Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,578
Graduate Enrollment: 14,261
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 92.5%

Male/Female: 25% / 75% (2017)

First generation college students: 37.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 10.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.8% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,187
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1040 - 1310

2022 Median Admit ACT: 25
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 30

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 68.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 45.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 31.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 21.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 25.9%
Black: 14.5%
Hispanic: 36.5%
Asian: 11.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.7%
Non-resident alien: 4.8%
Unknown race: 3.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $50,279
In-State tuition: $34,570
Out-of-State tuition: $34,570

Estimated books and supplies: $2,112 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $14,134 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,120 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,383 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,120 (2022)

Average Family Income: $61,039 (2017)
Median Family Income: $31,002 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 39.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 45.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $24,250 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $257 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $21,875
$30k-48k $24,317
$48k-75k $26,703
$75k-110k $28,324
$110k+ $29,072

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 51%
6-year graduation rate: 61%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $24,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,000 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,372 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 52.9% (2015)
@3 year 61.5% (2017)
@5 year 65.0% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 35.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 38.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $60,914 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $61,375 (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 Education, General. 9
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 2
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 23 $700 $46,015 ($3,835) $57,022 ($4,752)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 3
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 3
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 8
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1
Master's Degree Information Science/Studies. 76 $677 $78,827 ($6,569) $96,013 ($8,001)
Doctoral Degree Information Science/Studies. 20 $123,765 ($10,314) $145,368 ($12,114)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 6
Master's Degree Computer Science. 22 $98,378 ($8,198) $123,513 ($10,293)
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 9
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 12
Doctoral Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 3
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 402 $1,621 $69,632 ($5,803) $78,376 ($6,531)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 125 $689 $49,141 ($4,095) $64,930 ($5,411)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 47
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 3
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 35 $1,431 $45,678 ($3,807) $48,527 ($4,044)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 1
Bachelor's Degree Legal Support Services. 2
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 16 $47,061 ($3,922) $54,006 ($4,501)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 3 $44,663 ($3,722)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 22 $45,694 ($3,808) $59,486 ($4,957)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 3
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 8
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 96 $840 $49,841 ($4,153) $53,504 ($4,459)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 13 $52,126 ($4,344) $47,336 ($3,945)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 15
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Education, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 3
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 9
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 64 $583 $46,406 ($3,867) $53,818 ($4,485)
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 8 $54,072 ($4,506)
First Professional Degree Law. 234 $1,848 $54,987 ($4,582) $80,385 ($6,699)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 57 $622 $65,466 ($5,456) $74,254 ($6,188)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Legal Support Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 21 $31,000 $318 $42,304 ($3,525)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 11
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 186 $21,750 $224 $23,354 ($1,946) $45,275 ($3,773)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 7
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 72 $16,761
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 24 $23,549 $217 $29,204 ($2,434)
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 27 $775 $44,116 ($3,676) $54,806 ($4,567)
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 17 $15,353 $163
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 3
Master's Degree Gerontology. 3
Master's Degree Dispute Resolution. 16
Doctoral Degree Dispute Resolution. 22 $1,638 $72,069 ($6,006)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dispute Resolution. 13
Master's Degree Marine Sciences. 5
Master's Degree Social Work. 29 $688 $43,145 ($3,595) $43,950 ($3,663)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 40 $24,560 $246 $21,943 ($1,829) $37,795 ($3,150)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 6
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 4
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 53 $23,000 $207 $28,286 ($2,357) $41,499 ($3,458)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 25 $576 $35,583 ($2,965) $52,425 ($4,369)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 3
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 257 $816 $44,937 ($3,745) $53,399 ($4,450)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 9 $62,063 ($5,172) $90,831 ($7,569)
First Professional Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 63
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 13
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 16 $43,264 ($3,605)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 47 $583 $47,714 ($3,976) $53,203 ($4,434)
Doctoral Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 19 $1,221 $84,178 ($7,015)
Master's Degree Homeland Security. 5 $79,323 ($6,610)
Bachelor's Degree Human Services, General. 5
Master's Degree Public Administration. 25 $700 $49,237 ($4,103) $62,289 ($5,191)
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate International Relations and National Security Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 8
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 1
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 6
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 7
Bachelor's Degree Music. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 14 $60,464 ($5,039)
Master's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 28 $702 $66,544 ($5,545) $68,989 ($5,749)
Doctoral Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 65 $903 $85,680 ($7,140) $103,238 ($8,603)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 2
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 229 $1,049 $59,775 ($4,981) $57,635 ($4,803)
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 26
First Professional Degree Dentistry. 125
Master's Degree Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences. 21
Graduate/Professional Certificate Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences. 39 $2,714 $211,461 ($17,622) $179,673 ($14,973)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 18 $30,000 $305
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 2
Master's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 63 $2,194 $177,597 ($14,800) $171,009 ($14,251)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 54 $32,250 $322 $60,798 ($5,067)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 242 $1,560 $105,802 ($8,817) $120,051 ($10,004)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 154 $901 $41,731 ($3,478) $47,717 ($3,976)
Doctoral Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 35 $2,492 $67,237 ($5,603) $76,348 ($6,362)
First Professional Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 6
First Professional Degree Optometry. 104
First Professional Degree Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy. 233
Doctoral Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 7 $2,389 $94,328 ($7,861) $125,461 ($10,455)
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 247
Master's Degree Public Health. 79 $581 $60,586 ($5,049) $67,863 ($5,655)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 51 $1,041 $65,307 ($5,442) $70,060 ($5,838)
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 55 $1,616 $69,988 ($5,832) $75,551 ($6,296)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 115
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 24 $917 $77,268 ($6,439) $87,735 ($7,311)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Medical Illustration and Informatics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 360 $31,000 $278 $66,859 ($5,572) $73,951 ($6,163)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 184 $798 $94,405 ($7,867) $103,665 ($8,639)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 12 $123,406 ($10,284)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 66 $27,000 $270 $42,819 ($3,568) $51,285 ($4,274)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 642 $631 $61,079 ($5,090) $71,855 ($5,988)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 11 $67,990 ($5,666)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 92 $555 $70,939 ($5,912) $76,940 ($6,412)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 18 $24,028 $244 $35,302 ($2,942) $65,380 ($5,448)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 25 $700 $59,723 ($4,977) $65,007 ($5,417)
Master's Degree International Business. 2 $71,911 ($5,993)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 3
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 16 $56,567 ($4,714)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Marketing. 3
Master's Degree Real Estate. 18 $601
Master's Degree Taxation. 24 $540 $85,029 ($7,086) $83,545 ($6,962)
Bachelor's Degree History. 2
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 13
Master's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 7 $56,415 ($4,701)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 14 $41,255 ($3,438)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 10
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 23 $583 $66,273 ($5,523) $80,708 ($6,726)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $94,608
Full time faculty: 41%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 17.0

School's endowment start of year: $174,151,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $226,994,000 (2022)