2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$16,059

Net Price

78%

Admitted

16%

Enrolled

59%

Graduation Rate

21/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Northern Arizona University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 28,711. In 2021, there were 620 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #3 in Arizona and ranks #626 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

620

Total Enrollment

28,711

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Northern Arizona University

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#3

Arizona Rank

Combining ranking factors for 11 schools that offer psychology degrees in Arizona, Northern Arizona University ranks #3.

#626

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Northern Arizona University ranks #626.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Northern Arizona University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology, School Psychology and Social Work. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and Educational Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology167
Educational Psychology7
General Psychology34512
School Psychology16
Social Work17443
Total Graduates5198714
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
  • Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 42,872 students applied to the Northern Arizona University. The university admitted 78% and 16% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Arizona universities is 22,516. On average, all Arizona institutions admit 76% and 33% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Northern Arizona University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 74%. Compared to all Arizona four or more years colleges, the percentage is 61%.

The overall graduation rate for Northern Arizona University is 59%, compared to 46% for all Arizona universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare NAU to Arizona Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Northern Arizona University to the average of all Arizona four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

NAU

42,872

Applicants

78%

Percent Admitted

16%

Percent Enrolled

74%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

59%

Graduation Rate

AZ Colleges

22,516

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

33%

Percent Enrolled

61%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

46%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 1,001 or 65% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 541 or 35% part-time faculty members employed at Northern Arizona University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 977 or 63%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

NAU

21 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

65%

Percent Full-Time

35%

Percent Part-Time

63%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

AZ Colleges

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

35%

Percent Full-Time

65%

Percent Part-Time

34%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Northern Arizona University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $10,381, and the average cost for books and supplies is $900.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $10,724 and the average cost for graduate fees is $831.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Northern Arizona University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Northern Arizona University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$11,338
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,720
Total Living Expenses$16,058
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$10,381
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$900
Total Undergraduate Expenses$27,339
In-State, Graduate Tuition$10,724
In-State, Graduate Fees$831
Total Graduate Expenses$11,555
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Northern Arizona University is $16,059. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Northern Arizona University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$10,520$10,836
$30,001 – $48,000$11,320$11,662
$48,001 – $75,000$14,142$14,736
$75,001 – $110,000$17,920$18,318
$110,001 and more$19,585$19,688
US Department of Education

Compare Northern Arizona University to all Arizona universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

NAU

$27,339

Cost to Attend

$9,701

Average Financial Aid

98%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,059

Net Price

AZ Colleges

$24,296

Cost to Attend

$6,642

Average Financial Aid

82%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,301

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 4,478 or 98%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 22,874 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,701.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid22,874$9,701
Pell Grants8,007$4,507
Federal Student Loans8,697$6,527
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Northern Arizona University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

NAU

22,874

Grant or Scholarship Aid

58%

Grants or Scholarships

8,007

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

8,697

Federal Student Loans

22%

Federal Student Loans

AZ Colleges

9,746

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

5,122

Number of Pell Grants

26%

Pell Grants

5,180

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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