Florida International University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,721
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,988
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.49%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
57.9%
16,904 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
58,836
59.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67%
2,513 Graduates

About

Florida International University is a higher education institution located in Miami-Dade County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida International University were General Psychology (1,370 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (826 degrees), and General Hospitality Management (641 degrees).

In 2020, 17,393 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida International University. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (10,986 degrees), 5.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2014 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida International University is $4,721, which is $−23,908 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

About the photo: Green Library is one of the largest libraries in the Southeastern U.S. and is the largest building on-campus.

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida International University is $4,721, which is $−23,908 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,988.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending Florida International University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,721
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Florida International University was $4,721. The cost of tuition at Florida International University is $−23,908 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$8,988
2020 Value
9.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Florida International University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,988. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Florida International University grew by 9.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,860
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida International University was of $11,860 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 2.11% 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

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Florida International University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.23% with respect to 2019, when 71% 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.
4.49%
2018 Default Rate
467
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Florida International University was 4.49%, which represents 467 out of the 10392 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

Florida International University received 16,904 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.59% annual decline. Out of those 16,904 applicants, 9,784 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.9% acceptance rate.

There were 58,836 students enrolled at Florida International University in 2020, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida International University has an overall enrollment yield of 38.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
9,784
Accepted Out of 16,904

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida International University was 57.9% (9,784 admissions from 16,904 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 57.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −8.59%, while admissions declined by −7.99%.

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SAT Scores

92%
Submission Percentage
3,459
Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at Florida International University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida International University has a total enrollment of 58,836 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida International University is 34,856 students and the part-time enrollment is 23,980. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at Florida International University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.8% Hispanic or Latino, 12.2% Black or African American, 10.1% White, 2.61% Asian, 1.98% Two or More Races, 0.0561% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0476% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida International University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (28%) and Black or African American Female (6.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.3%) and White Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida International University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58,836 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida International University is 34,856 and the part-time enrollment is 23,980. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at Florida International University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 Florida International University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Florida International University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    38,139
  2. Black or African American
    7,190
  3. White
    5,971

The enrolled student population at Florida International University is 64.8% Hispanic or Latino, 12.2% Black or African American, 10.1% White, 2.61% Asian, 1.98% Two or More Races, 0.0561% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0476% 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 3833 more women than men received degrees from Florida International University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florida International University is hispanic or latino (10,986 degrees awarded). There were 5.45 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2014 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida International University is General Psychology (1,370 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (826 degrees) and General Hospitality Management (641 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida International University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,290 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (161 degrees), and Psychology (1,453 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 Florida International University are Accountants & auditors (1,068,847 people), Other managers (810,324 people), Financial managers (479,317 people), Chief executives & legislators (404,373 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (377,133 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,290 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (161 degrees), Psychology (1,453 degrees), Communications (895 degrees), and Business (4,823 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida International University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,290 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (161 degrees), Psychology (1,453 degrees), Communications (895 degrees), and Business (4,823 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida International University are Elementary & secondary schools (937,732 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (586,115 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (565,248 people), Computer Systems Design (554,549 people), and Banking & related activities (527,982 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida International University are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,290 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (161 degrees), Psychology (1,453 degrees), Communications (895 degrees), and Business (4,823 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 Florida International University.
Most Common
  1. 1370 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 826 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 641 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida International University was General Psychology with 1370 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

6,780
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
10,613
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 6,780 degrees were awarded to men at Florida International University, which is 0.639 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (10,613).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 463 degrees were awarded to men at Florida International University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.87 times less than the 532 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 1161 degrees were awarded to women at Florida International University in General Psychology, which is 4.07 times more than the 285 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% of students graduating from Florida International University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida International University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 0.279% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    10,986 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,014 degrees awarded
  3. White
    1,774 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida International University is hispanic or latino (10,986 degrees awarded). There were 5.45 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2014 degrees).

0.494% of degree recipients (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    6,691 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    4,295 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1,360 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Florida International University is hispanic or latino female (6,691 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (4,295 degrees).

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Operations

Florida International University has an endowment valued at nearly $219M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15.7M (7.16%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Florida International University had a total salary expenditure of $1.16B. Florida International University employs 407 Instructors, 334 Associate professors, and 286 Professors. Most academics at Florida International University are Male Professors (214), Female Instructors(205), and Male Instructors (202).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida International University are: Management, with 897 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 825 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 511 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$219M
2020 Endowment
1.06%
growth from 2019

Florida International University has an endowment valued at about $219M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida International University grew 1.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $83.3M lower 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. $105M - Federal
  2. $6.48M - State
  3. $2.5M - Local

As of 2020, Florida International University received $105M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.48M from state grants and contracts, and $2.5M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$534M
2020 Salaries
7.68%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Florida International University paid a median of $534M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.16B) and a 7.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.38% growth from 2018 and a 3.39% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$136M
Instructional Salaries
1,318
Number of Employees

In 2020, Florida International University paid a total of $136M to 1,318 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
407 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
897 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida International University were Instructor with 407 employees; Associate professor with 334 employees; and Associate professor with 286 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida International University were Management with 897 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 825 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 511 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida International University was Male Professor with 214 employees, Female Instructor with 205 employees, and Male Instructor with 202 employees.

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

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