Florida International University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,721

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,966

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.38%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

50.1%

21,809 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

55,003

59.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56.2%

2,107 Graduates

About

Florida International University is a higher education institution located in Miami-Dade County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida International University were General Psychology (1,202 degrees awarded), General Hospitality Management (608 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (591 degrees).

In 2016, 13,358 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida International University. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (8,193 degrees), 5.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1556 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida International University is $4,721, which is $-21,135 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

About the photo: Green Library is one of the largest libraries in the Southeastern U.S. and is the largest building on-campus.

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida International University is $4,721, which is $-21,135 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,966.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,721

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Florida International University was $4,721. The cost of tuition at Florida International University is $-21,135 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$12,966

2016 Value

14.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Florida International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,966. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Florida International University grew by 14.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,269

Room and Board

$1,462

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida International University was of $11,269 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,462. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Florida International University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.8% with respect to 2015, when 69% 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.

5.38%

2015 Default Rate

542

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Florida International University was 5.38%, which represents 542 out of the 10065 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 International University received 21,809 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.71% annual growth. Out of those 21,809 applicants, 10,920 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.1% acceptance rate.

There were 55,003 students enrolled at Florida International University in 2016, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida International University has an overall enrollment yield of 42.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

10,920

Accepted Out of 21,809

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida International University was 50.1% (10,920 admissions from 21,809 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 50.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.71%, while admissions grew by 1.05%.

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SAT Scores

59%

Submission Percentage

2,706

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Florida International University has a total enrollment of 55,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida International University is 32,830 students and the part-time enrollment is 22,173. This means that 59.7% of students enrolled at Florida International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% Black or African American, 10.7% White, 2.69% Asian, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.0818% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0745% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Florida International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (36.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (28.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (27.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.6%) and White Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida International University is 32,830 and the part-time enrollment is 22,173. This means that 59.7% of students enrolled at Florida International University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%

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 International University was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Florida International University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    35,150

  2. Black or African American

    6,828

  3. White

    5,864

The enrolled student population at Florida International University is 63.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% Black or African American, 10.7% White, 2.69% Asian, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.0818% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0745% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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.

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Graduates

In 2016, 2262 more women than men received degrees from Florida International University. The majority of degree recipients at Florida International University are hispanic or latino (8,193 degrees awarded). There were 5.27 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1556 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida International University is General Psychology (1,202 degrees awarded), followed by General Hospitality Management (608 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (591 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida International University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (139 degrees awarded), Psychology (1,255 degrees), and Communications (705 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 International University are Accountants & auditors (1,104,200 people), Miscellaneous managers (880,135 people), Financial managers (449,159 people), Chief executives & legislators (367,410 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (363,101 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Architecture and Related Services (139 degrees awarded), Psychology (1,255 degrees), Communications (705 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (84 degrees), and Business (4,025 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 International University are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Financial managers, Natural sciences managers, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Architecture and Related Services (139 degrees awarded), Psychology (1,255 degrees), Communications (705 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (84 degrees), and Business (4,025 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 International University are Elementary & secondary schools (837,364 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (622,266 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (535,688 people), Banking & related activities (528,335 people), and Hospitals (514,491 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Architecture and Related Services (139 degrees awarded), Psychology (1,255 degrees), Communications (705 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (84 degrees), and Business (4,025 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 International University.

Most Common

  1. 1202 degrees awarded

  2. 608 degrees awarded

  3. 591 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida International University was General Psychology with 1202 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 5,548

  2. 7,810

In 2016, 5,548 degrees were awarded to men at Florida International University, which is 0.71 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,810).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 475 degrees were awarded to men at Florida International University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.901 times less than the 527 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 991 degrees were awarded to women at Florida International University in General Psychology, which is 3.86 times more than the 257 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 24% of students graduating from Florida International University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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 Florida International 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, 0.949% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    8,193 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,556 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,468 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida International University is hispanic or latino (8,193 degrees awarded). There were 5.27 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1556 degrees).

0.996% of degree recipients (133 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    4,849 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    3,344 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    895 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida International University is hispanic or latino female (4,849 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (3,344 degrees).

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Operations

Florida International University has an endowment valued at nearly $231M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Florida International University had a total expenditure of $886M. Of that $886M, they spent $434M on salaries and $886M on benefits.

Florida International University employs 292 Associate professors, 288 Assistant professors, and 285 Instructors. Most academics at Florida International University are Male Professors (192), Male Associate professors(177), and Male Assistant professors (144).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida International University are: Management, with 851 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 789 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 437 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$231M

2015 Endowment

1.11%

growth from 2014

Florida International University has an endowment valued at about $231M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida International University grew 1.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40M lower 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. $77.7M - Federal

  2. $7.49M - State

  3. $2.17M - Local

As of 2015, Florida International University received $77.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.49M from state grants and contracts, and $2.17M 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.

$434M

Salary Expenditure

$886M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Florida International University had a total expenditure of $886M. Of that $886M, they spent $434M on salaries and $886M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$434M

2015 Salaries

4.39%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Florida International University paid a median of $434M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($886M) and a 4.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.8% growth from 2013 and a 4.05% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$106M

Instructional Salaries

1,150

Number of Employees

In 2015, Florida International University paid a total of $106M to 1,150 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.6% 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

292 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

851 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida International University were Associate professor with 292 employees; Assistant professor with 288 employees; and Assistant professor with 285 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida International University were Management with 851 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 789 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 437 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida International University was Male Professor with 192 employees, Male Associate professor with 177 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 144 employees.

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

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