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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Study abroad
Undergraduate research (co-curricula)
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Noncredit education offered
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty2,5491,143
Research and public service908208
Total graduate assistants-2,604
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,778$15,220$15,676$16,1463.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$13,050$13,050$13,050$15,16416.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
On Campus$31,034$31,442$32,351$33,4663.4%
Off Campus$29,306$29,272$29,725$32,4849.3%
Off Campus with Family$16,256$18,283$18,502$17,168-7.2%
On Campus$56,852$57,260$58,169$60,7164.4%
Off Campus$55,124$55,090$55,543$59,7347.5%
Off Campus with Family$42,074$44,101$44,320$44,4180.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
In-state tuition$15,251
In-state fees$1,553
Out-of-state tuition$35,017
Out-of-state fees$1,553
  • The Cost of Attendance varies by program.; Cost of Attendance updates are based on a recent (prior or current year) cost survey.; Tuition and fee charges increased/decreased when compared to last year.;
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid14,53068%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,81057%$39,917,770$10,477
Federal grants1,53423%$8,776,029$5,721
Pell grants92314%$4,637,384$5,024
Other federal grants1,47522%$4,138,645$2,806
State/local government grant or scholarships66110%$2,593,594$3,924
Institutional grants or scholarships3,43852%$28,548,147$8,304
Student loan aid1,96129%$20,814,586$10,614
Federal student loans1,86228%$9,250,070$4,968
Other student loans4036%$11,564,516$28,696
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid117,76657%$195,976,282$11,031
Pell grants4,54515%$22,755,509$5,007
Federal student loans7,36024%$45,400,277$6,169
Grant or scholarship aid110222%$878,036$8,608
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$21,198$22,532$21,836
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$13,141$13,807$12,070
$30,001 – $48,000$13,901$15,194$11,443
$48,001 – $75,000$18,204$18,334$16,250
$75,001 – $110,000$25,326$25,611$24,879
$110,001 and more$28,622$29,352$29,839
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. 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.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment39,585
Undergraduate enrollment31,034
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,446
Graduate enrollment8,551
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 93%Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:Male: 54%Female: 46%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 6%Black or African American: 2%Hispanic/Latino: 13%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 68%Two or more races: 7%Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%U.S. Nonresident: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 94%25 and over: 6%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 53%Out-of-state: 45%Foreign countries: 2%Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 3%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 32%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 64%
  • Interpret data with caution. Distance education numbers decreased from the previous year due to more courses being offered in person thanks to the improving conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 34%Part-time: 66%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 24%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 7%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 68%
Undergraduate application fee (2022-2023): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2022
Number of applicants53,78126,11027,671
Percent admitted81%75%86%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%18%15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2022 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590640690
SAT Math570640700
ACT Composite262932
ACT English242933
ACT Math242730
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:Full-time students: 88%Part-time students: 61%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 81 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 75%Transfer-out rate: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:[Began in Fall 2014]4-year: 50%6-year: 72%8-year: 74%[Began in Fall 2016]4-year: 57%6-year: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2014 or Fall 2016
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:Male: 72%Female: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:American Indian or Alaska Native: 57%Asian: 83%Black or African American: 67%Hispanic/Latino: 67%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 67%White: 76%Two or more races: 75%Race/ethnicity unknown: 57%U.S. Nonresident: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Environmental Design/Architecture150--
Category total150--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization4--
Comparative Group Studies--4
Ethnic Studies17--
Russian Studies31-
Women's Studies13--
Category total3714
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology13415
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology183912
Physiology, General307135
Category total7942433
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General1,0871613
Business Statistics-66-
Finance, General-38-
Management Science-23-
Organizational Leadership-120d-
Real Estate-18-
Category total1,087501d3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia54-2
Journalism, Other-7-
Mass Communication/Media Studies2323
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication40918-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric17843
Category total726338
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence-7-
Computer Science4605820
Information Science/Studies3483
Category total4947323
Curriculum and Instruction-464
Education, General--0
Education, Other-1d-
Educational Evaluation and Research--1
Elementary Education and Teaching46--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-6-
Learning Sciences-00
Multicultural Education-552
Music Teacher Education1512-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-152
Category total61135d9
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General19913144
Applied Engineering-64d-
Architectural Engineering44175
Biochemical Engineering72--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-102
Chemical Engineering472513
Civil Engineering, General813913
Electrical and Computer Engineering69--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering269720
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics18--
Engineering, General34--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering661611
Materials Engineering-2014
Mechanical Engineering2358818
Telecommunications Engineering-134
Category total891520d144
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General59201
Category total59201
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-8-
English Language and Literature, General78129
Category total78209
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature5--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1261
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-90
French Language and Literature514
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General130
Japanese Language and Literature9--
Spanish Language and Literature1870
Category total69437
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General62331
Category total623310
History, General7075
Category total7075
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-25-
Category total-25169
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies4--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies14--
Category total18--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General462616
Mathematics, General82118
Statistics, General19--
Category total1473724
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science, General--0
Computational Science-3-
International/Globalization Studies122--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General1d--
Museology/Museum Studies-4-
Category total123d70
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies203858
Category total203858
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies1--
Religion/Religious Studies68-
Category total52154
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General1555
Chemical Physics--1
Chemistry, General28916
Geology/Earth Science, General3597
Geophysics and Seismology--2
Physics, General803836
Category total2136375
Educational Psychology-33
Psychology, General494158
Category total4941811
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy7--
Category total7--
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General4556
Economics, General2591012
Political Science and Government, General218109
Sociology, General17375
Category total7434237
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation94-
Dance, General83-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1441
Film/Cinema/Media Studies71--
Fine/Studio Arts, General3912-
Music History, Literature, and Theory--4
Music Performance, General343213
Music, General14--
Category total1895521
Grand total6,7671,757605
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division I-FBS
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
All Track Combined94111
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1913)08/31/2030
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since ((!)07/01/1923)08/31/2026
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (01/12/1949)12/31/2030
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programsAccredited (12/28/1971 - 10/01/2004)
Clinical doctoral program in AudiologyAccredited since (10/01/2004)08/01/2029
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsAccredited since (07/29/1969)08/01/2029
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English LanguageAccredited since (12/01/2000)12/31/2015
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1971)TBD
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programsAccredited since (06/24/2003)12/31/2027
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs:
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape161216
d. Fondling10812
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery322
h. Aggravated assault152
i. Burglary231620
j. Motor vehicle theft15820
k. Arson112
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence444
b. Dating violence876
c. Stalking8517
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.212
b. Drug abuse violations27316663
c. Liquor law violations538459138
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations821402235
c. Liquor law violations1731943642
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape161216
d. Fondling4510
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary1186
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence334
b. Dating violence466
c. Stalking229
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations23416227
c. Liquor law violations48142574
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations77639327
c. Liquor law violations1731937521
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 968Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 115DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 8DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,926Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $16,963DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,942
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.1%2.4%
Number in default047102
Number in repayment4,3224,1784,156
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)