Northwestern Health Sciences University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,032
7.11% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,114
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.312%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,031
73.1% Full-Time

About

Northwestern Health Sciences University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Northwestern Health Sciences University were Chiropractic (159 degrees awarded) and Traditional Chinese Medicine & Chinese Herbology (6 degrees).

In 2022, 301 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Health Sciences University. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (89 degrees), 17.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University is $10,032, which is $−4,909 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University is $10,032, which is $−4,910 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,114.

In 2022, 34% of undergraduate students attending Northwestern Health Sciences University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,032
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University was $10,032. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Health Sciences University is $−4,910 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$27,114
2022 Value
17.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwestern Health Sciences University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,114. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwestern Health Sciences University grew by 17.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,330
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Health Sciences University was of $12,330 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 13.9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

34% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Health Sciences University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 20.9% with respect to 2021, when 43% 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.
0.312%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Health Sciences University was 0.312%, which represents 1 out of the 321 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

Northwestern Health Sciences University had a total enrollment of 1,031 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 754 students and the part-time enrollment is 277. This means that 73.1% 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 41.9% White, 4.75% Asian, 3.98% Black or African American, 2.72% Hispanic or Latino, 0.776% Two or More Races, and 0.291% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Health Sciences University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (13.9%) and Asian Female (7.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25%), followed by White Male (18.5%) and Asian Female (1.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,031 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 754 and the part-time enrollment is 277. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at Northwestern Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2014 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 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Northwestern Health Sciences University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    432 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    49 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    41 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 41.9% White, 4.75% Asian, 3.98% Black or African American, 2.72% Hispanic or Latino, 0.776% Two or More Races, and 0.291% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 394 students (38.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 63 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 (89 degrees awarded). There were 17.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (5 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Northwestern Health Sciences University is Chiropractic (159 degrees awarded), followed by Traditional Chinese Medicine & Chinese Herbology (6 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (277 degrees awarded) and Interdisciplinary Studies (24 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 (1,422,097 people), Medical & health services managers (161,342 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (143,240 people), Pharmacists (140,892 people), and Physicians (139,517 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2022 are Health (277 degrees awarded) and Interdisciplinary Studies (24 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 Northwestern Health Sciences University are Surgeons, Physicians, Financial examiners, Podiatrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Health (277 degrees awarded) and Interdisciplinary Studies (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,563,979 people), Elementary & secondary schools (309,137 people), Outpatient care centers (261,061 people), Offices of physicians (223,607 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (169,250 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Health (277 degrees awarded) and Interdisciplinary Studies (24 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 Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 159 degrees awarded
  2. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Northwestern Health Sciences University was Chiropractic with 159 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

119
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
182
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Health Sciences University, which is 0.654 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (182).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Chiropractic, which is 1.18 times more than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Chiropractic, which is 0.849 times less than the 86 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 in 2021 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 (73.2%).

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 (2022)
  1. White
    89 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Health Sciences University is white (89 degrees awarded). There were 17.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (5 degrees).

59.1% of degree recipients (178 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    60 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwestern Health Sciences University is white female (60 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (29 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.87M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−72.5%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Northwestern Health Sciences University had a total salary expenditure of 31.6M. Northwestern Health Sciences University employs 22 Assistant professors, 16 Associate professors and 13 Professors. Most academics at Northwestern Health Sciences University are Female Assistant professor (14), Male Associate professor (11), and Female Instructor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University are: Management, with 27 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees.

Endowment

$2.87M
2022 Endowment
26.9%
growth from 2021

Northwestern Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at about $2.87M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Health Sciences University grew 26.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.77M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.8M
2022 Salaries
5.44%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northwestern Health Sciences University paid a median of $16.8M in salaries, which represents 53.2% of their overall expenditure ($31.6M) and a 5.44% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.52M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwestern Health Sciences University paid a total of $4.52M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University were Assistant professor with 22 employees, Associate professor with 16 employees, and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University were Management with 27 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Health Sciences University was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Instructor with 8 employees.

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