North Central University in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

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Overview

North Central University offers 161-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 91%. The most popular test is SAT - 15% of students submitted it in comparison to 85% of students who submitted ACT. 44.5% are women, and 55.5% are men. 1% percents of international students. North Central University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at North Central University is 19729$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $28170 and $31350 per year. 46% of full-time North Central University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The North Central University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$19,729
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, North Central University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,926
$30,001 - $48,000$16,962
$48,001 - $75,000$17,869
$75,001 - $110,000$22,506
$110,001+$24,435

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3580

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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18%

Types of financial aids

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1001 of North Central University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes North Central University number 39 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at North Central University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$31,800

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in North Central University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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46%
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North Central University graduation rate is below the national average.

46% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to North Central University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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91%

In comparison to National Average

North Central University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 20%.

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91%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so North Central University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 24%.

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91%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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42%

Total

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42%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

74%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The North Central University full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking North Central University students submitting SAT scores

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15%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
870 - 1110

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 430 - 550
Math: 440 - 560
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking North Central University students submitting ACT scores

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85%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 26
Math: 17 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at North Central University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

14:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

21
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In North Central University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at North Central University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on North Central University

The campus located by 910 Elliot Ave address in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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North Central University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of North Central University with 1.68% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on North Central University are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

North Central University offers 161 programs in total: 105 are for Bachelor's degree, 41 - for Associate's degree, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 3 - for Master's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Hennepin county. North Central University is one of the few institutions in Hennepin that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.

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North Central University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1088 students with 32640 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 17 with 414 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for North Central University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Made lifelong friends and gained invaluable knowledge and experience. Some complain about the price, but those who do are not aware that NCU is extremely low priced given its downtown location and academic offerings. Definitely a worthwhile investment.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Many of the professors are truly amazing and gifted in their knowledge. BUT, like any Assemblies of God there is a cultish aspect from the student life department that is bloated in staff by any standard. Then the near deification of the "student leader" cast, despite all students are leaders mantra recited at every chapel.Professors are 4-5 stars how dysfunctional the school is otherwise -3 or -4 stars. Like moving failed staff to other positions, i.e. soccer coach, when they should be fired instead of the SOP of nepotism I can in no way recommend thus college.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

One of the worst Universities to attend and plan your future. Few years back, I decided to enroll in a graduate program at NCU; not a good decision. the instructional platform was not well delivered, learning applications were outdated, and faculty (instructors) were not highly knowledgeable about the course materials/content. I ended up wasting an enormous amount of tuition money. I am now at a better university. My recommendation, really look/research at other Universities/options before deciding to enroll at NCU. Good luck!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Went to school here for years! The professors care about you and the demand for excellence out of every student is reflected in the student led events and services.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

North Central is one of the places you don't realize what you have until you leave. My four years at North Central I was stretched academically and spiritually. It set a foundation for my life. I didn't realize how life changing it was when I was there - but now three years later, I still owe so much of who I am to my time there. And, the location of the campus is the best! Love downtown Minneapolis, so much to explore!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 910 Elliot Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Assemblies of God Church

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6123434400

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: northcentral.edu

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