University of Arizona

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,210
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,075
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.68%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.8%
52,091 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
49,403
73.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
67.9%
4,061 Graduates

About

University of Arizona is a higher education institution located in Pima County, AZ. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Arizona were General Psychology (456 degrees awarded), General Physiology (256 degrees), and General Interdisciplinary Studies (251 degrees).

In 2022, 11,858 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arizona. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,900 degrees), 1.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3,131 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $11,210, which is $−18,940 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona is $11,210, which is $−18,940 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,075.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending University of Arizona received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,210
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Arizona was $11,210. The cost of tuition at University of Arizona is $−18,940 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,075
2022 Value
0.969%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Arizona had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,075. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Arizona grew by 0.969%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,175
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arizona was of $12,175 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at University of Arizona received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.5% with respect to 2021, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.68%
2019 Default Rate
126
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arizona was 1.68%, which represents 126 out of the 7516 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Arizona received 52,091 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.38% annual growth. Out of those 52,091 applicants, 45,194 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.8% acceptance rate.

There were 49,403 students enrolled at University of Arizona in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arizona has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
45,194
Accepted Out of 52,091

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arizona was 86.8% (45,194 admissions from 52,091 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 87.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.38%, while admissions grew by 7.74%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,710
Scores Submitted (2022)

19% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arizona in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arizona had a total enrollment of 49,403 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 36,323 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,080. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.8% White, 25.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Asian, 4.74% Two or More Races, 4.03% Black or African American, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.188% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arizona in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.8%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.5%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arizona in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49,403 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arizona is 36,323 and the part-time enrollment is 13,080. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at University of Arizona are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Arizona was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Arizona had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    23,632 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    12,683 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    2,804 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Arizona is 47.8% White, 25.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Asian, 4.74% Two or More Races, 4.03% Black or African American, 1.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.188% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,658 students (3.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,414 more women than men received degrees from University of Arizona. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Arizona is white (5,900 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3131 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arizona is General Psychology (456 degrees awarded), followed by General Physiology (256 degrees) and General Interdisciplinary Studies (251 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arizona, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (233 degrees awarded), Library Science (117 degrees), and Science Technologies (67 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Postsecondary teachers (99,237 people), Other managers (77,358 people), Physicians (68,986 people), Other Physical Scientists (63,787 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (50,129 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona in 2022 are Applied Sciences (233 degrees awarded), Library Science (117 degrees), Science Technologies (67 degrees), Legal (558 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (247 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Applied Sciences (233 degrees awarded), Library Science (117 degrees), Science Technologies (67 degrees), Legal (558 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (247 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (178,154 people), Elementary & secondary schools (132,730 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (89,779 people), Computer Systems Design (69,526 people), and Scientific research & development services (62,429 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arizona are Applied Sciences (233 degrees awarded), Library Science (117 degrees), Science Technologies (67 degrees), Legal (558 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (247 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Arizona.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 456 degrees awarded
  2. 256 degrees awarded
  3. 251 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arizona was General Psychology with 456 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,222
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
6,636
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 5,222 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona, which is 0.787 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,636).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 200 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.71 times more than the 117 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 362 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arizona in General Psychology, which is 3.51 times more than the 103 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from University of Arizona completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Arizona is Female and Asian (77.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.862% of graduates (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,900 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,131 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    641 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arizona is white (5,900 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3131 degrees).

2.7% of degree recipients (320 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    3,299 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,601 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,898 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Arizona is white female (3,299 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2601 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at nearly $1.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.92%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Arizona had a total salary expenditure of 2.33B. University of Arizona employs 665 Professors, 528 Associate professors and 464 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Arizona are Male Professor (454), Male Associate professor (295), and Female Assistant professor (250).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,663 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 1,262 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 938 employees.

Endowment

$1.2B
2022 Endowment
4.48%
decline from 2021

University of Arizona has an endowment valued at about $1.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arizona declined 4.48% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $831M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $385M - Federal
  2. $13.4M - State
  3. $5.7M - Local

As of 2022, University of Arizona received $385M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.4M from state grants and contracts, and $5.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.04B
2022 Salaries
5.23%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Arizona paid a median of $1.04B in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($2.33B) and a 5.23% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$212M
Instructional Salaries
1,969
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Arizona paid a total of $212M to 1,969 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
665 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,663 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arizona were Professor with 665 employees, Associate professor with 528 employees, and Assistant professor with 464 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arizona were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,663 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 1,262 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 938 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arizona was Male Professor with 454 employees, Male Associate professor with 295 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 250 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Arizona.

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