United States Air Force Academy

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2019 Acceptance Rate
11.1%
10,354 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,304
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
85%
794 Graduates

About

United States Air Force Academy is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at United States Air Force Academy were General Business Administration & Management (228 degrees awarded), Behavioral Sciences (82 degrees), and Aerospace, Aeronautical, & Astronautical Engineering (72 degrees).

In 2019, 1,019 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at United States Air Force Academy. 25.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 74.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (632 degrees), 5.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (112 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Air Force Academy is $0, which is $−27,280 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Air Force Academy is $0, which is $−27,280 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In N/A, N/A% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

N/A% of undergraduate students at United States Air Force Academy received grants or loans in N/A. This represents a N/A of N/A with respect to N/A, when N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

United States Air Force Academy received 10,354 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.212% annual decline. Out of those 10,354 applicants, 1,147 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 11.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,304 students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy in 2019, and 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

United States Air Force Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 98.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

11.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,147
Accepted Out of 10,354

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of United States Air Force Academy was 11.1% (1,147 admissions from 10,354 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 11.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.212%, while admissions declined by −2.96%.

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SAT Scores

50%
Submission Percentage
562
Scores Submitted

50% of enrolled first-time students at United States Air Force Academy in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

United States Air Force Academy has a total enrollment of 4,304 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Air Force Academy is 4,304 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at United States Air Force Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.2% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.43% Two or More Races, 6.55% Black or African American, 5.83% Asian, 0.511% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.256% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (46.5%), followed by White Female (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at United States Air Force Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,304 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Air Force Academy is 4,304 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
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 United States Air Force Academy was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), United States Air Force Academy had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,762
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    464
  3. Two or More Races
    320

The enrolled student population at United States Air Force Academy is 64.2% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.43% Two or More Races, 6.55% Black or African American, 5.83% Asian, 0.511% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.256% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 134 students (3.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 491 fewer women than men received degrees from United States Air Force Academy. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at United States Air Force Academy is white (632 degrees awarded). There were 5.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (112 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at United States Air Force Academy is General Business Administration & Management (228 degrees awarded), followed by Behavioral Sciences (82 degrees) and Aerospace, Aeronautical, & Astronautical Engineering (72 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at United States Air Force Academy, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (19 degrees awarded), History (50 degrees), and Engineering (255 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 United States Air Force Academy are Other managers (545,114 people), Software developers (463,911 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (427,705 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (337,018 people), and Civil engineers (273,688 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (19 degrees awarded), History (50 degrees), Engineering (255 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (118 degrees), and Legal (42 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 United States Air Force Academy are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (19 degrees awarded), History (50 degrees), Engineering (255 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (118 degrees), and Legal (42 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 United States Air Force Academy are Computer Systems Design (592,544 people), Elementary & secondary schools (516,112 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (445,724 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (444,620 people), and Construction (367,561 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (19 degrees awarded), History (50 degrees), Engineering (255 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (118 degrees), and Legal (42 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 United States Air Force Academy.
Most Common
  1. 228 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 72 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at United States Air Force Academy was General Business Administration & Management with 228 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

755
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
264
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 755 degrees were awarded to men at United States Air Force Academy, which is 2.86 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (264).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 210 degrees were awarded to men at United States Air Force Academy in General Business Administration & Management, which is 11.7 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 48 degrees were awarded to women at United States Air Force Academy in Behavioral Sciences, which is 1.41 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 77% of students graduating from United States Air Force Academy 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 79% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at United States Air Force Academy is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.76% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    632 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    112 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at United States Air Force Academy is white (632 degrees awarded). There were 5.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (112 degrees).

6.38% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    474 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    158 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at United States Air Force Academy is white male (474 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (158 degrees).

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Operations

United States Air Force Academy has an endowment valued at nearly $124M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, United States Air Force Academy had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. United States Air Force Academy employs 95 Assistant professors, 57 Professors, and 40 Associate professors. Most academics at United States Air Force Academy are Male Assistant professors (58), Male Professors(46), and Female Assistant professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$124M
2019 Endowment
11.9%
growth from 2018

United States Air Force Academy has an endowment valued at about $124M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of United States Air Force Academy grew 11.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $83.3M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $37.8M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, United States Air Force Academy received $37.8M 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

$356M
2019 Salaries
10.9%
growth from 2018

In 2019, United States Air Force Academy paid a median of $356M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 10.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.2% decline from 2017 and a 0.142% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.1M
Instructional Salaries
207
Number of Employees

In 2019, United States Air Force Academy paid a total of $23.1M to 207 employees working as instructors, which represents 6.49% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy were Assistant professor with 95 employees; Professor with 57 employees; and Professor with 40 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees; Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 30 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy was Male Assistant professor with 58 employees, Male Professor with 46 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 37 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at United States Air Force Academy.

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