United States Air Force Academy

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2020 Acceptance Rate
13.4%
10,747 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,307
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
87.3%
985 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 (213 degrees awarded), Systems Engineering (81 degrees), and Behavioral Sciences (80 degrees).

In 2020, 1,006 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at United States Air Force Academy. 28.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 71.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (649 degrees), 6.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Air Force Academy is $0, which is $−28,400 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Air Force Academy is $0, which is $−28,400 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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

In N/A, N/A% of undergraduate students attending United States Air Force Academy received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

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Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
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Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

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Admissions

United States Air Force Academy received 10,747 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.8% annual growth. Out of those 10,747 applicants, 1,443 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 13.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,307 students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy in 2020, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

United States Air Force Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 78.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

13.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,443
Accepted Out of 10,747

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of United States Air Force Academy was 13.4% (1,443 admissions from 10,747 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 11.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.8%, while admissions grew by 25.8%.

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage
556
Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at United States Air Force Academy in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

United States Air Force Academy has a total enrollment of 4,307 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Air Force Academy is 4,307 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 63.7% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.24% Two or More Races, 6.62% Asian, 6.62% Black or African American, 0.464% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (46.1%), followed by White Female (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.13%). 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 4,307 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Air Force Academy is 4,307 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 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2020 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 93%. 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
    2,745
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    493
  3. Two or More Races
    312

The enrolled student population at United States Air Force Academy is 63.7% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.24% Two or More Races, 6.62% Asian, 6.62% Black or African American, 0.464% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.139% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 102 students (2.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 432 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 (649 degrees awarded). There were 6.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at United States Air Force Academy is General Business Administration & Management (213 degrees awarded), followed by Systems Engineering (81 degrees) and Behavioral Sciences (80 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 (28 degrees awarded), Engineering (283 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (133 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 (530,641 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (432,192 people), Software developers (403,427 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (324,016 people), and Civil engineers (253,468 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (28 degrees awarded), Engineering (283 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (133 degrees), Social Sciences (137 degrees), and History (21 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, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (28 degrees awarded), Engineering (283 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (133 degrees), Social Sciences (137 degrees), and History (21 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 (553,938 people), Elementary & secondary schools (504,985 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (444,109 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (442,498 people), and Legal services (355,241 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (28 degrees awarded), Engineering (283 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (133 degrees), Social Sciences (137 degrees), and History (21 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. 213 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 81 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 80 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at United States Air Force Academy was General Business Administration & Management with 213 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

719
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
287
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 719 degrees were awarded to men at United States Air Force Academy, which is 2.51 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (287).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 188 degrees were awarded to men at United States Air Force Academy in General Business Administration & Management, which is 7.52 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 50 degrees were awarded to women at United States Air Force Academy in Behavioral Sciences, which is 1.67 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (93.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at United States Air Force Academy is Male and Asian (93.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 7.01% of graduates (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    649 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at United States Air Force Academy is white (649 degrees awarded). There were 6.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

3.88% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    463 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    186 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at United States Air Force Academy is white male (463 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (186 degrees).

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Operations

United States Air Force Academy has an endowment valued at nearly $96.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, United States Air Force Academy had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. United States Air Force Academy employs 95 Assistant professors, 63 Professors, and 50 Associate professors. Most academics at United States Air Force Academy are Male Assistant professors (58), Male Professors(48), and Male Associate 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 33 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$96.4M
2020 Endowment
22.2%
decline from 2019

United States Air Force Academy has an endowment valued at about $96.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of United States Air Force Academy declined 22.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $56.5M 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. $34.2M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, United States Air Force Academy received $34.2M 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

$363M
2020 Salaries
1.97%
growth from 2019

In 2020, United States Air Force Academy paid a median of $363M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 1.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.9% growth from 2018 and a 11.2% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.8M
Instructional Salaries
228
Number of Employees

In 2020, United States Air Force Academy paid a total of $26.8M to 228 employees working as instructors, which represents 7.39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) 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
33 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy were Assistant professor with 95 employees; Professor with 63 employees; and Professor with 50 employees.

In 2020, 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 33 employees; Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 31 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy was Male Assistant professor with 58 employees, Male Professor with 48 employees, and Male Associate professor with 37 employees.

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

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