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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,374 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
15,907 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
60.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,298 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $2,522, which is $4,469 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,374, which is 569% of the cost for in-state students, and is $4,002 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

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.

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Florida Atlantic University received 15,907 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.38% 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.

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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, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (12.3%), followed by White Male (11.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.91%), followed by White Male (1.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.64%).

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In 2016, 1,553 more women than men graduated from Florida Atlantic University. The majority of students graduating from Florida Atlantic University are White. These 3,583 graduates mean that there were 1.96 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,827 graduates.

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

The most specialized major across all degree types at Florida Atlantic University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Architecture and Related Services, with 109 graduates, followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 224 graduates and Biology with 455 graduates.


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Florida Atlantic University has an endowment valued at nearly $270M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.12M (1.15%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Florida Atlantic University had a total expenditure of $499M. Of that $499M, they spent $227M on salaries and $60.8M on benefits.

Florida Atlantic University employs 225 Associate professors, 205 Professors, and 186 Instructors. Most academics at Florida Atlantic University are Male Professors (152), Male Associate professors (124), and Female Instructors (110).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University are: Management, with 515 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 398 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 270 employees.



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