Emory University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$48,690

2.94% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$26,867

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.53%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

22%

23,747 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

14,263

88.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

90.6%

1,197 Graduates

About

Emory University is a higher education institution located in DeKalb County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Emory University were General Business Administration & Management (361 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (191 degrees), and Registered Nursing (188 degrees).

In 2017, 4,733 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Emory University. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,082 degrees), 3.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (678 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Emory University is $48,690, which is $22,190 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Emory University is $48,690, which is $22,190 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,867.

In 2017, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$48,690

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Emory University was $48,690. The cost of tuition at Emory University is $22,190 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$26,867

2017 Value

8.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Emory University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,867. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Emory University grew by 8.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,486

Room and Board

$1,224

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Emory University was of $13,486 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,224. The cost of room and board increased by 2.71% 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

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Emory University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.77% with respect to 2016, 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.

1.53%

2016 Default Rate

36

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Emory University was 1.53%, which represents 36 out of the 2349 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

Emory University received 23,747 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 19.2% annual growth. Out of those 23,747 applicants, 5,234 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 22% acceptance rate.

There were 14,263 students enrolled at Emory University in 2017, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Emory University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

22%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,234

Accepted Out of 23,747

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Emory University was 22% (5,234 admissions from 23,747 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 25.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 19.2%, while admissions grew by 3.87%.

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SAT Scores

57%

Submission Percentage

787

Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Emory University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Emory University has a total enrollment of 14,263 students. The full-time enrollment at Emory University is 12,630 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,633. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at Emory University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Emory University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.5% White, 14.5% Asian, 9.71% Black or African American, 7.33% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Two or More Races, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0771% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Emory University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.7%), followed by White Male (16%) and Asian Female (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28.8%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Black or African American Female (6.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Emory University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,263 students. The full-time enrollment at Emory University is 12,630 and the part-time enrollment is 1,633. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at Emory University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

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 Emory University was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Emory University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,342

  2. Asian

    2,067

  3. Black or African American

    1,385

The enrolled student population at Emory University is 44.5% White, 14.5% Asian, 9.71% Black or African American, 7.33% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Two or More Races, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0771% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 993 more women than men received degrees from Emory University. The majority of degree recipients at Emory University are white (2,082 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (678 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Emory University is General Business Administration & Management (361 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (191 degrees) and Registered Nursing (188 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Emory University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (430 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (89 degrees), and Theology (147 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 Emory University are Physicians (384,436 people), Postsecondary teachers (130,957 people), Clergy (111,245 people), Other managers (105,441 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (105,286 people).

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Legal (430 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (89 degrees), Theology (147 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (57 degrees), and Biology (599 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 Emory University are Surgeons, Sales managers, Dentists, Physicians, and Financial managers

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Legal (430 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (89 degrees), Theology (147 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (57 degrees), and Biology (599 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 Emory University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (451,186 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (292,821 people), Elementary & secondary schools (193,896 people), Offices of physicians (174,002 people), and Religious organizations (127,565 people).

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Legal (430 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (89 degrees), Theology (147 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (57 degrees), and Biology (599 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 361 degrees awarded

  2. 191 degrees awarded

  3. 188 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Emory University was General Business Administration & Management with 361 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,870

  2. 2,863

In 2017, 1,870 degrees were awarded to men at Emory University, which is 0.653 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,863).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 462 degrees were awarded to men at Emory University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.55 times more than the 298 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 298 degrees were awarded to women at Emory University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.645 times less than the 462 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

83%

100% Completion Time

89%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 83% of students graduating from Emory University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 89% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Emory University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 3.34% of graduates (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,082 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    678 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    455 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Emory University is white (2,082 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (678 degrees).

5.07% of degree recipients (240 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,245 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    837 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    389 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Emory University is white female (1,245 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (837 degrees).

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Operations

Emory University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.61B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $780M (10.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Emory University had a total expenditure of $4.98B. Of that $4.98B, they spent $2.46B on salaries and $4.98B on benefits.

Emory University employs 357 Professors, 218 Associate professors, and 183 Assistant professors. Most academics at Emory University are Male Professors (242), Male Associate professors(123), and Female Professors (115).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emory University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 984 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 860 employees, and Management with 638 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.61B

2017 Endowment

10.3%

growth from 2016

Emory University has an endowment valued at about $7.61B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Emory University grew 10.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.33B 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. $471M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Emory University received $471M 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

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$2.46B

Salary Expenditure

$4.98B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Emory University had a total expenditure of $4.98B. Of that $4.98B, they spent $2.46B on salaries and $4.98B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$2.46B

2017 Salaries

6.45%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Emory University paid a median of $2.46B in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($4.98B) and a 6.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.29% growth from 2015 and a 4.95% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$124M

Instructional Salaries

942

Number of Employees

In 2017, Emory University paid a total of $124M to 942 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.05% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

357 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

984 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Emory University were Professor with 357 employees; Associate professor with 218 employees; and Associate professor with 183 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emory University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 984 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 860 employees; and Management with 638 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Emory University was Male Professor with 242 employees, Male Associate professor with 123 employees, and Female Professor with 115 employees.

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

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