2007 - 2008 Quick Facts


  
Founded 1961     Site Index
Type Public, Four-Year, Coeducational, Doctoral Granting University     Administration Enrollment & Diversity
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools     Admissions Fall SCH
President Frank T. Brogan     Alumni Financial Aid
Calendar Semester     Athletics   Housing
        Average Age   Lifelong Learning
 

Florida Atlantic University, the fifth public university in Florida, opened its doors in 1964 with an enrollment of 867 upper-division and graduate students.  In 1984, FAU admitted its charter freshman class, becoming a four-year institution.  By 2007, enrollment university-wide had grown to more than 26,000.  Full-time students account for 55% of the total enrollment.  FAU enrolled 2,676 first-time-college students for fall 2007.  Students are enrolled from 137 different countries and 47 states plus the District of Columbia.

    Campus/College Enrollment Personnel
      Campus Locations Residency
      Degrees Top Degree Programs
      Distance Learning Tuition & Fees
         
         
          

Degrees Awarded by College, 2006-07
  Associate's Bachelor's Master's Specialist Doctoral Total %  
Arch, Urban & Public Affairs 0 505 125 0 2 632 11%  
Arts & Letters 0 970 96 0 9 1,075 19%  
Biomedical Science 0 0 22 0 0 22 0.4%  
Business 0 1,310 298 0 3 1,611 28%  
Education 0 490 271 20 19 800 14%  
Engineering & Computer Science 0 216 87 0 13 316 6%  
Honors College 0 56 0 0 0 56 1%  
Nursing 0 233 105 0 8 346 6%  
Science 0 565 94 0 20 679 12%  
Unknown 192 0 0 0 0 192 3%  
Total 192 4,345 1,098 20 74 5,729 100%  
                  

                
Degree Programs     Degrees Awarded to Date      
Bachelor's 64   Bachelor's 87,136        
Master's 59   Master's 23,452        
Specialist 3   Specialist 895        
Doctoral 19   Doctoral 1,134        
      Total 112,617        
                

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Tuition & Fees
 

Fall 2007

       
 

Per Credit Hour

       
  Undergraduate Graduate        
In-State $112.23 $255.97        
Out-of-State $547.69 $914.70        


Headcount Enrollment, Fall 2007
  Full-time Part-time Total %            
Freshman 3,491 461 3,952 15%            
Sophomore 1,870 614 2,484 9%            
Junior 3,182 2,460 5,642 21%            
Senior 3,722 4,080 7,802 29%            
2nd BA/BS 175 577 752 3%            
Total Undergrad 12,440 8,192 20,632 78%            
Master's 1,103 1,795 2,898 11%            
Specialist 15 35 50 0.2%            
Doctoral 401 299 700 3%            
Total Graduate 1,519 2,129 3,648 14%            
Unclassified 135 2,110 2,245 8%            
Total 14,094 12,431 26,525 100%            
  

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Diversity
  Full-time Part-time Total %   FTIC Undergrad Graduate Unclassified  
Asian 677 558 1,235 5%   134 953 145 137  
Black 2,218 2,309 4,527 17%   413 3,722 422 383  
Hispanic 2,363 2,273 4,636 17%   510 3,871 429 336  
Native American 48 39 87 0.3%   7 74 8 5  
White 8,059 6,946 15,005 57%   1,532 11,369 2,302 1,334  
International 665 266 931 4%   62 564 325 42  
Not reported 64 40 104 0.4%   18 79 17 8  
                      
                      
Gender                    
Female 8,129 7,875 16,004 60%   1,382 12,247 2,325 1,432  
Male 5,965 4,556 10,521 40%   1,294 8,385 1,323 813  
                      
                    

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Residency                    
  Full-time Part-time Total %   FTIC Undergrad Graduate Unclassified  
Florida 12,737 12,070 24,807 94%   2,420 19,382 3,225 2,200  
Non-Florida (U.S.) 1,052 307 1,359 5%   233 1,088 240 31  
Non-U.S. 305 54 359 1%   23 162 183 14  
                      
Florida Counties                    
Broward 5,319 5,381 10,700 43%   979 8,463 1,296 941  
Palm Beach 4,667 4,692 9,359 38%   812 6,984 1,360 1,015  
Miami-Dade 614 617 1,231 5%   124 975 155 101  
St. Lucie 292 498 790 3%   25 622 108 60  
Martin 214 279 496 2%   30 391 67 35  
Orange 180 57 237 1%   58 215 20 2  
Indian River 84 125 209 1%   7 159 37 13  


Average Age       Average Class Size    
First-Time-In-College 18     Undergraduate    
Undergraduate 25        Lecture 33  
Graduate 34        Lab 18  
Unclassified 34        Discussion 26  
        Graduate    
           Lecture 12  
Student to Faculty Ratio:

18:1

         

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Headcount Enrollment by Campus
  All Enrolled Primary %    
Boca Raton 19,225 18,277 69%    
Davie 5,010 3,586 14%    
Fort Lauderdale 904 654 2%    
John D. MacArthur 1,927 1,444 5%    
Treasure Coast 1,006 787 3%    
SeaTech 51 45 0.2%    
Distance Learning 3,347 1,128 4%    
Off-Campus 770 604 2%    
            
            
Headcount Enrollment by College
  Undergraduate Graduate Total %  
Arch, Urban & Public Affairs 1,872 297 2,169 8%  
Arts & Letters 3,626 460 4,086 15%  
Biomedical Science 0 62 62 0.2%  
Business 5,665 944 6,609 25%  
Education 2,617 893 3,510 13%  
Engineering & Computer Sci 1,428 264 1,692 6%  
Honors College 373 0 373 1%  
Nursing 949 344 1,293 5%  
Science 3,103 384 3,487 13%  
Unclassified 0 0 2,245 8%  
Undecided 999 0 999 4%  
Total 20,623 3,648 26,525 100%  

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Top Degree Programs by Enrollment
Undergraduate     Graduate    
Elementary Education 1,696   Business Administration    
Accounting 939   Nursing    
Management 890   Educational Leadership    
Criminal Justice 847   Accounting    
Psychology 812   Curriculum & Instruction    
Art 661   Counselor Education    
Biological Sciences 511   Social Work    
Finance 486   Comparative Studies    
Communication 429   English    
Political Science 425   Public Administration    
  
  
Fall 2007 Student Credit Hours (SCH)
(Fundable & Non-fundable)        
Undergraduate 231,432        
Graduate 28,374        
Total 259,806        

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Student Housing
  Female Male Total %        
Boca Raton 1,303 1,103 2,406 9%        
Jupiter 159 126 285 1%        
Off-Campus 14,373 9,181 23,554 90%        
Total 15,835 10,410 26,245 100%        
  
  
Admissions         First-Time-In-College Test Scores (Average)  
    Applied Admitted Enrolled   ACT 22  
First-Time-In-College 11,822 6,698 2,677   SAT    
Community College Transfers 4,259 3,458 2,099      Critical Reading 518  
Other Undergraduate Transfers 3,648 2,094 830      Math 523  
Graduate   3,317 1,812 515      Composite 1041  
Total   23,045 14,062 6,121   High School GPA 3.2  
Note: Includes students who enrolled in both the summer and fall semesters.        
  

E-Learning
  Full On-line Courses Video-taped classroom sessions Video-conferencing All Types*  
# Course Sections 451 165 161 777  
# Course Enrollments 12,174 531 1,392 14,097  
# Unduplicated Students 6,624 261 1,079 7,964  
* # of students enrolled in at least one course delivered fully through e-learning.  
  

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Athletics
Men's Sports Women's Sports        
Baseball Basketball  

The FAU Owls compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Sunbelt Conference.  Men's soccer competes in the Atlantic Soccer Conference.

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Basketball Cross Country    
Cross Country Golf    
Football Soccer    
Golf Softball    
Soccer Swimming    
Swimming Tennis    
Tennis Track & Field    
 

Volleyball

   
  
  
Alumni
United States 97,579   Florida 75,788  
Other / Unknown 2,242      Broward 28,656  
Total 99,821      Palm Beach 27,535  
         Miami-Dade 3,937  
      

   St. Lucie

2,135

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Personnel       Faculty        
  Full-time Part-time Total     Female Male Total  
Faculty 1,046 25 1,071   Professor 61 196 257  
Adjuncts 16 550 566   Associate Prof 107 131 238  
AMP 825 21 846   Assistant Prof 87 148 235  
Staff 677 26 703   Instructor 104 74 178  
Total 2,564 622 3,186   Lecturer 2 0 2  
          Other 107 54 161  
          Total 468 603 1,071  
  

Foundation Assets, 2006-07   Financial Aid      
Endowments $190,200,000   More than $112 million was awarded in 2006-07 to students through scholarships, grants, loans and work study.  51% of students received some type of aid.    
Gifts $42,500,000      
          
  
  
Lifelong Learning
There are over 19,500 lifelong learners who register for 35,000 classes on the FAU campuses.  The greatest number of these students are on the Boca and MacArthur campuses.  There is a developing program on the Treasure Coast campus.  On the Broward campus study is underway to determine how best to proceed with Lifelong Learning.  Classes are offered during the fall, winter, and spring terms.      

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FAU Administration     Campus Vice Presidents  
President      Frank T. Brogan   Broward Joyanne Stephens    
Provost      John Pritchett   Jupiter Kristen Murtaugh    
Vice President, Student Affairs    Charles Brown   Treasure Coast Gerri McPherson    
Senior VP University Advancement, Executive Director FAU Foundation    Randy Talbot          
Vice President, Facilities    Tom Donaudy          
Vice President, Medical Education Programs    Michael Friedland          
Vice President, University Communications & Marketing    Alieen Izquierdo          
Vice President, Financial Affairs    Kenneth Jessell          
Interim Vice President, Research    Michael Moriarty          
  
Board of Trustees
Chair: Nancy Blosser Anthony Barbar   Sherry Plymale      
Vice Chair: Scott Adams Dr. Bill Bryant   Dr. Eric Shaw      
    David Feder   Robert Stilley      
    Armand Grossman   Thomas Workman      
    Dr. Rajendra Gupta   Abraham Cohen      
    Lalita Janke          

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Campus Locations
Boca Raton Campus Boca Raton  

Boca campus

 
Davie Campus Davie    
Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale    
John D. MacArthur Campus Jupiter    
Treasure Coast Campus Port St. Lucie    
SeaTech Campus Dania Beach    
        
        
Revised: May 15, 2008            
        
        

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