2008 - 2009 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
Carnegie Classification Research University (high research activity) - RU/H     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 2008, enrollment university-wide had grown to more than 26,000.  Full-time students account for 52% of the total enrollment.  FAU enrolled 2,800 first-time-college students for fall 2008.  Students are enrolled from 139 different countries and 48 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, 2007-08
  Associate's Bachelor's Master's Specialist Doctoral Total %  
Arch, Urban & Public Affairs 0.0 543.0 107.0 0.0 5.0 655.0 11%  
Arts & Letters 0.0 1,033.5 97.0 0.0 8.0 1,138.5 19%  
Biomedical Science 0.0 0.0 31.0 0.0 0.0 31.0 1%  
Business 0.0 1,276.5 280.0 0.0 12.0 1,568.5 27%  
Education 0.0 540.5 282.0 24.0 25.0 871.5 15%  
Engineering & Computer Science 0.0 224.0 107.0 0.0 9.0 340.0 6%  
Honors College 0.0 83.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 83.0 1%  
Nursing 0.0 225.0 119.0 0.0 2.0 346.0 6%  
Science 0.0 555.5 91.0 0.0 22.0 668.5 11%  
Unknown 159.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 159.0 3%  
Total 159.0 4,481.0 1,114.0 24.0 83.0 5,861.0 100%  
                 

               
Degree Programs     Degrees Awarded to Date      
Bachelor's 64   Bachelor's 91,617        
Master's 59   Master's 24,566        
Specialist 3   Specialist 919        
Doctoral 19   Doctoral 1,217        
      Total 118,319        
               

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Tuition & Fees
 

Fall 2008

       
 

Per Credit Hour

       
  Undergraduate Graduate        
In-State $122.06 $270.40        
Out-of-State $579.62 $915.87        


Headcount Enrollment, Fall 2008
  Full-time Part-time Total %            
Undergraduate
Freshman 3,725 573 4,298 16%            
Sophomore 1,758 717 2,475 9%            
Junior 3,154 2,442 5,596 21%            
Senior 3,660 4,408 8,068 30%            
2nd BA/BS 135 453 588 2%            
Total Undergrad 12,432 8,593 21,025 78%            
Graduate
Master's 1,157 1,971 3,128 12%            
Specialist 17 49 66 0.2%            
Doctoral 378 318 696 3%            
Total Graduate 1,552 2,338 3,890 14%            
Unclassified 130 1,976 2,106 8%            
Total 14,114 12,907 27,021 100%            
 

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Diversity
  Full-time Part-time Total %   FTIC Undergrad Graduate Unclassified  
Asian 669 585 1,254 5%   122 963 172 119  
Black 2,250 2,364 4,614 17%   433 3,806 438 370  
Hispanic 2,482 2,386 4,868 18%   596 4,056 483 329  
Native American 50 37 87 0.3%   13 74 8 5  
White 7,910 7,161 15,071 56%   1,594 11,418 2,452 1,201  
International 690 332 1,022 4%   31 622 321 79  
Not reported 63 42 105 0.4%   16 86 16 3  
                     
 
                   
Gender                    
Female 7,895 8,130 16,025 59%   1,462 12,231 2,438 1,356  
Male 6,219 4,777 10,996 41%   1,343 8,794 1,452 750  
                     
                   

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Residency                    
  Full-time Part-time Total %   FTIC Undergrad Graduate Unclassified  
Florida 12,926 12,517 25,443 94%   2,608 19,954 3,438 2,051  
Non-Florida (U.S.) 909 327 1,236 5%   179 939 281 16  
Non-U.S. 269 37 306 1%   12 116 167 23  
Not reported 10 26 36 0.1%   5 16 4 16  
 
                   
Florida Counties                    
Broward 5,318 5,662 10,980 43%   1,056 8,640 1,351 989  
Palm Beach 4,673 4,758 9,431 37%   772 7,216 1,399 816  
Miami-Dade 606 551 1,157 5%   132 915 169 73  
St. Lucie 302 516 818 3%   18 614 132 72  
Martin 227 291 518 2%   30 402 81 35  
Orange 198 66 264 1%   70 231 29 4  
Indian River 89 135 224 1%   13 158 51 15  

Average Ag Age       Average Class Size    
First-Time-In-College 18     Undergraduate    
Undergraduate 24        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 20,093 19,162 71%    
Davie 4,966 3,495 13%    
Fort Lauderdale 870 652 2%    
John D. MacArthur 1,761 1,264 5%    
Treasure Coast 971 740 3%    
SeaTech 74 70 0.3%    
Distance Learning 3,261 1,185 4%    
Off-Campus 630 453 2%    
           
            
Headcount Enrollment by College
  Undergraduate Graduate Unclass Total %  
Arch, Urban & Public Affairs 1,889 288 0 2,177 8%  
Arts & Letters 3,728 443 0 4,171 15%  
Biomedical Science 0 57 0 57 0.2%  
Business 5,847 1,124 0 6,971 26%  
Education 2,642 959 1 3,602 13%  
Engineering & Computer Science 1,580 252 0 1,832 7%  
Honors College 321 0 0 321 1%  
Nursing 900 399 0 1,299 5%  
Science 3,423 368 1 3,792 14%  
Unclassified 0 0 2,104 2,104 8%  
Undecided 695 0 0 695 3%  
Total 21,025 3,890 2,106 27,021 100%  

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Top Degree Programs by Enrollment
Undergraduate

Graduate

 
Elementary Education      

Business Administration

 
Biological Science      

Nursing

 
Accounting      

Accounting

 
Business Administration      

Educational Leadership

 
Criminal Justice      

Curriculum & Instruction

 
Psychology      

Counselor Education

 
Visual Art      

Social Work

 
Communication & Media Studies      

Biological Science

 
Finance      

Comparative Studies

 
Nursing      

Public Administration

 
 
 
Fall 2008 Student Credit Hours (SCH)
(Fundable & Non-fundable)        
Undergraduate 231,517        
Graduate 29,874        
Total 261,391        

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On-Campus Housing
  Female Male Total  

Freshmen

     
On-Campus                
   Boca Raton 1,261 1,160 2,421  

1,310

     
   Jupiter 140 120 260  

70

     
Total 1,401 1,280 2,681  

1,380

     
  
  
Admissions         First-Time-In-College Test Scores (Average)  
    Applied Admitted Enrolled   ACT 22  
First-Time-In-College 13,150 6,388 2,806   SAT    
Community College Transfers 4,581 3,376 1,921      Critical Reading 519  
Other Undergrad Transfers 4,036 2,073 744      Math 527  
Graduate 3,681 1,870 508      Writing 503  
Total 25,448 13,707 5,979      Composite 1046  
             New Composite* 1549  
          High School GPA 3.0  
Note: Includes students who enrolled in both the summer and fall semesters.   * Includes Critical Reading, Math and Writing
 

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 102,920   Florida 80,830  
International / Other 1,401      Broward 30,133  
Not reported 319      Palm Beach 29,080  
Total 104,640      Miami-Dade 4,185  
      

   St. Lucie

2,367  
          

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Personnel       Faculty        
  Full-time Part-time Total     Female Male Total  
Faculty 1,063 27 1,090   Professor 70 195 265  
Adjuncts 21 510 531   Associate Prof 105 141 246  
AMP 857 22 879   Assistant Prof 83 121 204  
Staff 748 25 773   Instructor 104 74 178  
Total 2,689 584 3,273   Lecturer 2 0 2  
          Other 129 66 195  
          Total 493 597 1,090  
 

Foundation Assets, 2007-08   Financial Aid      
Endowments     More than $123 million was awarded in 2007-08 to students through scholarships, grants, loans and work study.     
Gifts        
         
  
  
Lifelong Learning
In 2007-2008, over 35,000 enrollments were recorded in the Lifelong Learning programs -- 20,033 enrollments on the Boca Raton campus and 14,300 enrollments on the MacArthur campus.  The Treasure Coast is projecting an enrollment over 1,000 this year.  Lectures on the three campuses are offered in three terms: fall, winter and springs.      

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FAU Administration     Board of Trustees  
President, Interim
John Pritchett   Chair:  Nancy Blosser      
Provost
  TBA   Vice Chair:  Scott Adams      
Vice President,
Student Affairs
Charles Brown   Anthony Barbar Dr. Timothy Lenz    
Senior VP University Advancement,
Executive Director FAU Foundation
Randy Talbot   Dr. Bill Bryant Sherry Plymale    
Vice President,
Facilities
Tom Donaudy   David Feder Robert Stilley    
Vice President,
Medical Education Programs
Michael Friedland   Armand Grossman Tiffany Weimar    
Vice President,
University Communications & Marketing
Alieen Izquierdo   Dr. Rajendra Gupta Thomas Workman    
Interim Vice President,
Financial Affairs
Dennis Crudele   Lalita Janke      
Interim Vice President,
Research
Michael Moriarty          
  
  

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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: September 2009            
  
  

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