University of Arizona

Add Comparison
2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,990
5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,580
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84.6%
40,854 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
44,577
81.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.5%
4,482 Graduates

About

University of Arizona is a higher education institution located in Pima County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Arizona were General Psychology (472 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (349 degrees), and General Physiology (294 degrees).

In 2019, 11,600 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arizona. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,004 degrees), 2.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2436 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $10,990, which is $-17,510 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $10,990, which is $-17,510 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,580.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,990
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Arizona was $10,990. The cost of tuition at University of Arizona is $-17,510 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

This chart compares the tuition costs of University of Arizona (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$16,580
2019 Value
6.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Arizona had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,580. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Arizona grew by 6.32%.

This chart compares the average net price of University of Arizona (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$11,450
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arizona was of $11,450 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board decreased by 6.91% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at University of Arizona (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Arizona received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.56% with respect to 2018, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at University of Arizona (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
6%
2017 Default Rate
444
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arizona was 6%, which represents 444 out of the 7400 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

University of Arizona received 40,854 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.29% annual growth. Out of those 40,854 applicants, 34,558 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.6% acceptance rate.

There were 44,577 students enrolled at University of Arizona in 2019, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arizona has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
34,558
Accepted Out of 40,854

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arizona was 84.6% (34,558 admissions from 40,854 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 84.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.29%, while admissions grew by 2.49%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of University of Arizona (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

51%
Submission Percentage
3,932
Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arizona in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

University of Arizona has a total enrollment of 44,577 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 36,226 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,351. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.6% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.5% Asian, 4.47% Two or More Races, 3.71% Black or African American, 1.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arizona in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.4%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.5%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arizona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44,577 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 36,226 and the part-time enrollment is 8,351. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at University of Arizona (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 University of Arizona was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Arizona had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at University of Arizona (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    21,647
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    10,657
  3. Asian
    2,453

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona is 48.6% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.5% Asian, 4.47% Two or More Races, 3.71% Black or African American, 1.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,711 students (3.84%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2019, 828 more women than men received degrees from University of Arizona. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Arizona is white (6,004 degrees awarded). There were 2.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2436 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arizona is General Psychology (472 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (349 degrees) and General Physiology (294 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arizona, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (81 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (205 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (127 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 University of Arizona are Postsecondary teachers (116,059 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (106,374 people), Other managers (95,692 people), Physicians (74,905 people), and Other Physical Scientists (60,561 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Library Science (81 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (205 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (127 degrees), Language & Linguistics (251 degrees), and Physical Sciences (377 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Library Science (81 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (205 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (127 degrees), Language & Linguistics (251 degrees), and Physical Sciences (377 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (208,401 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (170,663 people), Elementary & secondary schools (154,898 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (81,208 people), and Computer Systems Design (74,641 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Library Science (81 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (205 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (127 degrees), Language & Linguistics (251 degrees), and Physical Sciences (377 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Arizona.
Most Common
  1. 472 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 349 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 294 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arizona was General Psychology with 472 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at University of Arizona according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

5,386
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
6,214
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 5,386 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona, which is 0.867 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,214).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at University of Arizona by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 226 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.92 times more than the 118 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 383 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arizona in General Psychology, which is 3.58 times more than the 107 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 45% of students graduating from University of Arizona completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arizona is Male and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.87% of graduates (39 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,004 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,436 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    687 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arizona is white (6,004 degrees awarded). There were 2.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2436 degrees).

2.97% of degree recipients (344 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,264 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,740 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,477 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arizona is white female (3,264 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,740 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at nearly $1.04B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $48.4M (4.66%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Arizona had a total salary expenditure of $2.16B. University of Arizona employs 657 Professors, 496 Assistant professors, and 433 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arizona are Male Professors (454), Male Associate professors(249), and Male Assistant professors (248).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1246 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 1245 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1056 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.04B
2019 Endowment
8.18%
growth from 2018

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at about $1.04B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arizona grew 8.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $727M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at University of Arizona (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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $338M - Federal
  2. $12.1M - State
  3. $2.35M - Local

As of 2019, University of Arizona received $338M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2.35M from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$997M
2019 Salaries
4.35%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Arizona paid a median of $997M in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($2.16B) and a 4.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.55% growth from 2017 and a 0.668% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$194M
Instructional Salaries
1,850
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Arizona paid a total of $194M to 1,850 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
657 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1246 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arizona were Professor with 657 employees; Assistant professor with 496 employees; and Assistant professor with 433 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,246 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 1,245 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,056 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arizona was Male Professor with 454 employees, Male Associate professor with 249 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 248 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Arizona.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart