Auburn University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,072

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,698

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.04%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

80.5%

18,256 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

28,290

83.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

75%

3,145 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 (228 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (222 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (189 degrees).

In 2016, 6,421 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Auburn University. 51.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,121 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (435 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Auburn University is $9,072, which is $-16,784 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Auburn University is $9,072, which is $-16,784 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,698.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,072

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Auburn University was $9,072. The cost of tuition at Auburn University is $-16,784 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$21,698

2016 Value

1.12%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Auburn University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,698. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Auburn University grew by 1.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,584

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Auburn University was of $12,584 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.33% between 2015 and 2016. 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

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Auburn University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.89% with respect to 2015, when 53% 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.

3.04%

2015 Default Rate

114

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Auburn University was 3.04%, which represents 114 out of the 3750 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

Auburn University received 18,256 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.96% annual decline. Out of those 18,256 applicants, 14,704 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.5% acceptance rate.

There were 28,290 students enrolled at Auburn University in 2016, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Auburn University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

14,704

Accepted Out of 18,256

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Auburn University was 80.5% (14,704 admissions from 18,256 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 77.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -5.96%, while admissions declined by -2.47%.

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SAT Scores

12%

Submission Percentage

552

Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Auburn University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Auburn University has a total enrollment of 28,290 students. The full-time enrollment at Auburn University is 23,582 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,708. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at Auburn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Auburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.3% White, 6.78% Black or African American, 3.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Asian, 1.26% Two or More Races, 0.488% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0424% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Auburn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (40.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Black or African American Female (4.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Auburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,290 students. The full-time enrollment at Auburn University is 23,582 and the part-time enrollment is 4,708. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at Auburn University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

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 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

    21,863

  2. Black or African American

    1,917

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    907

The enrolled student population at Auburn University is 77.3% White, 6.78% Black or African American, 3.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Asian, 1.26% Two or More Races, 0.488% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0424% 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, 159 students (0.562%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 233 more women than men received degrees from Auburn University. The majority of degree recipients at Auburn University are white (5,121 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (435 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Auburn University is General Biomedical Sciences (228 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (222 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (189 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 Agriculture (289 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (145 degrees), and Engineering (1,269 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 Miscellaneous managers (438,215 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (339,833 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,191 people), Civil engineers (233,245 people), and Mechanical engineers (152,129 people).

The most specialized majors at Auburn University are Agriculture (289 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (145 degrees), Engineering (1,269 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (84 degrees), and Human Sciences (177 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Auburn University are Agriculture (289 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (145 degrees), Engineering (1,269 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (84 degrees), and Human Sciences (177 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 (532,843 people), Computer Systems Design (380,908 people), Construction (285,390 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (214,627 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (183,485 people).

The most specialized majors at Auburn University are Agriculture (289 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (145 degrees), Engineering (1,269 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (84 degrees), and Human Sciences (177 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. 228 degrees awarded

  2. 222 degrees awarded

  3. 189 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Auburn University was General Biomedical Sciences with 228 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,094

  2. 3,327

In 2016, 3,094 degrees were awarded to men at Auburn University, which is 0.93 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,327).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 266 degrees were awarded to men at Auburn University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.13 times more than the 125 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 195 degrees were awarded to women at Auburn University in Registered Nursing, which is 13 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 42% of students graduating from Auburn University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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 (80.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Auburn University is Female and White (80.6% 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, 1.14% of graduates (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,121 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    435 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    209 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Auburn University is white (5,121 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (435 degrees).

0.592% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,673 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,448 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    262 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Auburn University is white female (2,673 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,448 degrees).

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Operations

Auburn University has an endowment valued at nearly $583M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25.8M (4.42%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Auburn University had a total expenditure of $877M. Of that $877M, they spent $409M on salaries and $877M on benefits.

Auburn University employs 418 Professors, 380 Associate professors, and 306 Assistant professors. Most academics at Auburn University are Male Professors (322), Male Associate professors(229), and Female Assistant professors (161).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Auburn University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 736 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 685 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 553 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$583M

2015 Endowment

1.72%

decline from 2014

Auburn University has an endowment valued at about $583M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Auburn University declined 1.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $312M 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. $78.2M - Federal

  2. $7.15M - State

  3. $2.61M - Local

As of 2015, Auburn University received $78.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.15M from state grants and contracts, and $2.61M 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.

$409M

Salary Expenditure

$877M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Auburn University had a total expenditure of $877M. Of that $877M, they spent $409M on salaries and $877M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$409M

2015 Salaries

3.13%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Auburn University paid a median of $409M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($877M) and a 3.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.68% growth from 2013 and a 3.62% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$116M

Instructional Salaries

1,216

Number of Employees

In 2015, Auburn University paid a total of $116M to 1,216 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.5% 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

418 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

736 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Auburn University were Professor with 418 employees; Associate professor with 380 employees; and Associate professor with 306 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Auburn University were Office and Administrative Support with 736 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 685 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 553 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Auburn University was Male Professor with 322 employees, Male Associate professor with 229 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 161 employees.

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

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