Northwestern Health Sciences University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,800
1.21% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,127
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.8%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,132
59.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
66.7%
2 Graduates

About

Northwestern Health Sciences University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwestern Health Sciences University were General Biological Sciences (16 degrees awarded) and Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (5 degrees).

In 2020, 252 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Health Sciences University. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (122 degrees), 1.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (111 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University is $10,800, which is $−3,600 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University is $10,800, which is $−3,600 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,127.

In 2020, 48% of undergraduate students attending Northwestern Health Sciences University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,800
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University was $10,800. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University is $−3,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$22,127
2020 Value

In 2020 Northwestern Health Sciences University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,127. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northwestern Health Sciences University grew by 0%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,830
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Health Sciences University was of $10,830 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.26% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Health Sciences University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 60% with respect to 2019, when 30% 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.
0.8%
2018 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Health Sciences University was 0.8%, which represents 2 out of the 250 total borrowers.

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Northwestern Health Sciences University has a total enrollment of 1,132 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 670 students and the part-time enrollment is 462. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at Northwestern Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Health Sciences University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.3% White, 2.56% Black or African American, 1.86% Asian, 1.68% Hispanic or Latino, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.265% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Health Sciences University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.2%), followed by White Male (9.09%) and Asian Female (3.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.9%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Health Sciences University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,132 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 670 and the part-time enrollment is 462. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at Northwestern Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
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 Northwestern Health Sciences University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Northwestern Health Sciences 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. White
    434
  2. Black or African American
    29
  3. Asian
    21

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 38.3% White, 2.56% Black or African American, 1.86% Asian, 1.68% Hispanic or Latino, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.265% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 532 students (47%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 36 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern Health Sciences University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwestern Health Sciences University is white (122 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (111 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwestern Health Sciences University is General Biological Sciences (16 degrees awarded), followed by Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (5 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern Health Sciences University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (236 degrees awarded), Biology (16 degrees), and Science Technologies (0 degrees).

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 Northwestern Health Sciences University are Registered nurses (1,355,144 people), Physicians (471,914 people), Medical & health services managers (181,818 people), Pharmacists (179,986 people), and Postsecondary teachers (156,354 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Health (236 degrees awarded), Biology (16 degrees), and Science Technologies (0 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 Northwestern Health Sciences University are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Athletes and sports competitors, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Health (236 degrees awarded), Biology (16 degrees), and Science Technologies (0 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,830,995 people), Offices of physicians (351,235 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (344,999 people), Elementary & secondary schools (324,459 people), and Outpatient care centers (273,814 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Health (236 degrees awarded), Biology (16 degrees), and Science Technologies (0 degrees).

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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 Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Most Common
  1. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 5 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwestern Health Sciences University was General Biological Sciences with 16 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

108
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
144
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 108 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Health Sciences University, which is 0.75 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (144).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Chiropractic, which is 1.53 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Chiropractic, which is 0.655 times less than the 84 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwestern Health Sciences University is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    122 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Health Sciences University is white (122 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (111 degrees).

44% of degree recipients (111 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    70 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    52 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwestern Health Sciences University is white female (70 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (52 degrees).

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Northwestern Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.29M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.46M (64%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Northwestern Health Sciences University had a total salary expenditure of $30.1M. Northwestern Health Sciences University employs 25 Assistant professors, 16 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Female Assistant professors (18), Male Associate professors(11), and Female Instructors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University are: Management, with 31 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

Endowment

$2.29M
2020 Endowment
0.00437%
growth from 2019

Northwestern Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at about $2.29M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Health Sciences University grew 0.00437% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.15M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $398k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Northwestern Health Sciences University received $398k 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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Salary Expenditure

$15.6M
2020 Salaries
10.2%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northwestern Health Sciences University paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 51.7% of their overall expenditure ($30.1M) and a 10.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.6% growth from 2018 and a 7.41% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.37M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northwestern Health Sciences University paid a total of $4.37M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
31 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Associate professor with 16 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University were Management with 31 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Instructor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwestern Health Sciences University.

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