Florida Atlantic University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,522
2022 Average Net Price
$9,711
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.44%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.3%
24,268 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
29,592
63.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62.1%
1,858 Graduates

About

Florida Atlantic University is a higher education institution located in Palm Beach County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Florida Atlantic University were General Biological Sciences (491 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (374 degrees), and General Psychology (328 degrees).

In 2022, 8,867 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Atlantic University. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,500 degrees), 1.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2,411 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $2,522, which is $−27,628 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $2,522, which is $−27,628 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,711.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending Florida Atlantic University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,522
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Florida Atlantic University was $2,522. The cost of tuition at Florida Atlantic University is $−27,628 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$9,711
2022 Value
10.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Florida Atlantic University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,711. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Florida Atlantic University grew by 10.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,061
Room and Board
$1,272
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Atlantic University was of $12,061 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.256% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,272. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.92% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Florida Atlantic University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.44%
2019 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Atlantic University was 1.44%, which represents 82 out of the 5692 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Florida Atlantic University received 24,268 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.5% annual growth. Out of those 24,268 applicants, 19,734 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.3% acceptance rate.

There were 29,592 students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in 2022. 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Atlantic University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
19,734
Accepted Out of 24,268

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Atlantic University was 81.3% (19,734 admissions from 24,268 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.5%, while admissions grew by 0.596%..

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage (2022)
3,392
Scores Submitted (2022)

78% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Atlantic University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida Atlantic University had a total enrollment of 29,592 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Florida Atlantic University is 18,734 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,858. This means that 63.3% 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, 27.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.3% Black or African American, 4.47% Asian, 3.88% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0912% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.3%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.5%), followed by White Male (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Atlantic University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29,592 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Atlantic University is 18,734 and the part-time enrollment is 10,858. This means that 63.3% of students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Florida Atlantic University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    11,877 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,096 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    5,401 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Florida Atlantic University is 40.1% White, 27.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.3% Black or African American, 4.47% Asian, 3.88% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0912% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 303 students (1.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,143 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 (3,500 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2411 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Atlantic University is General Biological Sciences (491 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (374 degrees) and General Psychology (328 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (452 degrees awarded), Biology (581 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (313 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 Accountants & auditors (1,054,439 people), Other managers (845,253 people), Financial managers (509,249 people), Physicians (437,047 people), and Chief executives & legislators (412,536 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (452 degrees awarded), Biology (581 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (313 degrees), Protective Services (401 degrees), and Business (2,156 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Atlantic University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Interdisciplinary Studies (452 degrees awarded), Biology (581 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (313 degrees), Protective Services (401 degrees), and Business (2,156 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (876,981 people), Elementary & secondary schools (801,293 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (650,901 people), Computer Systems Design (586,129 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (537,450 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Atlantic University are Interdisciplinary Studies (452 degrees awarded), Biology (581 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (313 degrees), Protective Services (401 degrees), and Business (2,156 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Florida Atlantic University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 491 degrees awarded
  2. 374 degrees awarded
  3. 328 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Atlantic University was General Biological Sciences with 491 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,362
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,505
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,362 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Atlantic University, which is 0.611 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,505).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 344 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Atlantic University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.18 times more than the 292 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 452 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Atlantic University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.83 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 34% of students graduating from Florida Atlantic University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 (75.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Florida Atlantic University is Female and Asian (75.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.484% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,500 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,411 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,780 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Atlantic University is white (3,500 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2411 degrees).

0.53% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,041 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,543 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1,459 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Florida Atlantic University is white female (2,041 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1543 degrees).

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Operations

Florida Atlantic University has an endowment valued at nearly $335M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 3.39M (1.01%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Florida Atlantic University had a total salary expenditure of 623M. Florida Atlantic University employs 230 Associate professors, 229 Instructors and 218 Professors. Most academics at Florida Atlantic University are Male Professor (150), Female Instructor (148), and Male Associate professor (122).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University are: Management, with 566 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 444 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 230 employees.

Endowment

$335M
2022 Endowment
10.8%
decline from 2021

Florida Atlantic University has an endowment valued at about $335M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Atlantic University declined 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.1M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$308M
2022 Salaries
1.72%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Florida Atlantic University paid a median of $308M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($623M) and a 1.72% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$76.6M
Instructional Salaries
805
Number of Employees

In 2022, Florida Atlantic University paid a total of $76.6M to 805 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
230 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
566 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University were Associate professor with 230 employees, Instructor with 229 employees, and Professor with 218 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University were Management with 566 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 444 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 230 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Atlantic University was Male Professor with 150 employees, Female Instructor with 148 employees, and Male Associate professor with 122 employees.

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