Northcentral University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,064
0% growth from 2019
2018 Student Loan
4.18%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
12,471
39.8% Full-Time

About

Northcentral University is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northcentral University were General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees awarded), General Psychology (18 degrees), and General Education (11 degrees).

In 2020, 2,058 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northcentral University. 69.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (784 degrees), 1.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (546 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northcentral University is $11,064, which is $−17,565 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northcentral University is $11,064, which is $−17,565 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2020, 29% of undergraduate students attending Northcentral University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,064
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northcentral University was $11,064. The cost of tuition at Northcentral University is $−17,565 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

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2020 Value

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

29% of undergraduate students at Northcentral University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 29.3% with respect to 2019, when 41% 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.
4.18%
2018 Default Rate
182
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northcentral University was 4.18%, which represents 182 out of the 4358 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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Enrollment

Northcentral University has a total enrollment of 12,471 students. The full-time enrollment at Northcentral University is 4,968 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,503. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Northcentral University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northcentral University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.7% Black or African American, 32% White, 9.42% Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% Two or More Races, 2.49% Asian, 0.89% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.866% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northcentral University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (9.09%), followed by White Male (7.27%) and Black or African American Female (5.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (23.8%), followed by White Female (23.1%) and Black or African American Male (9.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northcentral University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,471 students. The full-time enrollment at Northcentral University is 4,968 and the part-time enrollment is 7,503. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Northcentral University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Northcentral University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Northcentral University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    4,458
  2. White
    3,995
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,175

The enrolled student population at Northcentral University is 35.7% Black or African American, 32% White, 9.42% Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% Two or More Races, 2.49% Asian, 0.89% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.866% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 786 more women than men received degrees from Northcentral University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northcentral University is white (784 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (546 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northcentral University is General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (18 degrees) and General Education (11 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northcentral University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (772 degrees awarded), Psychology (377 degrees), and Business (632 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 Northcentral University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,968,945 people), Registered nurses (1,452,564 people), Accountants & auditors (1,099,164 people), Other managers (860,609 people), and Software developers (562,278 people).

The most specialized majors at Northcentral University are Education (772 degrees awarded), Psychology (377 degrees), Business (632 degrees), Health (239 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 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 Northcentral University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Northcentral University are Education (772 degrees awarded), Psychology (377 degrees), Business (632 degrees), Health (239 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 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 Northcentral University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,525,559 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,980,561 people), Computer Systems Design (977,617 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (794,394 people), and Insurance carriers (589,253 people).

The most specialized majors at Northcentral University are Education (772 degrees awarded), Psychology (377 degrees), Business (632 degrees), Health (239 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (34 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 Northcentral University.
Most Common
  1. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northcentral University was General Business Administration & Management with 20 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

636
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,422
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 636 degrees were awarded to men at Northcentral University, which is 0.447 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,422).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 273 degrees were awarded to men at Northcentral University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.935 times less than the 292 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 545 degrees were awarded to women at Northcentral University in General Education, which is 2.75 times more than the 198 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northcentral University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    784 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    546 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    467 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northcentral University is white (784 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (546 degrees).

22.7% of degree recipients (467 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    559 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    354 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    225 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northcentral University is white female (559 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (354 degrees).

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Operations

Northcentral University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNM%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Northcentral University had a total salary expenditure of $129M. Northcentral University employs 59 Professors, 25 Associate professors, and 10 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northcentral University are Female Professors (32), Male Professors(27), and Female Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northcentral University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 85 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Northcentral 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

$51.7M
2020 Salaries
116%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northcentral University paid a median of $51.7M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($129M) and a 116% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 51.2% decline from 2018 and a 4.51% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.21M
Instructional Salaries
94
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northcentral University paid a total of $7.21M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
85 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northcentral University were Professor with 59 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northcentral University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 85 employees; Management with 15 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northcentral University was Female Professor with 32 employees, Male Professor with 27 employees, and Female Associate professor with 18 employees.

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

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