Florida International University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,721
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,888
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.24%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
57.5%
18,492 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
58,711
60.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
57.8%
2,374 Graduates

About

Florida International University is a higher education institution located in Miami-Dade County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida International University were General Psychology (1,402 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (1,126 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (755 degrees).

In 2019, 16,414 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida International University. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (10,277 degrees), 5.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1992 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida International University is $4,721, which is $−23,779 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

About the photo: Green Library is one of the largest libraries in the Southeastern U.S. and is the largest building on-campus.

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida International University is $4,721, which is $−23,779 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,888.

In 2019, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,721
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Florida International University was $4,721. The cost of tuition at Florida International University is $−23,779 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$9,888
2019 Value
7.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Florida International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,888. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Florida International University grew by 7.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,615
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida International University was of $11,615 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 1.12% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 17.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Florida International University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.39% with respect to 2018, when 72% 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.
5.24%
2017 Default Rate
554
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Florida International University was 5.24%, which represents 554 out of the 10575 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Florida International University received 18,492 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.73% annual decline. Out of those 18,492 applicants, 10,634 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.5% acceptance rate.

There were 58,711 students enrolled at Florida International University in 2019, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida International University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,634
Accepted Out of 18,492

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida International University was 57.5% (10,634 admissions from 18,492 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 58.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.73%, while admissions declined by −6.44%.

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SAT Scores

92%
Submission Percentage
3,687
Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at Florida International University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida International University has a total enrollment of 58,711 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida International University is 35,451 students and the part-time enrollment is 23,260. This means that 60.4% of students enrolled at Florida International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 10.2% White, 2.64% Asian, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.0647% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.063% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Florida International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (37.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Female (7.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (28.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.7%) and White Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58,711 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida International University is 35,451 and the part-time enrollment is 23,260. This means that 60.4% of students enrolled at Florida International University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2019 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 International University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Florida International University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    37,491
  2. Black or African American
    7,316
  3. White
    5,973

The enrolled student population at Florida International University is 63.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 10.2% White, 2.64% Asian, 2.18% Two or More Races, 0.0647% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.063% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 3702 more women than men received degrees from Florida International University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florida International University is hispanic or latino (10,277 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1992 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida International University is General Psychology (1,402 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (1,126 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (755 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida International University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,206 degrees awarded), Psychology (1,470 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (140 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 International University are Other managers (256,562 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (191,467 people), Social workers, all other (119,794 people), Postsecondary teachers (111,186 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (107,614 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,206 degrees awarded), Psychology (1,470 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (140 degrees), Communications (862 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (95 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida International University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Computer hardware engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,206 degrees awarded), Psychology (1,470 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (140 degrees), Communications (862 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (95 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 Florida International University are Elementary & secondary schools (555,292 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (334,665 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (275,413 people), Computer Systems Design (181,544 people), and Outpatient care centers (180,272 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,206 degrees awarded), Psychology (1,470 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (140 degrees), Communications (862 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (95 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 International University.
Most Common
  1. 1402 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 1126 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 755 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida International University was General Psychology with 1402 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

6,356
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
10,058
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 6,356 degrees were awarded to men at Florida International University, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (10,058).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 480 degrees were awarded to men at Florida International University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.848 times less than the 566 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 1204 degrees were awarded to women at Florida International University in General Psychology, which is 4.6 times more than the 262 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 27% of students graduating from Florida International University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (68.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida International University is Female and Asian (68.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.716% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    10,277 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,992 degrees awarded
  3. White
    1,727 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida International University is hispanic or latino (10,277 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1992 degrees).

0.512% of degree recipients (84 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    6,340 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    3,937 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1,326 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida International University is hispanic or latino female (6,340 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (3,937 degrees).

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Operations

Florida International University has an endowment valued at nearly $216M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17M (7.85%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Florida International University had a total salary expenditure of $1.08B. Florida International University employs 380 Instructors, 324 Associate professors, and 271 Professors. Most academics at Florida International University are Male Professors (200), Male Associate professors(194), and Male Instructors (191).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida International University are: Management, with 887 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 798 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 494 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$216M
2019 Endowment
13.9%
decline from 2018

Florida International University has an endowment valued at about $216M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida International University declined 13.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $94.6M 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $99.4M - Federal
  2. $5.82M - State
  3. $2.56M - Local

As of 2019, Florida International University received $99.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.82M from state grants and contracts, and $2.56M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$496M
2019 Salaries
6.38%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Florida International University paid a median of $496M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($1.08B) and a 6.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.39% growth from 2017 and a 4.44% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$130M
Instructional Salaries
1,281
Number of Employees

In 2019, Florida International University paid a total of $130M to 1,281 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
380 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
887 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida International University were Instructor with 380 employees; Associate professor with 324 employees; and Associate professor with 271 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida International University were Management with 887 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 798 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 494 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida International University was Male Professor with 200 employees, Male Associate professor with 194 employees, and Male Instructor with 191 employees.

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

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