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North Central College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how North Central College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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 North Central College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

North Central College was awarded 13 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked North Central as #407 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when North Central held the #476 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

North Central is also ranked #16 out of 63 schools in Illinois.

See all of the rankings for North Central College.

Is It Hard to Get Into North Central?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to North Central College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 54%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to North Central submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 703. Math scores were between 513 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for North Central College  ( 550 to 703 )

SAT Math Scores for North Central College  ( 513 to 620 )
North Central received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for North Central College  ( 22 to 27 )

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North Central College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At North Central College, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at North Central College is 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at North Central College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like North Central College 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  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at North Central for first-time, full-time students is 53%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at North Central College.

Average Overall Diversity at North Central

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,769 undergraduates at North Central with 2,634 being full-time and 135 being part-time.

North Central Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

North Central scored 56.79 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  56.79 out of 100
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How Much Does North Central College Cost?

The overall average net price of North Central is $23,265. 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 North Central

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,323 $18,019 $20,133 $23,951 $27,016

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 North Central, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At North Central, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,601 a year. That adds up to $30,404 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at North Central is 3.0%. 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 North Central Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from North Central make around $47,800 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for North Central students since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at North Central College make the most money.

Location of North Central College

North Central College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Naperville, Illinois. Naperville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of North Central College

Contact details for North Central are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: 630-637-5100

North Central College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from North Central College. Of these students, 831 received undergraduate degrees and 83 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
General Psychology 85 $28,500
Health & Physical Education 71 $26,000
Marketing 64 $42,400
Business Administration & Management 51 $39,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 47 $38,800
Accounting 40 $51,500
Economics 38 NA
Finance & Financial Management 36 $44,200
Sociology 33 $30,800
Human Resource Management 23 $40,200

Learn more about the majors offered at North Central College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at North Central

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 99 students took at least one online class at North Central College. This is an increase from the 8 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 99 13
2016-2017 8 8
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at North Central College.

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