Florida International University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,721

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,219

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.76%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

54.1%

19,757 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

56,718

58.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

56.6%

2,361 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 (1,198 degrees awarded), General Hospitality Management (644 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (614 degrees).

In 2017, 13,942 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida International University. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (8,507 degrees), 5.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1641 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida International University is $4,721, which is $-21,779 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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 $-21,779 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,219.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,721

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Florida International University was $4,721. The cost of tuition at Florida International University is $-21,779 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,219

2017 Value

5.76%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Florida International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,219. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Florida International University grew by 5.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,342

Room and Board

$1,590

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida International University was of $11,342 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,590. The cost of room and board increased by 0.643% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Florida International University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.22% with respect to 2016, when 73% 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.

3.76%

2016 Default Rate

388

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Florida International University was 3.76%, which represents 388 out of the 10319 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 International University received 19,757 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.41% annual decline. Out of those 19,757 applicants, 10,683 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.1% acceptance rate.

There were 56,718 students enrolled at Florida International University in 2017, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida International University has an overall enrollment yield of 40.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

10,683

Accepted Out of 19,757

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida International University was 54.1% (10,683 admissions from 19,757 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 50.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -9.41%, while admissions declined by -2.17%.

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SAT Scores

81%

Submission Percentage

3,528

Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Florida International University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida International University has a total enrollment of 56,718 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida International University is 33,067 students and the part-time enrollment is 23,651. This means that 58.3% of students enrolled at Florida International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 10.2% White, 2.62% Asian, 2.47% Two or More Races, 0.0899% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0688% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Florida International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (36.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (28.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (28.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.8%) and White Female (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56,718 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida International University is 33,067 and the part-time enrollment is 23,651. This means that 58.3% of students enrolled at Florida International University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%

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 International University was 88%. 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

    36,436

  2. Black or African American

    7,150

  3. White

    5,805

The enrolled student population at Florida International University is 64.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 10.2% White, 2.62% Asian, 2.47% Two or More Races, 0.0899% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0688% 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 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, 374 students (0.659%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 2588 more women than men received degrees from Florida International University. The majority of degree recipients at Florida International University are hispanic or latino (8,507 degrees awarded). There were 5.18 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1641 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida International University is General Psychology (1,198 degrees awarded), followed by General Hospitality Management (644 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (614 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 Psychology (1,260 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (127 degrees), and Communications (799 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 Accountants & auditors (1,117,502 people), Other managers (766,681 people), Financial managers (448,738 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (397,095 people), and Chief executives & legislators (364,744 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Psychology (1,260 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (127 degrees), Communications (799 degrees), Business (4,239 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (72 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 International University are Surgeons, Sales managers, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Psychology (1,260 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (127 degrees), Communications (799 degrees), Business (4,239 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (72 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 (880,243 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (562,061 people), Banking & related activities (535,960 people), Computer Systems Design (512,492 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (499,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Psychology (1,260 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (127 degrees), Communications (799 degrees), Business (4,239 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (72 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. 1198 degrees awarded

  2. 644 degrees awarded

  3. 614 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida International University was General Psychology with 1198 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 5,677

  2. 8,265

In 2017, 5,677 degrees were awarded to men at Florida International University, which is 0.687 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,265).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 469 degrees were awarded to men at Florida International University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.921 times less than the 509 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 1010 degrees were awarded to women at Florida International University in General Psychology, which is 4.14 times more than the 244 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 28% of students graduating from Florida International University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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 (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida International University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% 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, 0.762% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    8,507 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,641 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,538 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida International University is hispanic or latino (8,507 degrees awarded). There were 5.18 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1641 degrees).

1.41% of degree recipients (197 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    5,162 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    3,345 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    1,000 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida International University is hispanic or latino female (5,162 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (3,345 degrees).

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Operations

Florida International University has an endowment valued at nearly $241M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.7M (5.67%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Florida International University had a total salary expenditure of $973M. Florida International University employs 319 Instructors, 290 Associate professors, and 273 Assistant professors. Most academics at Florida International University are Male Professors (195), Male Associate professors(175), and Male Instructors (161).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida International University are: Management, with 849 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 776 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 463 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$241M

2017 Endowment

7.92%

growth from 2016

Florida International University has an endowment valued at about $241M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida International University grew 7.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.9M 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. $72.6M - Federal

  2. $8.17M - State

  3. $1.7M - Local

As of 2017, Florida International University received $72.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.17M from state grants and contracts, and $1.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$451M

2017 Salaries

4.44%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Florida International University paid a median of $451M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($973M) and a 4.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.318% decline from 2015 and a 4.39% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$114M

Instructional Salaries

1,189

Number of Employees

In 2017, Florida International University paid a total of $114M to 1,189 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

319 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

849 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida International University were Instructor with 319 employees; Associate professor with 290 employees; and Associate professor with 273 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida International University were Management with 849 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 776 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 463 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida International University was Male Professor with 195 employees, Male Associate professor with 175 employees, and Male Instructor with 161 employees.

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

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