National University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,016

2.13% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$22,377

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.57%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

17,192

49.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42%

21 Graduates

About

National University is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at National University were Registered Nursing (321 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (299 degrees), and General Psychology (154 degrees).

In 2016, 5,212 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National University. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,269 degrees), 1.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1216 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National University is $13,016, which is $-7,144 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at National University is $13,016, which is $-7,144 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,377.

In 2016, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,016

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at National University was $13,016. The cost of tuition at National University is $-7,144 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$22,377

2016 Value

1.03%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 National University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,377. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of National University grew by 1.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,640

Room and Board

$1,568

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at National University was of $10,640 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,568. The cost of room and board increased by 4.15% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at National University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.13% with respect to 2015, when 39% 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.

5.57%

2015 Default Rate

377

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at National University was 5.57%, which represents 377 out of the 6770 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

National University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 17,192 students enrolled at National University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at National University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

National University has a total enrollment of 17,192 students. The full-time enrollment at National University is 8,568 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,624. This means that 49.8% of students enrolled at National University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.4% White, 26.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.69% Black or African American, 8.54% Asian, 4.58% Two or More Races, 1.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.483% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at National University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.1%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.4%) and White Male (13.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,192 students. The full-time enrollment at National University is 8,568 and the part-time enrollment is 8,624. This means that 49.8% of students enrolled at National University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 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 National University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), National 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

    6,950

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,527

  3. Black or African American

    1,666

The enrolled student population at National University is 40.4% White, 26.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.69% Black or African American, 8.54% Asian, 4.58% Two or More Races, 1.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.483% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 1,078 students (6.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1192 more women than men received degrees from National University. The majority of degree recipients at National University are white (2,269 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1216 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at National University is Registered Nursing (321 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (299 degrees) and General Psychology (154 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at National University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (1,616 degrees awarded), Psychology (438 degrees), and English (124 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 National University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,063,733 people), Social workers (372,877 people), Secondary school teachers (345,940 people), Education administrators (320,262 people), and Counselors (301,871 people).

The most specialized majors at National University are Education (1,616 degrees awarded), Psychology (438 degrees), English (124 degrees), Protective Services (268 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (157 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at National University are Education (1,616 degrees awarded), Psychology (438 degrees), English (124 degrees), Protective Services (268 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (157 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 National University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,207,065 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (477,545 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (445,732 people), Hospitals (367,955 people), and Individual & family services (292,324 people).

The most specialized majors at National University are Education (1,616 degrees awarded), Psychology (438 degrees), English (124 degrees), Protective Services (268 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (157 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 National University.

Most Common

  1. 321 degrees awarded

  2. 299 degrees awarded

  3. 154 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at National University was Registered Nursing with 321 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,010

  2. 3,202

In 2016, 2,010 degrees were awarded to men at National University, which is 0.628 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,202).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 328 degrees were awarded to men at National University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.4 times more than the 235 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 567 degrees were awarded to women at National University in General Education, which is 2.66 times more than the 213 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 19% of students graduating from National University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at National University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,269 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,216 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    506 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National University is white (2,269 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1216 degrees).

4.45% of degree recipients (232 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,399 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    870 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    786 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at National University is white female (1,399 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (870 degrees).

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Operations

National University has an endowment valued at nearly $596M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.72M (0.456%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, National University had a total expenditure of $218M. Of that $218M, they spent $94.4M on salaries and $218M on benefits.

National University employs 111 Professors, 93 Associate professors, and 82 Assistant professors. Most academics at National University are Male Professors (69), Female Associate professors(55), and Female Assistant professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 260 employees, Management, with 182 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 171 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$596M

2015 Endowment

2.52%

growth from 2014

National University has an endowment valued at about $596M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of National University grew 2.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $567M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.85M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, National University received $1.85M 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$94.4M

Salary Expenditure

$218M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, National University had a total expenditure of $218M. Of that $218M, they spent $94.4M on salaries and $218M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at National University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$94.4M

2015 Salaries

4.23%

growth from 2014

In 2015, National University paid a median of $94.4M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($218M) and a 4.23% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.35% growth from 2013 and a 8.94% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.4M

Instructional Salaries

299

Number of Employees

In 2015, National University paid a total of $30.4M to 299 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

111 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

260 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at National University were Professor with 111 employees; Associate professor with 93 employees; and Associate professor with 82 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National University were Office and Administrative Support with 260 employees; Management with 182 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 171 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National University was Male Professor with 69 employees, Female Associate professor with 55 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 53 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at National University.

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