Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 23,695
Graduate Enrollment: 5,356
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 78.01%

Male/Female: 39% / 61% (2017)

First generation college students: 38.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 6.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,119
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1020 - 1200

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 62.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 34.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 22.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 14.9% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 39.0%
Black: 20.1%
Hispanic: 28.8%
Asian: 4.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.9%
Non-resident alien: 2.9%
Unknown race: 1.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $19,375
In-State tuition: $4,879
Out-of-State tuition: $17,324

Estimated books and supplies: $1,272 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $12,030 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,788 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $12,092 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,788 (2022)

Average Family Income: $53,470 (2017)
Median Family Income: $28,065 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 36.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 27.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $17,236 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $183 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $3,877
$30k-48k $6,413
$48k-75k $10,001
$75k-110k $14,049
$110k+ $14,828

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 37%
6-year graduation rate: 55%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $17,236 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $12,506 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 57.6% (2015)
@3 year 63.8% (2017)
@5 year 71.0% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 43.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 45.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $38,973 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,413 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 2
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 8
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 49 $30,749 $326 $41,833 ($3,486) $60,289 ($5,024)
Bachelor's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 34 $27,653 $224 $36,500 ($3,042) $55,451 ($4,621)
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 9
Bachelor's Degree Environmental Design. 24 $16,250 $152 $45,879 ($3,823)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Area Studies. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 23 $18,125 $192
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 165 $19,500 $195 $33,656 ($2,805) $44,152 ($3,679)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Communication and Media Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 112 $17,661 $178 $45,219 ($3,768) $48,520 ($4,043)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 11
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 36 $27,516 $236 $45,646 ($3,804) $49,874 ($4,156)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 54 $23,866 $247 $61,228 ($5,102) $65,279 ($5,440)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 20 $75,362 ($6,280)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 42 $26,750 $244 $63,075 ($5,256) $79,158 ($6,597)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 51 $22,250 $195 $70,147 ($5,846) $85,244 ($7,104)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 11
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 9
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 82 $22,025 $221 $64,468 ($5,372) $78,738 ($6,562)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 17
Bachelor's Degree Ocean Engineering. 23 $29,000 $286 $64,623 ($5,385) $79,377 ($6,615)
Master's Degree Ocean Engineering. 12
Doctoral Degree Ocean Engineering. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ocean Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Surveying Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 27 $22,755 $204 $52,916 ($4,410)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 7
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mathematics. 2
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Statistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 448 $22,324 $203 $32,596 ($2,716) $42,957 ($3,580)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Classical and Ancient Studies. 1
Master's Degree Marine Sciences. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 4
Doctoral Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 8
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 179 $20,659 $192 $28,398 ($2,367) $43,317 ($3,610)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 35 $25,000 $235 $35,851 ($2,988) $38,316 ($3,193)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 6
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 5
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 5
Master's Degree Physics. 7
Doctoral Degree Physics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 366 $18,250 $170 $29,830 ($2,486) $39,411 ($3,284)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 38 $19,692 $199
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 5
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 106 $18,500 $179 $30,972 ($2,581) $41,635 ($3,470)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 13 $43,517 ($3,626)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 130 $21,227 $196 $32,152 ($2,679) $44,291 ($3,691)
Master's Degree Sociology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 11 $23,625 $236 $23,013 ($1,918) $22,950 ($1,913)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 9
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 97 $14,750 $147 $27,958 ($2,330) $34,266 ($2,856)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 4
Bachelor's Degree Music. 13
Master's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 17 $12,871 ($1,073)
Master's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 67 $20,425 $181 $21,802 ($1,817)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 24 $466 $55,712 ($4,643)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 184 $20,500 $159 $37,017 ($3,085) $46,882 ($3,907)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 98 $377 $64,077 ($5,340) $70,480 ($5,873)
First Professional Degree Medicine. 55 $1,948 $60,770 ($5,064)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 189 $412 $64,902 ($5,409) $83,815 ($6,985)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 265 $17,641 $164 $46,227 ($3,852) $62,462 ($5,205)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 22 $72,081 ($6,007)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 57 $15,494 $147 $35,852 ($2,988)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 57 $23,032 $212 $34,262 ($2,855) $44,481 ($3,707)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Business. 1
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 72 $17,500 $162 $37,628 ($3,136) $60,027 ($5,002)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 104 $17,929 $172 $46,325 ($3,860) $65,403 ($5,450)
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 16 $64,457 ($5,371)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Marketing. 11
Master's Degree Taxation. 43 $351 $72,146 ($6,012) $85,268 ($7,106)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Insurance. 12
Bachelor's Degree History. 36 $18,075 $175 $23,765 ($1,980) $41,947 ($3,496)
Master's Degree History. 14
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 36 $16,471 $154 $30,448 ($2,537)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 137 $18,492 $170 $25,472 ($2,123) $37,865 ($3,155)
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 147 $18,337 $180 $57,629 ($4,802) $76,851 ($6,404)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 33
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer and Information Sciences, General. 22
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Information Science/Studies. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 4
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 80 $18,474 $179 $37,193 ($3,099) $41,275 ($3,440)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 13
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 11 $52,965 ($4,414) $53,360 ($4,447)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 2
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 74 $285 $56,078 ($4,673) $62,309 ($5,192)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 15 $77,173 ($6,431) $90,280 ($7,523)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 7
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 4
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 11 $52,345 ($4,362)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 10 $54,464 ($4,539)
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 5
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 33 $415 $49,965 ($4,164) $53,348 ($4,446)
Doctoral Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 19
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 27 $18,500 $207
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 13
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7 $27,645 ($2,304)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 100 $17,912 $188 $25,839 ($2,153) $43,321 ($3,610)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 14
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 8
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 216 $11,300 $126
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 21 $41,808 ($3,484) $48,671 ($4,056)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 164 $19,453 $204 $28,286 ($2,357) $40,799 ($3,400)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Biology, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 11
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 15
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 431 $17,537 $170 $25,333 ($2,111) $42,872 ($3,573)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 57 $290 $31,859 ($2,655) $60,191 ($5,016)
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 11
Master's Degree Biotechnology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 115 $18,384 $188 $22,800 ($1,900) $39,965 ($3,330)
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 20 $13,500 $143
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 326 $18,750 $164 $33,564 ($2,797) $48,229 ($4,019)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 12 $44,797 ($3,733) $53,387 ($4,449)
Bachelor's Degree Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other. 44 $20,221 $195 $33,299 ($2,775) $48,888 ($4,074)
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 30 $19,804 $180 $42,435 ($3,536) $53,902 ($4,492)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 16 $50,954 ($4,246) $56,307 ($4,692)
Doctoral Degree Public Administration. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Social Work. 17 $18,288 $166
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 179 $21,101 $188 $36,631 ($3,053) $41,339 ($3,445)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Work. 9
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 39 $22,962 $196 $26,465 ($2,205) $26,622 ($2,219)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 72 $25,111 $191 $41,711 ($3,476) $56,091 ($4,674)
Master's Degree Economics. 13
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 123 $290 $43,352 ($3,613) $49,250 ($4,104)
First Professional Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 4
Master's Degree Public Health. 7
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 222 $21,070 $181 $65,570 ($5,464) $77,035 ($6,420)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 154 $455 $88,636 ($7,386) $99,282 ($8,274)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 5 $620 $96,694 ($8,058)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 26
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 27 $102,360 ($8,530)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 242 $19,500 $179 $40,259 ($3,355) $53,315 ($4,443)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 254 $17,700 $183 $41,790 ($3,483) $53,176 ($4,431)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 288 $466 $71,133 ($5,928) $83,739 ($6,978)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 10
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 279 $19,431 $174 $51,192 ($4,266) $60,630 ($5,053)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $88,632
Full time faculty: 70%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 21.0

School's endowment start of year: $288,677,501 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $375,146,137 (2022)