2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$8,771

Net Price

78%

Admitted

20%

Enrolled

55%

Graduation Rate

21/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Florida Atlantic University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 30,155. In 2021, there were 927 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #11 in Florida and ranks #619 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Certificate, Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

927

Total Enrollment

30,155

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Florida Atlantic University

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#11

Florida Rank

Combining ranking factors for 47 schools that offer psychology degrees in Florida, Florida Atlantic University ranks #11.

#619

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Florida Atlantic University ranks #619.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Florida Atlantic University offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Social Work at the certificate level. At the bachelor level, the university offers Behavioral Neuroscience, General Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work. At the postgraduate certificate level Social Work are offered. At the master level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology and Medical Social Work are offered. At the doctorate level Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, Medical Social Work and Research Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021CERTBSPG CERTMAPhD
Behavioral Neuroscience1253
Counseling and Applied Psychology626
Educational Psychology6
Experimental Psychology6
General Psychology31010
Medical Social Work1343
Research Psychology1259
Social Work3617614
Total Graduates987361415621
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 25,148 students applied to the Florida Atlantic University. The university admitted 78% and 20% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Florida universities is 12,348. On average, all Florida institutions admit 67% and 32% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Florida Atlantic University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 80%. Compared to all Florida four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Florida Atlantic University is 55%, compared to 53% for all Florida universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 56%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare FAU to Florida Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Florida Atlantic University to the average of all Florida four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

FAU

25,148

Applicants

78%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

80%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

55%

Graduation Rate

FL Colleges

12,348

Applicants

67%

Percent Admitted

32%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

53%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 1,004 or 68% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 471 or 32% part-time faculty members employed at Florida Atlantic University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 859 or 58%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

FAU

21 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

68%

Percent Full-Time

32%

Percent Part-Time

58%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

FL Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

50%

Percent Full-Time

50%

Percent Part-Time

47%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Florida Atlantic University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $2,522, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,272.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $5,467 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,226.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Florida Atlantic University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Florida Atlantic University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,030
On-Campus Living Expenses$5,788
Total Living Expenses$17,818
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$2,522
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,272
Total Undergraduate Expenses$21,612
In-State, Graduate Tuition$5,467
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,226
Total Graduate Expenses$6,693
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Florida Atlantic University is $8,771. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Florida Atlantic University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$6,726$3,877
$30,001 – $48,000$8,262$6,413
$48,001 – $75,000$12,323$10,001
$75,001 – $110,000$17,442$14,049
$110,001 and more$17,971$14,828
US Department of Education

Compare Florida Atlantic University to all Florida universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

FAU

$21,612

Cost to Attend

$9,014

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$8,771

Net Price

FL Colleges

$37,581

Cost to Attend

$13,656

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,213

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,632 or 89%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 16,021 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,014.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid16,021$9,014
Pell Grants9,295$6,325
Federal Student Loans6,956$6,417
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Florida Atlantic University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

FAU

16,021

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

9,295

Number of Pell Grants

29%

Pell Grants

6,956

Federal Student Loans

22%

Federal Student Loans

FL Colleges

6,386

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

2,974

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

2,772

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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