Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a public university located in Flagstaff, Arizona. The university was established in 1899, and has more than 20,000 students enrolled. The main campus is set 6,950 feet above the sea level.

Northern Arizona University offers more than 90 academic programs. It also provides higher education opportunities through its distance learning courses. Northern Arizona University has 6 colleges under it:

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • The W.A. Franke College of Business

The sports teams of the university are known as the Lumberjacks. The colors are gold, sage and blue. The teams compete at professional, international and national levels in diving, swimming, tennis, track & field, baseball, basketball and football.

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Northern Arizona University
Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center
Flagstaff , AZ 86011-4132
General Phone: (928) 523-9011

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Northern Arizona University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching2,011multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary/middle school admin, special ed, education of developmentally delayed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Liberal Arts684American studies, Native American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, German language, French language, Spanish language, ...
Business and Management524business management, non-profit management, customer service management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, investments and securities, financial management, ...
Science214biology, biochemistry, botany, call and molecular biology, microbiology, zoology, animal behavior, wildlife biology, animal biology, ...
Therapy and Counseling205psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, medical psychology, psychology courses, physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology180speech pathology, dental hygienist, radiographer
Hospitality173hospitality management, tourism and travel
Media166communication studies, journalism, radio and television, public relations, advertising, communication and journalism
Nursing and Emergency Medicine126registered nursing, nurse practitioner, community nurse
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy113parks and recreation studies, exercise science, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement107criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, criminology
Science and Laboratory Technician84science tech
Engineering79engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering
Design76design and visual communication, interior design, design and applied arts
Conservation and Resource Management68environmental studies, environmental science, forestry, forest sciences
Family and Social Work48human services, public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Music39music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, voice, various music studies
Fine Arts35art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry
Real Estate and Construction Management33construction management
Mathematics29mathematics, statistics, statistics courses, mathematics and statistics
Photography and Commercial Art25photography, printmaking
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, computer science
Art Studies3art studies, arts management
Medical Administration0health care administration
Engineering Technician0construction engineering tech

Number of programs and degrees for Northern Arizona University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,873128
Master's degree1,76365
Doctor's degree879
Award of less than 1 academic year21627
Postbaccalaureate certificate11519

Northern Arizona University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northern Arizona University had a total enrollment of 21,347 students (20,003 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 3%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 2%
American Indian 6%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 23%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico2%

Northern Arizona University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 54 %

Northern Arizona University Room and Board (2007)

Northern Arizona University offers campus housing for 6,880 of its 20,003 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Flagstaff, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northern Arizona University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470580
SAT Math470590
SAT Writing450560
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT69%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Northern Arizona University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,451
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,548
Room and board $ 7,086
Room charge $ 3,878
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,208
Books and supplies $ 890
Other expenses $ 3,892

Financial Aid:
Northern Arizona University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 108200)

Northern Arizona University Faculty

Northern Arizona University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7576
Non-tenured and not on tenure track85146

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year170$89,50682$82,168
Associate professoracademic year102$65,40691$63,523
Assistant professoracademic year88$57,032132$52,997
Instructoracademic year15$36,89123$36,273
Lectureracademic year48$50,95751$49,814
All faculty totalacademic year423$70,699379$60,393

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northern Arizona University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Sky Conference
Basketball Big Sky Conference
Track Big Sky Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports97483

Northern Arizona University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Customer Service Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Marketing
Investments and Securities
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forestry, General

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Statistics, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist


Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Photography And Commercial Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Animal Behavior and Ethology
Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Conservation Biology
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Evolutionary Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Microbiology, General
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Wildlife Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology, Other

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Health/Medical Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
School Psychology

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% students 40 years or older
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Top 16%Northern Arizona University % of degrees in hospitality
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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