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

$12,264

Net Price

89%

Admitted

19%

Enrolled

37%

Graduation Rate

15/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Norfolk State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 5,458. In 2021, there were 193 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #29 in Virginia and ranks #1195 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

193

Total Enrollment

5,458

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Norfolk State University

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#29

Virginia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 40 schools that offer psychology degrees in Virginia, Norfolk State University ranks #29.

#1195

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Norfolk State University ranks #1195.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Norfolk State University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Social Work. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology and Social Work are offered.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Clinical Psychology3
Counseling and Applied Psychology3
General Psychology96
Social Work44452
Total Graduates140458
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 6,490 students applied to the Norfolk State University. The university admitted 89% and 19% 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 Norfolk State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 66%. Compared to all Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 76%.

The overall graduation rate for Norfolk State University is 37%, compared to 60% for all Virginia universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 72%.

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

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Norfolk State 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.

NSU

6,490

Applicants

89%

Percent Admitted

19%

Percent Enrolled

66%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

37%

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 228 or 62% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 137 or 38% part-time faculty members employed at Norfolk State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 228 or 62%.

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.

NSU

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

62%

Percent Full-Time

38%

Percent Part-Time

62%

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 Norfolk State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $5,752, and the average cost for books and supplies is $2,235.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $8,820 and the average cost for graduate fees is $3,870.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Norfolk State 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 Norfolk State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,844
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,009
Total Living Expenses$14,853
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$5,752
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$2,235
Total Undergraduate Expenses$22,840
In-State, Graduate Tuition$8,820
In-State, Graduate Fees$3,870
Total Graduate Expenses$12,690
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Norfolk State University is $12,264. 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 Norfolk State 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$14,013$10,761
$30,001 – $48,000$15,321$10,890
$48,001 – $75,000$16,581$12,509
$75,001 – $110,000$18,741$16,244
$110,001 and more$26,439$20,480
US Department of Education

Compare Norfolk State 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.

NSU

$22,840

Cost to Attend

$13,946

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,264

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 900 or 92%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 4,254 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $13,946.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid4,254$13,946
Pell Grants3,132$4,885
Federal Student Loans3,234$7,191
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Norfolk State 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.

NSU

4,254

Grant or Scholarship Aid

40%

Grants or Scholarships

3,132

Number of Pell Grants

29%

Pell Grants

3,234

Federal Student Loans

30%

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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