Ohio Northern University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,500
3.67% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,821
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.82%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
70.1%
3,899 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,958
94.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
70%
322 Graduates

About

Ohio Northern University is a higher education institution located in Hardin County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ohio Northern University were Mechanical Engineering (44 degrees awarded), General Civil Engineering (24 degrees), and Accounting (22 degrees).

In 2019, 636 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio Northern University. 50.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (505 degrees), 16.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Northern University is $32,500, which is $5,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio Northern University is $32,500, which is $5,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,821.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Ohio Northern University was $32,500. The cost of tuition at Ohio Northern University is $5,220 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,821
2019 Value
5.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Ohio Northern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,821. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Ohio Northern University grew by 5.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,650
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ohio Northern University was of $11,650 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.37% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Ohio Northern University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.41% with respect to 2018, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.82%
2017 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio Northern University was 2.82%, which represents 20 out of the 709 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ohio Northern University received 3,899 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10% annual decline. Out of those 3,899 applicants, 2,735 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,958 students enrolled at Ohio Northern University in 2019, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio Northern University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,735
Accepted Out of 3,899

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio Northern University was 70.1% (2,735 admissions from 3,899 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 68.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −10%, while admissions declined by −7.6%.

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage
136
Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Ohio Northern University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ohio Northern University has a total enrollment of 2,958 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Northern University is 2,803 students and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Ohio Northern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ohio Northern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% White, 3.52% Black or African American, 3.31% Two or More Races, 2.33% Asian, 0.879% Hispanic or Latino, 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ohio Northern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (41.7%), followed by White Female (35.8%) and Black or African American Male (2.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Black or African American Female (3.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio Northern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,958 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio Northern University is 2,803 and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at Ohio Northern University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2019 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 Ohio Northern University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Ohio Northern University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,223
  2. Black or African American
    104
  3. Two or More Races
    98

The enrolled student population at Ohio Northern University is 75.2% White, 3.52% Black or African American, 3.31% Two or More Races, 2.33% Asian, 0.879% Hispanic or Latino, 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 332 students (11.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 12 more women than men received degrees from Ohio Northern University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ohio Northern University is white (505 degrees awarded). There were 16.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio Northern University is Mechanical Engineering (44 degrees awarded), followed by General Civil Engineering (24 degrees) and Accounting (22 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ohio Northern University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (65 degrees awarded), Engineering (78 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (8 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 Ohio Northern University are Software developers (426,337 people), Other managers (387,301 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (332,924 people), Civil engineers (270,914 people), and Mechanical engineers (203,019 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Northern University are Legal (65 degrees awarded), Engineering (78 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (32 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 Ohio Northern University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Ohio Northern University are Legal (65 degrees awarded), Engineering (78 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (32 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 Ohio Northern University are Computer Systems Design (473,362 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (452,429 people), Elementary & secondary schools (326,740 people), Construction (324,484 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (318,986 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio Northern University are Legal (65 degrees awarded), Engineering (78 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (32 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 Ohio Northern University.
Most Common
  1. 44 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio Northern University was Mechanical Engineering with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

312
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
324
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 312 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Northern University, which is 0.963 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (324).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio Northern University in Pharmacy, which is 0.404 times less than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 99 degrees were awarded to women at Ohio Northern University in Pharmacy, which is 2.48 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 55% of students graduating from Ohio Northern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ohio Northern University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.311% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    505 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio Northern University is white (505 degrees awarded). There were 16.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (31 degrees).

4.87% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    257 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    248 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ohio Northern University is white male (257 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (248 degrees).

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Operations

Ohio Northern University has an endowment valued at nearly $161M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−6.13%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Ohio Northern University had a total salary expenditure of $89.5M. Ohio Northern University employs 78 Assistant professors, 69 Associate professors, and 57 Professors. Most academics at Ohio Northern University are Male Professors (44), Male Assistant professors(43), and Male Associate professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Northern University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 72 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 60 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 59 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$161M
2019 Endowment
3.39%
decline from 2018

Ohio Northern University has an endowment valued at about $161M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio Northern University declined 3.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $120M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.74M - Federal
  2. $17k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Ohio Northern University received $1.74M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$39.5M
2019 Salaries
0.182%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Ohio Northern University paid a median of $39.5M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($89.5M) and a 0.182% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.218% growth from 2017 and a 5.17% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.2M
Instructional Salaries
221
Number of Employees

In 2019, Ohio Northern University paid a total of $17.2M to 221 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
78 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
72 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio Northern University were Assistant professor with 78 employees; Associate professor with 69 employees; and Associate professor with 57 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio Northern University were Office and Administrative Support with 72 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 59 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio Northern University was Male Professor with 44 employees, Male Assistant professor with 43 employees, and Male Associate professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Ohio Northern University.

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