University of Florida

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,477

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,283

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.54%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

42%

32,747 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

52,669

83.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

88%

5,613 Graduates

About

University of Florida is a higher education institution located in Alachua County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Florida were General Biological Sciences (471 degrees awarded), General Psychology (418 degrees), and General Finance (370 degrees).

In 2017, 15,013 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Florida. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (8,160 degrees), 3.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2487 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Florida is $4,477, which is $-22,023 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Florida is $4,477, which is $-22,023 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,283.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,477

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Florida was $4,477. The cost of tuition at University of Florida is $-22,023 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,283

2017 Value

3.54%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Florida had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,283. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Florida grew by 3.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,900

Room and Board

$1,210

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Florida was of $9,900 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,210. The cost of room and board increased by 2.59% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.92% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

27%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at University of Florida received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.35% with respect to 2016, when 85% 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.

1.54%

2016 Default Rate

106

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Florida was 1.54%, which represents 106 out of the 6894 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 Florida received 32,747 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.73% annual growth. Out of those 32,747 applicants, 13,758 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42% acceptance rate.

There were 52,669 students enrolled at University of Florida in 2017, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Florida has an overall enrollment yield of 46.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

13,758

Accepted Out of 32,747

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Florida was 42% (13,758 admissions from 32,747 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 45.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 8.73%, while admissions declined by -0.564%.

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SAT Scores

79%

Submission Percentage

5,131

Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at University of Florida in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Florida has a total enrollment of 52,669 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Florida is 43,861 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,808. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at University of Florida are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.6% White, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.44% Asian, 5.97% Black or African American, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.518% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Florida in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.3%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52,669 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Florida is 43,861 and the part-time enrollment is 8,808. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at University of Florida are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

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 University of Florida was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Florida had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    27,703

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9,438

  3. Asian

    3,921

The enrolled student population at University of Florida is 52.6% White, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.44% Asian, 5.97% Black or African American, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.518% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.228% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,706 students (3.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1345 more women than men received degrees from University of Florida. The majority of degree recipients at University of Florida are white (8,160 degrees awarded). There were 3.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2487 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Florida is General Biological Sciences (471 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (418 degrees) and General Finance (370 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Florida, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (586 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,117 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (174 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 Florida are Other managers (430,590 people), Physicians (414,320 people), Software developers (365,012 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (306,845 people), and Civil engineers (234,334 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Florida are Agriculture (586 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,117 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (174 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (217 degrees), and Biology (1,149 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at University of Florida are Agriculture (586 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,117 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (174 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (217 degrees), and Biology (1,149 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 Florida are Architectural, engineering & related services (547,241 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (516,221 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (442,945 people), Computer Systems Design (435,000 people), and Construction (316,926 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Florida are Agriculture (586 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,117 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (174 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (217 degrees), and Biology (1,149 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 Florida.

Most Common

  1. 471 degrees awarded

  2. 418 degrees awarded

  3. 370 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Florida was General Biological Sciences with 471 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 6,834

  2. 8,179

In 2017, 6,834 degrees were awarded to men at University of Florida, which is 0.836 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,179).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 579 degrees were awarded to men at University of Florida in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.52 times more than the 382 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 382 degrees were awarded to women at University of Florida in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.66 times less than the 579 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%

100% Completion Time

87%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 66% of students graduating from University of Florida completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (92.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Florida is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (92.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 3.37% of graduates (189 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,160 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,487 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    954 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Florida is white (8,160 degrees awarded). There were 3.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2487 degrees).

2.94% of degree recipients (442 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    4,525 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    3,635 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,419 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Florida is white female (4,525 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,635 degrees).

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Operations

University of Florida has an endowment valued at nearly $1.61B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $54.9M (3.42%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Florida had a total salary expenditure of $2.91B. University of Florida employs 842 Professors, 550 Associate professors, and 407 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Florida are Male Professors (644), Male Associate professors(330), and Male Assistant professors (223).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Florida are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1519 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1496 employees, and Service with 929 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.61B

2017 Endowment

9.8%

growth from 2016

University of Florida has an endowment valued at about $1.61B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Florida grew 9.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.32B 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. $433M - Federal

  2. $44M - State

  3. $6.02M - Local

As of 2017, University of Florida received $433M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $44M from state grants and contracts, and $6.02M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.59B

2017 Salaries

4.97%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Florida paid a median of $1.59B in salaries, which represents 54.6% of their overall expenditure ($2.91B) and a 4.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.43% growth from 2015 and a 6.06% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$270M

Instructional Salaries

2,246

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Florida paid a total of $270M to 2,246 employees working as instructors, which represents 17% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

842 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1519 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Florida were Professor with 842 employees; Associate professor with 550 employees; and Associate professor with 407 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Florida were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,519 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,496 employees; and Service with 929 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Florida was Male Professor with 644 employees, Male Associate professor with 330 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 223 employees.

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

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