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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,084 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
29,027 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
85.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
4,769 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Florida State University is $4,640, which is $2,351 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $19,084, which is 411% of the cost for in-state students, and is $708 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 $16,506.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Florida State University received 29,027 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.69% annual decline. Out of those 29,027 applicants, 16,840 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58% acceptance rate.

There were 41,173 students enrolled at Florida State University in 2016, and 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Florida State University has a total enrollment of 41,173 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida State University is 35,201 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,972. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Florida State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.4% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.47% Black or African American, 3.11% Two or More Races, 2.47% Asian, 0.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.5%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.12%), followed by White Male (3.76%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.79%).

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In 2016, 1,475 more women than men graduated from Florida State University. The majority of students graduating from Florida State University are White. These 8,275 graduates mean that there were 4.02 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,061 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Florida State University is General Psychology with 719 graduates, followed by General Finance with 548 graduates and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 520 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Florida State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Library Science, with 131 graduates, followed by Social Sciences with 1,961 graduates and English with 529 graduates.


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Florida State University has an endowment valued at nearly $605M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.07M (1%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Florida State University had a total expenditure of $1.09B. Of that $1.09B, they spent $506M on salaries and $151M on benefits.

Florida State University employs 437 Professors, 349 No academic ranks, and 312 Associate professors. Most academics at Florida State University are Male Professors (330), Female No academic ranks (189), and Male Associate professors (181).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 673 employees, Service, with 612 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 584 employees.



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