Northwestern Student Outcomes
Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time93% vs. 41.9% national median
|Years||Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree|
|within 4 years||86% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 5 years||92% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 6 years||94% earned a bachelor degree|
A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Northwestern University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Northwestern University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.
Average Salary After 10 Years$89,800 vs. $34,300 national median
|after 6 years||$70,400 per year|
|after 7 years||$73,300 per year|
|after 8 years||$75,400 per year|
|after 9 years||$78,800 per year|
|after 10 years||$89,800 per year|
10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Northwestern University students who are working and no longer in school is $89,800, which is 162% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.
Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates$19,378
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans30%
Median Loan Payment$200 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans87% vs. 47% national average
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147767 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern University.