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IPEDS ID: 104179
OPE ID: 00108300
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University of Arizona
1401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066
General information:  (520) 621-2211
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
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  40,621 (31,670 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very 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
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial 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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2,632813
Research and public service842195
Total graduate assistants-2,657
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,023$8,540$9,714$9,7140.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,234$11,360$11,490$11,4900.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$22,380$23,115$24,729$25,1791.8%
Off Campus$28,455$29,315$29,795$30,5312.5%
Off Campus with Family$14,037$15,195$15,275$16,3356.9%
On Campus$38,740$38,574$40,925$42,1713.0%
Off Campus$44,815$44,774$45,991$47,5233.3%
Off Campus with Family$30,397$30,654$31,471$33,3275.9%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$10,508
In-state fees$1,003
Out-of-state tuition$26,380
Out-of-state fees$1,003
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid15,74783%————
Grant or scholarship aid5,20275%$54,178,077$10,415
Federal grants2,06730%$9,012,676$4,360
Pell grants2,06430%$8,983,314$4,352
Other federal grants80%$29,362$3,670
State/local government grant or scholarships100%$22,868$2,287
Institutional grants or scholarships5,04072%$45,142,533$8,957
Student loan aid2,57337%$16,005,768$6,221
Federal student loans2,51636%$12,942,713$5,144
Other student loans2013%$3,063,055$15,239
  • 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 aid121,69569%$225,222,780$10,381
Pell grants10,30633%$43,536,671$4,224
Federal student loans12,50640%$82,066,098$6,562
  • 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$12,185$13,485$14,070
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,297$10,664$10,542
$30,001 – $48,000$10,113$11,842$11,413
$48,001 – $75,000$14,515$15,116$15,096
$75,001 – $110,000$17,343$17,885$18,507
$110,001 and more$17,761$19,341$19,480
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment40,621
Undergraduate enrollment31,670
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,984
Graduate enrollment8,951
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 24%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 60%
Out-of-state: 34%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 78%
Part-time: 22%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 72%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants26,32912,38613,943
Percent admitted77%75%79%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%36%37%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (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 Reading483600
SAT Math500630
SAT Writing480590
ACT Composite2127
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: 81%
Part-time students: 59%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
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:
4-year: 36%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 59%
Female: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 44%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 47%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 64%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 49%
Non-resident alien: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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 Business and Management, General59---
Agricultural Business Technology11---
Agricultural Economics-10--
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other1---
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture-1--
Agronomy and Crop Science4---
Animal Sciences, General3622-
Plant Sciences, General71--
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-1210-
Category total1182612-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning6616--
Landscape Architecture-21--
Category total11261--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1---
American Indian/Native American Studies-1353
East Asian Studies187--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies93--
Latin American Studies106--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies99--
Women's Studies52-1
Category total524054
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--2-
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other14---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General761--
Biomedical Sciences, General---5
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology13733-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology4148-
Genetics, General-22-
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other-23-
Microbiology, General50---
Oncology and Cancer Biology--3-
Pharmacology and Toxicology--3-
Physiology, General25512--
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-15-
Category total63939475
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-19315-
Business/Commerce, General12---
Business/Managerial Economics77---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0---
Finance, General173---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General195---
International Business/Trade/Commerce---3d
Management Information Systems, General112---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General207---
Operations Management and Supervision5---
Retail Management107---
Category total1,052257153d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric19234-
Category total28354-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General10---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance---2d
Computer Science70137-
Information Technology-94--
Category total8010772d
Agricultural Teacher Education-10--
Art Teacher Education1710--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-1--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-5--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education1---
Education, General-781-
Education, Other---37
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-122-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods---1
Educational/Instructional Technology-16d-3d
Elementary Education and Teaching181---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-236-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching32---
Mathematics Teacher Education1815--
Music Teacher Education10---
Reading Teacher Education6137-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education71--
Secondary Education and Teaching-16d--
Special Education and Teaching, General5424d5-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-85-
Category total326232d2641d
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering336--
Agricultural Engineering-72-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2456-
Biological/Biosystems Engineering12---
Chemical Engineering6328-
Civil Engineering, General42110-
Civil Engineering, Other-12--
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other342311-
Engineering Mechanics--1-
Engineering, General-8--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-81-
Industrial Engineering173d--
Mechanical Engineering73124-
Mining and Mineral Engineering1534-
Systems Engineering259d3-
Category total33899d50-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician7---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician20---
Engineering/Industrial Management363d-1d
Category total633d-1d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing9422--
English Language and Literature, General109114-
Rhetoric and Composition-110-
Category total2033414-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family Resource Management Studies, General-66-
Human Development and Family Studies, General174d---
Category total174d66-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2014--
French Language and Literature2152-
German Language and Literature153--
Italian Language and Literature2---
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other-5--
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other5---
Russian Language and Literature104--
Spanish Language and Literature701012-
Category total1764716-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist---5d
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy---4
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General87222-
Critical Care Nursing---2d
Environmental Health--1-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---2d
Health/Medical Physics-1--
Maternal and Child Health---2d
Medical Scientist-1--
Nursing Practice--7d-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing---1d
Pharmaceutical Sciences-36-
Pre-Veterinary Studies53---
Public Health, General10097212d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse105122d7d-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-151-
Category total345261d290d28d
History, General12235-
Category total12235-
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--2-
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law-10--
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-3--
Category total-13149-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-85d-16d
Category total-85d-16d
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-74-
Mathematics, General8227-
Statistics, General-6-6
Category total8215116
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation, Other---2
International/Global Studies3---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General187---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other71---
Museology/Museum Studies---2
Natural Sciences1---
Nutrition Sciences10244-
Category total364444
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science35---
Environmental Studies11-3
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other--4-
Natural Resources/Conservation, General41153-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-1--
Category total771773
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies4---
Philosophy, Other18---
Religion/Religious Studies21---
Category total8929-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-84-
Chemistry, General501425-
Geology/Earth Science, General27148-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science1076-
Materials Science1873-
Optics/Optical Sciences3146d194d
Physics, General23311-
Planetary Astronomy and Science--4-
Category total165104d894d
Educational Psychology-93-
Psychology, General5371412-
School Psychology-564
Category total53728214
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
International Policy Analysis---6d
Public Administration14534--
Category total14534-6d
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other25d--1
Category total25d--1
Social Sciences
Applied Economics7---
Economics, General138119-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-34-7
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other-9d--
Political Science and Government, General22315-
Political Science and Government, Other-1--
Social Sciences, Other--1-
Category total59180d417
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1042-
Art/Art Studies, General-11--
Brass Instruments5---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production94---
Dance, General377--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General126--
Fine/Studio Arts, General101---
Keyboard Instruments2---
Music Theory and Composition2---
Music, General173324-
Musical Theatre11---
Percussion Instruments1---
Stringed Instruments8---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology30---
Visual and Performing Arts, General1---
Voice and Opera4---
Woodwind Instruments1---
Category total3366126-
Grand total6,4941,663854135
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined54106
Swimming and Diving3323
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1917 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs4/30/1949 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1930 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics3/1/1974 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1962 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/19/1979 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs4/10/1972 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs4/10/1972 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology2/1/2004 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language4/1/2004 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate schools of public health9/23/1994 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1965 -  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(!)4/1/1998 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1930 -  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(!)9/1/1990 -  Accredited
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2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession101
Drug law violations18010485
Liquor law violations317320319
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations1277461
Liquor law violations197195202
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1313
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault305
Motor vehicle theft25627
  • For 2012, line c was changed from 7 to 13 because of a delay in gathering data.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0311
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault200
Motor vehicle theft000
  • For 2012, line c was changed from 5 to 11 because of a delay in gathering data.
  • (!) 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 Year20102009
Default rate6.8%6.0%
Number in default352295
Number in repayment5,1574,841
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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