University of Florida

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,477
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,075
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.72%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
31.1%
48,193 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
53,372
82.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
88.8%
5,657 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 (566 degrees awarded), General Psychology (535 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (381 degrees).

In 2020, 17,072 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Florida. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (9,170 degrees), 2.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Florida is $4,477, which is $−24,152 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Florida is $4,477, which is $−24,152 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,075.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,477
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Florida was $4,477. The cost of tuition at University of Florida is $−24,152 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$10,075
2020 Value
3.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Florida had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,075. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Florida grew by 3.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,220
Room and Board
$850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Florida was of $10,220 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. The cost of room and board increased by 0.988% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 17.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at University of Florida received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2019, when 82% 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.
1.72%
2018 Default Rate
115
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Florida was 1.72%, which represents 115 out of the 6678 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 48,193 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 26.6% annual growth. Out of those 48,193 applicants, 15,002 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 31.1% acceptance rate.

There were 53,372 students enrolled at University of Florida in 2020, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Florida has an overall enrollment yield of 42.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

31.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
15,002
Accepted Out of 48,193

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Florida was 31.1% (15,002 admissions from 48,193 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 36.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 26.6%, while admissions grew by 7.73%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
5,133
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at University of Florida in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Florida has a total enrollment of 53,372 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Florida is 43,871 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,501. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at University of Florida are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.41% Asian, 5.94% Black or African American, 3.83% Two or More Races, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0956% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Florida in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.5%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.7%), followed by White Male (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53,372 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Florida is 43,871 and the part-time enrollment is 9,501. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at University of Florida are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
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 University of Florida was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    27,240
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    10,748
  3. Asian
    4,489

The enrolled student population at University of Florida is 51% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.41% Asian, 5.94% Black or African American, 3.83% Two or More Races, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0956% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 1,582 students (2.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 2354 more women than men received degrees from University of Florida. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Florida is white (9,170 degrees awarded). There were 2.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3219 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Florida is General Biological Sciences (566 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (535 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (381 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 (559 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (218 degrees), and Engineering (2,106 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 Software developers (432,071 people), Other managers (417,419 people), Physicians (417,358 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (338,261 people), and Civil engineers (276,492 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Florida are Agriculture (559 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (218 degrees), Engineering (2,106 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (298 degrees), and Biology (1,627 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 Florida are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Florida are Agriculture (559 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (218 degrees), Engineering (2,106 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (298 degrees), and Biology (1,627 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 (579,322 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (492,123 people), Computer Systems Design (465,613 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (449,395 people), and Construction (350,427 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Florida are Agriculture (559 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (218 degrees), Engineering (2,106 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (298 degrees), and Biology (1,627 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. 566 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 535 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 381 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Florida was General Biological Sciences with 566 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

7,359
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
9,713
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 7,359 degrees were awarded to men at University of Florida, which is 0.758 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (9,713).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 682 degrees were awarded to men at University of Florida in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 493 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 493 degrees were awarded to women at University of Florida in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.723 times less than the 682 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
89%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 68% of students graduating from University of Florida completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 89% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (97.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Florida is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (97.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 2.14% of graduates (121 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,170 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,219 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,219 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Florida is white (9,170 degrees awarded). There were 2.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3219 degrees).

3.02% of degree recipients (515 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    5,271 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,899 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,881 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Florida is white female (5,271 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,899 degrees).

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Operations

University of Florida has an endowment valued at nearly $1.84B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $60.5M (3.28%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Florida had a total salary expenditure of $3.38B. University of Florida employs 855 Professors, 635 Assistant professors, and 505 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Florida are Male Professors (634), Male Assistant professors(327), and Female Assistant professors (308).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Florida are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1657 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1388 employees, and Management with 900 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.84B
2020 Endowment
1.44%
growth from 2019

University of Florida has an endowment valued at about $1.84B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Florida grew 1.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.54B 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. $481M - Federal
  2. $39.6M - State
  3. $7.16M - Local

As of 2020, University of Florida received $481M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $39.6M from state grants and contracts, and $7.16M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.8B
2020 Salaries
3.75%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Florida paid a median of $1.8B in salaries, which represents 53.3% of their overall expenditure ($3.38B) and a 3.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.21% growth from 2018 and a 2.84% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$303M
Instructional Salaries
2,522
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Florida paid a total of $303M to 2,522 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
855 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1657 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Florida were Professor with 855 employees; Assistant professor with 635 employees; and Assistant professor with 505 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Florida were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,657 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,388 employees; and Management with 900 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Florida was Male Professor with 634 employees, Male Assistant professor with 327 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 308 employees.

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

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