Emory University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$53,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,672
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
19.2%
28,211 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
13,997
90.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
90.3%
1,225 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 Registered Nursing (364 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (343 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (208 degrees).

In 2020, 4,966 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Emory University. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,222 degrees), 2.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (790 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Emory University is $53,070, which is $24,441 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Emory University is $53,070, which is $24,441 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,672.

In 2020, 60% of undergraduate students attending Emory University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Emory University was $53,070. The cost of tuition at Emory University is $24,441 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$25,672
2020 Value
1.04%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Emory University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,672. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Emory University grew by 1.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,972
Room and Board
$1,224
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Emory University was of $14,972 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,224. The cost of room and board increased by 3.21% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Emory University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.69% with respect to 2019, when 59% 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.
1.4%
2018 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Emory University was 1.4%, which represents 31 out of the 2210 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Emory University received 28,211 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.02% annual decline. Out of those 28,211 applicants, 5,407 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 19.2% acceptance rate.

There were 13,997 students enrolled at Emory University in 2020, and 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Emory University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

19.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,407
Accepted Out of 28,211

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Emory University was 19.2% (5,407 admissions from 28,211 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 15.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.02%, while admissions grew by 15.5%.

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SAT Scores

61%
Submission Percentage
815
Scores Submitted

61% of enrolled first-time students at Emory University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Emory University has a total enrollment of 13,997 students. The full-time enrollment at Emory University is 12,729 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,268. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Emory University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Emory University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.5% White, 16.8% Asian, 11.5% Black or African American, 8.71% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Two or More Races, 0.0929% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Emory University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.9%), followed by White Male (14.8%) and Asian Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.1%), followed by White Male (16.9%) and Black or African American Female (9.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Emory University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,997 students. The full-time enrollment at Emory University is 12,729 and the part-time enrollment is 1,268. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Emory University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    5,811
  2. Asian
    2,357
  3. Black or African American
    1,613

The enrolled student population at Emory University is 41.5% White, 16.8% Asian, 11.5% Black or African American, 8.71% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Two or More Races, 0.0929% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 279 students (1.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1212 more women than men received degrees from Emory University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Emory University is white (2,222 degrees awarded). There were 2.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (790 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Emory University is Registered Nursing (364 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (343 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (208 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 (359 degrees awarded), Theology (128 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (77 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 (377,663 people), Postsecondary teachers (130,428 people), Clergy (109,929 people), Other managers (107,718 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (89,464 people).

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Legal (359 degrees awarded), Theology (128 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (77 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (71 degrees), and Biology (656 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Legal (359 degrees awarded), Theology (128 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (77 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (71 degrees), and Biology (656 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 (437,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,946 people), Elementary & secondary schools (193,393 people), Offices of physicians (176,050 people), and Religious organizations (125,008 people).

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Legal (359 degrees awarded), Theology (128 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (77 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (71 degrees), and Biology (656 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 Emory University.
Most Common
  1. 364 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 343 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 208 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Emory University was Registered Nursing with 364 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,877
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,089
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,877 degrees were awarded to men at Emory University, which is 0.608 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,089).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 426 degrees were awarded to men at Emory University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.4 times more than the 304 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 333 degrees were awarded to women at Emory University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.4 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

83%
100% Completion Time
90%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 83% of students graduating from Emory University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 90% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% 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 Sex

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 (72.4%).

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, 2.2% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,222 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    790 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    480 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Emory University is white (2,222 degrees awarded). There were 2.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (790 degrees).

1.97% of degree recipients (98 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,423 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    799 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    462 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Emory University is white female (1,423 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (799 degrees).

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Operations

Emory University has an endowment valued at nearly $9.17B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $865M (9.43%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Emory University had a total salary expenditure of $6.58B. Emory University employs 369 Professors, 227 Associate professors, and 207 Assistant professors. Most academics at Emory University are Male Professors (237), Female Professors(132), and Male Associate professors (123).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emory University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1104 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 955 employees, and Management with 780 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.17B
2020 Endowment
6.29%
growth from 2019

Emory University has an endowment valued at about $9.17B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Emory University grew 6.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.87B 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. $502M - Federal
  2. $1.47M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Emory University received $502M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.47M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.31B
2020 Salaries
4.09%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Emory University paid a median of $3.31B in salaries, which represents 50.4% of their overall expenditure ($6.58B) and a 4.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 19.5% growth from 2018 and a 8.27% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$138M
Instructional Salaries
972
Number of Employees

In 2020, Emory University paid a total of $138M to 972 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.15% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
369 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1104 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Emory University were Professor with 369 employees; Associate professor with 227 employees; and Associate professor with 207 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emory University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,104 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 955 employees; and Management with 780 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Emory University was Male Professor with 237 employees, Female Professor with 132 employees, and Male Associate professor with 123 employees.

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

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