Florida Atlantic University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,522

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,303

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.86%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

59.8%

15,907 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

30,541

60.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.6%

1,298 Graduates

About

Florida Atlantic University is a higher education institution located in Palm Beach County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida Atlantic University were General Biological Sciences (395 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (392 degrees), and General Psychology (347 degrees).

In 2016, 7,655 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Atlantic University. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,583 degrees), 1.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1827 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $2,522, which is $-23,334 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $2,522, which is $-23,334 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,303.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,522

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Florida Atlantic University was $2,522. The cost of tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $-23,334 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$11,303

2016 Value

7.18%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Florida Atlantic University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,303. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Florida Atlantic University grew by 7.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,199

Room and Board

$1,240

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Atlantic University was of $11,199 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.196% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.31% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Florida Atlantic University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.92% with respect to 2015, when 61% 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.

5.86%

2015 Default Rate

355

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Atlantic University was 5.86%, which represents 355 out of the 6054 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

Florida Atlantic University received 15,907 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.379% annual growth. Out of those 15,907 applicants, 9,509 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.8% acceptance rate.

There were 30,541 students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in 2016, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Atlantic University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

9,509

Accepted Out of 15,907

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Atlantic University was 59.8% (9,509 admissions from 15,907 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 67.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.379%, while admissions declined by -113%.

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SAT Scores

59%

Submission Percentage

1,948

Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Atlantic University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida Atlantic University has a total enrollment of 30,541 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Atlantic University is 18,387 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,154. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida Atlantic University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.5% White, 24.9% Hispanic or Latino, 19.1% Black or African American, 4.35% Asian, 3.53% Two or More Races, 0.203% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.1%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.3%), followed by White Male (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Atlantic University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,541 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Atlantic University is 18,387 and the part-time enrollment is 12,154. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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 Florida Atlantic University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Florida Atlantic University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    13,296

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7,618

  3. Black or African American

    5,847

The enrolled student population at Florida Atlantic University is 43.5% White, 24.9% Hispanic or Latino, 19.1% Black or African American, 4.35% Asian, 3.53% Two or More Races, 0.203% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% 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, 180 students (0.589%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1553 more women than men received degrees from Florida Atlantic University. The majority of degree recipients at Florida Atlantic University are white (3,583 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1827 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Atlantic University is General Biological Sciences (395 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (392 degrees) and General Psychology (347 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida Atlantic University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (109 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (224 degrees), and Biology (455 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 Florida Atlantic University are Physicians & surgeons (428,733 people), Miscellaneous managers (235,885 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (167,047 people), Police officers (143,128 people), and Postsecondary teachers (142,731 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Architecture and Related Services (109 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (224 degrees), Biology (455 degrees), Protective Services (457 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (268 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 Florida Atlantic University are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Radiation therapists

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Architecture and Related Services (109 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (224 degrees), Biology (455 degrees), Protective Services (457 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (268 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Hospitals (602,455 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (350,748 people), Elementary & secondary schools (318,607 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (310,686 people), and Offices of physicians (183,262 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Architecture and Related Services (109 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (224 degrees), Biology (455 degrees), Protective Services (457 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (268 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 Florida Atlantic University.

Most Common

  1. 395 degrees awarded

  2. 392 degrees awarded

  3. 347 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Atlantic University was General Biological Sciences with 395 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,051

  2. 4,604

In 2016, 3,051 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Atlantic University, which is 0.663 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,604).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 254 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Atlantic University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 249 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 387 degrees were awarded to women at Florida Atlantic University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.44 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 17% of students graduating from Florida Atlantic University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (67.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida Atlantic University is Female and Asian (67.3% 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, 0.231% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,583 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,827 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,430 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Atlantic University is white (3,583 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1827 degrees).

0.705% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,090 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,493 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida Atlantic University is white female (2,090 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,493 degrees).

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Operations

Florida Atlantic University has an endowment valued at nearly $271M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.12M (1.15%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Florida Atlantic University had a total expenditure of $499M. Of that $499M, they spent $227M on salaries and $499M on benefits.

Florida Atlantic University employs 224 Associate professors, 210 Professors, and 196 Instructors. Most academics at Florida Atlantic University are Male Professors (153), Male Associate professors(125), and Female Instructors (115).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University are: Management, with 519 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 411 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 262 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$271M

2015 Endowment

1.68%

decline from 2014

Florida Atlantic University has an endowment valued at about $271M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Atlantic University declined 1.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $0 approximately the same as 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. $19.7M - Federal

  2. $11.9M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Florida Atlantic University received $19.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$227M

Salary Expenditure

$499M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Florida Atlantic University had a total expenditure of $499M. Of that $499M, they spent $227M on salaries and $499M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$227M

2015 Salaries

6.5%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Florida Atlantic University paid a median of $227M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($499M) and a 6.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.08% growth from 2013 and a 1.95% decline from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$58.1M

Instructional Salaries

755

Number of Employees

In 2015, Florida Atlantic University paid a total of $58.1M to 755 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.6% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

224 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

519 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University were Associate professor with 224 employees; Professor with 210 employees; and Professor with 196 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University were Management with 519 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 411 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 262 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University was Male Professor with 153 employees, Male Associate professor with 125 employees, and Female Instructor with 115 employees.

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

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