North Central College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,860
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$25,536
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.99%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
53.6%
6,847 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,888
94.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
67.9%
375 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 (107 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (64 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (51 degrees).

In 2019, 962 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Central College. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (663 degrees), 5.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (120 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central College is $39,860, which is $17,834 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central College is $39,860, which is $17,834 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,536.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,860
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at North Central College was $39,860. The cost of tuition at North Central College is $17,834 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$25,536
2019 Value
2.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 North Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,536. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of North Central College grew by 2.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,548
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Central College was of $10,548 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.77% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at North Central College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
3.99%
2017 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at North Central College was 3.99%, which represents 32 out of the 802 total borrowers.

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Admissions

North Central College received 6,847 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.35% annual growth. Out of those 6,847 applicants, 3,673 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,888 students enrolled at North Central College in 2019, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Central College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,673
Accepted Out of 6,847

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Central College was 53.6% (3,673 admissions from 6,847 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 55.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.35%, while admissions declined by −0.434%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
420
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at North Central College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Central College has a total enrollment of 2,888 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central College is 2,739 students and the part-time enrollment is 149. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at North Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.8% White, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.61% Black or African American, 3.46% Asian, 3.15% Two or More Races, 0.0693% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0346% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at North Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,888 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central College is 2,739 and the part-time enrollment is 149. This means that 94.8% of students enrolled at North Central College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2019 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    1,900
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    425
  3. Black or African American
    133

The enrolled student population at North Central College is 65.8% White, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.61% Black or African American, 3.46% Asian, 3.15% Two or More Races, 0.0693% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0346% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 146 students (5.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 86 more women than men received degrees from North Central College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Central College is white (663 degrees awarded). There were 5.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (120 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Central College is General Psychology (107 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (64 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (51 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 Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), and Psychology (107 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (358,427 people), Other managers (327,636 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (234,582 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,340 people), and Social workers, all other (164,514 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central College are Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Psychology (107 degrees), Social Sciences (97 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (7 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 North Central College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Computer hardware engineers, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at North Central College are Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Psychology (107 degrees), Social Sciences (97 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (7 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 (696,157 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (442,877 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (310,627 people), Legal services (291,150 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (246,839 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central College are Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Psychology (107 degrees), Social Sciences (97 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (7 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. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 51 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Central College was General Psychology with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

438
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
524
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 438 degrees were awarded to men at North Central College, which is 0.836 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (524).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to men at North Central College in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 2 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded to women at North Central College in General Psychology, which is 4.1 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 61% of students graduating from North Central College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Central College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.4% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    663 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    120 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Central College is white (663 degrees awarded). There were 5.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (120 degrees).

6.03% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    358 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    305 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Central College is white female (358 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (305 degrees).

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Operations

North Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $119M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.3M (3.61%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, North Central College had a total salary expenditure of $80.6M. North Central College employs 60 Assistant professors, 48 Associate professors, and 46 Professors. Most academics at North Central College are Female Assistant professors (42), Male Professors(31), and Female Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central College are: Management, with 105 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 59 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$119M
2019 Endowment
1.93%
growth from 2018

North Central College has an endowment valued at about $119M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of North Central College grew 1.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $80.7M 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. $357k - Federal
  2. $18.5k - State
  3. $32k - Local

As of 2019, North Central College received $357k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $18.5k from state grants and contracts, and $32k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$34.1M
2019 Salaries
0.704%
growth from 2018

In 2019, North Central College paid a median of $34.1M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($80.6M) and a 0.704% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.69% growth from 2017 and a 3.41% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.2M
Instructional Salaries
158
Number of Employees

In 2019, North Central College paid a total of $12.2M to 158 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
105 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Central College were Assistant professor with 60 employees; Associate professor with 48 employees; and Associate professor with 46 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central College were Management with 105 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Central College was Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Female Associate professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at North Central College.

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