Aurora University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,600
3.23% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,563
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.24%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
83.9%
2,965 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,265
75.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
58%
342 Graduates

About

Aurora University is a higher education institution located in Kane County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Aurora University were Registered Nursing (184 degrees awarded), Social Work (141 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (118 degrees).

In 2020, 1,954 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Aurora University. 72.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,174 degrees), 2.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (433 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Aurora University is $25,600, which is $3,070 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Aurora University is $25,600, which is $3,070 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,563.

In 2020, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Aurora University was $25,600. The cost of tuition at Aurora University is $3,070 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,563
2020 Value
1.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Aurora University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,563. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Aurora University grew by 1.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,862
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Aurora University was of $6,862 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0292% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Aurora University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.1% with respect to 2019, when 91% 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.
4.24%
2018 Default Rate
80
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Aurora University was 4.24%, which represents 80 out of the 1886 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

Aurora University received 2,965 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.17% annual growth. Out of those 2,965 applicants, 2,489 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.9% acceptance rate.

There were 6,265 students enrolled at Aurora University in 2020, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Aurora University has an overall enrollment yield of 32%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,489
Accepted Out of 2,965

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Aurora University was 83.9% (2,489 admissions from 2,965 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 86.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 2.17%, while admissions declined by −1.11%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
657
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Aurora University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Aurora University has a total enrollment of 6,265 students. The full-time enrollment at Aurora University is 4,726 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,539. This means that 75.4% of students enrolled at Aurora University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Aurora University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.6% White, 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.22% Black or African American, 2.79% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0798% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Aurora University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25.5%) and White Male (16.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.7%) and Black or African American Female (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Aurora University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,265 students. The full-time enrollment at Aurora University is 4,726 and the part-time enrollment is 1,539. This means that 75.4% of students enrolled at Aurora University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Aurora University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Aurora University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,167
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,832
  3. Black or African American
    515

The enrolled student population at Aurora University is 50.6% White, 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.22% Black or African American, 2.79% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0798% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 361 students (5.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 862 more women than men received degrees from Aurora University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Aurora University is white (1,174 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (433 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Aurora University is Registered Nursing (184 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (141 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (118 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Aurora University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (656 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees), and Education (251 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Aurora University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,517,594 people), Secondary school teachers (531,090 people), Education administrators (283,739 people), Special education teachers (213,214 people), and Social workers, all other (207,347 people).

The most specialized majors at Aurora University are Public Administration and Social Service (656 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees), Education (251 degrees), Protective Services (71 degrees), and History (17 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 Aurora University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Aurora University are Public Administration and Social Service (656 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees), Education (251 degrees), Protective Services (71 degrees), and History (17 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Aurora University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,880,606 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (419,226 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (325,406 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (222,965 people), and Individual & family services (169,909 people).

The most specialized majors at Aurora University are Public Administration and Social Service (656 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees), Education (251 degrees), Protective Services (71 degrees), and History (17 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 Aurora University.
Most Common
  1. 184 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 141 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 118 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Aurora University was Registered Nursing with 184 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

546
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,408
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 546 degrees were awarded to men at Aurora University, which is 0.388 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,408).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Aurora University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.714 times less than the 154 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 577 degrees were awarded to women at Aurora University in Social Work, which is 8.88 times more than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 37% of students graduating from Aurora University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Aurora University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 5.85% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,174 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    433 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    163 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Aurora University is white (1,174 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (433 degrees).

4.81% of degree recipients (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    843 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    331 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    324 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Aurora University is white female (843 degrees awarded). There were 2.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (331 degrees).

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Operations

Aurora University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $234k (0.571%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Aurora University had a total salary expenditure of $92M. Aurora University employs 64 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at Aurora University are Female Assistant professors (37), Male Assistant professors(27), and Female Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aurora University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 66 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 52 employees, and Service with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.1M
2020 Endowment
2.54%
decline from 2019

Aurora University has an endowment valued at about $41.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Aurora University declined 2.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.43M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.46M - Federal
  2. $40k - State
  3. $375k - Local

As of 2020, Aurora University received $4.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $40k from state grants and contracts, and $375k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$41.3M
2020 Salaries
4.88%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Aurora University paid a median of $41.3M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($92M) and a 4.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 15% growth from 2018 and a 0.0303% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.2M
Instructional Salaries
132
Number of Employees

In 2020, Aurora University paid a total of $10.2M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
64 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Aurora University were Assistant professor with 64 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aurora University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 66 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 52 employees; and Service with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Aurora University was Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Female Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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