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

$24,059

Net Price

89%

Admitted

17%

Enrolled

75%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Christopher Newport University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,584. In 2021, there were 174 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #12 in Virginia and ranks #400 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

174

Total Enrollment

4,584

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Christopher Newport University

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#12

Virginia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 40 schools that offer psychology degrees in Virginia, Christopher Newport University ranks #12.

#400

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Christopher Newport University ranks #400.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Christopher Newport University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology152
Social Work22
Total Graduates174
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 6,699 students applied to the Christopher Newport University. The university admitted 89% and 17% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Virginia universities is 9,148. On average, all Virginia institutions admit 75% and 20% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Christopher Newport University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 85%. Compared to all Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 76%.

The overall graduation rate for Christopher Newport University is 75%, compared to 60% for all Virginia universities.

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

Compare CNU to Virginia Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Christopher Newport University to the average of all Virginia 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.

CNU

6,699

Applicants

89%

Percent Admitted

17%

Percent Enrolled

85%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

75%

Graduation Rate

VA Colleges

9,148

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

76%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 286 or 63% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 165 or 37% part-time faculty members employed at Christopher Newport University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 282 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.

CNU

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

63%

Percent Full-Time

37%

Percent Part-Time

63%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

VA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

62%

Percent Full-Time

38%

Percent Part-Time

60%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Christopher Newport University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $9,100, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,320.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $7,614 and the average cost for graduate fees is $4,392.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Christopher Newport 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 Christopher Newport University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$11,760
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,792
Total Living Expenses$15,552
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$9,100
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,320
Total Undergraduate Expenses$25,972
In-State, Graduate Tuition$7,614
In-State, Graduate Fees$4,392
Total Graduate Expenses$12,006
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Christopher Newport University is $24,059. 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 Christopher Newport 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$15,560$21,160
$30,001 – $48,000$15,688$22,326
$48,001 – $75,000$20,863$24,953
$75,001 – $110,000$26,272$26,236
$110,001 and more$29,765$26,151
US Department of Education

Compare Christopher Newport University to all Virginia 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.

CNU

$25,972

Cost to Attend

$7,808

Average Financial Aid

77%

Percent Receiving Aid

$24,059

Net Price

VA Colleges

$39,837

Cost to Attend

$18,288

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,389

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 886 or 77%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,695 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $7,808.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,695$7,808
Pell Grants639$4,670
Federal Student Loans1,976$6,201
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Christopher Newport 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.

CNU

2,695

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

639

Number of Pell Grants

12%

Pell Grants

1,976

Federal Student Loans

37%

Federal Student Loans

VA Colleges

4,309

Grant or Scholarship Aid

47%

Grants or Scholarships

2,066

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

2,863

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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