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IPEDS ID: 105330
OPE ID: 00108200
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Northern Arizona University
1900 S. Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative Center, Room 200, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4092
General information:  (928) 523-9011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years 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:  27,705 (23,328 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,055589
Research and public service120
Total graduate assistants-496
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$944$944$944$1,0005.9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,474$9,078$8,854$9,0201.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,152$9,078$8,610$8,7922.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$22,730$22,974$22,746$24,8209.1%
Off Campus$24,408$22,974$22,502$24,82010.3%
Off Campus with Family$14,256$13,896$13,892$16,02815.4%
On Campus$35,086$35,326$35,101$37,3406.4%
Off Campus$36,764$35,326$34,857$37,3407.1%
Off Campus with Family$26,612$26,248$26,247$28,5488.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$8,284
In-state fees$348
Out-of-state tuition$17,069
Out-of-state fees$348
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid13,63384%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,04070%$26,689,960$8,780
Federal grants1,54636%$6,974,907$4,512
Pell grants1,53435%$6,498,808$4,237
Other federal grants3157%$476,099$1,511
State/local government grant or scholarships41810%$910,743$2,179
Institutional grants or scholarships2,87366%$18,804,310$6,545
Student loan aid2,40155%$15,007,221$6,250
Federal student loans2,36754%$12,942,186$5,468
Other student loans1794%$2,065,035$11,537
  • 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 aid114,25464%$108,067,494$7,582
Pell grants8,11537%$32,977,331$4,064
Federal student loans11,91354%$81,388,006$6,832
  • 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$15,090$14,398$12,946
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$11,442$11,962$10,553
$30,001 – $48,000$11,855$12,893$11,405
$48,001 – $75,000$14,713$15,636$14,461
$75,001 – $110,000$17,229$18,280$16,896
$110,001 and more$18,008$19,619$17,950
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment27,705
Undergraduate enrollment23,328
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,783
Graduate enrollment4,377
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%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: 20%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 5%
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: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 46%
Part-time: 54%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 14%
Enrolled in some distance education: 20%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 43%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 41%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants30,85512,32318,532
Percent admitted81%78%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%22%19%
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
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: 74%
Part-time students: 62%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 52%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 49%
8-year: 52%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 33%
6-year: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 46%
Female: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 34%
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 42%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 45%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 58%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 44%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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 Studies6----
Women's Studies5---6d
Category total11---6d
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General161d2012--
Biomedical Sciences, General106d----
Conservation Biology---50
Microbiology, General13----
Wildlife Biology0----
Category total280d201280
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General255d31-83d
Business/Managerial Economics27--295
Construction Management37----
Customer Service Management---8-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies---8-
Fashion Merchandising6----
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other---14-
Finance, General96d----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General261d--17-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---10
International Business/Trade/Commerce---6-
Investments and Securities---26-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management6d----
Management Information Systems, General33--232
Marketing/Marketing Management, General79--0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-125d--3d
Tourism and Travel Services Management---3d-
Category total872d156d-150d14d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other6----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other37----
Public Relations/Image Management34--44-
Radio and Television43--0-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3712d-1-
Category total23912d-45-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science210---
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst6----
Category total270---
Art Teacher Education15----
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-50d---
Biology Teacher Education80---
Chemistry Teacher Education5----
Computer Teacher Education-42d---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-181d---
Curriculum and Instruction--4--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching750d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed----12d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-236d29-13
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship----38d
Elementary Education and Teaching26991d-67-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education376---
French Language Teacher Education0----
German Language Teacher Education0----
Health Teacher Education6----
History Teacher Education20----
Mathematics Teacher Education187d--0
Music Teacher Education270---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1----
Physics Teacher Education1----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education46d--9d
Secondary Education and Teaching-9d---
Spanish Language Teacher Education57---
Special Education and Teaching, General18622--0
Speech Teacher Education0----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-6d---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-11d---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-24d--2d
Technical Teacher Education23d--1d3d
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0---0
Category total632d748d3368d77d
Civil Engineering, General320---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering430---
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2----
Engineering Science---0-
Engineering, General-11-0-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering281---
Mechanical Engineering100d1---
Category total205d13-0-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-14---
English Language and Literature, General7446d-701
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other-6---
Literature, Other---0-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-14d--12d
Rhetoric and Composition420d---
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other00---
Category total78100d-7013d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General4----
French Language and Literature1----
German Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature22----
Category total28-2--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer8----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling---1d-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist65d----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-18d--7d
Nursing Practice--11d--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--45--
Physician Assistant-17---
Public Health, General125d----
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse322d12d---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-80d-56d21d
Category total520d127d56d57d28d
History, General3452--
Category total3452--
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies5----
Category total5----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies3d----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-18---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies572d--8-
Category total575d18-8-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other-0---
Mathematics, General313---
Statistics, General-3---
Statistics, Other----1
Category total316--1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences---8-
Biological and Physical Sciences-0---
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis8d----
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies----2d
Medieval and Renaissance Studies---0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General29----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0---0
Category total37d0-82d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science338---
Environmental Studies32----
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management---39d3d
Forest Sciences and Biology4751--
Forestry, General-5---
Natural Resources Management and Policy-8d---
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management---33-
Category total11226d172d3d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science980---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies85d--5d1d
Category total183d0-5d1d
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies5----
Category total12----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General44d6---
Geology/Earth Science, General2712---
Geophysics and Seismology2----
Hydrology and Water Resources Science1----
Physical Sciences2----
Physical Sciences, Other7----
Physics, General104---
Category total100d22---
Educational Psychology-0d6d--
Health/Medical Psychology-0---
Psychology, General251d10---
Psychology, Other----0
School Psychology-16---
Category total251d26d6d-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General----10d
Public Administration2d5d---
Public Policy Analysis, General1d---2d
Social Work65----
Category total68d5d--12d
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other117d----
Category total117d----
Social Sciences
Economics, General3----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography014d--4
Geography, Other----0
International Relations and Affairs27----
Political Science and Government, General5523--
Social Sciences, Other3----
Category total371d51d3-4
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5----
Art/Art Studies, General4----
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other0----
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics2--0-
Design and Visual Communications, General38----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General25d----
Interior Design34----
Metal and Jewelry Arts3--0-
Music History, Literature, and Theory00---
Music Performance, General19---2
Music Theory and Composition-0---
Music, General610---
Voice and Opera40---
Category total172d10-02
Grand total4,9601,345115491163
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1004
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 113
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 55
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 43
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,825
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,490
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,553
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,140
Full-time students: 76%
Part-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined113115
Swimming and Diving31
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 (PT) - 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 (SLP) - 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
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels4/22/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on 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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1938771
Liquor law violations263178115
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1306449
Liquor law violations818439
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible131614
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault516
Motor vehicle theft220
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible121410
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault115
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 Year201220112010
Default rate7.3%10.2%9.3%
Number in default463567443
Number in repayment6,3365,5134,732
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