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Located in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 7,366 prospective students applied, and 4,427 were granted admission. Of those admitted 1,224 enrolled in the school. 5,048 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 124 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $7,608 plus fees of $4,918.

CNU is ranked 231 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Christopher Newport University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Christopher Newport University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

46% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

61% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

63% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231712 IPEDS survey data for Christopher Newport University.

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