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 Northwest University

Northwest University - Kirkland, WA

5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

General information:(425)822-8266
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,558(1,294 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
27
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
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $21,994 $23,004 $23,400 -2%
Out-of-state $21,994 $23,004 $23,400 -2%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,724 $6,724 $6,884 -2%
Other $2,050 $2,050 $2,050 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,800 $6,800 $6,800 0%
Other $2,960 $2,960 $2,960 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,690 $2,690 $2,690 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $31,768 $32,778 $33,334 -3%
Off Campus $32,754 $33,764 $34,160 -3%
Off Campus with Family $25,684 $26,694 $27,090 -4%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,768 $32,778 $33,334 -3%
Off Campus $32,754 $33,764 $34,160 -3%
Off Campus with Family $25,684 $26,694 $27,090 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $23,030
In-state fees $340
Out-of-state tuition $23,030
Out-of-state fees $340
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $14,562
In-state fee $255
Out-of-state tuition $14,562
Out-of-state fees $255
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 169 98% --
Grant or scholarship aid 169 98% $2,064,292 $12,215
Federal grants 73 42% $340,979 $4,671
Pell grants 73 42% $301,793 $4,134
Other federal grants 61 35% $39,186 $642
State/local government grant or scholarships 25 15% $166,941 $6,678
Institutional grants or scholarships 155 90% $1,556,372 $10,041
Student loan aid 125 73% $1,211,915 $9,695
Federal student loans 125 73% $1,028,661 $8,229
Other student loans 12 7% $183,254 $15,271
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,076 94% $12,194,682 $11,333
Pell grants 456 40% $1,730,414 $3,795
Federal student loans 810 71% $7,021,083 $8,668

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,558
Undergraduate enrollment 1,294
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 188
Graduate enrollment 264
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$75

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 704 218 486
Percent admitted 62% 58% 63%
Percent admitted who enrolled 58% 29% 24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 133 78%
ACT 61 36%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 450 590
SAT Math 450 570
SAT Writing 440 560
ACT Composite 19 26
ACT English 19 26
ACT Math 18 25
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 38 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NAIA Division IIMenWomen
Basketball 1412
Soccer 2731
Track and Field, Outdoor 916
Track and Field, X-Country 811
Volleyball -11

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/01/1973 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/20/2002 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 002
Burglary 031
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3.4%
Number in default14
Number in repayment402

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00378300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1----
Category total1----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting and Finance9----
Business Administration and Management, General717---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other16----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5----
Category total3717---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other4----
Organizational Communication, General14----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5----
Category total23----
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education1----
Education, General-43---
Elementary Education and Teaching13----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education3----
Mathematics Teacher Education0----
Music Teacher Education1----
Secondary Education and Teaching0----
Social Studies Teacher Education2----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--61-
Category total204361-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General11----
Category total11----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other----1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse25----
Category total25---1
History Colleges
History, General3----
Category total3----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies6---2
Category total6---2
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1----
Category total1----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1----
Category total1----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science1----
Category total1----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General3----
Category total3----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Christian Studies---0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other2----
Religion/Religious Studies----0
Category total2--00
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-22---
Psychology, General21----
Category total2122---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, Other2----
Category total2----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Bible/Biblical Studies12----
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology5----
Religious Education0----
Religious/Sacred Music2----
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other266---
Youth Ministry5----
Category total546---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1----
Music Management0----
Music Theory and Composition9----
Category total11----
Grand total1288613