Auburn University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,816
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,562
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.94%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80.7%
20,205 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
30,460
84.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
78.1%
2,996 Graduates

About

Auburn University is a higher education institution located in Lee County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Auburn University were General Biomedical Sciences (305 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (265 degrees), and General Finance (265 degrees).

In 2019, 7,521 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Auburn University. 52.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,842 degrees), 12.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (471 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Auburn University is $9,816, which is $−18,684 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Auburn University is $9,816, which is $−18,684 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,562.

In 2019, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,816
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Auburn University was $9,816. The cost of tuition at Auburn University is $−18,684 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$23,562
2019 Value
1.54%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Auburn University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,562. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Auburn University grew by 1.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,332
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Auburn University was of $13,332 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Auburn University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 52% 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.
2.94%
2017 Default Rate
104
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Auburn University was 2.94%, which represents 104 out of the 3536 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Auburn University received 20,205 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.59% annual decline. Out of those 20,205 applicants, 16,300 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.7% acceptance rate.

There were 30,460 students enrolled at Auburn University in 2019, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Auburn University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
16,300
Accepted Out of 20,205

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Auburn University was 80.7% (16,300 admissions from 20,205 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −2.59%, while admissions grew by 4.19%.

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage
866
Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at Auburn University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Auburn University has a total enrollment of 30,460 students. The full-time enrollment at Auburn University is 25,866 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,594. This means that 84.9% of students enrolled at Auburn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Auburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.6% White, 5.46% Black or African American, 3.45% Hispanic or Latino, 2.5% Asian, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.272% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0624% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Auburn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (39.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.6%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Black or African American Female (4.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Auburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,460 students. The full-time enrollment at Auburn University is 25,866 and the part-time enrollment is 4,594. This means that 84.9% of students enrolled at Auburn University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 Auburn University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Auburn University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    23,036
  2. Black or African American
    1,664
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,050

The enrolled student population at Auburn University is 75.6% White, 5.46% Black or African American, 3.45% Hispanic or Latino, 2.5% Asian, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.272% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0624% 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, 106 students (0.348%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 429 more women than men received degrees from Auburn University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Auburn University is white (5,842 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (471 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Auburn University is General Biomedical Sciences (305 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (265 degrees) and General Finance (265 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Auburn University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (165 degrees awarded), Agriculture (318 degrees), and Engineering (1,371 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 Auburn University are Software developers (431,011 people), Physicians (417,494 people), Other managers (403,542 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (336,100 people), and Civil engineers (274,327 people).

The most specialized majors at Auburn University are Architecture and Related Services (165 degrees awarded), Agriculture (318 degrees), Engineering (1,371 degrees), Biology (736 degrees), and Human Sciences (203 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 Auburn University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Auburn University are Architecture and Related Services (165 degrees awarded), Agriculture (318 degrees), Engineering (1,371 degrees), Biology (736 degrees), and Human Sciences (203 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 Auburn University are Architectural, engineering & related services (560,945 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (499,734 people), Computer Systems Design (461,692 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (446,068 people), and Construction (338,663 people).

The most specialized majors at Auburn University are Architecture and Related Services (165 degrees awarded), Agriculture (318 degrees), Engineering (1,371 degrees), Biology (736 degrees), and Human Sciences (203 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 Auburn University.
Most Common
  1. 305 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 265 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 265 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Auburn University was General Biomedical Sciences with 305 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,546
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,975
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,546 degrees were awarded to men at Auburn University, which is 0.892 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,975).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 323 degrees were awarded to men at Auburn University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.07 times more than the 156 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 233 degrees were awarded to women at Auburn University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.1 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 49% of students graduating from Auburn University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (86%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Auburn University is Female and White (86% 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, 2.44% of graduates (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,842 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    471 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    258 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Auburn University is white (5,842 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (471 degrees).

0.439% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,119 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,723 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    268 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Auburn University is white female (3,119 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,723 degrees).

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Operations

Auburn University has an endowment valued at nearly $775M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $60.1M (7.76%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Auburn University had a total salary expenditure of $1.15B. Auburn University employs 403 Professors, 394 Associate professors, and 375 Assistant professors. Most academics at Auburn University are Male Professors (302), Male Associate professors(223), and Male Assistant professors (194).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Auburn University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 651 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 595 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 574 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$775M
2019 Endowment
0.406%
growth from 2018

Auburn University has an endowment valued at about $775M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Auburn University grew 0.406% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $464M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $98.5M - Federal
  2. $13.5M - State
  3. $2.56M - Local

As of 2019, Auburn University received $98.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.5M from state grants and contracts, and $2.56M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$508M
2019 Salaries
5.03%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Auburn University paid a median of $508M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.15B) and a 5.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.2% growth from 2017 and a 7% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$149M
Instructional Salaries
1,425
Number of Employees

In 2019, Auburn University paid a total of $149M to 1,425 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% 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
403 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
651 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Auburn University were Professor with 403 employees; Associate professor with 394 employees; and Associate professor with 375 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Auburn University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 651 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 595 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 574 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 Auburn University was Male Professor with 302 employees, Male Associate professor with 223 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 194 employees.

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

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