University of Arizona

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,990
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,620
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.41%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
85.1%
43,540 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
45,601
75.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.9%
4,515 Graduates

About

University of Arizona is a higher education institution located in Pima County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Arizona were General Psychology (422 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (305 degrees), and General Physiology (304 degrees).

In 2020, 11,166 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arizona. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,555 degrees), 2.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2480 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $10,990, which is $−17,639 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $10,990, which is $−17,639 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,620.

In 2020, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,990
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Arizona was $10,990. The cost of tuition at University of Arizona is $−17,639 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$15,620
2020 Value
5.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Arizona had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,620. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Arizona grew by 5.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,700
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arizona was of $11,700 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.18% 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

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at University of Arizona received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.2% with respect to 2019, when 68% 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.
5.41%
2018 Default Rate
399
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arizona was 5.41%, which represents 399 out of the 7374 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

University of Arizona received 43,540 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.57% annual growth. Out of those 43,540 applicants, 37,064 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.1% acceptance rate.

There were 45,601 students enrolled at University of Arizona in 2020, and 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arizona has an overall enrollment yield of 19.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
37,064
Accepted Out of 43,540

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arizona was 85.1% (37,064 admissions from 43,540 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 6.57%, while admissions grew by 7.25%.

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SAT Scores

46%
Submission Percentage
3,380
Scores Submitted

46% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arizona in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arizona has a total enrollment of 45,601 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 34,482 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,119. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.9% White, 26.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.52% Asian, 4.64% Two or More Races, 3.78% Black or African American, 1.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.186% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arizona in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.9%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25%), followed by White Male (18.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arizona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45,601 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 34,482 and the part-time enrollment is 11,119. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 University of Arizona was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Arizona had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    21,856
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11,889
  3. Asian
    2,518

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona is 47.9% White, 26.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.52% Asian, 4.64% Two or More Races, 3.78% Black or African American, 1.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.186% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 856 more women than men received degrees from University of Arizona. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Arizona is white (5,555 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2480 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arizona is General Psychology (422 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (305 degrees) and General Physiology (304 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arizona, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (76 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (196 degrees), and Science Technologies (69 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 University of Arizona are Postsecondary teachers (110,026 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (106,374 people), Other managers (86,093 people), Physicians (72,619 people), and Other Physical Scientists (60,561 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Library Science (76 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (196 degrees), Science Technologies (69 degrees), Physical Sciences (402 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (237 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 University of Arizona are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Library Science (76 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (196 degrees), Science Technologies (69 degrees), Physical Sciences (402 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (237 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (193,822 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (169,897 people), Elementary & secondary schools (137,530 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (82,286 people), and Computer Systems Design (68,600 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Library Science (76 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (196 degrees), Science Technologies (69 degrees), Physical Sciences (402 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (237 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 University of Arizona.
Most Common
  1. 422 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 305 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 304 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arizona was General Psychology with 422 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,155
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
6,011
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 5,155 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona, which is 0.858 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,011).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 196 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona in General Interdisciplinary Studies, which is 1.78 times more than the 110 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 366 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arizona in General Public Health, which is 4.11 times more than the 89 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 47% of students graduating from University of Arizona completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (79.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arizona is Female and Asian (79.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.731% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,555 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,480 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    632 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arizona is white (5,555 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2480 degrees).

4.5% of degree recipients (502 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,015 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,540 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,474 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Arizona is white female (3,015 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,540 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at nearly $984M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.1M (1.33%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Arizona had a total salary expenditure of $2.29B. University of Arizona employs 677 Professors, 464 Assistant professors, and 453 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arizona are Male Professors (458), Male Associate professors(257), and Female Assistant professors (246).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1301 employees, Management, with 1230 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 897 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$984M
2020 Endowment
5.23%
decline from 2019

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at about $984M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arizona declined 5.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $682M higher 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. $321M - Federal
  2. $12.6M - State
  3. $3.77M - Local

As of 2020, University of Arizona received $321M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.6M from state grants and contracts, and $3.77M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.02B
2020 Salaries
2.5%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Arizona paid a median of $1.02B in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($2.29B) and a 2.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.35% growth from 2018 and a 7.55% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$178M
Instructional Salaries
1,845
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Arizona paid a total of $178M to 1,845 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
677 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1301 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arizona were Professor with 677 employees; Assistant professor with 464 employees; and Assistant professor with 453 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,301 employees; Management with 1,230 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 897 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arizona was Male Professor with 458 employees, Male Associate professor with 257 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 246 employees.

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

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