Auburn University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,080
2.69% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,028
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.62%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
85.1%
17,946 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
30,737
84.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
78.7%
3,580 Graduates

About

Auburn University is a higher education institution located in Lee County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Auburn University were General Business Administration & Management (352 degrees awarded), General Biomedical Sciences (328 degrees), and General Finance (295 degrees).

In 2020, 7,782 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Auburn University. 50.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,990 degrees), 13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (461 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Auburn University is $10,080, which is $−18,549 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Auburn University is $10,080, which is $−18,549 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,028.

In 2020, 57% of undergraduate students attending Auburn University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,080
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Auburn University was $10,080. The cost of tuition at Auburn University is $−18,549 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$24,028
2020 Value
1.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Auburn University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,028. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Auburn University grew by 1.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,600
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Auburn University was of $13,600 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.01% 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

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Auburn University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.62% with respect to 2019, when 52% 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.
2.62%
2018 Default Rate
92
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Auburn University was 2.62%, which represents 92 out of the 3514 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

Auburn University received 17,946 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.2% annual decline. Out of those 17,946 applicants, 15,266 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.1% acceptance rate.

There were 30,737 students enrolled at Auburn University in 2020, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Auburn University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
15,266
Accepted Out of 17,946

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Auburn University was 85.1% (15,266 admissions from 17,946 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −11.2%, while admissions declined by −6.34%.

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage
841
Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at Auburn University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Auburn University has a total enrollment of 30,737 students. The full-time enrollment at Auburn University is 25,846 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,891. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Auburn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Auburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.4% White, 5.28% Black or African American, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% Asian, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.293% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0618% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Auburn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.2%), followed by White Male (39.8%) and Black or African American Female (2.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (19.9%) and Black or African American Female (4.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Auburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,737 students. The full-time enrollment at Auburn University is 25,846 and the part-time enrollment is 4,891. This means that 84.1% of students enrolled at Auburn University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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 Auburn University was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Auburn University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    23,805
  2. Black or African American
    1,624
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,113

The enrolled student population at Auburn University is 77.4% White, 5.28% Black or African American, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 2.45% Asian, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.293% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0618% 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.

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, 98 students (0.319%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 76 more women than men received degrees from Auburn University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Auburn University is white (5,990 degrees awarded). There were 13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (461 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Auburn University is General Business Administration & Management (352 degrees awarded), followed by General Biomedical Sciences (328 degrees) and General Finance (295 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Auburn University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (163 degrees awarded), Agriculture (322 degrees), and Engineering (1,540 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 Auburn University are Other managers (428,774 people), Physicians (404,158 people), Software developers (376,355 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (322,418 people), and Civil engineers (254,074 people).

The most specialized majors at Auburn University are Architecture and Related Services (163 degrees awarded), Agriculture (322 degrees), Engineering (1,540 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (134 degrees), and Biology (740 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 Auburn University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Auburn University are Architecture and Related Services (163 degrees awarded), Agriculture (322 degrees), Engineering (1,540 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (134 degrees), and Biology (740 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 Auburn University are Architectural, engineering & related services (564,278 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (504,531 people), Computer Systems Design (439,707 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (430,080 people), and Construction (329,578 people).

The most specialized majors at Auburn University are Architecture and Related Services (163 degrees awarded), Agriculture (322 degrees), Engineering (1,540 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (134 degrees), and Biology (740 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 Auburn University.
Most Common
  1. 352 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 328 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 295 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Auburn University was General Business Administration & Management with 352 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,853
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,929
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,853 degrees were awarded to men at Auburn University, which is 0.981 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,929).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 375 degrees were awarded to men at Auburn University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.02 times more than the 186 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 213 degrees were awarded to women at Auburn University in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 1.51 times more than the 141 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
78%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 50% of students graduating from Auburn University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Auburn University is Female and Asian (87.8% 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, 0.978% of graduates (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,990 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    461 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    248 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Auburn University is white (5,990 degrees awarded). There were 13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (461 degrees).

0.411% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,042 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,948 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    263 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Auburn University is white female (3,042 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,948 degrees).

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Operations

Auburn University has an endowment valued at nearly $785M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $53M (6.76%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Auburn University had a total salary expenditure of $1.14B. Auburn University employs 406 Professors, 386 Associate professors, and 377 Assistant professors. Most academics at Auburn University are Male Professors (297), Male Associate professors(221), and Male Assistant professors (205).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Auburn University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 652 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 618 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 571 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$785M
2020 Endowment
1.3%
growth from 2019

Auburn University has an endowment valued at about $785M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Auburn University grew 1.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $483M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $103M - Federal
  2. $13.5M - State
  3. $2.79M - Local

As of 2020, Auburn University received $103M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.5M from state grants and contracts, and $2.79M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$531M
2020 Salaries
4.41%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Auburn University paid a median of $531M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($1.14B) and a 4.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.03% growth from 2018 and a 6.2% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$149M
Instructional Salaries
1,428
Number of Employees

In 2020, Auburn University paid a total of $149M to 1,428 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.2% 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
406 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
652 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Auburn University were Professor with 406 employees; Associate professor with 386 employees; and Associate professor with 377 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Auburn University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 652 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 618 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 571 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Auburn University was Male Professor with 297 employees, Male Associate professor with 221 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 205 employees.

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

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