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

$17,410

Net Price

86%

Admitted

31%

Enrolled

55%

Graduation Rate

20/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Aurora University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 6,165. In 2021, there were 805 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #41 in Illinois and ranks #758 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

805

Total Enrollment

6,165

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Aurora University

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#41

Illinois Rank

Combining ranking factors for 53 schools that offer psychology degrees in Illinois, Aurora University ranks #41.

#758

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Aurora University ranks #758.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Aurora University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Social Work. At the post master certificate level Social Work are offered. At the doctorate level Social Work are offered.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMCPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology27
General Psychology66
Social Work167478589
Total Graduates233505589
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 3,101 students applied to the Aurora University. The university admitted 86% and 31% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Illinois universities is 7,762. On average, all Illinois institutions admit 71% and 26% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Aurora University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 78%. Compared to all Illinois four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Aurora University is 55%, compared to 57% for all Illinois universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare AU to Illinois Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Aurora University to the average of all Illinois 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.

AU

3,101

Applicants

86%

Percent Admitted

31%

Percent Enrolled

78%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

55%

Graduation Rate

IL Colleges

7,762

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 136 or 25% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 411 or 75% part-time faculty members employed at Aurora University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 136 or 25%.

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.

AU

20 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

25%

Percent Full-Time

75%

Percent Part-Time

25%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

IL Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Aurora University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $26,400, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $14,100 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Aurora 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 Aurora University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,698
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,024
Total Living Expenses$13,722
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$26,400
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$41,322
In-State, Graduate Tuition$14,100
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$14,100
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Aurora University is $17,410. 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.

Compare Aurora University to all Illinois 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.

AU

$41,322

Cost to Attend

$15,546

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,410

Net Price

IL Colleges

$38,884

Cost to Attend

$15,853

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,618

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 792 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,903 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $15,546.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,903$15,546
Pell Grants1,818$4,821
Federal Student Loans2,473$6,882
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Aurora 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.

AU

3,903

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

1,818

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

2,473

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

IL Colleges

3,454

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,580

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

1,665

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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