Arizona State University-Tempe

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,104
4.34% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$12,947
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.29%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
84.1%
24,127 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
51,164
89% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
63.4%
4,602 Graduates

About

Arizona State University-Tempe is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Arizona State University-Tempe were Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (640 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (465 degrees), and General Psychology (425 degrees).

In 2017, 13,751 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arizona State University-Tempe. 45% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (6,967 degrees), 3.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2179 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe is $10,104, which is $-16,396 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe is $10,104, which is $-16,396 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,947.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,104
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe was $10,104. The cost of tuition at Arizona State University-Tempe is $-16,396 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,947
2017 Value
0.461%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Arizona State University-Tempe had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,947. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Arizona State University-Tempe grew by 0.461%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,301
Room and Board
$1,103
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arizona State University-Tempe was of $10,301 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,103. The cost of room and board increased by 1.6% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.04% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Arizona State University-Tempe received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 75% 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.
6.29%
2016 Default Rate
1206
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Arizona State University-Tempe was 6.29%, which represents 1206 out of the 19181 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

Arizona State University-Tempe received 24,127 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.57% annual decline. Out of those 24,127 applicants, 20,302 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.1% acceptance rate.

There were 51,164 students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe in 2017, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arizona State University-Tempe has an overall enrollment yield of 38.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
20,302
Accepted Out of 24,127

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arizona State University-Tempe was 84.1% (20,302 admissions from 24,127 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.57%, while admissions declined by -0.631%.

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SAT Scores

54%
Submission Percentage
4,284
Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at Arizona State University-Tempe in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arizona State University-Tempe has a total enrollment of 51,164 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona State University-Tempe is 45,522 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,642. This means that 89% of students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arizona State University-Tempe, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.9% White, 18.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.02% Asian, 3.73% Two or More Races, 3.48% Black or African American, 1.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.184% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (27.7%), followed by White Female (21.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (18.1%), followed by White Female (16.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arizona State University-Tempe, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,164 students. The full-time enrollment at Arizona State University-Tempe is 45,522 and the part-time enrollment is 5,642. This means that 89% of students enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2017 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 Arizona State University-Tempe was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Arizona State University-Tempe had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    24,532
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    9,490
  3. Asian
    3,591

The enrolled student population at Arizona State University-Tempe is 47.9% White, 18.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.02% Asian, 3.73% Two or More Races, 3.48% Black or African American, 1.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.184% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 301 students (0.588%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1379 fewer women than men received degrees from Arizona State University-Tempe. The majority of degree recipients at Arizona State University-Tempe are white (6,967 degrees awarded). There were 3.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2179 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arizona State University-Tempe is Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (640 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (465 degrees) and General Psychology (425 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Arizona State University-Tempe, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (237 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,078 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (691 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 Arizona State University-Tempe are Physicians (443,608 people), Other managers (435,955 people), Software developers (374,839 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (310,573 people), and Civil engineers (236,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architecture and Related Services (237 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,078 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (691 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (171 degrees), and Biology (867 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architecture and Related Services (237 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,078 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (691 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (171 degrees), and Biology (867 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 Arizona State University-Tempe are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (580,234 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (556,792 people), Computer Systems Design (457,354 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,355 people), and Construction (319,136 people).

The most specialized majors at Arizona State University-Tempe are Architecture and Related Services (237 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,078 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (691 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (171 degrees), and Biology (867 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 Arizona State University-Tempe.
Most Common
  1. 640 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 465 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 425 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arizona State University-Tempe was Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services with 640 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 7,565
  2. 6,186

In 2017, 7,565 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona State University-Tempe, which is 1.22 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,186).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 465 degrees were awarded to men at Arizona State University-Tempe in Computer Science, which is 4.27 times more than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 355 degrees were awarded to women at Arizona State University-Tempe in General Psychology, which is 3.41 times more than the 104 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 45% of students graduating from Arizona State University-Tempe completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arizona State University-Tempe is Female and Asian (82.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.435% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,967 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,179 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    960 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arizona State University-Tempe is white (6,967 degrees awarded). There were 3.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2179 degrees).

0.72% of degree recipients (99 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    3,804 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,163 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arizona State University-Tempe is white male (3,804 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,163 degrees).

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Operations

Arizona State University-Tempe has an endowment valued at nearly $665M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23M (3.46%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Arizona State University-Tempe had a total salary expenditure of $2.34B. Arizona State University-Tempe employs 622 Professors, 468 Associate professors, and 465 Assistant professors. Most academics at Arizona State University-Tempe are Male Professors (458), Male Associate professors(289), and Male Assistant professors (254).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1265 employees, Management, with 1210 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 993 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$665M
2017 Endowment
8.64%
growth from 2016

Arizona State University-Tempe has an endowment valued at about $665M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Arizona State University-Tempe grew 8.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $379M 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. $208M - Federal
  2. $4.49M - State
  3. $438k - Local

As of 2017, Arizona State University-Tempe received $208M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.49M from state grants and contracts, and $438k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$931M
2017 Salaries
7.34%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Arizona State University-Tempe paid a median of $931M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($2.34B) and a 7.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.47% growth from 2015 and a 9.01% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$213M
Instructional Salaries
2,036
Number of Employees

In 2017, Arizona State University-Tempe paid a total of $213M to 2,036 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
622 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1265 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe were Professor with 622 employees; Associate professor with 468 employees; and Associate professor with 465 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,265 employees; Management with 1,210 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 993 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arizona State University-Tempe was Male Professor with 458 employees, Male Associate professor with 289 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 254 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Arizona State University-Tempe.

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