Florida Atlantic University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,522
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,451
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.43%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74.8%
25,300 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
30,805
61.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
55.9%
1,625 Graduates

About

Florida Atlantic University is a higher education institution located in Palm Beach County, FL. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida Atlantic University were General Interdisciplinary Studies (500 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (440 degrees), and General Psychology (348 degrees).

In 2020, 8,613 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Atlantic University. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,585 degrees), 1.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2268 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $2,522, which is $−26,041 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $2,522, which is $−26,041 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,451.

In 2020, 61% of undergraduate students attending Florida Atlantic University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,522
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Florida Atlantic University was $2,522. The cost of tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $−26,041 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$11,451
2020 Value
16.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Florida Atlantic University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,451. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Florida Atlantic University grew by 16.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,833
Room and Board
$1,248
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Atlantic University was of $11,833 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,248. The cost of room and board increased by 1.44% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.31% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Florida Atlantic University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.39% with respect to 2019, when 59% 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.
4.43%
2018 Default Rate
272
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Atlantic University was 4.43%, which represents 272 out of the 6140 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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Florida Atlantic University received 25,300 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 34.2% annual growth. Out of those 25,300 applicants, 18,919 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.8% acceptance rate.

There were 30,805 students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in 2020, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Atlantic University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
18,919
Accepted Out of 25,300

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Atlantic University was 74.8% (18,919 admissions from 25,300 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 34.2%, while admissions grew by 58.6%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
3,305
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Atlantic University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Florida Atlantic University has a total enrollment of 30,805 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Atlantic University is 18,892 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,913. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida Atlantic University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.1% White, 27.3% Hispanic or Latino, 19.7% Black or African American, 4.3% Asian, 3.75% Two or More Races, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.1%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.1%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Atlantic University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,805 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Atlantic University is 18,892 and the part-time enrollment is 11,913. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Florida Atlantic University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), Florida Atlantic University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,355
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,424
  3. Black or African American
    6,067

The enrolled student population at Florida Atlantic University is 40.1% White, 27.3% Hispanic or Latino, 19.7% Black or African American, 4.3% Asian, 3.75% Two or More Races, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% 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 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 240 students (0.779%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 1875 more women than men received degrees from Florida Atlantic University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florida Atlantic University is white (3,585 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2268 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Atlantic University is General Interdisciplinary Studies (500 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (440 degrees) and General Psychology (348 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida Atlantic University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (575 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (80 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (315 degrees).

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 Atlantic University are Physicians (406,547 people), Other managers (258,079 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (188,586 people), Social workers, all other (160,325 people), and Postsecondary teachers (153,353 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Interdisciplinary Studies (575 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (80 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (315 degrees), Biology (517 degrees), and Communications (356 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 Atlantic University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Interdisciplinary Studies (575 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (80 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (315 degrees), Biology (517 degrees), and Communications (356 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 Florida Atlantic University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (592,618 people), Elementary & secondary schools (431,967 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,267 people), Offices of physicians (209,993 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (180,863 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Interdisciplinary Studies (575 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (80 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (315 degrees), Biology (517 degrees), and Communications (356 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 500 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 440 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 348 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Atlantic University was General Interdisciplinary Studies with 500 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,369
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5,244
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,369 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Atlantic University, which is 0.642 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,244).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 329 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Atlantic University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 293 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 322 degrees were awarded to women at Florida Atlantic University in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.99 times more than the 162 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% of students graduating from Florida Atlantic University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (67.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida Atlantic University is Female and Asian (67.9% 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, 0.0615% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,585 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,268 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,586 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Atlantic University is white (3,585 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2268 degrees).

0.627% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,062 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,523 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,429 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Florida Atlantic University is white female (2,062 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,523 degrees).

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Florida Atlantic University has an endowment valued at nearly $289M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.9M (3.76%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Florida Atlantic University had a total salary expenditure of $644M. Florida Atlantic University employs 234 Professors, 215 Associate professors, and 214 Instructors. Most academics at Florida Atlantic University are Male Professors (163), Female Instructors(129), and Male Associate professors (115).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University are: Management, with 542 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 431 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 241 employees.

Endowment

$289M
2020 Endowment
2.13%
decline from 2019

Florida Atlantic University has an endowment valued at about $289M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Atlantic University declined 2.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.8M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $30.9M - Federal
  2. $15.9M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Florida Atlantic University received $30.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$310M
2020 Salaries
2.99%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Florida Atlantic University paid a median of $310M in salaries, which represents 48% of their overall expenditure ($644M) and a 2.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.84% growth from 2018 and a 2.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$75.9M
Instructional Salaries
820
Number of Employees

In 2020, Florida Atlantic University paid a total of $75.9M to 820 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
234 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
542 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University were Professor with 234 employees; Associate professor with 215 employees; and Associate professor with 214 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University were Management with 542 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 431 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 241 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University was Male Professor with 163 employees, Female Instructor with 129 employees, and Male Associate professor with 115 employees.

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

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