Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 23,772
Graduate Enrollment: 4,549
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 78.35%

Male/Female: 36% / 64% (2017)

First generation college students: 38.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 12.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2014 Median Admit SAT: 1,050


2014 Median Admit ACT: 23


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 57.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 34.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 23.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 16.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 56.0%
Black: 3.1%
Hispanic: 26.1%
Asian: 2.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 2.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.3%
2+ races: 5.7%
Non-resident alien: 1.7%
Unknown race: 2.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $28,480
In-State tuition: $11,896
Out-of-State tuition: $26,642

Estimated books and supplies: $900 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,338 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,720 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,914 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,720 (2022)

Average Family Income: $73,245 (2017)
Median Family Income: $41,212 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 31.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 34.5%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $201 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,836
$30k-48k $11,662
$48k-75k $14,736
$75k-110k $18,318
$110k+ $19,688

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 45%
6-year graduation rate: 59%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $13,452 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 63.7% (2015)
@3 year 68.6% (2017)
@5 year 71.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 43.3% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 46.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $41,673 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,995 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 2
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 93 $21,333 $224 $28,705 ($2,392) $38,200 ($3,183)
Bachelor's Degree Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. 8
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer Systems Analysis. 13 $56,676 ($4,723)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 42 $27,000 $281 $72,400 ($6,033) $101,304 ($8,442)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 3
Master's Degree Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education. 26 $341 $47,058 ($3,922) $55,260 ($4,605)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 16
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 273 $352 $54,797 ($4,566) $62,658 ($5,222)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 24 $432 $83,178 ($6,932) $103,326 ($8,611)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 50 $394 $56,354 ($4,696)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 12
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 20 $18,665 $197 $17,422 ($1,452) $22,401 ($1,867)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 2
Master's Degree Public Administration. 6
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 110 $23,000 $213 $43,515 ($3,626) $44,690 ($3,724)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 55 $391 $48,332 ($4,028) $50,960 ($4,247)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 30 $269 $51,078 ($4,257)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 124 $379 $46,503 ($3,875) $52,381 ($4,365)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 51 $18,700 $187 $44,176 ($3,681) $45,966 ($3,831)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 335 $18,500 $176 $41,051 ($3,421) $43,754 ($3,646)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 70 $349 $47,879 ($3,990) $47,520 ($3,960)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 139 $22,009 $217 $41,576 ($3,465) $48,053 ($4,004)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 80 $264 $51,388 ($4,282) $57,634 ($4,803)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 2
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 14
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 61 $28,000 $267 $64,843 ($5,404) $72,348 ($6,029)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 78 $20,500 $207 $70,883 ($5,907) $86,613 ($7,218)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Engineering Science. 1
Doctoral Degree Engineering Science. 6
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 32 $27,000 $286 $58,943 ($4,912) $69,436 ($5,786)
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 198 $24,409 $248 $62,201 ($5,183) $76,817 ($6,401)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 35 $20,500 $217 $36,520 ($3,043)
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 21 $20,000 $207 $27,947 ($2,329) $44,389 ($3,699)
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma English Language and Literature, General. 58 $18,712 $197 $25,612 ($2,134) $33,932 ($2,828)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 73 $19,250 $178 $25,987 ($2,166) $32,354 ($2,696)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 1 $62,549 ($5,212)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 45 $345 $44,372 ($3,698) $48,870 ($4,073)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 10
Master's Degree English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. 16 $42,928 ($3,577)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 5
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 546 $21,600 $152 $39,072 ($3,256) $48,759 ($4,063)
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 9 $41,053 ($3,421)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 389 $20,500 $217 $31,359 ($2,613) $45,255 ($3,771)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 19 $41,267 ($3,439)
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 28 $24,000 $246 $33,814 ($2,818) $54,270 ($4,523)
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Biotechnology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 38 $19,468 $186 $40,624 ($3,385) $53,204 ($4,434)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 3
Master's Degree Statistics. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Statistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 77 $26,899 $269 $29,727 ($2,477) $41,950 ($3,496)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Behavioral Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis. 24 $21,125 $224 $21,941 ($1,828) $48,312 ($4,026)
Master's Degree Sustainability Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 72 $21,500 $215 $33,178 ($2,765) $39,256 ($3,271)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 28 $31,943 ($2,662)
Master's Degree Music. 13
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 138 $19,650 $191 $28,677 ($2,390) $48,117 ($4,010)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 11
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 75 $21,500 $213 $35,193 ($2,933) $55,676 ($4,640)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 3
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 24 $22,000 $225 $38,085 ($3,174) $43,116 ($3,593)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 11
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 14
Master's Degree Physics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences, Other. 17 $55,725 ($4,644)
Bachelor's Degree Science Technologies/Technicians, Other. 76 $22,918 $212 $40,104 ($3,342) $48,142 ($4,012)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 286 $22,492 $218 $32,215 ($2,685) $40,983 ($3,415)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 10
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 9 $424 $59,218 ($4,935) $63,092 ($5,258)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminal Justice and Corrections. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Homeland Security. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Services, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 143 $20,500 $212 $35,281 ($2,940) $40,193 ($3,349)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 40 $21,819 $231 $26,254 ($2,188) $31,358 ($2,613)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 18 $32,524 ($2,710) $60,847 ($5,071)
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 288 $20,000 $207 $34,600 ($2,883) $46,048 ($3,837)
Master's Degree Criminology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 11
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 7
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 27 $20,632 $206 $27,306 ($2,276) $38,171 ($3,181)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 63 $19,500 $207 $34,558 ($2,880) $48,198 ($4,017)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 76 $25,000 $246 $27,837 ($2,320) $40,974 ($3,415)
Master's Degree Sociology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 83 $23,245 $247 $33,526 ($2,794) $45,404 ($3,784)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 26 $21,966 $233 $23,770 ($1,981) $35,429 ($2,952)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 12 $19,000 $210 $28,747 ($2,396) $38,243 ($3,187)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 81 $20,192 $203 $29,161 ($2,430) $45,902 ($3,825)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 68 $469 $65,445 ($5,454) $66,998 ($5,583)
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 59 $26,169 $218 $53,667 ($4,472) $61,482 ($5,124)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 67 $824 $95,991 ($7,999) $110,912 ($9,243)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 249 $24,250 $214 $38,789 ($3,232) $50,875 ($4,240)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 120
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 558 $24,276 $198 $67,616 ($5,635) $75,641 ($6,303)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 51 $484 $103,953 ($8,663) $109,998 ($9,167)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 14 $32,665 ($2,722) $64,539 ($5,378)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 342 $20,500 $196 $44,418 ($3,702) $53,570 ($4,464)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 135 $347 $63,320 ($5,277) $77,756 ($6,480)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 79 $19,450 $201 $48,175 ($4,015) $66,027 ($5,502)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business/Managerial Economics. 25 $21,367 $225 $45,030 ($3,753) $56,818 ($4,735)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 29 $23,021 $240 $42,533 ($3,544) $54,368 ($4,531)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Finance and Financial Management Services. 68 $20,594 $217 $51,038 ($4,253) $77,930 ($6,494)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 173 $20,594 $216 $50,932 ($4,244) $62,091 ($5,174)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 34 $16,930 $183 $37,516 ($3,126) $50,614 ($4,218)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 217 $20,046 $199 $36,910 ($3,076) $44,293 ($3,691)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Resources Management and Services. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Business. 11
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Management Information Systems and Services. 45 $21,750 $229 $47,068 ($3,922) $64,207 ($5,351)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 98 $25,000 $228 $49,271 ($4,106) $67,506 ($5,626)
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Marketing. 25 $18,500 $196 $36,727 ($3,061)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 137 $21,500 $217 $44,610 ($3,718) $60,561 ($5,047)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Management. 40 $23,700 $239 $71,300 ($5,942) $82,187 ($6,849)
Bachelor's Degree History. 40 $21,250 $221 $24,080 ($2,007) $43,992 ($3,666)
Master's Degree History. 3
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 14
Master's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Forestry. 41 $20,923 $237 $34,218 ($2,852) $50,131 ($4,178)
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 28 $22,698 $241 $29,338 ($2,445) $49,879 ($4,157)
Master's Degree Forestry. 13 $51,103 ($4,259)
Doctoral Degree Forestry. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 38 $20,000 $216 $27,337 ($2,278) $39,645 ($3,304)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 51 $19,375 $186 $38,239 ($3,187) $40,253 ($3,354)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 13 $49,322 ($4,110)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Communication and Media Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 27 $18,062 $191 $32,850 ($2,738) $37,816 ($3,151)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 48 $25,935 $266 $23,036 ($1,920) $38,276 ($3,190)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 5 $46,191 ($3,849) $62,001 ($5,167)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 153 $21,625 $217 $35,041 ($2,920) $47,861 ($3,988)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $80,127
Full time faculty: 65%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 21.0

School's endowment start of year: $203,671,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $272,227,419 (2022)