2009 - 2010 Quick Facts

Final Enrollment

 

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Alumni

Founded 1961  

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Classes Began 1964  

Campus/College Enrollment

Original Enrollment 867  

Campus Locations

Fall 2009 Enrollment 27,707  

Degrees

Carnegie Classification RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity)  

Distance Learning

Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools  

Enrollment & Diversity

President Mary Jane Saunders  

Fall SCH

About FAU 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 of 257, becoming a four-year institution.  In fall 2009, FAU achieved its largest enrollment.  The 27,707 students currently enrolled come from 49 states and 137 countries; 53% are full-time and over 2,500 are first-time-in-college students. 
 

Financial Aid

 

Housing

   

Lifelong Learning

   

Mission Statement

   

Personnel

   

Residency

   

Tuition & Fees

     
     

Mission Statement
Florida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community.  It promotes academic and personal development, discovery, and lifelong learning.  FAU fulfills its mission through excellence and innovation in teaching, outstanding research and creative activities, public engagement and distinctive scientific and cultural alliances, all within an environment that fosters inclusiveness.  
    

Degrees Awarded by College, 2008-09
 

Associate's

Bachelor's

Master's

Specialist

Doctoral

Total

%

 
Arch, Urban & Public Affairs

0

513.2

105

0

1

619.2

11%

 
Arts & Letters

0

1,054.3

107

0

10

1,171.3

20%

 
Biomedical Science

0

0.0

37

0

0

37.0

1%

 
Business

0

1,258.5

331

0

7

1,596.5

27%

 
Education

0

550.5

255

44

31

880.5

15%

 
Engineering & Computer Science

0

224.0

82

0

10

316.0

5%

 
Honors College

0

55.0

0

0

0

55.0

1%

 
Nursing

0

226.0

118

0

6

350.0

6%

 
Science

0

586.5

67

0

25

678.5

12%

 
Unknown

157

0.0

0

0

0

157.0

3%

 
Total

157

4,468.0

1,102

44

90

5,861.0

100%

 


Degree Programs     Degrees Awarded to Date  
Bachelor's

64

  Bachelor's

96,030

 
Master's

63

  Master's

25,673

 
Specialist

3

  Specialist

971

 
Doctoral - Research

20

  Doctoral

1,307

 
Doctoral - Professional

1

  Total

123,981

 
         

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Tuition & Fees
 

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

 
 

Per Credit Hour

 
 

Undergraduate

Graduate

 
In-State

$139.55

$293.94

 
Out-of-State

$584.41

$920.66

 



Headcount Enrollment, Fall 2009
 

Full-time

Part-time

Total

%

         

Undergraduate

               
Freshman

3,563

461

4,024

15%

         
Sophomore

2,085

658

2,743

10%

         
Junior

3,385

2,576

5,961

22%

         
Senior

3,795

4,314

8,109

29%

         
2ndBA/BS

187

503

690

2%

         
Total Undergrad

13,015

8,512

21,527

78%

         
Graduate                  
Master's

1,264

2,090

3,354

12%

         
Specialist

15

42

57

0.2%

         
Doctoral

378

357

735

3%

         
Total Graduate

1,657

2,489

4,146

15%

         
Unclassified

144

1,890

2,034

7%

         
Total

14,816

12,891

27,707

100%

         
                 

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Diversity
 

Full-time

Part-time

Total

%

 

FTIC

Undergrad

Graduate

Unclassified

Asian

699

594

1,293

5%

 

118

1,001

181

111

Black

2,336

2,421

4,757

17%

 

364

3,920

477

360

Hispanic

2,736

2,412

5,148

19%

 

516

4,336

506

306

Native American

52

33

85

0.3%

 

11

75

6

4

White

8,258

6,985

15,243

55%

 

1,473

11,488

2,595

1,160

International

622

323

945

3%

 

35

558

327

60

Not reported

113

123

236

1%

 

37

149

54

33

  
 
Gender
Female

8,207

8,052

16,259

59%

 

1,356

12,473

2,529

1,257

Male

6,609

4,839

11,448

41%

 

1,198

9,054

1,617

777

                   
                 

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Florida Residency
 

Full-time

Part-time

Total

%

 

FTIC

Undergrad

Graduate

Unclassified

Florida

13,603

12,468

26,071

94%

 

2,383

20,510

3,606

1,955

  Broward

5,417

5,577

10,994

42%

 

925

8,729

1,405

860

  Palm Beach

4,963

4,821

9,784

38%

 

666

7,463

1,445

876

  Miami-Dade

601

574

1,175

5%

 

117

950

142

83

  St. Lucie

309

472

781

3%

 

20

567

170

44

  Martin

246

314

560

2%

 

38

421

106

33

  Orange

223

59

282

1%

 

62

245

32

5

  Indian River

101

121

222

1%

 

13

152

55

15

                    


Average Age   Average Class Size  
First-Time-In-College 18   Undergraduate    
Undergraduate 24      Lecture 34  
Graduate 33      Lab 20  
Unclassified 33      Discussion 32  
      Graduate    
         Lecture 13  
          Lab   8  
Student to Faculty Ratio 20 to 1      

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Headcount Enrollment by Campus
 

All Enrolled

Primary Campus*

%

 
Boca Raton

21,186

20,256

73%

 
Davie

5,133

3,415

12%

 
Fort Lauderdale

912

624

2%

 
John D. MacArthur

1,511

1,059

4%

 
Treasure Coast

870

664

2%

 
SeaTech

74

69

0.2%

 
Distance Learning

3,664

1,280

5%

 
Off-Campus

434

340

1%

 

* Primary Campus
is the location where the greatest number of credit hours have been attempted at FAU.


Headcount Enrollment by College
 

Undergrad

Graduate

Unclassified

Total

%

 
Arch, Urban & Public Affairs

1,884

349

0

2,233

8%

 
Arts & Letters

3,926

426

0

4,352

16%

 
Biomedical Science

0

43

0

43

0.2%

 
Business

5,771

1,269

0

7,040

25%

 
Education

2,822

1,016

0

3,838

14%

 
Engineering & Computer Science

1,651

311

0

1,962

7%

 
Honors College

325

0

0

325

1%

 
Nursing

930

330

1

1,261

5%

 
Science

3,815

402

0

4,217

15%

 
Unclassified

0

0

2,033

2,033

7%

 
Undecided

403

0

0

403

1%

 
Total

21,527

4,146

2,034

27,707

100%

 
              
            

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Top Degree Programs by Enrollment
Undergraduate     Graduate    
Elementary Education

1,753

  Business Administration

734

 
Biological Sciences

1,588

  Accounting

423

 
Accounting

1,075

  Educational Leadership

317

 
Psychology

1,049

  Nursing

301

 
Criminal Justice

965

  Curriculum & Instruction

162

 
Business Administration

771

  Counselor Education

160

 
Visual Art

657

  Social Work

160

 
Communication

564

  Biological Sciences

118

 
Nursing

536

  Public Administration

98

 
Political Science

464

  Reading Teacher Education

95

 
  
  
Fall 2009 Student Credit Hours (SCH)
(Fundable & Non-fundable)          
Undergraduate

240,516

       
Graduate

30,612

       
Total

271,128

       
         

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On-Campus Housing
 

Female

Male

Total

 

Freshman

 
Boca Raton

1,227

1,095

2,322

 

1,620

 
Jupiter

146

128

274

 

76

 
Total

1,373

1,223

2,596

 

1,696

 



Admissions   FTIC Test Scores (Average)
 

Applied

Admitted

Enrolled

  ACT

23

 
First-Time-In-College

14,532

6,745

2,569

  SAT    
Community College Transfers

4,725

3,432

2,101

     Critical Reading

531

 
Other Undergraduate Transfers

4,346

2,266

883

     Math

538

 
Graduate

3,737

1,904

595

     Writing

517

 
Total

27,340

14,347

6,148

     Composite

1069

 
          High School GPA

3.4

 
Note: Includes students who enrolled in both the summer and fall semesters        
               
                
                


E-Learning
 

Full On-line Courses

Video-taped
Classroom
Sessions

Vide-
conferencing

All Types*

 
# Course Selections

503

134

152

789

 
# Course Enrollments

12,036

434

1,324

13,794

 
# Unduplicated Students

6,558

225

991

7,387

 
  
* # of students enrolled in at least one course delivered fully through e-learning
         

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Athletics
Men's Sports Women's Sports

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


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


Alumni
United States

108,369

  Florida

85,570

 
International / Other

1,082

     Broward

32,105

 
Not reported

2,042

     Palm Beach

31,219

 
Total

111,493

     Miami-Dade

4,523

 
         St. Lucie

2,589

 
         

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Personnel   Faculty  
 

Full-time

Part-time

Total

   

Female

Male

Total

 
Faculty

1,035

24

1,059

 

Professor

72

186

258

 
Adjuncts

14

496

510

 

Associate Professor

103

154

257

 
AMP

833

23

856

 

Assistant Professor

81

102

183

 
Staff

708

22

730

 

Instructor

104

70

174

 
Total

2,590

565

3,155

 

Lecturer

2

0

2

 
         

Other

120

65

185

 
         

Total

482

577

1,059

 


     
FAU Administration   Board of Trustees
President Mary Jane Saunders   Chair:  Nancy Blosser  
      Vice Chair:  Robert Stilley  
Interim Provost Diane Alperin   Anthony Barbar  
      Dr. Bill Bryant  
Vice President for Strategic
Planning & Information Technology
Gitanjali Kaul   David Feder  
    Dr. Jeffrey Feingold  
Vice President, Student Affairs Charles Brown   Armand Grossman  
    Dr. Rajendra Gupta  
Senior VP University Advancement,
Executive Director FAU Foundation
Randy Talbot   Dr. Timothy Lenz, Faculty Senate President  
    Ayden Maher, Student Government President  
Vice President, Facilities Tom Donaudy   Sherry Plymale  
    Robert Rubin  
Vice President, Medical Education
Programs
Michael Friedland   Thomas Workman, Jr.  
       
Vice President, University
Communications & Marketing
Alieen Izquierdo      
       
Senior Vice President, Financial Affairs Dennis Crudele      
       
Vice President, Research, Interim Michale Moriarty      
       
Vice President & Associate Provost
for Regional Campuses
Joyanne Stephens  

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Foundation Assets, 2008-09   Financial Aid  
Endowments     More than $125 million was awarded in 2008-09 to students through scholarships, grants, loans and work study.  
Gifts      
       
       
   
Lifelong Learning  
     
   
   
   


Campus Locations  
Boca Raton Campus Boca Raton  
Davie Campus Davie  
Fort Lauderdale Campus Fort Lauderdale  
John D. MacArthur Campus Jupiter  
Treasure Coast Campus Port St. Lucie  
SeaTech Campus Dania Beach  
      
      
Revised:  August 2010  

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