Arizona State University-Tempe

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,684

2.11% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,007

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.52%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.5%

24,764 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

51,869

88.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

67.4%

4,183 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 (600 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (496 degrees), and General Psychology (433 degrees).

In 2016, 13,805 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arizona State University-Tempe. 44.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (7,446 degrees), 3.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2060 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe is $9,684, which is $-16,172 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe is $9,684, which is $-16,172 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,007.

In 2016, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,684

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe was $9,684. The cost of tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe is $-16,172 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$13,007

2016 Value

0.884%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Arizona State University-Tempe had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,007. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Arizona State University-Tempe grew by 0.884%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,139

Room and Board

$1,081

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arizona State University-Tempe was of $10,139 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,081. The cost of room and board increased by 7.87% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.98% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Arizona State University-Tempe received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.74% with respect to 2015, when 73% 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.

6.52%

2015 Default Rate

1210

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Arizona State University-Tempe was 6.52%, which represents 1210 out of the 18571 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 24,764 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.43% annual decline. Out of those 24,764 applicants, 20,431 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.5% acceptance rate.

There were 51,869 students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe in 2016, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arizona State University-Tempe has an overall enrollment yield of 40.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

20,431

Accepted Out of 24,764

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arizona State University-Tempe was 82.5% (20,431 admissions from 24,764 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 82.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -2.43%, while admissions declined by -2.9%.

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SAT Scores

53%

Submission Percentage

4,357

Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at Arizona State University-Tempe in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arizona State University-Tempe has a total enrollment of 51,869 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona State University-Tempe is 45,976 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,893. This means that 88.6% 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 49% White, 17.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.71% Asian, 3.61% Two or More Races, 3.56% Black or African American, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.199% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (28.3%), followed by White Female (21.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (20.6%), followed by White Female (16.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arizona State University-Tempe, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,869 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona State University-Tempe is 45,976 and the part-time enrollment is 5,893. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2016 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 86%. 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

    25,430

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9,130

  3. Asian

    3,478

The enrolled student population at Arizona State University-Tempe is 49% White, 17.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.71% Asian, 3.61% Two or More Races, 3.56% Black or African American, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.199% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 383 students (0.738%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1429 fewer women than men received degrees from Arizona State University-Tempe. The majority of degree recipients at Arizona State University-Tempe are white (7,446 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2060 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arizona State University-Tempe is Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (600 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (496 degrees) and General Psychology (433 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 (299 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,153 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (668 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 Miscellaneous managers (437,455 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (346,528 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (303,056 people), Civil engineers (234,460 people), and Mechanical engineers (151,376 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architecture and Related Services (299 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,153 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (668 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (164 degrees), and Legal (395 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architecture and Related Services (299 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,153 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (668 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (164 degrees), and Legal (395 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 (536,771 people), Computer Systems Design (396,419 people), Construction (281,785 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (207,417 people), and Hospitals (175,320 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architecture and Related Services (299 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,153 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (668 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (164 degrees), and Legal (395 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arizona State University-Tempe was Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services with 600 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 7,617

  2. 6,188

In 2016, 7,617 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona State University-Tempe, which is 1.23 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,188).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 438 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona State University-Tempe in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.12 times more than the 207 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 332 degrees were awarded to women at Arizona State University-Tempe in General Psychology, which is 2.39 times more than the 139 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 43% 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 66% 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 (83.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arizona State University-Tempe is Female and Asian (83.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.478% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,446 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,060 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    882 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arizona State University-Tempe is white (7,446 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2060 degrees).

0.732% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    4,074 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    3,372 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,087 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arizona State University-Tempe is white male (4,074 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,372 degrees).

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Operations

Arizona State University-Tempe has an endowment valued at nearly $643M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.13M (0.798%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Arizona State University-Tempe had a total expenditure of $2.03B. Of that $2.03B, they spent $830M on salaries and $2.03B on benefits.

Arizona State University-Tempe employs 594 Professors, 462 Associate professors, and 446 Assistant professors. Most academics at Arizona State University-Tempe are Male Professors (441), Male Associate professors(280), and Male Assistant professors (240).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1189 employees, Management, with 1111 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 911 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$643M

2015 Endowment

2.77%

growth from 2014

Arizona State University-Tempe has an endowment valued at about $643M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Arizona State University-Tempe grew 2.77% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $372M 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. $194M - Federal

  2. $1.76M - State

  3. $457k - Local

As of 2015, Arizona State University-Tempe received $194M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.76M from state grants and contracts, and $457k 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.

$830M

Salary Expenditure

$2.03B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Arizona State University-Tempe had a total expenditure of $2.03B. Of that $2.03B, they spent $830M on salaries and $2.03B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Arizona State University-Tempe as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$830M

2015 Salaries

9.01%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Arizona State University-Tempe paid a median of $830M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($2.03B) and a 9.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.98% growth from 2013 and a 4.78% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$195M

Instructional Salaries

1,935

Number of Employees

In 2015, Arizona State University-Tempe paid a total of $195M to 1,935 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

594 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1189 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe were Professor with 594 employees; Associate professor with 462 employees; and Associate professor with 446 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,189 employees; Management with 1,111 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 911 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe was Male Professor with 441 employees, Male Associate professor with 280 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 240 employees.

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

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