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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,216 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
18,256 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
83.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
3,145 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Auburn University is $9,072, which is $2,081 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $27,216, which is 300% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,840 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,698.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Auburn University received 18,256 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.96% annual decline. Out of those 18,256 applicants, 14,704 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.5% acceptance rate.

There were 28,290 students enrolled at Auburn University in 2016, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Auburn University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Auburn University has a total enrollment of 28,290 students. The full-time enrollment at Auburn University is 23,582 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,708. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at Auburn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Auburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.3% White, 6.78% Black or African American, 3.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Asian, 1.26% Two or More Races, 0.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Auburn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30%), followed by White Male (29.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.31%), followed by White Male (2.17%) and Black or African American Female (0.47%).

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In 2016, 233 more women than men graduated from Auburn University. The majority of students graduating from Auburn University are White. These 5,121 graduates mean that there were 11.8 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 435 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Auburn University is General Biomedical Sciences with 228 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 222 graduates and Mechanical Engineering with 189 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Auburn University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 289 graduates, followed by Architecture and Related Services with 145 graduates and Engineering with 1,269 graduates.


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Auburn University has an endowment valued at nearly $583M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25.8M (4.42%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Auburn University had a total expenditure of $877M. Of that $877M, they spent $408M on salaries and $137M on benefits.

Auburn University employs 429 Professors, 395 Associate professors, and 259 Assistant professors. Most academics at Auburn University are Male Professors (339), Male Associate professors (231), and Female Associate professors (164).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Auburn University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 757 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 676 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 519 employees.



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