University of Northwestern-St Paul

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,490
3.08% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,704
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.165%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
92.5%
1,349 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,253
58% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
69.5%
283 Graduates

About

University of Northwestern-St Paul is a higher education institution located in Ramsey County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Northwestern-St Paul were Biblical Studies (192 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (84 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees).

In 2022, 790 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Northwestern-St Paul. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (638 degrees), 15.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Northwestern-St Paul is $34,490, which is $10,494 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Northwestern-St Paul is $34,490, which is $10,494 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,704.

In 2022, 46% of undergraduate students attending University of Northwestern-St Paul received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,490
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Northwestern-St Paul was $34,490. The cost of tuition at University of Northwestern-St Paul is $10,494 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$25,704
2022 Value
11.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Northwestern-St Paul had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,704. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Northwestern-St Paul grew by 11.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,569
Room and Board
$500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Northwestern-St Paul was of $8,569 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.67% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at University of Northwestern-St Paul received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.12% with respect to 2021, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.165%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Northwestern-St Paul was 0.165%, which represents 1 out of the 605 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Northwestern-St Paul received 1,349 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.66% annual growth. Out of those 1,349 applicants, 1,248 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,253 students enrolled at University of Northwestern-St Paul in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Northwestern-St Paul has an overall enrollment yield of 31.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,248
Accepted Out of 1,349

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Northwestern-St Paul was 92.5% (1,248 admissions from 1,349 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.66%, while admissions grew by 7.12%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2022)
20
Scores Submitted (2022)

5% of enrolled first-time students at University of Northwestern-St Paul in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Northwestern-St Paul had a total enrollment of 3,253 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Northwestern-St Paul is 1,887 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,366. This means that 58% of students enrolled at University of Northwestern-St Paul are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Northwestern-St Paul, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.3% White, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 3.97% Black or African American, 3.75% Asian, 0.0922% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0615% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Northwestern-St Paul in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (31.7%) and Asian Female (2.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (25%), followed by Black or African American Male (25%) and White Male (25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Northwestern-St Paul in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,253 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Northwestern-St Paul is 1,887 and the part-time enrollment is 1,366. This means that 58% of students enrolled at University of Northwestern-St Paul are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 University of Northwestern-St Paul was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Northwestern-St Paul had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,611 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    141 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    130 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Northwestern-St Paul is 80.3% White, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 3.97% Black or African American, 3.75% Asian, 0.0922% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0615% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 78 students (2.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 164 more women than men received degrees from University of Northwestern-St Paul. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Northwestern-St Paul is white (638 degrees awarded). There were 15.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Northwestern-St Paul is Biblical Studies (192 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (84 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Northwestern-St Paul, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (252 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Northwestern-St Paul are Elementary & middle school teachers (209,568 people), Other managers (165,843 people), Postsecondary teachers (136,641 people), Secondary school teachers (132,189 people), and Graphic designers (100,111 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Northwestern-St Paul in 2022 are Theology (252 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), English (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (32 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 University of Northwestern-St Paul are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of Northwestern-St Paul are Theology (252 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), English (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (32 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 University of Northwestern-St Paul are Elementary & secondary schools (484,861 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (301,275 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (150,456 people), Computer Systems Design (147,326 people), and Religious organizations (125,763 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Northwestern-St Paul are Theology (252 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), English (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (32 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 University of Northwestern-St Paul.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 192 degrees awarded
  2. 84 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Northwestern-St Paul was Biblical Studies with 192 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

313
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
477
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 313 degrees were awarded to men at University of Northwestern-St Paul, which is 0.656 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (477).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 86 degrees were awarded to men at University of Northwestern-St Paul in Biblical Studies, which is 0.811 times less than the 106 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 106 degrees were awarded to men at University of Northwestern-St Paul in Biblical Studies, which is 1.23 times more than the 86 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 57% of students graduating from University of Northwestern-St Paul completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Northwestern-St Paul is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    638 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Northwestern-St Paul is white (638 degrees awarded). There were 15.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

2.03% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    384 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    254 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Northwestern-St Paul is white female (384 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (254 degrees).

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Operations

University of Northwestern-St Paul has an endowment valued at nearly $21.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−11.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Northwestern-St Paul had a total salary expenditure of 91M. University of Northwestern-St Paul employs 25 Professors, 23 Assistant professors and 16 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Northwestern-St Paul are Male Professor (17), Female Assistant professor (16), and Male Associate professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Northwestern-St Paul are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 64 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 48 employees, and Management with 43 employees.

Endowment

$21.2M
2022 Endowment
9.7%
decline from 2021

University of Northwestern-St Paul has an endowment valued at about $21.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Northwestern-St Paul declined 9.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$37.5M
2022 Salaries
4.66%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Northwestern-St Paul paid a median of $37.5M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($91M) and a 4.66% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.23M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Northwestern-St Paul paid a total of $4.23M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Northwestern-St Paul were Professor with 25 employees, Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Northwestern-St Paul were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 64 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees, and Management with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Northwestern-St Paul was Male Professor with 17 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Northwestern-St Paul.

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