Florida State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,640
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,568
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.58%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
36%
58,936 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
42,450
84.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
82.9%
4,763 Graduates

About

Florida State University is a higher education institution located in Leon County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida State University were General Psychology (756 degrees awarded), General Finance (585 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (496 degrees).

In 2019, 12,611 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida State University. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,729 degrees), 3.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2397 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida State University is $4,640, which is $−23,860 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida State University is $4,640, which is $−23,860 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,568.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,640
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Florida State University was $4,640. The cost of tuition at Florida State University is $−23,860 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,568
2019 Value
5.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Florida State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,568. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Florida State University grew by 5.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,666
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida State University was of $10,666 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% 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

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Florida State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.49% with respect to 2018, when 91% 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.
3.58%
2017 Default Rate
251
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Florida State University was 3.58%, which represents 251 out of the 7003 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 State University received 58,936 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 17.1% annual growth. Out of those 58,936 applicants, 21,202 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36% acceptance rate.

There were 42,450 students enrolled at Florida State University in 2019, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida State University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
21,202
Accepted Out of 58,936

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida State University was 36% (21,202 admissions from 58,936 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 36.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 17.1%, while admissions grew by 14.6%.

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SAT Scores

70%
Submission Percentage
4,967
Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Florida State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida State University has a total enrollment of 42,450 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida State University is 35,818 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,632. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Florida State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.8% White, 19.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.04% Black or African American, 3.92% Two or More Races, 2.8% Asian, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0872% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.2%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.92%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42,450 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida State University is 35,818 and the part-time enrollment is 6,632. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Florida State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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 Florida State University was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Florida State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    24,969
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,286
  3. Black or African American
    3,837

The enrolled student population at Florida State University is 58.8% White, 19.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.04% Black or African American, 3.92% Two or More Races, 2.8% Asian, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0872% 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.

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, 502 students (1.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1833 more women than men received degrees from Florida State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florida State University is white (7,729 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2397 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida State University is General Psychology (756 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (585 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (496 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (1,813 degrees awarded), English (451 degrees), and Human Sciences (416 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida State University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (405,460 people), Other managers (361,069 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (291,214 people), Postsecondary teachers (219,823 people), and Social workers, all other (177,873 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida State University are Social Sciences (1,813 degrees awarded), English (451 degrees), Human Sciences (416 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (181 degrees), and Psychology (824 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 State University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Florida State University are Social Sciences (1,813 degrees awarded), English (451 degrees), Human Sciences (416 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (181 degrees), and Psychology (824 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 State University are Elementary & secondary schools (822,700 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (515,174 people), Legal services (331,211 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (297,095 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (253,836 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida State University are Social Sciences (1,813 degrees awarded), English (451 degrees), Human Sciences (416 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (181 degrees), and Psychology (824 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 State University.
Most Common
  1. 756 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 585 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 496 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida State University was General Psychology with 756 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

5,389
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
7,222
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 5,389 degrees were awarded to men at Florida State University, which is 0.746 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,222).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 452 degrees were awarded to men at Florida State University in General Finance, which is 2.64 times more than the 171 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 660 degrees were awarded to women at Florida State University in General Psychology, which is 4.52 times more than the 146 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 63% of students graduating from Florida State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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 (90.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida State University is Female and Asian (90.3% 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, 0.798% of graduates (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,729 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,397 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    938 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida State University is white (7,729 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2397 degrees).

1.46% of degree recipients (184 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    4,369 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,360 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,407 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida State University is white female (4,369 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,360 degrees).

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Operations

Florida State University has an endowment valued at nearly $704M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $35.1M (4.99%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Florida State University had a total salary expenditure of $1.35B. Florida State University employs 500 Professors, 416 No academic ranks, and 344 Assistant professors. Most academics at Florida State University are Male Professors (361), Female No academic ranks(231), and Male Associate professors (204).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 931 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 695 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 652 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$704M
2019 Endowment
3.34%
growth from 2018

Florida State University has an endowment valued at about $704M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida State University grew 3.34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $393M 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. $168M - Federal
  2. $22.2M - State
  3. $509k - Local

As of 2019, Florida State University received $168M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $22.2M from state grants and contracts, and $509k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$565M
2019 Salaries
3.71%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Florida State University paid a median of $565M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.35B) and a 3.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.33% growth from 2017 and a 2.84% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$167M
Instructional Salaries
1,601
Number of Employees

In 2019, Florida State University paid a total of $167M to 1,601 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% 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
500 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
931 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida State University were Professor with 500 employees; No academic rank with 416 employees; and No academic rank with 344 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida State University were Business and Financial Operations with 931 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 695 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 652 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida State University was Male Professor with 361 employees, Female No academic rank with 231 employees, and Male Associate professor with 204 employees.

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

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