Nova Southeastern University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,370
3.92% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$26,317
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.98%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
76.2%
13,727 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
20,888
69.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
62.1%
350 Graduates

About

Nova Southeastern University is a higher education institution located in Broward County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Nova Southeastern University were Registered Nursing (396 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (196 degrees), and General Psychology (75 degrees).

In 2020, 6,108 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Nova Southeastern University. 71.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,000 degrees), 1.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1757 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $32,370, which is $3,741 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $32,370, which is $3,741 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,317.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students attending Nova Southeastern University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,370
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Nova Southeastern University was $32,370. The cost of tuition at Nova Southeastern University is $3,741 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$26,317
2020 Value
6.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Nova Southeastern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,317. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Nova Southeastern University grew by 6.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,405
Room and Board
$1,728
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Nova Southeastern University was of $12,405 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,728. The cost of room and board decreased by 20.1% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 15.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Nova Southeastern University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.2% with respect to 2019, when 91% 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.
1.98%
2018 Default Rate
126
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Nova Southeastern University was 1.98%, which represents 126 out of the 6363 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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Admissions

Nova Southeastern University received 13,727 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 24.1% annual growth. Out of those 13,727 applicants, 10,466 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.2% acceptance rate.

There were 20,888 students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in 2020, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Nova Southeastern University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
10,466
Accepted Out of 13,727

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Nova Southeastern University was 76.2% (10,466 admissions from 13,727 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 24.1%, while admissions grew by 18.2%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
1,400
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Nova Southeastern University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Nova Southeastern University has a total enrollment of 20,888 students. The full-time enrollment at Nova Southeastern University is 14,482 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,406. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Nova Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29.7% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 8.75% Asian, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0957% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (23.6%), followed by White Female (19.8%) and Black or African American Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (21.7%), followed by White Female (21.1%) and White Male (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Nova Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,888 students. The full-time enrollment at Nova Southeastern University is 14,482 and the part-time enrollment is 6,406. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2020 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 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Nova Southeastern University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,728
  2. White
    6,197
  3. Black or African American
    3,685

The enrolled student population at Nova Southeastern University is 32.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29.7% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 8.75% Asian, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0957% 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 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, 2634 more women than men received degrees from Nova Southeastern University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Nova Southeastern University is white (2,000 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1757 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Nova Southeastern University is Registered Nursing (396 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (196 degrees) and General Psychology (75 degrees).

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 (284 degrees awarded), Psychology (526 degrees), and Education (822 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 Nova Southeastern University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,853,707 people), Registered nurses (1,438,444 people), Physicians (522,782 people), Secondary school teachers (420,586 people), and Education administrators (316,708 people).

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (284 degrees awarded), Psychology (526 degrees), Education (822 degrees), Health (2,363 degrees), and Biology (387 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 Nova Southeastern University are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Chief executives & legislators, and Athletes and sports competitors

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (284 degrees awarded), Psychology (526 degrees), Education (822 degrees), Health (2,363 degrees), and Biology (387 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 Nova Southeastern University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,204,898 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,071,269 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (664,584 people), Outpatient care centers (433,766 people), and Offices of physicians (408,593 people).

The most specialized majors at Nova Southeastern University are Legal (284 degrees awarded), Psychology (526 degrees), Education (822 degrees), Health (2,363 degrees), and Biology (387 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 Nova Southeastern University.
Most Common
  1. 396 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 196 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 75 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Nova Southeastern University was Registered Nursing with 396 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,737
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,371
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,737 degrees were awarded to men at Nova Southeastern University, which is 0.397 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,371).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 175 degrees were awarded to men at Nova Southeastern University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.641 times less than the 273 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 388 degrees were awarded to women at Nova Southeastern University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.19 times more than the 54 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 39% of students graduating from Nova Southeastern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Nova Southeastern University is Female and Two or More Races (85.7% 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, 2.29% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,000 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,757 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,118 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Nova Southeastern University is white (2,000 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1757 degrees).

5.16% of degree recipients (315 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,410 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,302 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    885 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Nova Southeastern University is white female (1,410 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,302 degrees).

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Operations

Nova Southeastern University has an endowment valued at nearly $174M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.8M (9.66%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Nova Southeastern University had a total salary expenditure of $655M. Nova Southeastern University employs 135 Associate professors, 123 Professors, and 75 Assistant professors. Most academics at Nova Southeastern University are Male Professors (74), Male Associate professors(68), and Female Associate professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 437 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 357 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 329 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$174M
2020 Endowment
2.01%
growth from 2019

Nova Southeastern University has an endowment valued at about $174M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Nova Southeastern University grew 2.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $128M 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. $28.3M - Federal
  2. $11.5M - State
  3. $1.59M - Local

As of 2020, Nova Southeastern University received $28.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.5M from state grants and contracts, and $1.59M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$298M
2020 Salaries
2.08%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Nova Southeastern University paid a median of $298M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($655M) and a 2.08% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.02% growth from 2018 and a 0.752% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$36.6M
Instructional Salaries
345
Number of Employees

In 2020, Nova Southeastern University paid a total of $36.6M to 345 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.3% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
135 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
437 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University were Associate professor with 135 employees; Professor with 123 employees; and Professor with 75 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University were Business and Financial Operations with 437 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 357 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 329 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Nova Southeastern University was Male Professor with 74 employees, Male Associate professor with 68 employees, and Female Associate professor with 67 employees.

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

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