University of Arizona

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,160

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,466

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.84%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

78.6%

36,166 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

43,161

83.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

59.9%

4,073 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 (490 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (321 degrees), and General Physiology (299 degrees).

In 2016, 10,411 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arizona. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,637 degrees), 2.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2095 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $10,160, which is $-15,696 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $10,160, which is $-15,696 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,466.

In 2016, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,160

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Arizona was $10,160. The cost of tuition at University of Arizona is $-15,696 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,466

2016 Value

5.61%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Arizona had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,466. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Arizona grew by 5.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,870

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arizona was of $9,870 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.714% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Arizona received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.45% with respect to 2015, when 69% 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.

5.84%

2015 Default Rate

414

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arizona was 5.84%, which represents 414 out of the 7084 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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Admissions

University of Arizona received 36,166 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.14% annual growth. Out of those 36,166 applicants, 28,433 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.6% acceptance rate.

There were 43,161 students enrolled at University of Arizona in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arizona has an overall enrollment yield of 27.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

28,433

Accepted Out of 36,166

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arizona was 78.6% (28,433 admissions from 36,166 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.14%, while admissions grew by 5.07%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arizona in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arizona has a total enrollment of 43,161 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 36,054 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,107. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.6% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.69% Asian, 4.11% Two or More Races, 3.67% Black or African American, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.225% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arizona in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.4%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arizona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43,161 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 36,054 and the part-time enrollment is 7,107. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2016 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 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Arizona had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    21,844

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9,989

  3. Asian

    2,456

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona is 50.6% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.69% Asian, 4.11% Two or More Races, 3.67% Black or African American, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.225% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 937 students (2.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 887 more women than men received degrees from University of Arizona. The majority of degree recipients at University of Arizona are white (5,637 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2095 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arizona is General Psychology (490 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (321 degrees) and General Physiology (299 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 (63 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (194 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (126 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 Miscellaneous managers (129,421 people), Postsecondary teachers (112,832 people), Architects, except naval (98,749 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (76,901 people), and Physicians & surgeons (74,936 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Library Science (63 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (194 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees), Language & Linguistics (305 degrees), and Physical Sciences (404 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 University of Arizona are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Library Science (63 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (194 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees), Language & Linguistics (305 degrees), and Physical Sciences (404 degrees).

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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 (196,325 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (163,821 people), Elementary & secondary schools (144,691 people), Hospitals (93,808 people), and Computer Systems Design (63,653 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Library Science (63 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (194 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (126 degrees), Language & Linguistics (305 degrees), and Physical Sciences (404 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 University of Arizona.

Most Common

  1. 490 degrees awarded

  2. 321 degrees awarded

  3. 299 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arizona was General Psychology with 490 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,762

  2. 5,649

In 2016, 4,762 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona, which is 0.843 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,649).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 189 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona in General Interdisciplinary Studies, which is 1.43 times more than the 132 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 372 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arizona in General Psychology, which is 2.76 times more than the 135 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 40% of students graduating from University of Arizona completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (78.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arizona is Female and Asian (78.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.92% of graduates (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,637 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,095 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    609 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arizona is white (5,637 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2095 degrees).

2.65% of degree recipients (276 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,078 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,559 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,241 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arizona is white female (3,078 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,559 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at nearly $768M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.64M (0.864%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Arizona had a total expenditure of $1.85B. Of that $1.85B, they spent $841M on salaries and $1.85B on benefits.

University of Arizona employs 626 Professors, 408 Assistant professors, and 396 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arizona are Male Professors (431), Male Associate professors(243), and Male Assistant professors (214).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1243 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1237 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 928 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$768M

2015 Endowment

0.955%

growth from 2014

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at about $768M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arizona grew 0.955% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $497M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $290M - Federal

  2. $8.12M - State

  3. $1.75M - Local

As of 2015, University of Arizona received $290M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.12M from state grants and contracts, and $1.75M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$841M

Salary Expenditure

$1.85B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Arizona had a total expenditure of $1.85B. Of that $1.85B, they spent $841M on salaries and $1.85B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Arizona as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$841M

2015 Salaries

7.22%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Arizona paid a median of $841M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($1.85B) and a 7.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.37% growth from 2013 and a 1.59% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$155M

Instructional Salaries

1,591

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Arizona paid a total of $155M to 1,591 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

626 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1243 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arizona were Professor with 626 employees; Assistant professor with 408 employees; and Assistant professor with 396 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona were Business and Financial Operations with 1,243 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,237 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 928 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arizona was Male Professor with 431 employees, Male Associate professor with 243 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 214 employees.

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

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