Niagara University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,400
2.91% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,165
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.11%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
89.5%
3,836 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,858
88.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
71.8%
444 Graduates

About

Niagara University is a higher education institution located in Niagara County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Niagara University were General Education (137 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (88 degrees), and Criminology (61 degrees).

In 2022, 1,138 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Niagara University. 67.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (687 degrees), 18.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Niagara University is $35,400, which is $11,404 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Niagara University is $35,400, which is $11,404 more 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 $18,165.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending Niagara University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$35,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Niagara University was $35,400. The cost of tuition at Niagara University is $11,404 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,165
2022 Value
0.259%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Niagara University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,165. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Niagara University grew by 0.259%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,900
Room and Board
$400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Niagara University was of $10,900 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.59% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Niagara University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.11% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.11%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Niagara University was 1.11%, which represents 10 out of the 903 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Niagara University received 3,836 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.73% annual growth. Out of those 3,836 applicants, 3,435 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,858 students enrolled at Niagara University in 2022. 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Niagara University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,435
Accepted Out of 3,836

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Niagara University was 89.5% (3,435 admissions from 3,836 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 92.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.73%, while admissions grew by 2.69%..

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SAT Scores

30%
Submission Percentage (2022)
161
Scores Submitted (2022)

30% of enrolled first-time students at Niagara University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Niagara University had a total enrollment of 3,858 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Niagara University is 3,411 students and the part-time enrollment is 447. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Niagara University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Niagara University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.5% White, 5.42% Black or African American, 3.55% Hispanic or Latino, 1.66% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0518% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Niagara University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (23%) and Black or African American Female (1.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Niagara University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,858 students. The full-time enrollment at Niagara University is 3,411 and the part-time enrollment is 447. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Niagara University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Niagara University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Niagara 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
    2,412 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    209 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    137 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Niagara University is 62.5% White, 5.42% Black or African American, 3.55% Hispanic or Latino, 1.66% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0518% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 97 students (2.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 408 more women than men received degrees from Niagara University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Niagara University is white (687 degrees awarded). There were 18.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Niagara University is General Education (137 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (88 degrees) and Criminology (61 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Niagara University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (425 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), and Social Sciences (92 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Niagara University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,752,134 people), Secondary school teachers (518,322 people), Other managers (403,255 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (387,207 people), and Education administrators (358,175 people).

The most specialized majors at Niagara University in 2022 are Education (425 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Social Sciences (92 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Niagara University are Education (425 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Social Sciences (92 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 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 Niagara University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,292,431 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (597,456 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (457,744 people), Legal services (325,204 people), and Individual & family services (325,066 people).

The most specialized majors at Niagara University are Education (425 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Social Sciences (92 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Niagara University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 137 degrees awarded
  2. 88 degrees awarded
  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Niagara University was General Education with 137 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

365
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
773
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 365 degrees were awarded to men at Niagara University, which is 0.472 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (773).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Niagara University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.83 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 116 degrees were awarded to men at Niagara University in General Education, which is 5.52 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 71% of students graduating from Niagara University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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 Niagara 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, 3.15% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    687 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Niagara University is white (687 degrees awarded). There were 18.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

2.02% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    436 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    251 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Niagara University is white female (436 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (251 degrees).

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Operations

Niagara University has an endowment valued at nearly $111M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.51%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Niagara University had a total salary expenditure of 103M. Niagara University employs 71 Associate professors, 47 Professors and 35 Assistant professors. Most academics at Niagara University are Male Associate professor (39), Female Associate professor (32), and Male Professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Niagara University are: Management, with 101 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 52 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

Endowment

$111M
2022 Endowment
3.9%
decline from 2021

Niagara University has an endowment valued at about $111M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Niagara University declined 3.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $64.4M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.8M
2022 Salaries
8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Niagara University paid a median of $42.8M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 8% growth 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

$15.3M
Instructional Salaries
176
Number of Employees

In 2022, Niagara University paid a total of $15.3M to 176 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% 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
71 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
101 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Niagara University were Associate professor with 71 employees, Professor with 47 employees, and Assistant professor with 35 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Niagara University were Management with 101 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 49 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 Niagara University was Male Associate professor with 39 employees, Female Associate professor with 32 employees, and Male Professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Niagara University.

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