2011 - 2012 Quick Facts
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Alumni

Founded 1961  

Athletics

Classes Began 1964  

Campus/College Enrollment

Original Enrollment 867  

Campus Locations

Fall 2011 Enrollment 29,313  

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 2011, FAU achieved its largest enrollment.  The 29,313 students currently enrolled come from 48 states and 138 countries; 58% are full-time and 3,346 are first-time-in-college students. 
 

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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, 2010-11
 

Associate's

Bachelor's

Master's

Specialist

Doctoral
Research

Doctoral
Professional

Total

 %
Arts & Letters

0

1,026.0

120

0

10

0

1,156.0

 18%
Business

0

1,317.5

490

0

4

0

1,811.5

 29%
Design & Social Inquiry

0

542.5

126

0

3

0

671.5

 11%
Education

0

545.0

288

27

14

0

874.0

 14%
Engineering & Computer Science

0

227.0

96

0

7

0

330.0

 5%
Honors College

0

69.0

0

0

0

0

69.0

 1%
Medicine

0

0.0

26

0

0

0

26.0

 0.4%
Nursing

0

216.0

131

0

11

14

372.0

 6%
Science

0

649.5

71

0

25

0

745.5

 12%
Unknown

220

0.0

0

0

0

0

220.0

 4%
Total

220

4,592.5

1,348

27

74

14

6,275.5

 100%



Degree Programs     Degrees Awarded to Date  
Bachelor's

62

  Bachelor's

105,242

 
Master's

65

  Master's

28,214

 
Specialist

3

  Specialist

1,026

 
Doctoral - Research

21

  Doctoral

1,489

 
Doctoral - Professional

1

  Total

135,971

 
         

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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 2011

Undergraduate

Full-time

Part-time

Total

%

         
Freshman

4,078

312

4,390

15%

         
Sophomore

2,261

496

2,757

9%

         
Junior

4,129

2,628

6,757

23%

         
Senior

4,354

4,483

8,837

30%

         
2nd BA/BS

206

668

874

3%

         
Total Undergrad

15,028

8,587

23,615

81%

         
Master's

1,339

2,078

3,417

12%

         
Specialist

10

38

48

0.2%

         
Doctorate

360

426

786

3%

         
Total Graduate

1,709

2,542

4,251

15%

         
Professional

 64

 0

 64

 0.2%

         
Unclassified

149

1,234

1,383

5%

         
Total

16,950

12,363

29,313

100%

         
 

 

 

 

 

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Diversity
   

Full-time

Part-time

Total

%

 

FTIC

Under
grad

Grad/
Prof

Unclass

Hispanic

3,528

2,756

6,284

21%

 

690

5,437

597

250

Non-hispanic

American Indian

47

12

59

0.2%

 

9

48

8

3

Asian

705

566

1,271

4%

 

104

966

200

105

Black

2,773

2,330

5,103

17%

 

464

4,341

562

200

Pacific Islander

18

10

28

0.1%

 

5

25

2

1

White

8,927

6,190

15,117

52%

 

1,862

11,842

2,502

773

Two or more races

378

182

560

2%

 

137

465

79

16

International

449

181

630

2%

 

26

320

280

30

Not reported

125

136

261

1%

 

49

171

85

5



Gender
 

Full-time

Part-time

Total

%

 

FTIC

Under
grad

Grad/
Prof

Unclass

Female

9,379

7,531

16,910

58%

 

1,824

13,476

2,629

805

Male

7,571

4,832

12,403

42%

 

1,522

10,139

1,686

578

                 

 

                   
Florida Residency
Florida

15,563

11,953

27,516

94%

 

3,069

22,457

3,727

1,332

Florida Counties  

% of Florida

         
Broward

5,881

5,240

11,121

40%

 

920

9,256

1,410

455

Palm Beach

5,424

4,757

10,201

37%

 

835

7,939

1,521

741

Miami-Dade

684

558

1,242

5%

 

115

1,006

195

41

St. Lucie

283

402

685

2%

 

45

516

150

19

Martin

286

238

524

2%

 

41

407

92

25

Orange

307

89

396

1%

 

103

350

42

4

Hillsborough

324

47

371

1%

 

135

342

27

2

Brevard

261

78

339

1%

 

88

298

33

8

Pinellas

199

29

228

1%

 

89

205

23

0

                    

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Average Age   Average Class Size  
First-Time-In-College 18   Undergraduate    
Undergraduate 24      Lecture 36  
Graduate 33      Lab 20  
Medicine 23      Discussion 31  
Unclassified 30   Graduate    
         Lecture 13  
          Lab   9  
Student to Faculty Ratio:   20 to 1        


Headcount Enrollment by Campus
 

All Enrolled

Primary Campus*

%

 
Boca Raton

23,732

22,611

77%

 
Dania Beach

66

61

0.2%

 
Davie

4,742

2,882

10%

 
Fort Lauderdale

832

624

2%

 
Jupiter

1,271

892

3%

 
Treasure Coast

402

312

1%

 
Distance Learning

4,296

1,692

6%

 
Off-Campus

315

239

1%

 

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


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Headcount Enrollment by College
 

Undergrad

Graduate

Professional

Unclassified

Total

%

Arts & Letters

4,069

398

0

0

4,467

  15%
Business

5,530

1,237

0

0

6,767

23%
Design & Social Inquiry

2,149

462

0

0

2,611

9%
Education

2,955

976

0

0

3,931

13%
Engineering & Computer Science

1,975

303

0

0

2,278

8%
Honors College

322

0

0

0

322

1%
Medicine

0

36

64

0

100

0.3%
Nursing

1,077

395

0

0

1,472

5%
Science

4,847

444

0

0

5,291

18%
Unclassified

0

0

0

1,383

1,383

5%
Undecided

691

0

0

0

691

   2%
Total

23,615

4,251

64

1,383

29,313

  100% 
              
              


Top Degree Programs by Enrollment
Undergraduate     Graduate    
Biological Sciences

2,073

  Business Administration

754

 
Elementary Education

1,456

  Accounting

326

 
Psychology

1,300

  Nursing

308

 
Accounting

1,296

  Educational Leadership

294

 
Criminal Justice

1,161

  Social Work

216

 
Exercise Science

666

  Counselor Education

167

 
Business Administration

582

  Curriculum & Instruction

166

 
Art

570

  Public Administration

135

 
Communication

549

  Biological Sciences

118

 
Nursing

536

  Computer Science

80

 
 

 

   

 

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Fall 2011 Student Credit Hours (SCH)
(Fundable & Non-fundable)          
Undergraduate

266,591

       
Graduate

30,396

       
Total

296,987

       
           


On-Campus Housing
 

Female

Male

Total

 

Freshman

 
Boca Raton

1,931

1,624

3,555

 

2,243

 
Jupiter

143

88

231

 

85

 
Total

2,074

1,712

3,786

 

2,328

 



Admissions   FTIC Test Scores (Average)
 

Applied

Admitted

Enrolled

  ACT

23

 
First-Time-In-College

28,197

9,805

3,347

  SAT    
Community College Transfers

6,169

3,967

2,495

     Critical Reading

533

 
Other Undergraduate Transfers

4,518

2,029

941

     Math

541

 
Graduate

4,137

1,838

750

     Writing

524

 
Medicine

1,500

96

64

     Composite

1074

 
Total   44,521 17,735 7,597   High School GPA

3.4

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

Full On-line Courses

Video-taped
Classroom
Sessions

Vide-
conferencing

All Types*

 
# Course Selections

686

170

92

948

 
# Course Enrollments

15,405

706

846

16,954

 
# Unduplicated Students

7,872

506

659

8,584

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

 



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 Cheer  
Cross Country Cross Country  
Football Dance  
Golf Golf  
Soccer Soccer  
Swimming Softball  
Tennis Swimming  
  Tennis  
  Track & Field  
  Volleyball   



Alumni
United States

118,015

  Florida

94,145

 
International / Other

3,887

     Broward

35,674

 
Total

121,902

     Palm Beach

34,844

 
         Miami-Dade

4,939

 
         St. Lucie

2,981

 
         

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Personnel        
 

Faculty

Adjuncts

AMP

Staff

Total

%

     
Full-time

1,051

19

950

631

2,651

82%

     
Part-time

26

522

19

18

585

18%

     
Total

1,077

541

969

649

3,236

100%

     

 

Hispanic

83

40

81

72

276

9%

     
America Indian

1

0

0

2

3

0.1%

     
Asian

103

14

48

17

182

6%

     
Black

55

33

168

158

414

13%

     
White

784

444

658

395

2,281

70%

     
Two or more races

3

8

3

4

10

0.3%

     
International

48

10

11

1

70

2%

     
                 
   
Faculty
 

Female

Male

Total

           
Professor

75

187

262

           
Associate Professor

109

166

275

           
Assistant Professor

81

77

158

           
Instructor

118

82

200

           
Lecturer

1

0

1

           
Other

118

63

181

           
Total

502

575

1,077

           



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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  
Senior Vice President Finance
& Administration
Dennis Crudele   Ayden Maher  
    Dr. William McDaniel  
Senior Vice President Strategic Relations
& General Counsel
David Kian    Abdol Moabery  
    Sherry Plymale  
Senior Vice President University Advancement Randy Talbot    Robert Rubin  
Vice President Facilities / University Architect Tom Donaudy   Paul Tanner  
Vice President / Dean Medical Programs Michael Friedland   Dr. Julius Teske  
Vice President Research Barry Rosson   Thomas Workman, Jr.  
         
         


Financial Aid  
More than $177 million was awarded in 2010-11 to students through scholarships, grants, loans and work study.  
 
      
 
Lifelong Learning  

Jupiter:  The Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) at Florida Atlantic University offers non credit, liberal art classes for students of all ages on the Jupiter campus during the fall, winter, spring and summer semesters.

Located on the John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter LLS has its own 23,000 sq. ft. facility, The Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Complex.  Consisting of The Tamar and Milton Maltz Center for Education and Pearl Perloff Classroom and Administrative Wings.

Now celebrating its 15th year with more than 7,500 annual students, LLS offers over 120 classes from October through July with over 20,000 enrollments. 

 


Campus Locations  
Boca Raton Campus    
Dania Beach Campus    
Davie Campus    
Fort Lauderdale Campus    
Harbor Branch    
Jupiter Campus    
Treasure Coast Campus    
     
Revised:  March 2012

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