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

$23,045

Net Price

88%

Admitted

11%

Enrolled

62%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Northwest Nazarene University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,044. In 2021, there were 96 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #5 in Idaho and ranks #942 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

96

Total Enrollment

2,044

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Ranking for Northwest Nazarene University

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#5

Idaho Rank

Combining ranking factors for 7 schools that offer psychology degrees in Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University ranks #5.

#942

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Northwest Nazarene University ranks #942.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Northwest Nazarene University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Marriage and Family Therapy and Social Work.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
General Psychology11
Marriage and Family Therapy18
Social Work1453
Total Graduates2571
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,843 students applied to the Northwest Nazarene University. The university admitted 88% and 11% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Idaho universities is 7,219. On average, all Idaho institutions admit 84% and 24% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Northwest Nazarene University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 74%. Compared to all Idaho four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Northwest Nazarene University is 62%, compared to 49% for all Idaho universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 1%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare NNU to Idaho Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Northwest Nazarene University to the average of all Idaho 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.

NNU

2,843

Applicants

88%

Percent Admitted

11%

Percent Enrolled

74%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

62%

Graduation Rate

ID Colleges

7,219

Applicants

84%

Percent Admitted

24%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 97 or 52% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 91 or 48% part-time faculty members employed at Northwest Nazarene University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 97 or 52%.

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.

NNU

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

ID Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

54%

Percent Full-Time

46%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Northwest Nazarene University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $33,740, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,264.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $10,764 and the average cost for graduate fees is $200.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Northwest Nazarene 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 Northwest Nazarene University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,600
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,582
Total Living Expenses$12,182
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$33,740
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,264
Total Undergraduate Expenses$47,186
In-State, Graduate Tuition$10,764
In-State, Graduate Fees$200
Total Graduate Expenses$10,964
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Northwest Nazarene University is $23,045. 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 Northwest Nazarene University to all Idaho 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.

NNU

$47,186

Cost to Attend

$21,229

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$23,045

Net Price

ID Colleges

$23,972

Cost to Attend

$9,052

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,411

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 270 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,173 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $21,229.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,173$21,229
Pell Grants408$4,426
Federal Student Loans756$6,820
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Northwest Nazarene 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.

NNU

1,173

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

408

Number of Pell Grants

17%

Pell Grants

756

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

ID Colleges

5,769

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

2,949

Number of Pell Grants

26%

Pell Grants

2,660

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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