Florida Atlantic University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,522

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,100

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.23%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

60%

15,176 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

30,208

61.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

51.2%

1,622 Graduates

About

Florida Atlantic University is a higher education institution located in Palm Beach County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida Atlantic University were General Interdisciplinary Studies (459 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (380 degrees), and General Psychology (357 degrees).

In 2017, 7,792 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Atlantic University. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,537 degrees), 1.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1880 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $2,522, which is $-23,978 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $2,522, which is $-23,978 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,100.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,522

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Florida Atlantic University was $2,522. The cost of tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $-23,978 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$10,100

2017 Value

10.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Florida Atlantic University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,100. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Florida Atlantic University grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,685

Room and Board

$1,320

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Atlantic University was of $11,685 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of room and board increased by 4.34% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Florida Atlantic University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 58% 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.

3.23%

2016 Default Rate

201

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Atlantic University was 3.23%, which represents 201 out of the 6230 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

Florida Atlantic University received 15,176 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.6% annual decline. Out of those 15,176 applicants, 9,107 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60% acceptance rate.

There were 30,208 students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in 2017, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Atlantic University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,107

Accepted Out of 15,176

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Atlantic University was 60% (9,107 admissions from 15,176 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 59.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.6%, while admissions declined by -4.23%.

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SAT Scores

64%

Submission Percentage

1,789

Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Atlantic University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida Atlantic University has a total enrollment of 30,208 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Atlantic University is 18,527 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,681. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida Atlantic University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.5% White, 25.6% Hispanic or Latino, 19.1% Black or African American, 4.51% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.6%), followed by White Male (19.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.3%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Atlantic University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,208 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Atlantic University is 18,527 and the part-time enrollment is 11,681. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

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 Florida Atlantic University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Florida Atlantic University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,849

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7,723

  3. Black or African American

    5,778

The enrolled student population at Florida Atlantic University is 42.5% White, 25.6% Hispanic or Latino, 19.1% Black or African American, 4.51% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% 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 51.5% 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, 216 students (0.715%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1568 more women than men received degrees from Florida Atlantic University. The majority of degree recipients at Florida Atlantic University are white (3,537 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1880 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Atlantic University is General Interdisciplinary Studies (459 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (380 degrees) and General Psychology (357 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida Atlantic University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (127 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (465 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (239 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 Florida Atlantic University are Physicians (420,214 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (182,905 people), Social workers, all other (172,766 people), Other managers (171,480 people), and Postsecondary teachers (132,598 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Architecture and Related Services (127 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (465 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (239 degrees), Biology (456 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (284 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 Florida Atlantic University are Surgeons, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Architecture and Related Services (127 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (465 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (239 degrees), Biology (456 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (284 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 Florida Atlantic University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (600,886 people), Elementary & secondary schools (362,198 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (339,972 people), Offices of physicians (209,725 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (170,500 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Architecture and Related Services (127 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (465 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (239 degrees), Biology (456 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (284 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 Florida Atlantic University.

Most Common

  1. 459 degrees awarded

  2. 380 degrees awarded

  3. 357 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Atlantic University was General Interdisciplinary Studies with 459 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,112

  2. 4,680

In 2017, 3,112 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Atlantic University, which is 0.665 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,680).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 268 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Atlantic University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.16 times more than the 231 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 337 degrees were awarded to women at Florida Atlantic University in General Interdisciplinary Studies, which is 2.76 times more than the 122 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% of students graduating from Florida Atlantic University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida Atlantic University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (71.4% 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, 0.308% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,537 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,880 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,468 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Atlantic University is white (3,537 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1880 degrees).

0.411% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,007 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,530 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,167 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida Atlantic University is white female (2,007 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,530 degrees).

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Operations

Florida Atlantic University has an endowment valued at nearly $282M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.42M (1.21%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Florida Atlantic University had a total salary expenditure of $558M. Florida Atlantic University employs 210 Professors, 201 Associate professors, and 193 Instructors. Most academics at Florida Atlantic University are Male Professors (150), Female Instructors(113), and Male Associate professors (109).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University are: Management, with 559 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 417 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 281 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$282M

2017 Endowment

9.43%

growth from 2016

Florida Atlantic University has an endowment valued at about $282M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Atlantic University grew 9.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.31M lower 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $28M - Federal

  2. $14.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Florida Atlantic University received $28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$279M

2017 Salaries

11.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Florida Atlantic University paid a median of $279M in salaries, which represents 50.1% of their overall expenditure ($558M) and a 11.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.6% growth from 2015 and a 6.5% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$64.4M

Instructional Salaries

774

Number of Employees

In 2017, Florida Atlantic University paid a total of $64.4M to 774 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

210 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

559 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University were Professor with 210 employees; Associate professor with 201 employees; and Associate professor with 193 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University were Management with 559 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 417 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 281 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University was Male Professor with 150 employees, Female Instructor with 113 employees, and Male Associate professor with 109 employees.

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

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