North Park University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,350
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,029
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.23%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
68%
5,039 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,660
69.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
55%
198 Graduates

About

North Park University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at North Park University were General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (64 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (34 degrees).

In 2022, 684 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Park University. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (301 degrees), 1.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (165 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Park University is $33,350, which is $9,354 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at North Park University is $33,350, which is $9,354 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 $19,029.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending North Park University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$33,350
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at North Park University was $33,350. The cost of tuition at North Park University is $9,354 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,029
2022 Value
6.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 North Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,029. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of North Park University grew by 6.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,125
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Park University was of $10,125 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.21% 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

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at North Park University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.23%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at North Park University was 1.23%, which represents 10 out of the 816 total borrowers.

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Admissions

North Park University received 5,039 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 24.3% annual growth. Out of those 5,039 applicants, 3,427 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68% acceptance rate.

There were 2,660 students enrolled at North Park University in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Park University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,427
Accepted Out of 5,039

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Park University was 68% (3,427 admissions from 5,039 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 67.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 24.3%, while admissions grew by 25.9%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2021)
88
Scores Submitted (2021)

19% of enrolled first-time students at North Park University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Park University had a total enrollment of 2,660 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at North Park University is 1,851 students and the part-time enrollment is 809. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at North Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.3% White, 27.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 8.12% Asian, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.226% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at North Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (21.1%), followed by White Female (18.4%) and White Male (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.8%), followed by White Male (16.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Park University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,660 students. The full-time enrollment at North Park University is 1,851 and the part-time enrollment is 809. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at North Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 Park University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), North Park 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
    966 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    728 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    268 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at North Park University is 36.3% White, 27.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 8.12% Asian, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.226% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.226% 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, 158 students (5.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 128 more women than men received degrees from North Park University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Park University is white (301 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (165 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Park University is General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (64 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (34 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at North Park University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (84 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), and Education (124 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Park University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,700,041 people), Secondary school teachers (518,832 people), Physicians (446,791 people), Education administrators (319,805 people), and Other managers (279,183 people).

The most specialized majors at North Park University in 2022 are Theology (84 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Education (124 degrees), Psychology (49 degrees), and Biology (41 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 Park University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (84 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Education (124 degrees), Psychology (49 degrees), and Biology (41 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 Park University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,143,372 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (742,945 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (626,051 people), Outpatient care centers (301,569 people), and Offices of physicians (261,349 people).

The most specialized majors at North Park University are Theology (84 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Education (124 degrees), Psychology (49 degrees), and Biology (41 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 Park University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Park University was General Business Administration & Management with 93 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

278
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
406
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 278 degrees were awarded to men at North Park University, which is 0.685 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (406).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at North Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at North Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 66 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 42% of students graduating from North Park University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (73.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at North Park University is Female and White (73.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    301 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    165 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Park University is white (301 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (165 degrees).

6.87% 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
    197 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Park University is white female (197 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (104 degrees).

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Operations

North Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $99.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.38%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, North Park University had a total salary expenditure of 63.2M. North Park University employs 44 Professors, 30 Assistant professors and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at North Park University are Male Professor (28), Female Assistant professor (21), and Female Associate professor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Park University are: Management, with 89 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 46 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

Endowment

$99.5M
2022 Endowment
4.8%
growth from 2021

North Park University has an endowment valued at about $99.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of North Park University grew 4.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $52.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$26.4M
2022 Salaries
9.27%
decline from 2021

In 2022, North Park University paid a median of $26.4M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($63.2M) and a 9.27% decline 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

$7.01M
Instructional Salaries
100
Number of Employees

In 2022, North Park University paid a total of $7.01M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
89 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Park University were Professor with 44 employees, Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Park University were Management with 89 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 46 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Park University was Male Professor with 28 employees, Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 17 employees.

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