Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA 23606-3072


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,042
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,718 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Christopher Newport University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 7,532 applications and 4,682 students were granted admission. Christopher Newport University is at the #60 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 35% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 72% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1060 to 1250
ACT23 to 28

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Christopher Newport University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $19,062 and in-state students paid $7,836.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 79% of Christopher Newport University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 15% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,221 (which is 4.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Christopher Newport University in 2016-2017, was 629, which is 51% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,359 (which is 1.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Christopher Newport University has enrolled a total of 5,042 students (4,941 students full-time and 101 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,042 students, 127 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 4,930 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 112 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 75%

Black/African American: 8%

Hispanic: 5%

Two or more races: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Asian: 3%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Christopher Newport University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 24% 134
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 9% 52
Social Sciences 9% 50
Psychology 5% 28
Natural Resources And Conservation 4% 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 3% 16
History 3% 14
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 10
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 10
Physical Sciences 2% 9

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Christopher Newport University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Christopher Newport University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,200. Last year, out of the total 781 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 664 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 808 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 646 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,200 $26,700
Employment Rate 85% 80%
Total Graduates 781 808

Campus Location

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19.5 mile away
Virginia State University
52.3 mile away