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OPE ID: 00100900
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Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849
General information:  (334) 844-4000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  25,912 (20,629 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,463177
Research and public service2542
Total graduate assistants-1,642
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,100$1,100$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,992$10,606$11,552$12,1785.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,992$10,606$11,552$12,1785.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$22,352$23,788$25,282$29,16415.4%
Off Campus$22,352$23,788$25,282$29,16415.4%
Off Campus with Family$12,360$13,182$13,730$16,98623.7%
On Campus$36,944$39,532$41,794$46,34810.9%
Off Campus$36,944$39,532$41,794$46,34810.9%
Off Campus with Family$26,952$28,926$30,242$34,17013.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$8,586
In-state fees$1,608
Out-of-state tuition$25,758
Out-of-state fees$1,608
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,86978%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,58770%$19,744,386$7,632
Federal grants48213%$2,221,299$4,609
Pell grants48213%$2,086,999$4,330
Other federal grants1394%$134,300$966
State/local government grant or scholarships140%$30,517$2,180
Institutional grants or scholarships2,40265%$17,492,570$7,283
Student loan aid1,16632%$9,114,993$7,817
Federal student loans1,14031%$6,425,143$5,636
Other student loans1424%$2,689,850$18,943
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,76754%$95,838,921$8,901
Pell grants3,18716%$13,094,865$4,109
Federal student loans6,91835%$47,271,080$6,833
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$15,092$17,014$18,500
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$11,709$13,191$13,814
$30,001 – $48,000$14,009$16,272$16,053
$48,001 – $75,000$16,427$18,240$18,404
$75,001 – $110,000$18,315$19,276$20,500
$110,001 and more$19,611$20,142$21,680
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment25,912
Undergraduate enrollment20,629
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,270
Graduate enrollment5,283
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 85%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 60%
Out-of-state: 39%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 60%
Part-time: 40%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants16,9587,5519,407
Percent admitted83%83%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%36%30%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading520630
SAT Math530645
SAT Writing520610
ACT Composite2430
ACT English2432
ACT Math2328
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 91%
Part-time students: 60%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 71%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 68%
8-year: 72%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 42%
6-year: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 67%
Female: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 71%
Asian: 66%
Black or African American: 60%
Hispanic/Latino: 65%
White: 72%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 62%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics397--
Agronomy and Crop Science20--
Animal Sciences, General86143-
Horticultural Science455-1
Plant Sciences, Other1218d13-
Poultry Science13---
Category total20157d281
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-13--
Environmental Design/Architecture23---
Interior Architecture14---
Landscape Architecture-18--
Real Estate Development-13--
Category total9944--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General41815-
Biomedical Sciences, General304---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography12---
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology69---
Zoology/Animal Biology30---
Category total4191815-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General189180d2-
Business/Managerial Economics328-
Finance, General175---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General45---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General26---
International Business/Trade/Commerce30---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management128---
Management Information Systems, General-25d--
Management Science0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General117---
Category total874d266d10-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other7817--
Public Relations/Image Management86---
Radio and Television57---
Category total25717--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General27---
Category total27---
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-2160
Early Childhood Education and Teaching50---
Education, General---31d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-40139d
Educational/Instructional Technology-6--
Elementary Education and Teaching71---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education28---
Foreign Language Teacher Education3---
Health Teacher Education47---
Mathematics Teacher Education18---
Music Teacher Education16---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching795910-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education3---
Secondary Education and Teaching-11d51d
Social Science Teacher Education22---
Special Education and Teaching, Other6350d68
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-36d62
Technical Teacher Education1328d144d
Category total413251d6055d
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering639d1-
Architectural Engineering8625d-21
Biological/Biosystems Engineering2441-
Chemical Engineering894d15-
Civil Engineering, General9629d6-
Computer Engineering, General6319d7-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering87579-
Engineering, Other12---
Industrial Engineering6135d69
Materials Engineering56d4-
Mechanical Engineering13419d12-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering1422-
Category total734209d6330
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General57154-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-8-3
Category total572343
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management530--
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other11192-
Category total16492-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature5---
German Language and Literature7---
Spanish Language and Literature288--
Category total408--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist54246-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist8---
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other18---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management31---
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-04-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse10920-0
Veterinary Medicine--88-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-123-
Category total22056248d0
History, General561334
Category total561334
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General2810--
Mathematics, General12912-
Statistics, General-9--
Category total402812-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General42---
Nutrition Sciences5614d2-
Category total9814d2-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science6---
Forest Sciences and Biology31---
Forestry, Other-138-
Natural Resources Management and Policy3---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-0--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management40---
Category total80138-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total6---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General28313-
Geology/Earth Science, General129--
Physics, General1586-
Category total552019-
Clinical Psychology-24-
Counseling Psychology--5-
Psychology, General181154-
Category total1811713-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration391730
Social Work41---
Category total801730
Social Sciences
Economics, General343--
Political Science and Government, General117---
Category total2229--
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Applied Arts, Other-80-
Design and Visual Communications, General43---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General18---
Fine/Studio Arts, General28---
Industrial and Product Design4511--
Interior Design19---
Music, General9---
Category total162190-
Grand total4,4851,10849093
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 11
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 23
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $909
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,359
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,250
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined81119
Swimming and Diving3125
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)1/6/1922 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics3/1/1971 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1981 -  Accredited
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1981 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs7/24/1939 -  Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels1/31/2006 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/17/1976 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/6/1988 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs6/25/1965 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs12/28/1971 - 1/1/2003Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology1/1/2002 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1974 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2007 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1948 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1980 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1987 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1959 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession022
Drug law violations313233
Liquor law violations1215922
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations131118
Liquor law violations200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault005
Motor vehicle theft324
  • For year 2012, Line C was changed from 1 to 2 because a Campus Security Authority came forward to report, in good faith, a sexual offense that occurred and was reported to the CSA in 2012.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible125
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • For year 2012, Line C was changed from 0 to 2 because: 1. A Campus Security Authority came forward to report, in good faith, a sexual offense that occurred and was reported to the CSA in 2012. 2. We conducted a re-evaluation of last year's reported sex offense and determined that the offense occurred in an on-campus student housing facility, not on campus as it had been recorded.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.5%6.1%6.4%
Number in default170214211
Number in repayment3,7723,4803,265
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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