Christopher Newport University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,375
3.02% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,287
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.676%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
85.4%
7,428 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,559
97.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
76.1%
932 Graduates

About

Christopher Newport University is a higher education institution located in Newport News city, VA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Christopher Newport University were General Business Administration & Management (194 degrees awarded), General Psychology (146 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (127 degrees).

In 2022, 1,227 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Christopher Newport University. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (950 degrees), 12.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Christopher Newport University is $9,375, which is $−14,621 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Christopher Newport University is $9,375, which is $−14,621 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,287.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Christopher Newport University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,375
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Christopher Newport University was $9,375. The cost of tuition at Christopher Newport University is $−14,621 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$23,287
2022 Value
3.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Christopher Newport University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,287. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Christopher Newport University grew by 3.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,092
Room and Board
$1,320
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Christopher Newport University was of $12,092 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.23% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Christopher Newport University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.676%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Christopher Newport University was 0.676%, which represents 6 out of the 888 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Christopher Newport University received 7,428 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.9% annual growth. Out of those 7,428 applicants, 6,340 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,559 students enrolled at Christopher Newport University in 2022. 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Christopher Newport University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,340
Accepted Out of 7,428

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Christopher Newport University was 85.4% (6,340 admissions from 7,428 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 88.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.9%, while admissions grew by 6.9%..

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SAT Scores

40%
Submission Percentage (2022)
468
Scores Submitted (2022)

40% of enrolled first-time students at Christopher Newport University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Christopher Newport University had a total enrollment of 4,559 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Christopher Newport University is 4,432 students and the part-time enrollment is 127. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Christopher Newport University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Christopher Newport University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.9% White, 7.87% Black or African American, 7.66% Hispanic or Latino, 5.07% Two or More Races, 4.04% Asian, 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0658% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Christopher Newport University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (34.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.7%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Christopher Newport University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,559 students. The full-time enrollment at Christopher Newport University is 4,432 and the part-time enrollment is 127. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Christopher Newport University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Christopher Newport University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Christopher Newport University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,369 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    359 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    349 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Christopher Newport University is 73.9% White, 7.87% Black or African American, 7.66% Hispanic or Latino, 5.07% Two or More Races, 4.04% Asian, 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0658% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 42 students (0.921%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 193 more women than men received degrees from Christopher Newport University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Christopher Newport University is white (950 degrees awarded). There were 12.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (77 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Christopher Newport University is General Business Administration & Management (194 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (146 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (127 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Christopher Newport University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (48 degrees awarded), Biology (163 degrees), and Social Sciences (160 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (549,036 people), Other managers (480,068 people), Physicians (472,144 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (404,477 people), and Postsecondary teachers (342,046 people).

The most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University in 2022 are History (48 degrees awarded), Biology (163 degrees), Social Sciences (160 degrees), Psychology (146 degrees), and English (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University are History (48 degrees awarded), Biology (163 degrees), Social Sciences (160 degrees), Psychology (146 degrees), and English (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,052,582 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (801,455 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (753,520 people), Legal services (444,246 people), and Computer Systems Design (344,207 people).

The most specialized majors at Christopher Newport University are History (48 degrees awarded), Biology (163 degrees), Social Sciences (160 degrees), Psychology (146 degrees), and English (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 194 degrees awarded
  2. 146 degrees awarded
  3. 127 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Christopher Newport University was General Business Administration & Management with 194 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

517
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
710
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 517 degrees were awarded to men at Christopher Newport University, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (710).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Christopher Newport University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 121 degrees were awarded to men at Christopher Newport University in General Psychology, which is 4.84 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 70% of students graduating from Christopher Newport University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Christopher Newport University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.25% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    950 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Christopher Newport University is white (950 degrees awarded). There were 12.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (77 degrees).

0.733% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    570 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    380 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Christopher Newport University is white female (570 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (380 degrees).

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Operations

Christopher Newport University has an endowment valued at nearly $52.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 43.6k (0.0834%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Christopher Newport University had a total salary expenditure of 173M. Christopher Newport University employs 100 Associate professors, 64 Assistant professors and 53 Professors. Most academics at Christopher Newport University are Male Associate professor (57), Female Associate professor (43), and Male Professor (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Christopher Newport University are: Service, with 193 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 117 employees, and Management with 66 employees.

Endowment

$52.3M
2022 Endowment
9.2%
decline from 2021

Christopher Newport University has an endowment valued at about $52.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Christopher Newport University declined 9.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.72M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$60.1M
2022 Salaries
2.8%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Christopher Newport University paid a median of $60.1M in salaries, which represents 34.7% of their overall expenditure ($173M) and a 2.8% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.2M
Instructional Salaries
280
Number of Employees

In 2022, Christopher Newport University paid a total of $25.2M to 280 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
100 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
193 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Christopher Newport University were Associate professor with 100 employees, Assistant professor with 64 employees, and Professor with 53 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Christopher Newport University were Service with 193 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 117 employees, and Management with 66 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Christopher Newport University was Male Associate professor with 57 employees, Female Associate professor with 43 employees, and Male Professor with 38 employees.

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