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

$29,924

Net Price

100%

Admitted

20%

Enrolled

34%

Graduation Rate

9/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Naropa University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 964. In 2021, there were 226 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #14 in Colorado and ranks #1285 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

226

Total Enrollment

964

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Naropa University

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#14

Colorado Rank

Combining ranking factors for 16 schools that offer psychology degrees in Colorado, Naropa University ranks #14.

#1285

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Naropa University ranks #1285.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Naropa University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology96
Counseling Psychology96
General Psychology34
Total Graduates34192
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 148 students applied to the Naropa University. The university admitted 100% and 20% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Colorado universities is 12,853. On average, all Colorado institutions admit 83% and 20% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Naropa University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 54%. Compared to all Colorado four or more years colleges, the percentage is 71%.

The overall graduation rate for Naropa University is 34%, compared to 53% for all Colorado universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 123%.

  • Credits Accepted: Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare NU to Colorado Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Naropa University to the average of all Colorado 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.

NU

148

Applicants

100%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

54%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

34%

Graduation Rate

CO Colleges

12,853

Applicants

83%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

71%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

53%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 62 or 29% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 155 or 71% part-time faculty members employed at Naropa University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 62 or 29%.

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.

NU

9 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

29%

Percent Full-Time

71%

Percent Part-Time

29%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

CO Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Naropa University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $34,400, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,256.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $19,556 and the average cost for graduate fees is $200.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Naropa 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 Naropa University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,516
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,626
Total Living Expenses$15,142
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$34,400
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,256
Total Undergraduate Expenses$50,798
In-State, Graduate Tuition$19,556
In-State, Graduate Fees$200
Total Graduate Expenses$19,756
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Naropa University is $29,924. 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.

Compare Naropa University to all Colorado 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.

NU

$50,798

Cost to Attend

$22,874

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$29,924

Net Price

CO Colleges

$33,618

Cost to Attend

$13,144

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,516

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 24 or 92%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 278 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $22,874.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid278$22,874
Pell Grants164$5,086
Federal Student Loans168$9,896
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Naropa 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.

NU

278

Grant or Scholarship Aid

46%

Grants or Scholarships

164

Number of Pell Grants

27%

Pell Grants

168

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

CO Colleges

4,989

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

2,046

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

2,640

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

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