University of Arizona

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,262

1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,758

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.02%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.6%

33,608 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

43,751

83.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

63.5%

4,356 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 (417 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (350 degrees), and General Physiology (291 degrees).

In 2017, 10,442 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arizona. 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,511 degrees), 2.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2231 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $10,262, which is $-16,238 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $10,262, which is $-16,238 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,758.

In 2017, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,262

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Arizona was $10,262. The cost of tuition at University of Arizona is $-16,238 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,758

2017 Value

4.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Arizona had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,758. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Arizona grew by 4.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,300

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arizona was of $11,300 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 14.5% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Arizona received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, 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.

6.02%

2016 Default Rate

429

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arizona was 6.02%, which represents 429 out of the 7127 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 33,608 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.07% annual decline. Out of those 33,608 applicants, 28,089 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.6% acceptance rate.

There were 43,751 students enrolled at University of Arizona in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arizona has an overall enrollment yield of 26.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

28,089

Accepted Out of 33,608

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arizona was 83.6% (28,089 admissions from 33,608 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.07%, while admissions declined by -1.21%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arizona in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arizona has a total enrollment of 43,751 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 36,449 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,302. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% White, 24.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.77% Asian, 4.23% Two or More Races, 3.81% Black or African American, 1.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.229% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arizona in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.6%), followed by White Male (21%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arizona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43,751 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 36,449 and the part-time enrollment is 7,302. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 University of Arizona was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Arizona had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    21,726

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10,543

  3. Asian

    2,525

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona is 49.7% White, 24.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.77% Asian, 4.23% Two or More Races, 3.81% Black or African American, 1.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.229% 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, 808 students (1.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 820 more women than men received degrees from University of Arizona. The majority of degree recipients at University of Arizona are white (5,511 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2231 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arizona is General Psychology (417 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (350 degrees) and General Physiology (291 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 Architecture and Related Services (183 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (134 degrees), and Library Science (51 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 (107,810 people), Other managers (100,611 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (87,042 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (75,858 people), and Physicians (72,734 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Architecture and Related Services (183 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (134 degrees), Library Science (51 degrees), Language & Linguistics (265 degrees), and Physical Sciences (319 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 Sales managers, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Architecture and Related Services (183 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (134 degrees), Library Science (51 degrees), Language & Linguistics (265 degrees), and Physical Sciences (319 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 (202,037 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (168,457 people), Elementary & secondary schools (153,252 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (88,274 people), and Computer Systems Design (70,329 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Architecture and Related Services (183 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (134 degrees), Library Science (51 degrees), Language & Linguistics (265 degrees), and Physical Sciences (319 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 417 degrees awarded

  2. 350 degrees awarded

  3. 291 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arizona was General Psychology with 417 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,811

  2. 5,631

In 2017, 4,811 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona, which is 0.854 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,631).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 210 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona in General Interdisciplinary Studies, which is 1.45 times more than the 145 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 327 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arizona in Registered Nursing, which is 5.95 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 43% of students graduating from University of Arizona completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 (74.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arizona is Female and Asian (74.5% 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, 0.758% 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

    5,511 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,231 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    608 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arizona is white (5,511 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2231 degrees).

2.8% of degree recipients (292 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,967 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,544 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,328 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arizona is white female (2,967 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,544 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at nearly $844M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $32M (3.79%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Arizona had a total salary expenditure of $1.95B. University of Arizona employs 626 Professors, 447 Assistant professors, and 393 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arizona are Male Professors (436), Male Associate professors(238), and Male Assistant professors (226).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1254 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 1183 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 990 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$844M

2017 Endowment

11.8%

growth from 2016

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at about $844M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arizona grew 11.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $557M 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. $296M - Federal

  2. $14.2M - State

  3. $2.08M - Local

As of 2017, University of Arizona received $296M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.2M from state grants and contracts, and $2.08M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$889M

2017 Salaries

0.668%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Arizona paid a median of $889M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($1.95B) and a 0.668% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.36% growth from 2015 and a 7.22% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$174M

Instructional Salaries

1,710

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Arizona paid a total of $174M to 1,710 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.6% 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

626 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1254 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arizona were Professor with 626 employees; Assistant professor with 447 employees; and Assistant professor with 393 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,254 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 1,183 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 990 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 University of Arizona was Male Professor with 436 employees, Male Associate professor with 238 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 226 employees.

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

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