Arizona State University-Tempe

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,710
6% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,081
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.34%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
86.5%
34,188 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
53,286
89.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
69%
4,365 Graduates

About

Arizona State University-Tempe is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Arizona State University-Tempe were Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (765 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (596 degrees), and General Psychology (465 degrees).

In 2019, 14,602 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arizona State University-Tempe. 44.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,057 degrees), 3.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2326 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe is $10,710, which is $-17,790 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe is $10,710, which is $-17,790 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,081.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,710
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe was $10,710. The cost of tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe is $-17,790 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,081
2019 Value
2.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Arizona State University-Tempe had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,081. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Arizona State University-Tempe grew by 2.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,166
Room and Board
$1,148
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arizona State University-Tempe was of $11,166 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,148. The cost of room and board increased by 2.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.04% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
34%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Arizona State University-Tempe received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.6% with respect to 2018, when 77% 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.
6.34%
2017 Default Rate
1328
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Arizona State University-Tempe was 6.34%, which represents 1328 out of the 20932 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

Arizona State University-Tempe received 34,188 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 27.2% annual growth. Out of those 34,188 applicants, 29,562 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.5% acceptance rate.

There were 53,286 students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe in 2019, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arizona State University-Tempe has an overall enrollment yield of 34%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
29,562
Accepted Out of 34,188

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arizona State University-Tempe was 86.5% (29,562 admissions from 34,188 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 84.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 27.2%, while admissions grew by 29.8%.

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SAT Scores

58%
Submission Percentage
5,801
Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Arizona State University-Tempe in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arizona State University-Tempe has a total enrollment of 53,286 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona State University-Tempe is 47,761 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,525. This means that 89.6% of students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arizona State University-Tempe, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.7% White, 20.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.86% Asian, 4.3% Two or More Races, 3.53% Black or African American, 1.07% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.9%), followed by White Female (22%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (16.1%), followed by White Female (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arizona State University-Tempe, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53,286 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona State University-Tempe is 47,761 and the part-time enrollment is 5,525. This means that 89.6% of students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2019 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 Arizona State University-Tempe was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Arizona State University-Tempe had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    24,895
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    10,823
  3. Asian
    4,187

The enrolled student population at Arizona State University-Tempe is 46.7% White, 20.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.86% Asian, 4.3% Two or More Races, 3.53% Black or African American, 1.07% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.161% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 606 students (1.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1540 fewer women than men received degrees from Arizona State University-Tempe. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Arizona State University-Tempe is white (7,057 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2326 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arizona State University-Tempe is Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (765 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (596 degrees) and General Psychology (465 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Arizona State University-Tempe, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (314 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,289 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Physicians (444,969 people), Software developers (444,458 people), Other managers (430,224 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (340,319 people), and Civil engineers (276,550 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architecture and Related Services (314 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,289 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), Biology (1,062 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (703 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 Arizona State University-Tempe are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architecture and Related Services (314 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,289 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), Biology (1,062 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (703 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architectural, engineering & related services (583,615 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (557,763 people), Computer Systems Design (488,505 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (457,033 people), and Construction (345,425 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architecture and Related Services (314 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,289 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (203 degrees), Biology (1,062 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (703 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 Arizona State University-Tempe.
Most Common
  1. 765 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 596 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 465 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arizona State University-Tempe was Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services with 765 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

8,071
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
6,531
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 8,071 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona State University-Tempe, which is 1.24 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,531).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 534 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona State University-Tempe in Computer Science, which is 3.76 times more than the 142 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 379 degrees were awarded to women at Arizona State University-Tempe in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.57 times more than the 242 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 45% of students graduating from Arizona State University-Tempe completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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 (82.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arizona State University-Tempe is Female and Asian (82.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.275% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,057 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,326 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,006 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arizona State University-Tempe is white (7,057 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2326 degrees).

0.904% of degree recipients (132 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    3,851 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,206 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,234 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arizona State University-Tempe is white male (3,851 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,206 degrees).

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Operations

Arizona State University-Tempe has an endowment valued at nearly $922M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $60.6M (6.57%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Arizona State University-Tempe had a total salary expenditure of $2.72B. Arizona State University-Tempe employs 635 Professors, 517 Associate professors, and 487 Assistant professors. Most academics at Arizona State University-Tempe are Male Professors (458), Male Associate professors(323), and Male Assistant professors (259).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe are: Management, with 1463 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1357 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1121 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$922M
2019 Endowment
28%
growth from 2018

Arizona State University-Tempe has an endowment valued at about $922M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Arizona State University-Tempe grew 28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $611M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $274M - Federal
  2. $6.36M - State
  3. $1.15M - Local

As of 2019, Arizona State University-Tempe received $274M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.36M from state grants and contracts, and $1.15M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.07B
2019 Salaries
6.93%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Arizona State University-Tempe paid a median of $1.07B in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($2.72B) and a 6.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.29% growth from 2017 and a 7.34% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$237M
Instructional Salaries
2,195
Number of Employees

In 2019, Arizona State University-Tempe paid a total of $237M to 2,195 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
635 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1463 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe were Professor with 635 employees; Associate professor with 517 employees; and Associate professor with 487 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe were Management with 1,463 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,357 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 1,121 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe was Male Professor with 458 employees, Male Associate professor with 323 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 259 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Arizona State University-Tempe.

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