2010 - 2011 Quick Facts
Final Enrollment

 

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Founded 1961  

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Classes Began 1964  

Campus/College Enrollment

Original Enrollment 867  

Campus Locations

Fall 2010 Enrollment 28,394  

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 2010, FAU achieved its largest enrollment.  The 28,394 students currently enrolled come from 49 states and 140 countries; 56% are full-time and over 2,700 are first-time-in-college students. 
 

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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, 2009-10
 

Associate's

Bachelor's

Master's

Specialist

Doctoral

Total

%

 
Arts & Letters

0

981.0

83.0

0.0

8.0

1,072.0

18%

 
Business

0

1,367.0

369.0

0.0

6.0

1,742.0

29%

 
Design & Social Inquiry

0

507.5

111.0

0.0

4.0

622.5

10%

 
Education

0

569.0

302.0

36.0

23.0

930.0

16%

 
Engineering & Computer Science

0

197.0

88.0

0.0

14.0

299.0

5%

 
Honors College

0

73.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

73.0

1%

 
Medicine

0

0.0

22.0

0.0

0.0

22.0

0.4%

 
Nursing

0

259.0

139.0

0.0

6.0

404.0

7%

 
Science

0

558.5

69.0

0.0

31.0

658.5

11%

 
Unknown

177

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

177.0

3%

 
Total

177

4,512.0

1,183.0

36.0

92.0

6,000.0

100%

 



Degree Programs     Degrees Awarded to Date  
Bachelor's

64

  Bachelor's

100,517

 
Master's

63

  Master's

26,898

 
Specialist

3

  Specialist

1,000

 
Doctoral - Research

20

  Doctoral

1,387

 
Doctoral - Professional

1

  Total

129,802

 
         

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Tuition & Fees
 

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

 
 

Per Credit Hour

 
 

Undergraduate

Graduate

 
In-State

$177.65

$343.02

 
Out-of-State

$657.17

$997.14

 



Headcount Enrollment, Fall 2010
 

Full-time

Part-time

Total

%

         

Undergraduate

         
Freshman

3,445

349

3,794

13%

         
Sophomore

2,417

579

2,996

11%

         
Junior

3,813

2,499

6,312

22%

         
Senior

4,074

4,367

8,441

30%

         
2ndBA/BS

224

651

875

3%

         
Total Undergrad

13,973

8,445

22,418

79%

         
Master's

1,334

2,080

3,414

12%

         
Specialist

13

40

53

0.2%

         
Doctorate

372

407

779

3%

         
Total Graduate

1,719

2,527

4,246

15%

         
Unclassified

148

1,582

1,730

6%

         
Total

15,840

12,554

28,394

100%

         
 

 

 

 

 

       

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Diversity
   

Full-time

Part-time

Total

%

 

FTIC

Under
grad

Grad

Unclass
ified

Hispanic

3,233

2,555

5,788

20%

 

650

4,977

558

253

Non-
His-
panic

American Indian

53

23

76

0.3%

 

6

64

8

4

Asian

745

569

1,314

5%

 

115

1,008

186

120

Black

2,487

2,411

4,898

17%

 

364

4,087

493

318

Pacific Islander

12

8

20

0.1%

 

8

19

1

0

White

8,484

6,505

14,989

53%

 

1,503

11,501

2,537

951

Two or more races

198

102

300

1%

 

96

238

44

18

International

503

177

680

2%

 

20

341

301

38

Not reported

125

204

329

1%

 

10

183

118

28



Gender
 

Full-time

Part-time

Total

%

 

FTIC

Under
grad

Grad

Unclass
ified

Female

8,740

7,686

16,426

58%

 

1,422

12,783

2,606

1,037

Male

7,100

4,868

11,968

42%

 

1,350

9,635

1,640

693

Not reported

0

0

0

0%

 

0

0

0

0

                 

 

                 

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Florida Residency
Florida

14,515

12,142

26,657

94%

 

2,546

21,342

3,649

1,666

Florida Counties  

% of Florida

         
Broward

5,727

5,438

11,165

42%

 

927

9.074

1,389

702

Palm Beach

5,210

4,789

9,999

38%

 

787

7,676

1,491

832

Miami-Dade

660

563

1,223

5%

 

105

993

174

56

St. Lucie

311

419

730

3%

 

11

551

149

30

Martin

277

250

527

2%

 

33

406

103

18

Orange

255

66

321

1%

 

70

281

38

2

Hillsborough

237

52

289

1%

 

77

254

33

2

Brevard

235

53

288

1%

 

63

261

25

2

Indian River

92

115

207

1%

 

14

148

52

7

                    


Average Age   Average Class Size  
First-Time-In-College 18   Undergraduate    
Undergraduate 24      Lecture 36  
Graduate 33      Lab 20  
Unclassified 32      Discussion 31  
      Graduate    
         Lecture 13  
          Lab   9  
Student to Faculty Ratio:  21 to 1      

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Headcount Enrollment by Campus
 

All Enrolled

Primary Campus*

%

 
Boca Raton

22,452

21,351

75%

 
Davie

4,799

3,130

11%

 
Fort Lauderdale

924

697

2%

 
John D. MacArthur

1,422

987

3%

 
Treasure Coast

465

331

1%

 
SeaTech

67

64

0.2%

 
Distance Learning

4,006

1,495

5%

 
Off-Campus

454

339

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

%

 
Arts & Letters

3,928

457

0

4,385

15%

 
Business

5,515

1,265

0

6,780

24%

 
Design & Social Inquiry

2,040

370

0

2,410

8%

 
Education

2.874

1,010

0

3,884

14%

 
Engineering & Computer Science

1,892

315

0

2,207

8%

 
Honors College

297

0

0

297

1%

 
Medicine

0

43

0

43

0.2%

 
Nursing

961

368

0

1,329

5%

 
Science

4,324

418

0

4,742

17%

 
Unclassified

0

0

1,730

1,730

6%

 
Undecided

587

0

0

587

2%

 
Total

22,418

4,246

1,730

28,394

100%

 
              
            

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Top Degree Programs by Enrollment
Undergraduate     Graduate    
Biological Sciences

1,856

  Business Administration

745

 
Elementary Education

1,561

  Accounting

379

 
Psychology

1,188

  Educational Leadership

316

 
Accounting

1,164

  Nursing

285

 
Criminal Justice

1,093

  Social Work

181

 
Business Administration

715

  Curriculum & Instruction

163

 
Communication

563

  Counselor Education

157

 
Art

534

  Biological Sciences

116

 
Nursing

523

  Public Administration

96

 
Exercise Science

520

  Computer Science

81

 
  
  
  
Fall 2010 Student Credit Hours (SCH)
(Fundable & Non-fundable)          
Undergraduate

251,173

       
Graduate

31,334

       
Total

282,507

       
         

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On-Campus Housing
 

Female

Male

Total

 

Freshman

 
Boca Raton

1,225

1,100

2,325

 

1,479

 
Jupiter

145

112

257

 

68

 
Total

1,370

1,212

2,582

 

1,547

 



Admissions   FTIC Test Scores (Average)
 

Applied

Admitted

Enrolled

  ACT

23

 
First-Time-In-College

14,436

7,324

2,773

  SAT    
Community College Transfers

5,298

3,736

2,397

     Critical Reading

534

 
Other Undergraduate Transfers

4,075

2,080

1,028

     Math

544

 
Graduate

3,924

1,789

754

     Writing

522

 
Total

27,733

14,929

6,952

     Composite

1078

 
          High School GPA

3.3

 
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

591

177

130

898

 
# Course Enrollments

13,452

703

1,186

15,341

 
# Unduplicated Students

7,321

500

875

8,696

 
  
* # 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

113,596

  Florida

90,012

 
International / Other

3,152

     Broward

32,903

 
Total

116,748

     Palm Beach

31,996

 
         Miami-Dade

4,597

 
         St. Lucie

2,697

 
         

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Personnel      
 

Faculty

Adjuncts

AMP

Staff

Total

%

     
Full-time

1,040

18

877

771

2,706

76%

     
Part-time

27

478

20

312

837

24%

     
Total

1,067

496

897

1,083

3,543

100%

     

 

American Indian

1

0

0

1

2

0.1%

     
Asian

96

13

52

31

192

5%

     
Black

60

19

141

221

441

12%

     
Hispanic

74

35

74

125

308

9%

     
White

781

421

618

683

2,503

71%

     
International

55

8

12

18

93

3%

     
Not reported

0

0

0

4

4

0.1%

     
                 
   
Faculty
 

Female

Male

Total

           
Professor

71

183

254

           
Associate Professor

104

154

258

           
Assistant Professor

80

90

170

           
Instructor

114

78

192

           
Lecturer

2

0

2

           
Other

117

74

191

           
Total

488

579

1,067

           



     
FAU Administration   Board of Trustees
President Mary Jane Saunders   Chair:  Robert Stilley  
Provost Brenda Claiborne   Vice Chair:  Anthony Barbar  
Vice President Strategic Planning
& Information Technology
Gitanjali Kaul   David Feder  
    Dr. Jeffrey Feingold  
Senior Vice President Student Affairs Charles Brown   Dr. Angela Graham-West  
    Ayden Maher  
Senior Vice President Finance
& Adminsitration
Dennis Crudele   Dr. William McDaniel  
    Abdol Moabery  
Senior Vice President Strategic Relations
& General Counsel
David Kian   Sherry Plymale  
    Robert Rubin  
Senior Vice President University Advancement Randy Talbot   Paul Tanner  
Vice President Facilities / University Architect Tom Donaudy    Dr. Julius Teske  
Vice President / Dean Medical Programs Michael Friedland   Thomas Workman, Jr.  
Vice President Research Barry Rosson      
         
       

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Financial Aid  
More than $154 million was awarded in 2009-10 to students through scholarships, grants, loans and work study.  
 
      
 
Lifelong Learning  
The Lifelong Learning Society is celebrating its thirtieth year on the Boca Raton campus where we've been offering intellectually enriching educational experiences to adults and lifelong learners of all ages.
We offer non-credit courses and one-time lectures, events and performances in a welcoming atmosphere in our state of the art facility - the Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium. Thus far, in 2010, we've had over 22,000 registrations for our various programs.

 
More than 7,500 students register annually for Lifelong Learning classes on the Jupiter Campus. The program began on the Northern campuses in 1997 with 125 registrations.  Thirteen years later LLS offers over 80 classes and is housed in their own $6,000,000 complex.
 


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:  July 2011

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