are Male Professor (72), Male Associate professor (59), and Female Associate professor (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 439 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 337 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 330 employees.

Endowment

$201M
2022 Endowment
11.6%
decline from 2021

Nova Southeastern University has an endowment valued at about $201M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Nova Southeastern University declined 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $172M 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. $42.8M - Federal
  2. $11.3M - State
  3. $1.75M - Local

As of 2022, Nova Southeastern University received $42.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.3M from state grants and contracts, and $1.75M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$304M
2022 Salaries
4.72%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Nova Southeastern University paid a median of $304M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($686M) and a 4.72% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37.2M
Instructional Salaries
334
Number of Employees

In 2022, Nova Southeastern University paid a total of $37.2M to 334 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
126 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
439 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University were Professor with 126 employees, Associate professor with 114 employees, and Assistant professor with 76 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University were Business and Financial Operations with 439 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 337 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 330 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University was Male Professor with 72 employees, Male Associate professor with 59 employees, and Female Associate professor with 55 employees.

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

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