North Central College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,569

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,037

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.21%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

54.4%

7,220 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,965

91.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

68.8%

393 Graduates

About

North Central College is a higher education institution located in DuPage County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Central College were General Psychology (79 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (63 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (61 degrees).

In 2017, 944 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Central College. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (717 degrees), 7.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (92 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central College is $37,569, which is $16,836 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central College is $37,569, which is $16,836 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,037.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,569

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at North Central College was $37,569. The cost of tuition at North Central College is $16,836 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$25,037

2017 Value

3.31%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 North Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,037. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of North Central College grew by 3.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,112

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Central College was of $10,112 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.82% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at North Central College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 95% 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.

3.21%

2016 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at North Central College was 3.21%, which represents 27 out of the 840 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

North Central College received 7,220 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.25% annual growth. Out of those 7,220 applicants, 3,928 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,965 students enrolled at North Central College in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Central College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,928

Accepted Out of 7,220

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Central College was 54.4% (3,928 admissions from 7,220 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 59.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.25%, while admissions declined by -3.54%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

6

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at North Central College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Central College has a total enrollment of 2,965 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central College is 2,703 students and the part-time enrollment is 262. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at North Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.95% Black or African American, 3.37% Two or More Races, 3% Asian, 0.169% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at North Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (29.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,965 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central College is 2,703 and the part-time enrollment is 262. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at North Central College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 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 North Central College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), North Central College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,934

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    426

  3. Black or African American

    117

The enrolled student population at North Central College is 65.2% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.95% Black or African American, 3.37% Two or More Races, 3% Asian, 0.169% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 212 students (7.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 62 more women than men received degrees from North Central College. The majority of degree recipients at North Central College are white (717 degrees awarded). There were 7.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (92 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Central College is General Psychology (79 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (63 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (61 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at North Central College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (79 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 North Central College are Elementary & middle school teachers (411,761 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (369,007 people), Other managers (361,745 people), Postsecondary teachers (220,659 people), and Social workers, all other (169,288 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (79 degrees), Social Sciences (93 degrees), and Psychology (79 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 North Central College are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at North Central College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (79 degrees), Social Sciences (93 degrees), and Psychology (79 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 North Central College are Elementary & secondary schools (841,775 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (519,038 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (374,710 people), Legal services (319,451 people), and Computer Systems Design (242,808 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (79 degrees), Social Sciences (93 degrees), and Psychology (79 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 North Central College.

Most Common

  1. 79 degrees awarded

  2. 63 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Central College was General Psychology with 79 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 441

  2. 503

In 2017, 441 degrees were awarded to men at North Central College, which is 0.877 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (503).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to men at North Central College in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 2.16 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 65 degrees were awarded to women at North Central College in General Psychology, which is 4.64 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 53% of students graduating from North Central College 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 68% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Central College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.78% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    717 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    92 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Central College is white (717 degrees awarded). There were 7.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (92 degrees).

3.81% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    379 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    338 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Central College is white female (379 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (338 degrees).

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Operations

North Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $110M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.12M (3.75%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, North Central College had a total salary expenditure of $76.8M. North Central College employs 63 Assistant professors, 43 Professors, and 42 Associate professors. Most academics at North Central College are Female Assistant professors (41), Male Professors(30), and Male Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central College are: Management, with 99 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$110M

2017 Endowment

11.4%

growth from 2016

North Central College has an endowment valued at about $110M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of North Central College grew 11.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $76.9M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $242k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $20k - Local

As of 2017, North Central College received $242k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $20k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33M

2017 Salaries

3.41%

growth from 2016

In 2017, North Central College paid a median of $33M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($76.8M) and a 3.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5% growth from 2015 and a 4.17% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.4M

Instructional Salaries

151

Number of Employees

In 2017, North Central College paid a total of $11.4M to 151 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

63 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

99 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Central College were Assistant professor with 63 employees; Professor with 43 employees; and Professor with 42 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central College were Management with 99 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Central College was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Professor with 30 employees, and Male Associate professor with 24 employees.

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