Florida State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,640

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,506

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.47%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

58%

29,027 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

41,173

85.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

80.1%

4,769 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 (719 degrees awarded), General Finance (548 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (520 degrees).

In 2016, 12,825 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida State University. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (8,275 degrees), 4.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2061 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida State University is $4,640, which is $-21,216 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida State University is $4,640, which is $-21,216 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,506.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,640

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Florida State University was $4,640. The cost of tuition at Florida State University is $-21,216 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,506

2016 Value

1.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Florida State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,506. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Florida State University grew by 1.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,264

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida State University was of $10,264 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.549% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Florida State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.23% with respect to 2015, when 81% 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.

3.47%

2015 Default Rate

268

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Florida State University was 3.47%, which represents 268 out of the 7724 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 29,027 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.69% annual decline. Out of those 29,027 applicants, 16,840 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58% acceptance rate.

There were 41,173 students enrolled at Florida State University in 2016, and 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

16,840

Accepted Out of 29,027

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida State University was 58% (16,840 admissions from 29,027 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 55.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -2.69%, while admissions grew by 0.996%.

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SAT Scores

38%

Submission Percentage

2,400

Scores Submitted

38% of enrolled first-time students at Florida State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida State University has a total enrollment of 41,173 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida State University is 35,201 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,972. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Florida State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.4% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.47% Black or African American, 3.11% Two or More Races, 2.47% Asian, 0.243% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.5%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28.6%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41,173 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida State University is 35,201 and the part-time enrollment is 5,972. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Florida State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

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 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

    25,262

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7,333

  3. Black or African American

    3,486

The enrolled student population at Florida State University is 61.4% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.47% Black or African American, 3.11% Two or More Races, 2.47% Asian, 0.243% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% 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, 676 students (1.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1475 more women than men received degrees from Florida State University. The majority of degree recipients at Florida State University are white (8,275 degrees awarded). There were 4.02 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2061 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida State University is General Psychology (719 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (548 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (520 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 Library Science (131 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,961 degrees), and English (529 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 State University are Physicians & surgeons (423,147 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (383,711 people), Miscellaneous managers (371,040 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (309,938 people), and Postsecondary teachers (280,148 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida State University are Library Science (131 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,961 degrees), English (529 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (103 degrees), and Biology (864 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 Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Florida State University are Library Science (131 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,961 degrees), English (529 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (103 degrees), and Biology (864 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 Hospitals (579,771 people), Elementary & secondary schools (567,197 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (559,401 people), Legal services (313,774 people), and Computer Systems Design (195,556 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida State University are Library Science (131 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,961 degrees), English (529 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (103 degrees), and Biology (864 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. 719 degrees awarded

  2. 548 degrees awarded

  3. 520 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida State University was General Psychology with 719 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 5,675

  2. 7,150

In 2016, 5,675 degrees were awarded to men at Florida State University, which is 0.794 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,150).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 436 degrees were awarded to men at Florida State University in General Finance, which is 3.05 times more than the 143 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 576 degrees were awarded to women at Florida State University in General Psychology, which is 2.95 times more than the 195 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 61% of students graduating from Florida State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (94.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (94.7% 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, 1.49% of graduates (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,275 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,061 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,030 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida State University is white (8,275 degrees awarded). There were 4.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2061 degrees).

1.39% of degree recipients (178 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    4,536 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    3,739 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,141 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida State University is white female (4,536 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,739 degrees).

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Operations

Florida State University has an endowment valued at nearly $605M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.07M (1%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Florida State University had a total expenditure of $1.09B. Of that $1.09B, they spent $507M on salaries and $1.09B on benefits.

Florida State University employs 453 Professors, 372 No academic ranks, and 306 Assistant professors. Most academics at Florida State University are Male Professors (336), Female No academic ranks(198), and Male Assistant professors (175).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 715 employees, Service, with 615 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 581 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$605M

2015 Endowment

3.09%

decline from 2014

Florida State University has an endowment valued at about $605M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida State University declined 3.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $334M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Florida State University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $136M - Federal

  2. $20.7M - State

  3. $953k - Local

As of 2015, Florida State University received $136M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.7M from state grants and contracts, and $953k 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.

$507M

Salary Expenditure

$1.09B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Florida State University had a total expenditure of $1.09B. Of that $1.09B, they spent $507M on salaries and $1.09B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$507M

2015 Salaries

0.283%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Florida State University paid a median of $507M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($1.09B) and a 0.283% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.18% growth from 2013 and a 1.93% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$133M

Instructional Salaries

1,382

Number of Employees

In 2015, Florida State University paid a total of $133M to 1,382 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

453 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

715 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida State University were Professor with 453 employees; No academic rank with 372 employees; and No academic rank with 306 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida State University were Business and Financial Operations with 715 employees; Service with 615 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 581 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida State University was Male Professor with 336 employees, Female No academic rank with 198 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 175 employees.

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

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