Full Sail University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,667
1.97% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,310
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.7%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
21,666
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
30.5%
1,884 Graduates

About

Full Sail University is a higher education institution located in Orange County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Full Sail University were Human Computer Interaction (392 degrees awarded), Film, Cinema, & Video Studies (283 degrees), and Music Technology (268 degrees).

In 2019, 5,740 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Full Sail University. 30.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 69.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,292 degrees), 1.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1320 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Full Sail University is $20,667, which is $-1,359 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Full Sail University is $20,667, which is $-1,359 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,310.

In 2019, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,667
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Full Sail University was $20,667. The cost of tuition at Full Sail University is $-1,359 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$26,310
2019 Value
6.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Full Sail University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,310. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Full Sail University grew by 6.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400
Room and Board
$530
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Full Sail University was of $8,400 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $530. The cost of room and board did not change 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

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Full Sail University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.47% with respect to 2018, when 68% 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.
14.7%
2017 Default Rate
1337
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Full Sail University was 14.7%, which represents 1337 out of the 9123 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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Enrollment

Full Sail University has a total enrollment of 21,666 students. The full-time enrollment at Full Sail University is 21,666 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Full Sail University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Full Sail University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.6% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 5.77% Two or More Races, 2.44% Asian, 0.743% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.231% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Full Sail University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (20.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.2%) and Black or African American Male (17.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Full Sail University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,666 students. The full-time enrollment at Full Sail University is 21,666 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Full Sail University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Full Sail University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Full Sail University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,369
  2. Black or African American
    5,755
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,477

The enrolled student population at Full Sail University is 38.6% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 5.77% Two or More Races, 2.44% Asian, 0.743% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.231% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 2,022 students (9.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2202 fewer women than men received degrees from Full Sail University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Full Sail University is white (2,292 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1320 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Full Sail University is Human Computer Interaction (392 degrees awarded), followed by Film, Cinema, & Video Studies (283 degrees) and Music Technology (268 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Full Sail University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (923 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,460 degrees), and English (400 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 Full Sail University are Other managers (276,111 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (243,983 people), Postsecondary teachers (167,192 people), Secondary school teachers (143,975 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (136,565 people).

The most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Communication Technologies (923 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,460 degrees), English (400 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (722 degrees), and Communications (752 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 Full Sail University are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Communication Technologies (923 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,460 degrees), English (400 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (722 degrees), and Communications (752 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 Full Sail University are Elementary & secondary schools (589,059 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (406,630 people), Computer Systems Design (223,163 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (196,015 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (141,539 people).

The most specialized majors at Full Sail University are Communication Technologies (923 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (2,460 degrees), English (400 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (722 degrees), and Communications (752 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 Full Sail University.
Most Common
  1. 392 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 283 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 268 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Full Sail University was Human Computer Interaction with 392 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,971
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,769
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,971 degrees were awarded to men at Full Sail University, which is 2.24 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,769).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 575 degrees were awarded to men at Full Sail University in Other Audiovisual Communications Technology, which is 6.18 times more than the 93 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 242 degrees were awarded to women at Full Sail University in Other Communication & Media Studies, which is 0.659 times less than the 367 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 26% of students graduating from Full Sail University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (62.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Full Sail University is Male and Asian (62.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 6.74% of graduates (127 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,292 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,320 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    986 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Full Sail University is white (2,292 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1320 degrees).

8.76% of degree recipients (503 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,627 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    898 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    680 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Full Sail University is white male (1,627 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (898 degrees).

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Operations

Full Sail University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.49M (NaNM%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Full Sail University had a total salary expenditure of $329M. Full Sail University employs 471 Professors, 140 No academic ranks, and 124 Associate professors. Most academics at Full Sail University are Male Professors (330), Female Professors(141), and Male No academic ranks (125).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Full Sail University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 779 employees, Management, with 264 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 86 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Full Sail University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Full Sail University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Full Sail University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$133M
2019 Salaries
5.01%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Full Sail University paid a median of $133M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($329M) and a 5.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.4% decline from 2017 and a 0.77% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$41.7M
Instructional Salaries
735
Number of Employees

In 2019, Full Sail University paid a total of $41.7M to 735 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
471 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
779 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Full Sail University were Professor with 471 employees; No academic rank with 140 employees; and No academic rank with 124 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Full Sail University were Office and Administrative Support with 779 employees; Management with 264 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 86 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Full Sail University was Male Professor with 330 employees, Female Professor with 141 employees, and Male No academic rank with 125 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Full Sail University.

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