Emory University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$53,070
4.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$25,942
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.49%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
15.6%
30,017 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
14,415
89.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
90.1%
1,222 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 (350 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (272 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (213 degrees).

In 2019, 5,032 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Emory University. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,145 degrees), 2.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (763 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Emory University is $53,070, which is $24,570 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Emory University is $53,070, which is $24,570 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,942.

In 2019, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,070
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Emory University was $53,070. The cost of tuition at Emory University is $24,570 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$25,942
2019 Value
3.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Emory University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,942. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Emory University grew by 3.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,506
Room and Board
$1,224
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Emory University was of $14,506 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,224. The cost of room and board increased by 4.4% 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

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Emory University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.51% with respect to 2018, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.49%
2017 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Emory University was 1.49%, which represents 34 out of the 2287 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 30,017 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.92% annual growth. Out of those 30,017 applicants, 4,682 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 15.6% acceptance rate.

There were 14,415 students enrolled at Emory University in 2019, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Emory University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

15.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,682
Accepted Out of 30,017

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Emory University was 15.6% (4,682 admissions from 30,017 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 18.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 8.92%, while admissions declined by −8.27%.

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage
816
Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at Emory University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Emory University has a total enrollment of 14,415 students. The full-time enrollment at Emory University is 12,905 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,510. This means that 89.5% of students enrolled at Emory University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Emory University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.9% White, 15.8% Asian, 10.4% Black or African American, 8.17% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.0971% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0694% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Emory University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.4%), followed by White Male (15.5%) and Asian Female (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Black or African American Female (8.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Emory University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,415 students. The full-time enrollment at Emory University is 12,905 and the part-time enrollment is 1,510. This means that 89.5% of students enrolled at Emory University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
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 Emory University was 95%. 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
    6,191
  2. Asian
    2,271
  3. Black or African American
    1,500

The enrolled student population at Emory University is 42.9% White, 15.8% Asian, 10.4% Black or African American, 8.17% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.0971% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0694% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1114 more women than men received degrees from Emory University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Emory University is white (2,145 degrees awarded). There were 2.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (763 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Emory University is General Business Administration & Management (350 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (272 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (213 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 (433 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (84 degrees), and Theology (139 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 (392,336 people), Postsecondary teachers (122,707 people), Clergy (116,718 people), Other managers (115,841 people), and Other Physical Scientists (92,762 people).

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Legal (433 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (84 degrees), Theology (139 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (70 degrees), and Biology (612 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Emory University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Actuaries, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Legal (433 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (84 degrees), Theology (139 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (70 degrees), and Biology (612 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 (431,097 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (302,666 people), Offices of physicians (196,904 people), Elementary & secondary schools (194,704 people), and Religious organizations (130,472 people).

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Legal (433 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (84 degrees), Theology (139 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (70 degrees), and Biology (612 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. 350 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 272 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 213 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Emory University was General Business Administration & Management with 350 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,959
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,073
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,959 degrees were awarded to men at Emory University, which is 0.637 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,073).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 437 degrees were awarded to men at Emory University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 280 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 280 degrees were awarded to women at Emory University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.641 times less than the 437 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 82% of students graduating from Emory University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 92% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Emory University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 2.13% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,145 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    763 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    471 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Emory University is white (2,145 degrees awarded). There were 2.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (763 degrees).

2.88% of degree recipients (145 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,312 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    833 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    440 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Emory University is white female (1,312 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (833 degrees).

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Operations

Emory University has an endowment valued at nearly $8.63B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $630M (7.3%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Emory University had a total salary expenditure of $6.44B. Emory University employs 369 Professors, 233 Associate professors, and 186 Assistant professors. Most academics at Emory University are Male Professors (236), Female Professors(133), and Male Associate professors (127).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emory University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1098 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 933 employees, and Management with 728 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.63B
2019 Endowment
8.02%
growth from 2018

Emory University has an endowment valued at about $8.63B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Emory University grew 8.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.32B 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. $481M - Federal
  2. $12.9M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Emory University received $481M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.18B
2019 Salaries
19.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Emory University paid a median of $3.18B in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($6.44B) and a 19.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.27% growth from 2017 and a 6.45% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$135M
Instructional Salaries
964
Number of Employees

In 2019, Emory University paid a total of $135M to 964 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.25% 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
369 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1098 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Emory University were Professor with 369 employees; Associate professor with 233 employees; and Associate professor with 186 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emory University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,098 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 933 employees; and Management with 728 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Emory University was Male Professor with 236 employees, Female Professor with 133 employees, and Male Associate professor with 127 employees.

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

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