Florida State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,640
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,815
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.87%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
32.5%
63,691 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
43,569
81.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
84.2%
5,106 Graduates

About

Florida State University is a higher education institution located in Leon County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida State University were General Psychology (825 degrees awarded), General Finance (550 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (511 degrees).

In 2020, 13,101 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida State University. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,920 degrees), 3.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2494 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida State University is $4,640, which is $−23,989 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida State University is $4,640, which is $−23,989 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,815.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Florida State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,640
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Florida State University was $4,640. The cost of tuition at Florida State University is $−23,989 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$12,815
2020 Value
1.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Florida State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,815. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Florida State University grew by 1.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,780
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida State University was of $10,780 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.07% 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

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Florida State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 11.5% with respect to 2019, when 96% 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.
2.87%
2018 Default Rate
208
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Florida State University was 2.87%, which represents 208 out of the 7240 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 State University received 63,691 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.07% annual growth. Out of those 63,691 applicants, 20,668 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 32.5% acceptance rate.

There were 43,569 students enrolled at Florida State University in 2020, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida State University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

32.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
20,668
Accepted Out of 63,691

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida State University was 32.5% (20,668 admissions from 63,691 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 36%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 8.07%, while admissions declined by −2.52%.

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage
3,916
Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Florida State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida State University has a total enrollment of 43,569 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida State University is 35,661 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,908. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Florida State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.1% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.41% Black or African American, 4.03% Two or More Races, 2.97% Asian, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0895% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.1%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43,569 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida State University is 35,661 and the part-time enrollment is 7,908. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Florida State University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
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 State University was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Florida State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    25,332
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,748
  3. Black or African American
    4,098

The enrolled student population at Florida State University is 58.1% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.41% Black or African American, 4.03% Two or More Races, 2.97% Asian, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0895% 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, 511 students (1.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1869 more women than men received degrees from Florida State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florida State University is white (7,920 degrees awarded). There were 3.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2494 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida State University is General Psychology (825 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (550 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (511 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (480 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,749 degrees), and English (468 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida State University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (384,282 people), Other managers (270,790 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (259,265 people), Postsecondary teachers (179,643 people), and Chief executives & legislators (123,609 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida State University are Human Sciences (480 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,749 degrees), English (468 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (88 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (161 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 Florida State University are Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Florida State University are Human Sciences (480 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,749 degrees), English (468 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (88 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (161 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 State University are Elementary & secondary schools (533,642 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (381,785 people), Legal services (309,005 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (192,085 people), and Computer Systems Design (190,804 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida State University are Human Sciences (480 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,749 degrees), English (468 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (88 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (161 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 State University.
Most Common
  1. 825 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 550 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 511 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida State University was General Psychology with 825 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,616
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
7,485
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 5,616 degrees were awarded to men at Florida State University, which is 0.75 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,485).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 438 degrees were awarded to men at Florida State University in General Finance, which is 3 times more than the 146 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 717 degrees were awarded to women at Florida State University in General Psychology, which is 4.29 times more than the 167 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 66% of students graduating from Florida State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida State University is Female and White (87.6% 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, 1.21% of graduates (62 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,920 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,494 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,118 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida State University is white (7,920 degrees awarded). There were 3.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2494 degrees).

1.24% of degree recipients (163 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    4,435 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,485 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,434 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Florida State University is white female (4,435 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,485 degrees).

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Operations

Florida State University has an endowment valued at nearly $700M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $40M (5.71%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Florida State University had a total salary expenditure of $1.41B. Florida State University employs 497 Professors, 412 No academic ranks, and 360 Associate professors. Most academics at Florida State University are Male Professors (358), Female No academic ranks(231), and Male Associate professors (209).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 916 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 713 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 644 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$700M
2020 Endowment
0.595%
decline from 2019

Florida State University has an endowment valued at about $700M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida State University declined 0.595% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $398M 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. $167M - Federal
  2. $19.6M - State
  3. $571k - Local

As of 2020, Florida State University received $167M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.6M from state grants and contracts, and $571k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$591M
2020 Salaries
4.58%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Florida State University paid a median of $591M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($1.41B) and a 4.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.71% growth from 2018 and a 3.33% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$168M
Instructional Salaries
1,582
Number of Employees

In 2020, Florida State University paid a total of $168M to 1,582 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.5% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
497 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
916 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida State University were Professor with 497 employees; No academic rank with 412 employees; and No academic rank with 360 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida State University were Business and Financial Operations with 916 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 713 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 644 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida State University was Male Professor with 358 employees, Female No academic rank with 231 employees, and Male Associate professor with 209 employees.

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

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