United States Air Force Academy

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2017 Acceptance Rate

11.9%

10,202 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,276

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

77.6%

808 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 (206 degrees awarded), General Economics (107 degrees), and Systems Engineering (84 degrees).

In 2017, 1,014 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at United States Air Force Academy. 22.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 77.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (608 degrees), 5.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (104 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Air Force Academy is $0, which is $-25,194 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Air Force Academy is $0, which is $-25,194 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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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N/A Value

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

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Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

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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 10,202 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.11% annual growth. Out of those 10,202 applicants, 1,216 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 11.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,276 students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy in 2017, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

United States Air Force Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 97%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

11.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,216

Accepted Out of 10,202

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of United States Air Force Academy was 11.9% (1,216 admissions from 10,202 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 15.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.11%, while admissions declined by -18.5%.

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SAT Scores

64%

Submission Percentage

756

Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at United States Air Force Academy in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

United States Air Force Academy has a total enrollment of 4,276 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Air Force Academy is 4,276 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 63.4% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.46% Two or More Races, 5.78% Black or African American, 5.22% Asian, 0.678% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.327% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at United States Air Force Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (47%), followed by White Female (16.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority 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 4,276 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Air Force Academy is 4,276 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 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

2017 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

    2,709

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    458

  3. Two or More Races

    319

The enrolled student population at United States Air Force Academy is 63.4% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.46% Two or More Races, 5.78% Black or African American, 5.22% Asian, 0.678% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.327% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 225 students (5.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 550 fewer women than men received degrees from United States Air Force Academy. The majority of degree recipients at United States Air Force Academy are white (608 degrees awarded). There were 5.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (104 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at United States Air Force Academy is General Business Administration & Management (206 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (107 degrees) and Systems Engineering (84 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 (15 degrees awarded), Engineering (274 degrees), and Social Sciences (187 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 (589,383 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (437,698 people), Software developers (417,674 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (332,371 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (298,468 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (15 degrees awarded), Engineering (274 degrees), Social Sciences (187 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (90 degrees), and History (20 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, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (15 degrees awarded), Engineering (274 degrees), Social Sciences (187 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (90 degrees), and History (20 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 (595,669 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (573,251 people), Elementary & secondary schools (560,976 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (469,917 people), and Legal services (350,346 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Air Force Academy are Applied Sciences (15 degrees awarded), Engineering (274 degrees), Social Sciences (187 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (90 degrees), and History (20 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. 206 degrees awarded

  2. 107 degrees awarded

  3. 84 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at United States Air Force Academy was General Business Administration & Management with 206 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 782

  2. 232

In 2017, 782 degrees were awarded to men at United States Air Force Academy, which is 3.37 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (232).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 174 degrees were awarded to men at United States Air Force Academy in General Business Administration & Management, which is 5.44 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 45 degrees were awarded to women at United States Air Force Academy in Behavioral Sciences, which is 2.81 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (82.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at United States Air Force Academy is Male and White (82.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.23% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    608 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    104 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at United States Air Force Academy is white (608 degrees awarded). There were 5.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (104 degrees).

10.3% of degree recipients (104 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    479 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    129 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at United States Air Force Academy is white male (479 degrees awarded). There were 3.71 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (129 degrees).

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Operations

United States Air Force Academy has an endowment valued at nearly $96.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, United States Air Force Academy had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. United States Air Force Academy employs 66 Assistant professors, 62 Professors, and 40 Associate professors. Most academics at United States Air Force Academy are Male Professors (54), Male Assistant professors(38), and Male Associate professors (29).

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 32 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 26 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$96.6M

2017 Endowment

9.42%

decline from 2016

United States Air Force Academy has an endowment valued at about $96.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of United States Air Force Academy declined 9.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $59.5M 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. $46.1M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, United States Air Force Academy received $46.1M 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

$361M

2017 Salaries

0.142%

growth from 2016

In 2017, United States Air Force Academy paid a median of $361M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 0.142% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 44% growth from 2015 and a 4.93% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20M

Instructional Salaries

186

Number of Employees

In 2017, United States Air Force Academy paid a total of $20M to 186 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.54% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

66 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

32 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy were Assistant professor with 66 employees; Professor with 62 employees; and Professor with 40 employees.

In 2017, 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 32 employees; Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 26 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at United States Air Force Academy was Male Professor with 54 employees, Male Assistant professor with 38 employees, and Male Associate professor with 29 employees.

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

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