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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:  29,021 (25,115 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher 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
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,068553
Research and public service110
Total graduate assistants-512
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$944$944$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,078$8,854$9,020$9,1321.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,078$8,610$8,792$8,9121.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$22,974$22,746$24,820$25,3402.1%
Off Campus$22,974$22,502$24,820$25,3402.1%
Off Campus with Family$13,896$13,892$16,028$16,4282.5%
On Campus$35,326$35,101$37,340$38,3302.7%
Off Campus$35,326$34,857$37,340$38,3302.7%
Off Campus with Family$26,248$26,247$28,548$29,4183.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$8,691
In-state fees$380
Out-of-state tuition$17,802
Out-of-state fees$380
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid13,74786%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,15972%$30,385,101$9,619
Federal grants1,62137%$7,484,543$4,617
Pell grants1,60437%$6,962,164$4,341
Other federal grants2766%$522,379$1,893
State/local government grant or scholarships2816%$689,710$2,454
Institutional grants or scholarships2,81264%$22,210,848$7,899
Student loan aid2,43255%$15,377,774$6,323
Federal student loans2,40555%$13,666,284$5,682
Other student loans1483%$1,711,490$11,564
  • 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 aid114,98164%$122,497,008$8,177
Pell grants8,57437%$35,126,759$4,097
Federal student loans12,07752%$84,011,045$6,956
  • 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$14,398$13,538$14,615
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$11,962$10,553$11,930
$30,001 – $48,000$12,893$11,405$12,117
$48,001 – $75,000$15,636$14,461$14,837
$75,001 – $110,000$18,280$16,896$18,140
$110,001 and more$19,619$17,950$19,416
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment29,021
Undergraduate enrollment25,115
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,189
Graduate enrollment3,906
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 3%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 22%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 78%
25 and over: 22%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 62%
Out-of-state: 36%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 48%
Part-time: 52%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 62%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 46%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 42%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants28,93711,36017,577
Percent admitted77%73%80%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%23%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
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: 56%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
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 2007]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 49%
8-year: 51%
[Began in Fall 2009]
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 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 47%
Female: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 22%
Asian: 55%
Black or African American: 48%
Hispanic/Latino: 43%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 40%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 60%
Non-resident alien: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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 Studies2---3d
Category total8---3d
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General155d144--
Biomedical Sciences, General137d----
Conservation Biology---40
Microbiology, General29----
Category total321d14450
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General246d40-92d
Business/Managerial Economics22--240
Construction Management33----
Customer Service Management---28-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies---10-
Fashion Merchandising0----
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other---19-
Finance, General115d----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General230d--19-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---00
International Business/Trade/Commerce---18-
Investments and Securities---21-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management9d----
Management Information Systems, General47--320
Marketing/Marketing Management, General96--0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-124d--11d
Tourism and Travel Services Management---3d-
Category total879d164d-195d13d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other3d----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other73----
Public Relations/Image Management23--48-
Radio and Television56--0-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3613d-0-
Category total236d13d-48-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science290---
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst9----
Category total380---
Art Teacher Education19----
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-27d---
Biology Teacher Education50---
Chemistry Teacher Education0----
Computer Teacher Education-31d---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-140d---
Curriculum and Instruction--7--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching538d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed----16d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-259d17-9
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship----27d
Elementary Education and Teaching21981d-54-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education325---
French Language Teacher Education0----
German Language Teacher Education0----
Health Teacher Education12----
History Teacher Education17----
Mathematics Teacher Education107d--1
Music Teacher Education251---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0----
Physics Teacher Education2----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education49d--5d
Secondary Education and Teaching-6d---
Spanish Language Teacher Education38---
Special Education and Teaching, General19418d--0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-8d---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-9d---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-19--2d
Technical Teacher Education21d--0d1d
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0---0
Category total568d666d2454d63d
Civil Engineering, General441---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering380---
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0----
Engineering Science---3-
Engineering, General-7-0-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering221---
Mechanical Engineering119d0---
Category total223d9-3-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-12---
English Language and Literature, General5021d-530
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other-5---
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-13d--9d
Rhetoric and Composition025d---
Category total5076d-539d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General4----
French Language and Literature0----
German Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature13----
Category total18-8--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer13----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling---3d-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist56d----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-18d--2d
Health Services Administration----1
Nursing Practice--7d--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--68--
Physician Assistant-27---
Public Health, General149d----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse411d12d---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-61d-72d0d
Category total629d118d75d75d3d
History, General40100--
Category total40100--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management---3-
Category total---3-
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies7----
Category total7----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1d----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies553d--3-
Category total554d0-3-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General278---
Statistics, General-4---
Statistics, Other----2
Category total2712--2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences---7-
Biological and Physical Sciences-0---
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis7d----
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies----2d
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General34----
Sustainability Studies-12---
Category total41d12-72d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science282---
Environmental Studies35----
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management---35d0d
Forest Sciences and Biology3463--
Forestry, General-2---
Natural Resources Management and Policy-4d---
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management---23-
Category total9714d358d0d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1040---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies70d--4d0d
Category total174d0-4d0d
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1----
Category total16----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General51d3---
Geology/Earth Science, General3014---
Geophysics and Seismology0----
Hydrology and Water Resources Science1----
Physical Sciences0----
Physical Sciences, Other11----
Physics, General165---
Category total113d22---
Educational Psychology-011d--
Psychology, General244d12---
School Psychology-7---
Category total244d1911d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General----4d
Public Administration2d10---
Public Policy Analysis, General1---1d
Social Work40----
Category total43d10--5d
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other98d----
Category total98d----
Social Sciences
Economics, General0----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography09d--1d
International Relations and Affairs22----
Political Science and Government, General5542--
Social Sciences, Other1----
Category total372d53d2-1d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1----
Art/Art Studies, General0----
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics1--0-
Design and Visual Communications, General37----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General23d----
Fine/Studio Arts, General16----
Interior Design41----
Metal and Jewelry Arts0--0-
Music Performance, General12---2
Music, General48---
Voice and Opera30---
Category total168d8-02
Grand total4,9641,220127508103
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
  • NAU is a signatory for both: 1)Executive Order 13607 -- Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members 2)Department of Defense Voluntary Education Memorandum of Understanding #3
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 623
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 68
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 49
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 34
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: $6,844
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,749
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,630
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,118
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
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined122121
Swimming and Diving27
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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations877171
Liquor law violations17811569
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations644939
Liquor law violations843923
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1614
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault1610
Motor vehicle theft202
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1410
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault155
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate6.7%7.3%10.2%
Number in default450463567
Number in repayment6,7086,3365,513
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)