Full Sail University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$19,929

4.05% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,254

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

18,605

100% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

41.4%

5,181 Graduates

About

Full Sail University is a higher education institution located in Orange County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Full Sail University were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (405 degrees awarded), Cinematography & Film Production (388 degrees), and Music Theory & Composition (328 degrees).

In 2017, 6,285 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Full Sail University. 33.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 66.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,543 degrees), 1.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1405 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Full Sail University is $19,929, which is $-804 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Full Sail University is $19,929, which is $-804 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,254.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,929

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Full Sail University was $19,929. The cost of tuition at Full Sail University is $-804 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$25,254

2017 Value

9.29%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Full Sail University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,254. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Full Sail University grew by 9.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400

Room and Board

$530

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Full Sail University was of $8,400 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $530. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Full Sail University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.41% with respect to 2016, when 68% 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.

13%

2016 Default Rate

1212

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Full Sail University was 13%, which represents 1212 out of the 9288 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

Full Sail University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 18,605 students enrolled at Full Sail University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Full Sail University has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Full Sail University was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Full Sail University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Full Sail University has a total enrollment of 18,605 students. The full-time enrollment at Full Sail University is 18,605 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Full Sail University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Full Sail University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40% White, 25.1% Black or African American, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.42% Two or More Races, 2.64% Asian, 0.597% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.301% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Full Sail University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (20%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.8%) and Black or African American Male (15.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Full Sail University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,605 students. The full-time enrollment at Full Sail University is 18,605 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Full Sail University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2017 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 Full Sail University was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Full Sail University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,436

  2. Black or African American

    4,676

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3,179

The enrolled student population at Full Sail University is 40% White, 25.1% Black or African American, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.42% Two or More Races, 2.64% Asian, 0.597% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.301% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 1,510 students (8.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 2125 fewer women than men received degrees from Full Sail University. The majority of degree recipients at Full Sail University are white (2,543 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1405 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Full Sail University is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (405 degrees awarded), followed by Cinematography & Film Production (388 degrees) and Music Theory & Composition (328 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Full Sail University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (1,000 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,536 degrees), and Communications (902 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Elementary & middle school teachers (336,231 people), Other managers (247,943 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,657 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (130,217 people), and Graphic designers (112,582 people).

The most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Communication Technologies (1,000 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,536 degrees), Communications (902 degrees), English (378 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (566 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Communication Technologies (1,000 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,536 degrees), Communications (902 degrees), English (378 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (566 degrees).

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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 Full Sail University are Elementary & secondary schools (603,744 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (374,677 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (217,221 people), Computer Systems Design (212,792 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (149,689 people).

The most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Communication Technologies (1,000 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,536 degrees), Communications (902 degrees), English (378 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (566 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Full Sail University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Full Sail University was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 405 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,205

  2. 2,080

In 2017, 4,205 degrees were awarded to men at Full Sail University, which is 2.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,080).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 362 degrees were awarded to men at Full Sail University in Human Computer Interaction, which is 8.83 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 218 degrees were awarded to women at Full Sail University in Other Communication & Media Studies, which is 0.671 times less than the 325 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 43% of students graduating from Full Sail University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Full Sail University is Female and Asian (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 15.4% of graduates (800 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,543 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,405 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    933 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Full Sail University is white (2,543 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1405 degrees).

9.47% of degree recipients (595 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,801 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    871 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    742 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Full Sail University is white male (1,801 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (871 degrees).

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Operations

Full Sail University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.19M (N/A%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Full Sail University had a total expenditure of $312M. Of that $312M, they spent $128M on salaries and $312M on benefits.

Full Sail University employs 452 Professors, 181 No academic ranks, and 145 Associate professors. Most academics at Full Sail University are Male Professors (319), Male No academic ranks(161), and Female Professors (133).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Full Sail University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 733 employees, Management, with 198 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 156 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Full Sail University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Full Sail University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Full Sail University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$128M

Salary Expenditure

$312M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Full Sail University had a total expenditure of $312M. Of that $312M, they spent $128M on salaries and $312M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Full Sail University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$128M

2017 Salaries

0.77%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Full Sail University paid a median of $128M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($312M) and a 0.77% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.589% growth from 2015 and a 3.99% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$41.9M

Instructional Salaries

778

Number of Employees

In 2017, Full Sail University paid a total of $41.9M to 778 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

452 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

733 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Full Sail University were Professor with 452 employees; No academic rank with 181 employees; and No academic rank with 145 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Full Sail University were Office and Administrative Support with 733 employees; Management with 198 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 156 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Full Sail University was Male Professor with 319 employees, Male No academic rank with 161 employees, and Female Professor with 133 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Full Sail University.

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