North Central College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,866
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,285
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.6%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
60.9%
5,099 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,695
94.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
63.3%
373 Graduates

About

North Central College is a higher education institution located in DuPage County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at North Central College were General Psychology (71 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (43 degrees), and Accounting (37 degrees).

In 2022, 797 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Central College. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (528 degrees), 4.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (111 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Central College is $42,866, which is $18,870 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at North Central College is $42,866, which is $18,870 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,285.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending North Central College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$42,866
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at North Central College was $42,866. The cost of tuition at North Central College is $18,870 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$25,285
2022 Value
3.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 North Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,285. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of North Central College grew by 3.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,649
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Central College was of $10,649 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 7.32% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at North Central College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.6%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at North Central College was 1.6%, which represents 13 out of the 813 total borrowers.

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Admissions

North Central College received 5,099 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12% annual growth. Out of those 5,099 applicants, 3,104 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,695 students enrolled at North Central College in 2022. 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Central College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,104
Accepted Out of 5,099

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Central College was 60.9% (3,104 admissions from 5,099 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12%, while admissions declined by −0.289%..

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SAT Scores

47%
Submission Percentage (2022)
228
Scores Submitted (2022)

47% of enrolled first-time students at North Central College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Central College had a total enrollment of 2,695 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at North Central College is 2,535 students and the part-time enrollment is 160. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at North Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.8% White, 15.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.34% Black or African American, 4.6% Asian, 2.63% Two or More Races, and 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at North Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.1%), followed by White Male (30.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.7%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Central College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,695 students. The full-time enrollment at North Central College is 2,535 and the part-time enrollment is 160. This means that 94.1% of students enrolled at North Central College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), North Central College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,692 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    423 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    144 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at North Central College is 62.8% White, 15.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.34% Black or African American, 4.6% Asian, 2.63% Two or More Races, and 0.111% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 130 students (4.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 163 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 (528 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (111 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Central College is General Psychology (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (43 degrees) and Accounting (37 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (53 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Psychology (71 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 North Central College are Other managers (404,601 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (391,346 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (342,458 people), Postsecondary teachers (231,895 people), and Chief executives & legislators (164,278 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Psychology (71 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (49 degrees), and Social Sciences (58 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 North Central College are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at North Central College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Psychology (71 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (49 degrees), and Social Sciences (58 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (888,643 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (556,429 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (385,617 people), Legal services (330,375 people), and Computer Systems Design (309,819 people).

The most specialized majors at North Central College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Psychology (71 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (49 degrees), and Social Sciences (58 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 North Central College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 71 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Central College was General Psychology with 71 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

317
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
480
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 317 degrees were awarded to men at North Central College, which is 0.66 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (480).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at North Central College in General Finance, which is 4 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 53 degrees were awarded to men at North Central College in General Psychology, which is 2.94 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 58% of students graduating from North Central College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (84.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at North Central College is Female and Asian (84.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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.

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, 2.68% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    528 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Central College is white (528 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (111 degrees).

5.9% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    312 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    216 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Central College is white female (312 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (216 degrees).

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Operations

North Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $119M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.5%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, North Central College had a total salary expenditure of 86.2M. North Central College employs 60 Assistant professors, 53 Associate professors and 52 Professors. Most academics at North Central College are Female Assistant professor (42), Female Associate professor (37), and Male Professor (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central College are: Management, with 73 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 43 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

Endowment

$119M
2022 Endowment
17.8%
decline from 2021

North Central College has an endowment valued at about $119M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of North Central College declined 17.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $72.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.75M - Federal
  2. $37.6k - State
  3. $25.3k - Local

As of 2022, North Central College received $5.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $37.6k from state grants and contracts, and $25.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.1M
2022 Salaries
5.58%
growth from 2021

In 2022, North Central College paid a median of $35.1M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($86.2M) and a 5.58% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.8M
Instructional Salaries
176
Number of Employees

In 2022, North Central College paid a total of $14.8M to 176 employees working as instructors, which represents 42% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Central College were Assistant professor with 60 employees, Associate professor with 53 employees, and Professor with 52 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Central College were Management with 73 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Central College was Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, Female Associate professor with 37 employees, and Male Professor with 35 employees.

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

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