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Christopher Newport University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Christopher Newport University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Christopher Newport University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Christopher Newport University was awarded 51 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

CNU is ranked #295 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CNU held the #334 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

CNU also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CNU?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Christopher Newport University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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Christopher Newport University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Christopher Newport University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Christopher Newport University is 62%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  62 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Christopher Newport University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Christopher Newport University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At CNU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 57%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at CNU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,954 undergraduates at CNU with 4,867 being full-time and 87 being part-time.

CNU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for CNU is 61.00 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  61.00 out of 100
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How Much Does Christopher Newport University Cost?

The overall average net price of CNU is $24,185. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CNU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,825 $17,284 $20,581 $24,582 $28,085

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CNU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 CNU, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $8,356 a year. That adds up to $33,424 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CNU is 1.6%. 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.

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How Much Money Do CNU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CNU make about $46,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future CNU graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University is a public institution situated in Newport News, Virginia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Christopher Newport University

Contact details for CNU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Avenue Of The Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072
Phone: 757-594-7000
Website: cnu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christophernewportuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CNUcaptains

Christopher Newport University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 24 majors graduated from Christopher Newport University. Of these students, 1,172 received undergraduate degrees and 73 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 176 $42,200
General Biology 172 $27,300
General Psychology 127 $31,100
Communication & Media Studies 103 $35,500
Political Science & Government 80 $30,900
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 69 $27,000
Computer Science 56 $60,600
Sociology 54 $30,600
General English Literature 53 $30,600
History 42 $36,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Christopher Newport University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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