North Central University Overview
North Central University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The location of North Central University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is North Central University Known For?
- Students at North Central University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at North Central University is the master's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 42% of the faculty were full-time.
North Central University Rankings
According to our 2021 analysis, North Central University is ranked #143 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
North Central University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at North Central University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards North Central University has earned from around the web.
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Where Is North Central University?
Contact details for North Central University are given below.
|Address:||910 Elliot Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1391|
How Do I Get Into North Central University?
You can apply to North Central University online at: https://apply.northcentral.edu/
Admission Requirements for North Central University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||neither required nor recommended|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into North Central University?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.
Average Test Scores
About 13% of students accepted to North Central University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 680. Math scores were between 450 and 690.
Can I Afford North Central University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At North Central University, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $7,524 a year. That adds up to $30,096 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at North Central University is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
North Central University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 70 graduate students at the school.
Of the 967 full-time undergraduates at North Central University, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of North Central University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||55|
|Hispanic or Latino||90|
Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at North Central University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 9 countries are represented at North Central University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Hong Kong, Ethiopia, and Panama.
Online Learning at North Central University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at North Central University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 47th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of North Central University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at North Central University was 1,100.0%. This is the #81 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at North Central University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of North Central University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||44%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||55%|
|Communication & Journalism||30%|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||6%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||27%|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
North Central University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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