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IPEDS ID: 128328
OPE ID: 00136900
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United States Air Force Academy
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800, USAF Academy, Colorado 80840-5002
General information:  (719) 333-1818
Website:  www.usafa.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,181 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  8 to 1
Admissionsacademyadmissions.com/
Apply Onlineadmissions.usafa.edu/
Disability Servicesacademyadmissions.com/
Mission Statement
  The mission of the United States Air Force Academy is to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become leaders of character, motivated to lead the Department of the Air Force in service to our nation.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students' federally guaranteed loans may be deferred while enrolled.
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty2253
Instructional2202
Research and public service51
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • No detailed yearly expense data available.
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
  • Data not available.
  • Data not available.
Fall 2021
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,181
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 71%
Female: 29%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 6%
Out-of-state: 92%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2020.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants11,6877,9053,782
Percent admitted12%13%12%
Percent admitted who enrolled75%77%71%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2021 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT37735%
ACT23121%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590730
SAT Math618760
ACT Composite2934
ACT English2835
ACT Math2933
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: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2020 and Returned in Fall 2021
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, 100 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2021.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 84%
6-year: 85%
8-year: 85%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 85%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
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: 86%
Female: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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: 100%
Asian: 88%
Black or African American: 72%
Hispanic/Latino: 82%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 89%
White: 89%
Two or more races: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 76%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 85%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2013-14
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General78
Category total86
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General174
Category total174
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science32
Category total32
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General91
Civil Engineering, General40
Computer Engineering, General8
Electrical and Electronics Engineering9
Engineering Chemistry8
Engineering, General2
Mechanical Engineering36
Operations Research38
Systems Engineering39
Category total271
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General9
Category total9
History
American History (United States)7
History, General6
History, Other5
Military History12
Category total30
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies28
Category total28
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies12
Humanities/Humanistic Studies6
Category total18
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General8
Mathematics, General2
Category total10
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare12
Military Applied Sciences, Other46
Space Systems Operations3
Category total61
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences68
International/Globalization Studies50
Category total118
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy6
Category total6
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General7
Chemistry, General5
Physical Sciences, General4
Physics, General16
Category total32
Social Sciences
Economics, General50
Geography56
Political Science and Government, General46
Social Sciences, General3
Category total155
Grand total1,030
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
  • Institution did not award educational benefits in 2013-14.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1959)08/31/2019
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/174376.
  • The United States Military Academy (USMA), United State Naval Academy (USNA), and United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) fall under the Department of Defense, not the Department of Education. Consequently, these Military Service Academies do not participate in the Title IV student aid programs and are not subject to the Clery Act. However, under the National Defense Authorization Act, they are mandated to report information about efforts to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and sexual assault at the military academies directly to Congress. This comprehensive report, the Department of Defense's Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, includes data on reported incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault involving cadets and midshipmen. You can access past copies of the report at http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/annual-reports.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.