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IPEDS ID: 105330
OPE ID: 00108200
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Northern Arizona University
1900 S. Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132
General information:  (928) 523-9011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  26,594 (22,160 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty973616
Research and public service150
Total graduate assistants-465
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$948$944$944$9440.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,072$8,474$9,078$8,854-2.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,002$10,152$9,078$8,610-5.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$21,154$22,730$22,974$22,746-1.0%
Off Campus$23,084$24,408$22,974$22,502-2.1%
Off Campus with Family$13,082$14,256$13,896$13,8920.0%
On Campus$33,554$35,086$35,326$35,101-0.6%
Off Campus$35,484$36,764$35,326$34,857-1.3%
Off Campus with Family$25,482$26,612$26,248$26,2470.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$8,572
In-state fees$867
Out-of-state tuition$16,207
Out-of-state fees$867
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,41583%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,70566%$22,123,271$8,179
Federal grants1,51237%$6,694,112$4,427
Pell grants1,49837%$6,303,400$4,208
Other federal grants1654%$390,712$2,368
State/local government grant or scholarships2195%$513,814$2,346
Institutional grants or scholarships2,50961%$14,915,345$5,945
Student loan aid2,39559%$15,139,680$6,321
Federal student loans2,36758%$13,434,348$5,676
Other student loans1423%$1,705,332$12,009
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid113,82664%$99,875,474$7,224
Pell grants8,22338%$32,907,343$4,002
Federal student loans12,12756%$86,755,953$7,154
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$13,131$15,090$14,398
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,961$11,442$11,962
$30,001 – $48,000$9,891$11,855$12,893
$48,001 – $75,000$12,959$14,713$15,636
$75,001 – $110,000$16,637$17,229$18,280
$110,001 and more$17,499$18,008$19,619
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. 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.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment26,594
Undergraduate enrollment22,160
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,478
Graduate enrollment4,434
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 3%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 80%
25 and over: 20%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 61%
Out-of-state: 37%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 44%
Part-time: 56%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 67%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 42%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 41%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants33,98913,09120,898
Percent admitted91%89%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%17%14%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading470580
SAT Math470580
SAT Writing450560
ACT Composite2025
ACT English1925
ACT Math2026
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 72%
Part-time students: 44%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 49%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 31%
6-year: 52%
8-year: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 45%
Female: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 29%
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 11%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 56%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 44%
Non-resident alien: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies5----
American/United States Studies/Civilization0--1-
Women's Studies5---1
Category total10--11
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Behavior and Ethology0----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General154134--
Biomedical Sciences, General102----
Botany/Plant Biology0----
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology0----
Conservation Biology----0
Evolutionary Biology0----
Microbiology, General19----
Physiology, General0----
Wildlife Biology1----
Zoology/Animal Biology0----
Zoology/Animal Biology, Other0----
Category total27613400
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General200d28-4-
Business/Managerial Economics18--28-
Construction Management35----
Customer Service Management---12-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies---10-
Fashion Merchandising19----
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other---5-
Finance, General94----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General236d--18-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---10d
International Business/Trade/Commerce---1-
Investments and Securities---27-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management1d----
Management Information Systems, General37--30-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General68--0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-138d--9d
Tourism and Travel Services Management---0-
Category total782d166d-1399d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other3----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other4----
Public Relations/Image Management53--52-
Radio and Television43--1-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric296d-0-
Category total1916d-53-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science240---
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst4----
Category total280---
Art Teacher Education11----
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-29d---
Biology Teacher Education100---
Chemistry Teacher Education2----
Computer Teacher Education-49d---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-221d---
Curriculum and Instruction--12--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching758d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed----20d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----0d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-274d20-14
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship----34
Elementary Education and Teaching315120d-79-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education316---
French Language Teacher Education0----
German Language Teacher Education0----
Health Teacher Education10----
History Teacher Education18----
Mathematics Teacher Education1312d--2d
Music Teacher Education230---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0----
Physics Teacher Education1----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education37d--3
Secondary Education and Teaching-32---
Spanish Language Teacher Education78---
Special Education and Teaching, General13737--1
Speech Teacher Education0----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-12d---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-23--4d
Technical Teacher Education22d---2d
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0---0
Category total610d888d327980d
Civil Engineering, General341---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering350---
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2----
Engineering Science---0-
Engineering, General-7-0-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering191---
Mechanical Engineering970---
Category total1879-0-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-12---
English Language and Literature, General6836d-44-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other-5---
Literature, Other---0-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-13d--13d
Rhetoric and Composition1021d---
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other00---
Category total7887d-4413d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General3----
French Language and Literature2----
German Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature16----
Category total21-3--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer5----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling---1-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist61d----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-15d--5d
Physical Therapy/Therapist--47--
Public Health, General97d----
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-2d---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse212d17d---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-64-59d-
Category total375d98d4760d5d
History, General3962--
Category total3962--
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies1----
Category total1----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies1----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies9d----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-11---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies509d--6-
Category total519d11-6-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other-0---
Mathematics, General202---
Statistics, General-4---
Statistics, Other----2
Category total206--2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences---2-
Biological and Physical Sciences-3---
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis7d----
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies----2
Medieval and Renaissance Studies---0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General10----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0---0
Category total17d3-22
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science366---
Environmental Studies26----
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management---32-
Forest Sciences and Biology3433--
Forestry, General-7---
Natural Resources Management and Policy-12---
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management---22-
Category total9628354-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science890---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies68d--9d-
Category total157d0-9d-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies5----
Category total18----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General575---
Chemistry, Other0----
Geology/Earth Science, General249---
Geophysics and Seismology6----
Hydrology and Water Resources Science2----
Physical Sciences0----
Physical Sciences, Other9----
Physics, General1813---
Category total11927---
Educational Psychology-06--
Health/Medical Psychology-5---
Psychology, General198d11---
Psychology, Other----0
School Psychology-12---
Category total198d286-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General----18d
Public Administration-4---
Public Policy Analysis, General6---4d
Social Work53----
Category total594--22d
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other138d----
Category total138d----
Social Sciences
Economics, General4----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography48d--14d
Geography, Other----0
International Relations and Affairs28----
Political Science and Government, General5433--
Social Sciences, Other1----
Category total318d33d3-14d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9----
Art/Art Studies, General1----
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other0----
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics3--0-
Design and Visual Communications, General35----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General21----
Interior Design41----
Metal and Jewelry Arts6--0-
Music History, Literature, and Theory00---
Music Performance, General13---2
Music Theory and Composition-0---
Music, General49---
Music, Other-0---
Voice and Opera81---
Category total17010-12
Grand total4,4271,423100448150
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined8588
Swimming and Diving29
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1930 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/11/1973 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs4/6/2014 -  Pre-Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist6/4/1980 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs10/1/1989 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels11/13/1997 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels11/13/1997 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools(!)10/1/2009 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations14119387
Liquor law violations173263178
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10913064
Liquor law violations668184
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible71316
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault451
Motor vehicle theft222
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible71214
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault511
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate9.3%7.4%
Number in default443338
Number in repayment4,7324,567
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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